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Basic Bengali Language Course

An introductory Bengali language course prepared by the U.S. Peace Corps for its volunteers.

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Basic Bengali Language Course

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION TO THE BANGLA LANGUAGE The text accompanies the following ten (10) audio tracks: • BD_Bangla_Lesson_1.mp3 (Time: 3:37) (File Size: 3.31 MB) • BD_Bangla_Lesson_2.mp3 (Time: 2:42) (File Size: 2.48 MB) • BD_Bangla_Lesson_3-4.mp3 (Time: 1:24) (File Size: 1.28 MB) • BD_Bangla_Lesson_5-6.mp3 (Time: 1:35) (File Size: 1.45 MB) • BD_Bangla_Lesson_7-8.mp3 (Time: 3:09) (File Size: 2.89 MB) • BD_Bangla_Lesson_9-10.mp3 (Time: 3:20) (File Size: 3.05 MB) • BD_Bangla_Lesson_11-12.mp3 (Time: 2:26) (File Size: 2.23 MB) • BD_Bangla_Lesson_13.mp3 (Time: 3:11) (File Size: 2.91 MB) • BD_Bangla_Lesson_14.mp3 (Time: 2:37) (File Size: 2.40 MB) • BD_Bangla_Lesson_15-16.mp3 (Time: 3:05) (File Size: 2.83 MB) A. THE BANGLA ALPHABETS A.1 VOWELS A Av B C D E F G H I J A.2 VOWEL SYMBOLS v w x y ~ „ ‡ ‰ ‡ v ‡ Š A Av B C D E F G H I J Example: K (one of consonants)+ vowel symbols K Kv wK Kx Ky K~ K„ ‡K ‰K ‡Kv ‡KŠ kO ka ki ki ku ku kri ke kai ko kou Introduction to Bangla Language, Peace Corps/Bangladesh Page 1 of 18/c„ôv 1
  2. 2. A.3 VOWEL PRONUNCIATION Phonetics Vowels Pronunciation O (short sound) A is pronounced as 'a' in about or ‘o’ in object, October, original a Av is pronounced as ‘a’ in arcade, father, car i (short sound) B is pronounced as ‘e’ in economy, dEny or as ‘i’ in ignore, Iliad i C is pronounced as ‘e’ in EdEn, eat or as ‘ee’ in feet or as ‘i’ in police or as ‘y’ in year, yield u D is pronounced as ‘u’ in put, butcher, Lucifer u E is pronounced as ‘oo’ fool, root or as ‘u’ in rude ri F is pronounced as ‘ri’ in rich, ring, purify e/E G is pronounced as ‘e’ in day, bay or as ‘e’ in ebony, element oy/ai/ay (diphthong: o+y or a+i or a+y) H is pronounced as ‘oy’ in oyster, hoydEn or as ‘i’ in high or as ‘y’ in bye o I is pronounced as ‘o’ in code, hotel or as ‘oo’ in door, floor ou/au (diphthong: o+u or a+u) J is pronounced as ‘ou’ in sour, hour, drowsy or ‘au’ in cow, vow , owl B.1 CONSONANTS K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z _ ` a b Introduction to Bangla Language, Peace Corps/Bangladesh Page 2 of 18/c„ôv 2
  3. 3. c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u B.2 CONSONANTS SOUND Stop Other Voiceless Voiced Type Un-aspirated Aspirated Un-aspirated Aspirated Nasal Trill Flap Lateral Spirants Note Velar K L M N O ka kha ga gha ng In order to produce these sounds the back of the tongue is raised so that it touches the soft part of the palate Palatal P Q R S T cha chha ja jha yan The middle of the tongue touches the hard palate while producing these sounds Retroflex U V W X Y These sounds Introduction to Bangla Language, Peace Corps/Bangladesh Page 3 of 18/c„ôv 3
