Useful Bengali Words and Phrases

Conversation

Forgive me, Excuse Me Maph kor-ben
Yes Jee
O.K. Thikachhey
No Naa
In lieu of good morning or good evening As-Salamu-Alai-Kum
  Response: WaalaikumAs-saalam (short is “salam”)
How are you? Aapni kamon achh-en?
I am quite well Ami besh Bhalo achhi
May I know your name please? Doya koray aapnar naam bol-ben ki?
My name is … Amar naam …
Where do you live? Aapni ko-thai thaak-en?
I live in (Gulshan) Ami (Gulshan)-e thak-ee
Give me a little more Aamakay aar ektoo den
No more Aarnaa
I have finished Ami shesh korechhee
Very good Khoob bhaa-low
Do you like it? Apni kee eta pochhondo ko-ren?
I like it very much Ami khoob pochhondo kor-ee
Thank you Dho-nno-baad
To take leave of a person or group Khoda-hafez

Interrogatives

Conjunctions

Who? Kay? And Aar, Ebong
What? Kee? Or Othobah
When? Kau-khon? But Keen-too
Where? Kothay? If Jo-dee
Why? Kan-o?    
How? Kamon?    

Travel, Sightseeing, Directions

Distance Duur Ahead Aa-gay, Sham-ney
Place Jai-gah Slowly Aa-stay
Road Raa-sta Stop Tha-moon
Direction Deek Mile Mile
Right Daan How far? Kauto duur?
Left Baam Which road? Kon raa-sta?
Name Naam How much time? Kauto sho-moy?
Building Daa-laan In which direction? Kon dee-kay?
Here E-kha-nay Quickly Taa-rah-taa-ree
There Oi-kha-nay Too far Au-nek duur
Near Kaa-chhe To the left Baa-may
Far Duu-ray To the right Daa-nay

Shopping

Money Tah-kah Feet Foot
Change Bhang-tee Cloth Kah-por
Gold Shoh-nah Yard Gawj
Silver Roopa Dozen Daw-jawn
Pearl Moh-tee, Mukhta Cotton Too-lah
Wool Wool Paper Kah-goj
Shop Doh-kahn Book Bo-ee
Inch Inchee Where can I get…? Kothai pah-way jah-ay…?
How much does it cost? Dahmkoh toh?    

Foods

Almonds Bah-dam Lettuce Lay-toosh
Apples Apple Mango Aam
Banana Kaw-la Meat Mansho
Beans (green) Borboti Milk Dood
Butter Mah-Khon Onions Pay-ahj
Cabbage Badha-kopee Oranges Kaw-maw-lah laboo
Carrot Gah-jor Papaya Pap-pay
Cashew Nut Kaju badam Peaches Peache
Cauliflower Phool kopee Peanut Cheenbadam
Celery Celery Pears Naspati
Cheese Pah-neer Peas Mattar
Chicken Murghi Pineapples Ah-nah-rawsh
Coconut Nar-kel Pistachio Pista
Corn Bhootah Pomegranate Bay-dah-nah
Crab Kahk-rah Potato Aalu
Cucumber Sosha, Khee-rai Prawns Chigree
Duck Hahsh Pumpkin Mish-tee Koom-row
Eggplant Bay-goon Radish Moola
Eggs Deem Raisins Keesh-mesh
Fig Doo-muur Spinach Shahk-bee-shesh
Fish Mach Squash Lah-oo jah-tee-o-tor-karree
Grapes Angoor Sugar Chee-nee
Greens Shobjee Sweet Potato Mish-tee aalu
Guava Peah-raa Tomato Tomato
Ice Bor-off Vegetables Shob-jie
Lamb Bhey-rah Walnut Ahk-roat
Lemon/Lime Laboo Watermelon Tarmooj

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