About Me (and how I’ll help you learn Gujarati)

The Minimum You Need To Know About Me:


  • A son, a husband, a brother (and a bit of a cocky douchebag if I’m being honest)
  • 37-year old Sri Lankan who’s been fortunate to have lived in Monaco, Switzerland, India, Maldives, & Sri Lanka
  • Married to an Indian girl who’s 50% Gujarati, 50% Maharashtrian and 100% amazing
  • Now learning Gujarati to impress the in-laws and the other 1000 wonderful “Gujjus” I know
  • Sharing my notes on this brand new blog with you FOR FREE because I’m fricking awesome like that (See, I warned you about the “cocky douchebag” part)

A Couple Of My Other Websites:


Created it in 2013 and grew it to one of THE most popular Sinhala learning sites today


Created it in 2016 and… well, it’s too early to sing its praises just yet

I Am Not Your Teacher


I am NOT a Gujarati teacher. Never have been, and to be honest, I don’t want to be one.

Let me explain…

You see, I really don’t want to ‘teach’ you Gujarati. Instead I want to share my “super-simplified” notes with you to help you LEARN Gujarati.

To teach Gujarati, I just need to write down whatever I learn, show it to you verbatim, and then say “Good luck, you’re on your own now”.

But if my goal is to help you learn Gujarati, it forces me to take whatever I learn, find out the most simple but effective short cuts, tips, and tricks that will make the process of learning it painless (and hopefully fun – if not, what’s the point, right?).

More specifically, my goal is to help you do the following:

  • Absorb the basics of Gujarati
  • Apply what you learned through many examples and tools
  • Steadily develop your confidence and comfort with the language;
  • Up to the point that you are ready to improvise with it.

So, no, I’m not a Gujarati teacher…

Instead, think of me of as “some Sri Lankan guy” you just met, who’s using his cunning personal motives, a lot of hard work, and his obsession for deconstructing & simplifying things, in order to hack the Gujarati language and make it easy for you to learn Gujarati.


So… What Do You Do Next?

You subscribe below, that’s what you do next.

Take this blog for a spin for the next couple of weeks. If you don’t like what you see, you’ll always have the option of unsubscribing anytime you want.

Fair enough?

Alright. Hopefully, the next time we speak, it’ll be via email.

Take care,



P.S. A Massive “Thank you”

  • To my mother-in-law
  • To Mr. Prakash Shah
  • And to my wife, Mrs. Smart

…for helping me with this project. I couldn’t have launched it without you. I will always be grateful.

2 Responses to About Me (and how I’ll help you learn Gujarati)

  1. Selvakumar Andrews February 14, 2018 at 6:32 am #

    Thanks Mr Smart for your message after a long time.

    Audio would help

    Thanks and regards

    Selvakumar Andrews

    • Dilshan Jayasinha February 14, 2018 at 7:05 am #

      Thanks Selvakumar. Hope you’re starting to use some of the words your learned here with the Gujarati acquaintances you once spoke to me about.

      Regarding the audio, where exactly did you mean it would help. Please elaborate.

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