  4. 4. Stop Other Voiceless Voiced Type Un-aspirated Aspirated Un-aspirated Aspirated Nasal Trill Flap Lateral Spirants Note Ta Tha Da Dha na are produced with the tip of the tongue curving back towards the oral cavity; the tongue slightly touching the hard palate first DEntal Z _ ` a b ta tha da dha na The tip of the tongue touches teeth ridge and then it is held back to produce these sounds Labial c d e f g In the production of these sounds the lips are at first closed blocking the air passage completely, and then opened to release the air pa pha ba bha ma Introduction to Bangla Language, Peace Corps/Bangladesh Page 4 of 18/c„ôv 4
  5. 5. Stop Other Voiceless Voiced Type Un-aspirated Aspirated Un-aspirated Aspirated Nasal Trill Flap Lateral Spirants Note Liquids h i j Ja: is produced with the lips un- rounded; with either side (Liquid) of the tongue touching the upper teeth ra, la: the tongue makes a rapid succession of taps against the teeth ridge, producing there by a soft short and rolling sound Ja ra la Sibilants n, q o, p k, l, m sha: These sounds are produced very much like the 'sh' sound in English sa: This sound is produces very much like the 's' in son ha: The tongue remains neutral and the sound is thoroughly glottal with a slight pressure in the abdomen Introduction to Bangla Language, Peace Corps/Bangladesh Page 5 of 18/c„ôv 5
  6. 6. Stop Other Voiceless Voiced Type Un-aspirated Aspirated Un-aspirated Aspirated Nasal Trill Flap Lateral Spirants Note ha, ya Ra sha, sha, sa LESSON 1: SOME USEFUL BANGLADESHI PHRASES English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Good morning shubho sOkal ïf mKvj Assalamu Aleykum assalamu alaikum Avm&mvjvgy-AvjvBKzg Walaikumus Salam walaikum assalam IqvjvBKzg&-Avm&mvjvg How are you?. apni kEmon achhen? Avcwb †Kgb Av‡Qb? I’m fine ami bhalo achhi Avwg fvj AvwQ Thank you dhonnobad ab¨ev` Ok. Thik achhe wVK Av‡Q Fine Thik achhe wVK Av‡Q Very good khub bhalo Lye fvj How bad! ki kharap! wK Lvivc! Really? sotti? mwZ¨? What did you say? apni ki bolchhilen? Avcwb wK ejwQ‡jb? Just a moment Ektu OpEkhkha kOren GKUz A‡c¶v Ki“b What happened? ki holo? wK n‡jv? Excuse me. maph kOrben gvd Ki‡eb May be sOmbhobOto m¤¢eZt Please say again dOya kore arekbar bolun `qv K‡i Av‡iKevi ejyb I didn’t understand ami bujhte pari nai Avwg eyS‡Z cvwi bvB Please say slowly dOya kore aste bOlen `qv K‡i Av‡¯— ejyb I understood ami bujhte perechhi Avwg eyS‡Z †c‡iwQ Please say in English dOya kore ingrejite bOlun `qv K‡i Bs‡iRx‡Z ejyb I like it ami eTa pOchhondo kori Avwg GUv cQ›` Kwi I don’t like it ami eTa pOchhondo kori na Avwg GUv cQ›` Kwi bv I need it amar eTa proYojOn ache Avgvi GUv cÖ‡qvRb Av‡Q I don’t need it amar eTa proYojOn nai Avgvi GUv cÖ‡qvRb bvB Where is it eTa kothaY ache? GUv ‡Kv_vq Av‡Q? What to do? ki korte hobe? wK Ki‡Z n‡e? See you again abar dekha hobe Avevi †`Lv n‡e Just kidding dushtami korchi `zóvwg KiwQ I don’t know ami janina Avwg Rvwbbv Introduction to Bangla Language, Peace Corps/Bangladesh Page 6 of 18/c„ôv 6
