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Sinhala to English Translation

About our Sinhala to English translation tool

Years ago, it was quite difficult and time consuming to translate text from one language to another. Any translation performed would involved using simple vocabularies with word-for-word translation. This was very inefficient and inaccurate, as any translated text would lose the actual meaning of the sentence.

For those whose mother tongue is not English, translating Sinhala to English can be difficult. There are many agencies and websites that provide services for translation, localisation or interpreting. But these services are expensive and could range from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars. You can expect to pay from $0.08 to $0.40 per word! 

While it is a good idea to pay professionals for translating highly specialized subjects and official documents - there is no need to pay for translating commonly spoken words, sentences, and phrases. For this, you can use our online Sinhala to English translation software

Our translation software is FREE. It makes use of the powerful Google translation API which uses Google’s pre-trained neural machine translation to instantly translate words and phrases between Sinhala to English. You can translate up to a maximum of 500 characters per request and can make an unlimited request. 

Although our English translation is not 100% accurate - with a few modifications it can be pretty accurate. It is particularly helpful in framing the sentence and to get a general idea on what the sentence is conveying the message. It is therefore used by thousands of people around the globe. 

So go ahead and use our translation tool. Copy the translated text and share them on Facebook, Twitter or email it to your loved ones. 

Meanwhile, if you have any suggestions or feedback please drop in your message on our Facebook page. 

Key Features of Sinhala Translation

  • Instantly translate Sinhala sentences and phrases into English.
    To give you an idea, typing "සිංහල යනු සිංහල ලෙසද හැඳින්වේ, එය ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ජනතාව කතා කරන ඉන්දු-ආර්ය භාෂාවකි. සිංහල කථිකයන් විශාලතම ජනවාර්ගික කණ්ඩායම වන අතර එය මිලියන 16 ක් පමණ වේ." will be translated into "Sinhala, also known as Sinhalese, is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the people of Sri Lanka. Sinhalese speakers make up the largest ethnic group, numbering about 16 million."
  • Multi language support: You can translate between different language by selecting language from our drop down menu.
  • Multi platform support: Our translation software is supported on desktop, tablet and High-end mobile devices.
  • High accuracy rate: Our translation software is constantly updated to improve translation and improve translation accuracy rate.
  • Next-generation Neural translation technology is supported for English Translation.

Sinhala Phrases you need to know

Basic Greetings and Common Courtesy:

in Sinhalain English
Excuse me / Sorry
ඔයාව හමුවීම සතුටක්
(oyava hamuvima satutak)
Nice to meet you
සුබ උදෑසනක් / සුබ දහවල් / සුබ සන්ධ්‍යාවක්
(suba udaesanak / suba dahaval / suba sandhyavak)
Good Morning / Good Afternoon / Good Evening
සුභ රාත්රියක්
(subha ratriyak)
Good night
ඔබට ස්තුතියි
(obata stutiyi)
Thank you

Sinhala phrases for tourists:

in Sinhalain English
ඔයාගේ නම කුමක් ද?
(oyage nama kumak da?)
What is your name?
මගේ නම අරවින්ද
(mage nama Aravinda)
My name is Aravinda
ඔබ ඉංග්රීසි කතාකරනවාද?
(oba imgrisi katakaranavada?)
Do you speak English?
මට පොඩි සිංහල කතා කරන්න පුළුවන්
(mata podi simhala kata karanna puluvan)
I can speak little Sinhala
මට යන්න ඕන ...
(mata yanna ona ...)
I want to go to ...
මට මුදල් වෙනස් කිරීමට අවශ්‍යයි.
(mata mudal venas kirimata avasyayi.)
I want to change money.
මෙය කීය ද?
(meya kiya da?)
How much is this?
එය මිල අධිකයි
(eya mila adhikayi)
It’s too expensive
කරුණාකර එය නැවත කියන්න
(karunakara eya naevata kiyanna)
Please say it again
මට තේරෙන්නේ නැහැ
(mata terenne naehae)
I don't understand

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions on Sinhala translation and typing

How do I use a Sinhala translator?

In the text box on the left, enter words or phrases that you want to translate in a complete sentence. After a few seconds, the text will be translated into the language selected on the right drop-down menu. You can also click on the “translate” button for immediate translation.

You can also translate in a different language by choosing the language option from the drop-down menu.

How does text translation work?

Whenever you translate phrases, sentences or even large texts - we send API requests to Google. This request consists of the text you have requested to translate along with the source and target language you have chosen from the drop-down menu. In return, Google sends a response back with the translated text.

Behind the scenes, Google algorithms use a neural machine translation - a “deep learning” practice that compares whole sentences at a time from a broader range of linguistic sources. This has brought many advantages over conventional phrase-based translation systems and as a result, it is able to translate with a greater accuracy giving the full context rather than just sentence clauses in isolation.

Other questions

Is this translator FREE?

Yes, our Sinhala to English translator is FREE. You can use it for both personal and commercial use. You can make an unlimited translation. However, in each translation request, you can convert up to 500 characters. We have put this limit to ensure that robots and automated software are not abusing our software.

Can I download this translator?

At a moment you can only use our Sinhala translation software online. However, you can use a third party site to download Sinhala translators.

For instance, you can download and install Google Translate Chrome Extension tool on your Google Chrome browser. Once installed you can highlight and right click a section of text to translate it to the language of your choice by clicking on the "Translate" icon. With this you can also translate the entire web page.

Alternatively, there is also a Google Translate app which you can download to translate text, handwriting, photos and speech in over 100 languages. This app is available on Android and iPhone & iPad devices.