Learn Sinhala, the main language of “Blessed Lanka”, otherwise known as Sri Lanka!
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Sinhala, also known as Sinhalese, is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by about 16 million Sinhalese people in Sri Lanka, where it is one of the official and national languages, along with Tamil. It also used as a first language by about 4 million people belonging to other ethnic groups in Sri Lanka. Learn Sinhala online and introduce yourself to words and phrases commonly used in Sri Lanka.
Difficulty level: For English speakers, Sinhala can be moderately difficult. It is recommended to start with spoken Sinhala as that is relatively easier to learn. For Korean, Japanese and other Asian language speakers, Sinhala may be relatively easier to learn with dedicated time and practice.
Culture: Sinhala is predominantly a Sri Lankan language. A beautiful island with round the year tourism, known for its rich cultural and artistic heritage. The Sinhalese people are famous for their hospitality and kindness and hence the growth in tourism, especially by westerners. Sri Lanka is blessed with some of the most stunning beaches and amazing tea production in the world. Another reason why it is the preferred holiday destination is that its extremely affordable. With $1 equalling 181 Sri Lankan Rupees, all you need is to learn your basic Sinhalese online and book a flight to Lanka!
Due to Sri Lanka’s prominence as an ancient trading hub, cultural influences ranging from East Asia to the Middle East have shaped the island, particularly that of the Sinhalese people.
Alphabet: The Sinhalese alphabet use the Brahman Script and comprises of 42 consonants and 16 vowels for a total of 58 letters
Fun Fact: Sri Lanka is the only country in the world where you can see the world’s largest land mammal (Elephant) and the world’s largest marine mammal (Blue Whale) in a single day.
Did you know? In Sinhala, Sri means “blessed” and Lanka is the name of the island. Sinhala means “lion’s blood” and the lion is the central image on the national flag.
Why you should learn Sinhala?
What’s included in the course?
Our courses are designed to learners in a step by step way from the very basic greetings and numbers, progressing towards general social conversations. By the end of the course, you will be able to meet & greet, book a hotel room, hail a tuk-tuk and do basic negotiations when shopping in Sri Lanka.
With each course, you get lifetime access so you can learn Sinhala online at your own pace and at your own convenience.
Sinhala Course Features
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