  7. 7. English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Life is such eaito jibOn GB‡Zv Rxeb O my God! haY khoda! nvq †Lv`v! Alas! haY! nvq! Holy cow! bapre bap! evc‡i evc! How strange! ki ashchorjo wK Avðh©! No problem somossa nai mgm¨v bvB It doesn’t matter eTa kono bishOY na GUv †Kvb welq bv I can speak a little bit of Bangla ami Olpo bangla bolte pari Avwg Aí evsjv ej‡Z cvwi I am learning Bangla language ami bangla bhasa shikhchhi Avwg evsjv fvlv wkLwQ Never mind kichu mone korben na wKQz g‡b Ki‡eb bv Good night shuvo ratri ïf ivwÎ LESSON 2: PHRASES FOR HOST FAMILY STAY English Phonetics Bangla Bangla I am busy ami bEsto Avwg e¨¯— I am tired ami klanto Avwg K¬vš— I like green vegetables ami sobji pOchhondo kori Avwg meyR kvK me&wR cQ›` Kwi I don’t eat hot ami jhal khai na Avwg Svj LvB bv I don’t eat meat ami mangso khai na Avwg gvsm LvB bv I don’t eat spicy food ami mOshla deya khabar khaina Avwg gkjv †`qv Lvevi LvB bv I don’t know Bangladeshi Culture, please teach me ami bangladesher sOngskriti janina, dOya kore amake shEkhan Avwg evsjv‡`‡ki ms¯‹…wZ Rvwbbv, `qv K‡i Avgv‡K †kLvb Now I’ll go to do my homework Ekhon ami baRir kaj korte jabo GLb Avwg evwoi KvR Ki‡Z hve I am feeling sleepy. amar ghum pachchhe Avgvi Nyg cv‡”Q I am feeling hungry amar khudha peyechhe Avgvi ¶zav †c‡q‡Q My class starts at 08:00 a.m. amar klas sOkal aT Tay shuru hOy Avgvi K¬vk mKvj 8 Uvq ïi“ nq I’ll come to take lunch at 01:00 p.m. ami bEla Ek Tay dupurer khabar khete asbo Avwg †ejv 1 U&vq `ycy‡ii Lvevi †L‡Z Avme I won’t come to eat today ami aj khete asbo na Avwg AvR †L‡Z Avme bv I won’t take breakfast today ami aj sOkaler nasta khabo na Avwg AvR mKv‡ji bv¯—v Lve bv I’ll return in the evening ami sOndhay phirbo Avwg mܨvq wdie Please teach me Bangla dOya kore amake bangla shEkhaben `qv K‡i Avgv‡K evsjv †kLv‡eb You are very nice people apnara khub bhalo lok Avcbviv Lye fvj †jvK May I come in? ami ki aste pari? Avwg wK Avm‡Z cvwi? Introduction to Bangla Language, Peace Corps/Bangladesh Page 7 of 18/c„ôv 7
  8. 8. English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Mom cooks tasty food amma khub mOjar khabar ranna kOren Av¤§v Lye gRvi Lvevi ivboev K‡ib Ok, now I’ll leave Thik achhe, ami Ekhon jabo wVK Av‡Q, Avwg GLb hve Is it ok to walk at night? ratre haTte jaowa ki nirapOd? iv‡Î nuvU‡Z hvIqv wK wbivc`? Are there any insects at home? baRite ki poka makoR achhe? evox‡Z wK †cvKv-gvKo Av‡Q? Are there snakes around? ashe pashe ki sap achhe? Av‡k-cv‡k wK mvc Av‡Q? LESSONS 3: COMPETENCY: COMMON INTRODUCTION Vocabulary used under the dialogue: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Name nam bvg What ki wK Is hOY nq Your tomar ‡Zvgvi My amar Avgvi Is not hOY na nq bv Home baRi evox Where kothaY? ‡Kv_vq? The Dialogues: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla What is your name? apnar nam ki? Avcbvi bvg wK? My name is John. amar nam jOhn Avgvi bvg Rb Where is your home? apnar baRi kothaY? Avcbvi evox †Kv_vq? I am from Ohio amar baRi ohio Avgvi evox InvBI LESSON 4: COMPETENCY: BEGINNING CONVERSATION Vocabulary used under the dialogue: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Fine bhalo fvj How kemon ‡Kgb Thank you donnobad ab¨ev` And ebOng Ges Introduction to Bangla Language, Peace Corps/Bangladesh Page 8 of 18/c„ôv 8
