Get the right language on your travels in India and neighbouring Nepal and Pakistan: due to the high number of spoken languages, the 'official' language may not be the best one to learn for every area. The Indic languages belong to different language families and many use unique alphabets, but uTalk will help you out with its alphabet section and transliteration for every word and phrase.Learn Sinhala with uTalk
Where English has 'here' and 'there', Sinhala has four words: 'here, close to me', 'there, close to you', 'there, close to that visible person' and 'there, close to that invisible person'.
There's a Sinhala phrase, 'What use is a lamp to a blind man?', which means don't give useless things to people.§
Sinhala is an Indo-Aryan language and is thus related to the languages of North India rather than neighbouring South Indian ones, which belong to the Dravidian language family.
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