Sinhala Blog Posts Archive | Lazy But Smart Sinhala Blog

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Below you’ll find the catalogue of all my Sinhala blog posts to date, separated under the categories of Phrases, Grammar, Vocabulary, and General Updates.

Almost all of these are accompanied by an audio pronunciation guide, so it’s more than just boring old text.

Sit back, grab a coffee, and read away…


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21 Responses to Sinhala Blog Posts Archive | Lazy But Smart Sinhala Blog

  1. Alan October 29, 2014 at 18:54 #

    How about some verbs? I like to group them together with same endings so I can learn them in manageable chunks and I prefer to learn the gerundive (ing) version first eg.
    ganda (taking/buying), indaganda (sitting), hitaganda (standing), nidaganda (sleeping) tip: nido en Spanish = nest, igenaganda (studying) tip: I think of stuudying engineering
    karanda (doing), katha-karanda (talking), paata-karanda (colouring)
    ugan-wanda(teaching), kiya-wanda (reading)

    and sometimes I find it easier to learn them in related pairs

    enda (coming, yanda (going)
    bonda (drinking), kanda (eating)

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 2, 2014 at 07:34 #

      Hi Alan, thanks for the suggestions. All good stuff. Will think about how best to present it. Thanks again.

  2. nishana November 26, 2014 at 21:22 #

    Hi dilshan…I’m getting married to a Sri lakhan guy in three weeks and want to dedicate this beautiful song to him…I’m south African indian and don’t understand a wrd of sinhala. Please can u translate the song nethu aadara by uddikka premaratha for me…please eeee


  3. caroling May 25, 2015 at 20:02 #

    Dear sir,
    Thank you so much a great and helpful book for me..

  4. Becky July 29, 2015 at 18:40 #

    Hiya!! I recently found this website and I must say it has been the most amaaaazing resource for me to use to learn Sinhala. I’m planning on going to Sri Lanka as a holiday and I think I have just about read every post and watched every video on here….the free downloadable phrasebook is such a life saver as well. Your method of teaching Sinhala is great; I love how easy to follow everything is and you explain everything so thoroughly. I am always amazed when I see someone speaking another language fluently when it is not their first language – so I highly commend you on your English – everything you have done is perfect and correctly written. I look forward to any new material you may be making :) Thanks so much

    • Dilshan Jayasinha August 3, 2015 at 16:42 #

      Oh wow Becky, that’s a lot to process at once, thanks so much!!! (said Dilshan while his already-huge ego felt very satisfied) :)

      Glad you’ve turned into one of those “super-fans” of the blog who say they’ve read everything, which is impressive considering there is a fair bit of material to digest. Much respect.

      Thanks for the kind words about my command of English too. Truth be told, I personally think my Sinhala is not as good as my English even though I did all school studies in Sinhala. At home we speak English and as a kid, I used watch a ton of American and British TV as well as read many books. That probably explains it.

      Thanks again for your comment, it really does wonders to my motivation towards this little blog of mine.

  5. prun December 14, 2015 at 09:16 #

    i want to get your update continuously.

  6. Datenfee June 19, 2016 at 14:36 #

    Dear Dilshan,
    shortly after I’ve started to learn Sinhala with your Lazy But Smart Sinhala collection last year, I had a crash with my laptop.
    Unfortunately I couldn’t continue during my one year residence in Sri Lanka. Now, back in Germany, fortunately I could restore most of the files and surprise surprise, I got the Study Kit back. I also could reinstalled my mail program and saw that you never gave up to send updates, special offers and encouragements to keep on learning.
    Thank you so much Dilshan. I love your refreshing, funny and motivating way of teaching and coaching. I can’t wait to restart the studies and feel confident, that I will surprise all my Singhalese friends, when I go back to my beloved favourite country in a couple of months again.
    I am not talented in learning languages and tried several books and CDs without any progress. But no one can keep me enthusiastic about learning Sinhala as you do. Please never stop. I will inform all my Sri Lanka loving friends to have a look at your oustanding good work.

    Bohoma stoothi

  7. Signe September 26, 2016 at 15:01 #

    Hi Dilshan.
    Hope you had an AMAZING delayed Honeymoon (and that your wife enjoyed it as well.. sorry after seeing you next to the bear, I just had to go there)
    Focus.. You wrote a while back that you would make a list over spices in Sinhala (as the ones you did for veggies, fruit and other foods).
    It might just be me getting lost in ALL you amazing blog posts… (yeah I get easily distracted)..
    but I can’t find it anywhere…

    If you haven’t gotten around to it yet (something about oyage Amazing Thaaththa had inspired you..?? hint hint)
    Would love to learn these

    (And what is it about my first name, that makes Lankan think I am a man???)

  8. Asian girl October 23, 2016 at 20:57 #

    Hi dilshan,

    I would really need your help if you can translate this to me, i tried the google translate but it is giving me i think a wrong translation. I would really be grateful if you can translate it to me.
    This is the word.


    Thank you so much

  9. Shirley November 23, 2017 at 20:57 #

    OK, I give up Dilshan, I have searched all through the site. (took ages, love reading your lessons, such fun.) Searched my emails, done a google search.
    What happened too the lessons on learning how to write Sinhala? I love the script it is so beautiful, being able to understand it and write it would be amazing. I know there was lessons published for a download, please help. I hope you did not take it down.

    Love and hugs to you and yours

    • Dilshan Jayasinha November 23, 2017 at 21:43 #

      Ha! Sorry about the time you spent searching. Next time just email me, ok?

      I did a Premium Product on learning to READ (not really to write). Here’s Volume I.

      Is this what you were referring to?

  10. kanthasamy tharani March 28, 2018 at 15:22 #

    can you send me numbers in sinhala

  11. Danielle August 14, 2018 at 23:50 #

    Hi Dilshan!
    Can you please help me out in finding resources on writing and reading sinhala characters?

    I’m on lesson 3 of your lazy but smart Sinhala, but want to mix my lessons with Sinhala character lessons.

    Thank you so much!

  12. Daniel May 10, 2020 at 03:11 #

    Hello Dilshan!
    How do you say ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ in sinhala?
    And while we’re at it, how do you say ‘Happy Father’s Day’?

  13. Europe August 3, 2020 at 01:01 #

    Hello Dilshan.

    I just found your blog, and it looks so great!
    I cant wait to finally be able to learn some real Sinhala.
    I find it pretty hard to understand.
    Google translate is not exactly a good place to start. 😄

    Meanwhile I have trouble understanding and finding a way to translate a few sentences.
    Could you please help me?
    I think it’s not correctly written, cause google cant find any meaning in this:

    Mehe naha sudu.
    Ohe aul neh?
    Parissamata idapan raththarane.
    Ela bn.

    I know two of theese words, but it doesn’t really make sense.

    I would appreciate ot so much if you could help me. I’ve searched all over the web, I think.

    Thank you for this blog, anyway. I will use it with pillows and coffee.😊

    Much love.✌🏼

  14. Lance Borden September 7, 2021 at 19:28 #

    Hello Dilshan,

    I have made my way through your video tutorials and read your articles. I still feel rather incompetent especially in grammar. Do you have any recommendations for resources, or online courses to help me achieve higher level proficiency.


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