  9. 9. The Dialogues: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla John, how are you? john apni kEmon achhen? Rb, Avcwb †Kgb Av‡Qb? I am fine, thank you ami bhalo achhi, donnobad Avwg fvj AvwQ, ab¨ev` And you? ebOng apni? Ges Avcwb? I am also fine amio bhalo achhi AvwgI fvj AvwQ LESSONS 5: COMPETENCY: GETTING AROUND Vocabulary used: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Where kothaY ‡Kv_vq Over there oidike Hw`‡K Market bajar evRvi The Dialogues: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Assalamu Aleykum assalamu alaikum Avm&mvjvgy-AvjvBKzg Walaikumus Salam walaikum assalam IqvjvBKzg&-Avm&mvjvg Where is the market? bajar kothaY? evRvi †Kv_vq? It’s over there oidike Hw`‡K Thank you donnobad ab¨ev`| LESSON 6: COMPETENCY: TAKING A RICKSHAW Vocabulary used: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Hey eai GB Where kothaY ‡Kv_vq How much kOto KZ Fare bhaRa fvov Ten dOsh `k Taka (money) Taka UvKv Market bajar evRvi Introduction to Bangla Language, Peace Corps/Bangladesh Page 9 of 18/c„ôv 9
  10. 10. The Dialogues: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Hey Rickshaw! Will you go? eai riksha! jaben? GB wiKkv! hv‡eb? Where? kothaY? ‡Kv_vq? I shall to go to the market ami bajare jabo Avwg evRv‡i hve Yes, I shall go hYa, ami jabo n¨uv, Avwg hve How much is the fare? bhara kOto? fvov KZ? 10 taka dOsh taka 10 UvKv Ok, let’s go! Thik achhe, cholen wVK Av‡Q, P‡jb Ok. Thik achhe wVK Av‡Q LESSONS 7: COMPETENCY: INQUIRING ABOUT COMMUNICATION FACILITY Vocabulary used: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla It eTa GUv Here Ekhane GLv‡b There okhane ILv‡b Where kothaY ‡Kv_vq Post Office dakghOr WvKNi Have achhe Av‡Q Don’t have nai bvB And ebOng Ges Facility shubidha myweav Nearby kachhe Kv‡Q The Dialogues: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Assalamu Aleykum assalamu alaikum Avm&mvjvgy-AvjvBKzg Walaikumus Salam walaikum assalam IqvjvBKzg&-Avm&mvjvg Where is the Post Office? dakghOr kothaY? WvKNi †Kv_vq? It’s over there oidike Hw`‡K Do you have e-mail and fax here? Ekhane e-mail ebOng fax achhe? GLv†b B-‡gBj Ges d¨v· Av‡Q? No we don’t have na, nai bv, bvB Where are the facilities of e-mail and fax? e-mail ebOng fax shubidha kothaY achhe? B-‡gBj Ges d¨v· myweav †Kv_vq Av‡Q? It’s nearby Post Office eTa dakghOrer kachhe GUv WvKN‡ii Kv‡Q Thank you donnobad ab¨ev` Introduction to Bangla Language, Peace Corps/Bangladesh Page 10 of 18/c„ôv 10
  11. 11. LESSON 8: COMPETENCY: AVAILING LONG DISTANCE CALL Vocabulary used: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Here Ekhane GLv‡b Ok Thik achhe wVK Av‡Q To do korte Ki‡Z Twenty bish wEk How much for one minute Ek miniter jOnno kOto taka GK wgwb‡Ui Rb¨ KZ UvKv Yes hYa nu¨v The Dialogues: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Assalamu Aleykum assalamu alaikum Avm&mvjvgy-AvjvBKzg Walaikumus Salam walaikum assalam IqvjvBKzg&-Avm&mvjvg Do you have ISD? Ekhane ISD achhe? GLv‡b AvB Gm wW Av‡Q? Yes! Where do you want to call? hYa, apni kothaY phon korte chan? nu¨v, Avcwb †Kv_vq †dvb Ki‡Z Pvb? America amerika Av‡gwiKvq Ok. Please call Thik achhe, korun wVK Av‡Q, Ki“b How much for one minute? Ek minit kOto taka? GK wgwbU KZ UvKv? 20 taka bish taka wEk UvKv Ok Thik achhe wVK Av‡Q LESSON 9: COMPETENCY: PROCURING GENERAL ITEMS Vocabulary used: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Peanut Butter peanut butter wcbvU evUvi Bread pauruti cvDi“wU Candy/Chocolate chOklet PK‡jU Sandal sEndel m¨v‡Ûj Umbrella chhata QvZv Please dOya kore `qv K‡i Show dEkhan †`Lvb These egulo G¸‡jv How much for these? egulor daam kOto G¸‡jvi `vg KZ? 1hundred and 20 Ek shoto bish GK kZ wEk Ok sOmossa nai mgm¨v bvB Take nEn ‡bb Introduction to Bangla Language, Peace Corps/Bangladesh Page 11 of 18/c„ôv 11
  12. 12. The Dialogues: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Assalamu Aleykum assalamu alaikum Avm&mvjvgy-AvjvBKzg Walaikumus Salam walaikum assalam IqvjvBKzg&-Avm&mvjvg Do you have peanut butter and bread? Ekhane peanut butter ebOng pauruti achhe GLv‡b wcbvU evUvi Ges cvDi“wU Av‡Q? Yes! hYa nu¨v Please show dOya kore dEkhan `qv K‡i †`Lvb Please look dOya kore dEkhun `qv K‡i ‡`Lyb How much for these? egulor dam kOto G¸‡jvi `vg KZ? 1hundred and 20 taka Ek shoto bish taka GK kZ wEk UvKv Ok sOmossa nai mgm¨v bvB Give me these amake egulo dEn Avgv‡K G¸‡jv †`b Please take nEn ‡bb Thank you dhonnobad ab¨ev` LESSON 10: COMPETENCY: EATING WITH HOST FAMILY Vocabulary used: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Food khabar Lvevi Tasty mOja &gRv Enough jOtheshTho h‡_ô How kibhabe wKfv‡e More aro Av‡iv Rice bhat fvZ Very khub Lye Please take dOya kore nEn `qv K‡i †bb Lentil dal Wvj Vegetable sobji me&wR Curry torkari ZiKvwi Pickle achar AvPvi Spoon chamOch PvgP Plate thala _vjv To dry/Wipe muchhey dEn gy‡Q †`b Please come dOya kore aashun `qv K‡i Avmyb Please eat dOya kore khan `qv K‡i Lvb Ok Thik achhe wVK Av‡Q Introduction to Bangla Language, Peace Corps/Bangladesh Page 12 of 18/c„ôv 12
  13. 13. The Dialogues: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla John, come to eat food John, khabar khete aashun Rb, Lvevi †L‡Z Avmyb Ok, here I am Thik aache, ami ashchi wVK Av‡Q, Avwg AvmwQ Mother, please dry the plate, Ok? amma, dOya kore thalamuche dEn Av¤§v, `qv K‡i _vjv gy‡Q ‡`b Ok Thik achhe wVK Av‡Q LESSON 11: COMPETENCY: COMPLIMENT ON FOOD, HANDLING SANITATION Vocabulary used under the dialogues: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla I am full amar peT bhore gEchhe Avgvi †cU f‡i †M‡Q Water pani cvwb Glass glas M−vm Drink pan kOra/khawa cvb Kiv/LvIqv My amar Avgvi Own nijer wb‡Ri The Dialogues: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla John how is food? john, khabar kEmon lagchhe Rb, Lvevi †Kgb jvM‡Q? Its very delicious khub mOja Lye gRv Take more aro nin Av‡iv wbb I am full, thank you amar peT bhore gEchhe Avgvi †cU f‡i †M‡Q, ab¨ev` John, drink the water from this glass john, eai glaser pani khan Rb, GB M−v‡mi cvwb Lvb I will drink my own water ami amar nijer pani khabO Avwg Avgvi wb‡Ri cvwb Lve Ok Thik achhe wVK Av‡Q Introduction to Bangla Language, Peace Corps/Bangladesh Page 13 of 18/c„ôv 13
  14. 14. LESSON 12: COMPETENCY: TALKING ABOUT FAMILY MEMBERS Vocabulary used under the dialogues: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Your apnar/tomar Avcbvi/‡Zvgvi Family poribar cwievi Member sOdossa m`m¨ Who ke ‡K Father abba/baba AveŸv/evev Mother amma/ma Av¤§v/gv Elder brother bOro bhai eo fvB Younger brother choTo bhai ‡QvU fvB Elder sister bOro bon eo †evb Younger sister choTo bon ‡QvU ‡evb Grandfather dada `v`v Grandmother dadi `vw` How many kOto jOn/kOY jOn KZ Rb/Kq Rb Five pach cuvP And ebOng Ges The Dialogues: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla How many members are there in your family? apnar poribare kOto jOn sOdossa achhe? Avcbvi cwiev‡i KZRb m`m¨ Av‡Q? There are five members in my family amar poribaare pach jOn shodoshsha achhe Avgvi cwiev‡i cuvP Rb m`m¨ Av‡Q Who are there? ke ke achhen? ‡K †K Av‡Qb? My father, mother, younger brother and I amar abba, amma, choTo bhai ebOng ami Avgvi AveŸv, Av¤§v, †QvU fvB Ges Avwg LESSON 13: COMPETENCY: FEW COMMON QUESTIONS FREQUENTLY ASKED IN BANGLADESHI FAMILY Vocabulary used under the dialogues: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Marriage biye we‡q How many kOtojOn KZRb Member sOdossa m`m¨ Introduction to Bangla Language, Peace Corps/Bangladesh Page 14 of 18/c„ôv 14
  15. 15. English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Age bOyOs eqm What ki wK Work kaj KvR To teach pORano cov‡bv& Teacher shikhkhOk wk¶K English ingreji Bs‡iRx School skul ¯‹zj Female teacher shikhkhika wkw¶Kv To come asa Avmv To stay thaka _vKv Country desh ‡`k Beautiful shundOr my›`i I work ami kaj kori Avwg KvR Kwi Office office Awdm Year bOchhor eQi Twenty-five pochish cuwPk The Dialogues: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Are you married? apni ki bibahito? Avcwb wK weevwnZ? I’m not married ami bibahito na Avwg weevwnZ bv How many members are there in your family? apnar poribare kOtojOn sOdosso ache? Avcbvi cwiev‡i KZRb m`m¨ Av‡Qb? There are five members in my family amar poribare pach jOn sOdosso achhe Avgvi cwiev‡i cuvPRb m`m¨ Av‡Q How old are you? apnar boyosh kOto? Avcbvi eqm KZ? I’m twenty-five years old amar boyosh pochish bOchhor Avgvi eqm cuwPk eQi What do you do? apni ki koren? Avcwb wK K‡ib? I teach in a school ami skule pORai Avwg ¯‹zj covB I’m an English Teacher ami EkjOn ingreji shikhkhOk Avwg GKRb Bs‡iRx wk¶K How long have you been in Bangladesh? apni bangladeshe kOtodin achhen? Av&cwb evsjv‡`‡k KZw`b Av‡Qb? It’s been a weEk since I have been in Bangladesh ami Ek shOptaho age bangladeshe esechi Avwg GK mßvn Av‡M evsjv‡`‡k G‡mwQ How long do you stay in Bangladesh? apni kOtodin bangladeshe thakben? Av&cwb KZw`b evsjv‡`‡k _vK‡eb? I will stay for two years in Bangladesh ami dui bOchhor bangladeshe thakbo Avwg `yB eQi evsjv‡`‡k _vKe How did you like our country? amader desh apnar kEmon lagchhe? Avgv‡`i †`k Avcbvi †Kgb jvM‡Q ? Its very beautiful khub shundor Lye my›`i Introduction to Bangla Language, Peace Corps/Bangladesh Page 15 of 18/c„ôv 15
  16. 16. LESSON 14: COMPETENCY: INQUIRING FACILITIES IN THE HOST FAMILY Vocabulary used under questions and answers: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Toilet TOyleT Uq‡jU Outside baire evB‡i Inside bhitore wfZ‡i Rope/String doRi `wo Cloths kapOR Kvco To dry shukano kyKv‡bv Tap tEp/panir kOl U¨vc/cvwbi Kj To take shower gosol kOra ‡Mvmj Kiv Where kOthaY ‡Kv_vq Place jaYga RvqMv Room rum i“g Bathroom/Bathing place gosol khana ‡MvmjLvbv Laundry place kapoR dhowar jaYga Kvco ‡avqvi RvqMv To hang jhulano Szjv‡bv The Dialogues: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Where is the latrine? lEtrin kothaY? j¨vwUªb †Kv_vq? It’s over there eTa oidike GUv Hw`‡K Where is the place to take shower? gosol korar jaYga kothaY? ‡Mvmj Kivi RvqMv †Kv_vq? It’s over here eTa eaidike GUv GBw`‡K Where is the place to do laundry? kapoR dhowar jaYga kothaY? Kvco †avqvi RvqMv ‡Kv_vq? Where is the place to dry laundry? kapoR shukanor jaYga kothaY? Kvco kyKv‡bvi RvqMv ‡Kv_vq? There, hang on that string oi doRite jhuliye dEn H `wo‡Z Szwj‡q †`b Introduction to Bangla Language, Peace Corps/Bangladesh Page 16 of 18/c„ôv 16
  17. 17. LESSON 15: COMPETENCY: DECLINING MEDICINES Vocabulary used under the dialogues: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla How are you? apni kemon achhen? Avcwb †Kgb Av‡Qb? Not well bhalo nei fvj †bB What happened? ki hoyechhe? wK n‡q‡Q? I have cold amar Thanda legechhe Avgvi VvÛv †j‡M‡Q I am tired ami klanto Avwg K¬vš— I feel hungry amar khudha peyechhe Avgvi ¶zav †c‡q‡Q With sathe mv‡_ Sick Osustho Amy¯’ Medicine oshudh Ilya The Dialogues: English Phonetics Bangla Bangla John, how are you? john, apni kEmon achhen? Rb, Avcwb †Kgb Av‡Qb? I am not well bhalo nei fvj ‡bB What happened? ki hoyechhe? wK n‡q‡Q? I have a cold amar Thanda legechhe Avgvi VvÛv †j‡M‡Q I'll give you medicine ami apnake oshudh debo Avwg Avcbv‡K Ilya †`e I shouldn’t take medicine from outside. I have my own medicine. amar bairer oshudh khaowa Thik hObe na. amar nijer oshudh achhe Avgvi evB‡ii Ilya LvIqv wVK n‡e bv| Avgvi wb‡Ri Ilya Av‡Q| LESSON 16: BANGLA NUMBERS A. 1-10 English Phonetics Bangla Bangla One 1 Ek GK 1 Two 2 dui ˜–B 2 Three 3 tin wZb 3 Four 4 char Pvi 4 Five 5 pach cuvP 5 Six 6 choY Qq 6 Seven 7 sat mvZ 7 Eight 8 aT AvU 8 Nine 9 nOY bq 9 Ten 10 dOsh `k 10 Introduction to Bangla Language, Peace Corps/Bangladesh Page 17 of 18/c„ôv 17
  18. 18. Introduction to Bangla Language, Peace Corps/Bangladesh Page 18 of 18/c„ôv 18 B. Tens English Phonetics Bangla Bangla Ten 10 dOsh `k 10 Twenty 20 bish wek 20 Thirty 30 tirish/trish wÎk 30 Forty 40 chollish Pj&wjk 40 Fifty 50 pOnchash cÂvk 50 Sixty 60 shaT lvU 60 Seventy 70 shottur mËi 70 Eighty 80 ashi Avwk 80 Ninety 90 nobboi beŸB 90 One hundred 100 Ek shoto GK kZ 100 --------------End/‡kl------------------

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