Basic Bengali Words and Sentences That You Must Know

Written by Barry Allen

December 15, 2022

Basic Bengali Words and Sentences That You Must Know

Introduction

Some fundamental Bengali phrases are more valuable than others.

Why not concentrate on mastering these words first? We chose to write this post for you specifically for that reason.

The essential Bengali phrases covered in this post will help you communicate better if you’re just beginning to learn Bengali or are already fluent.

If you’re soon traveling to a Bengali-speaking country, these will be especially useful to you.

Basic Bengali Words and Sentences That You Must Know

The following are the 30 basic Bengali words and sentences that you must know:

1,Hā’i, āmi …….

Hi! I am [your name].

This is a basic greeting when you meet someone new to introduce yourself.

2. Āpani kēmana āchēna

  How are you?

When you run into friends, family, or anyone you want to start a discussion with, you usually do it this way.

3. Āmi bhāla āra tumi

I’m good, you?

You can use this phrase to tell them that you are fine and ask about them in return.

4.  Tōmāra sāthē dēkhā karē bhālō lāgalō

Nice to meet you.

This phrase can be used to tell someone how nice you feel about meeting someone.

5.  Āmi duḥkhita

  I’m sorry

If you are looking to apologize, you can say ‘I’m sorry’.

6.  Āpanāra phōna nambara ki?

 What is your phone number?

If you want to have someone’s phone number, you can use the above phrase.

7. Tumi kōthā thēkē āsachō?

  Where are you from?

You can use this phrase to know where a person is.

8. Āpani ki karēna

 What do you do?

You can use this phrase to find out someone’s profession.

9. Āpani ki bōjhātē cēẏēchēna

 What do you mean?

If you are looking to know the meaning of what someone said, you can use this phrase.

10. Ēṭāra mānē ki

What does this mean?

If you want to know the meaning of something, use this phrase.

11. Āmi bujhatē pārachi nā

I do not understand.

You can use this phrase if you do not understand something.

12. Āpani ki manē karēn

What do you think?

If you want to know someone’s opinion, you can use this phrase.

13. Śabdaṭā kēmana chila

How does that sound?

If you want to confirm how your idea sounds, you can use this phrase.

14. Āpani ki dhīrē kathā balatē pārēna?

Could you speak a little slower?

If you want someone to speak slowly, you can use this phrase.

15. Āpani ki ōṭā ābāra balabēna

Could you repeat that?

If you didn’t understand something that someone said, and you want him or her to repeat something. You can use the above phrase.

16. Śīghra’i ābāra dēkhā habē

See you soon

To tell someone you’ll meet or see someone soon, you can use the above phrase.

17. Āmi kōthāẏa khum̐jē pētē pāri…….

Where can I find …….?

For instance, if you are looking for a place, a hotel, a restaurant, or anything else, you can use this phrase.

For example: Where can I find a medical store/ tea shop/ general store?

18. Āpanāra nāma ki

What’s your name?

You can use this phrase to know someone’s name.

19. Āpani ki āmākē sāhāyya karatē pārēna

Can you help me?

If you need/ want to help someone, you can use this phrase.

20. Ēṭāra dāma kata

How much does this/that cost?

To know the cost of something, use this phrase.

21. Āmi bānlā jāni nā

I don’t know Bengali.

If you want to tell someone you are not good at Bengali, use this phrase. This will be helpful if you have just started learning Bengali and are still not comfortable communicating fluently.

22. Āmi kṣudhārta

I am hungry.

If you are hungry and you want to tell someone, use this phrase.

23. Āmi tr̥ṣṇārta

I’m thirsty.

Use this phrase to tell someone you are thirsty.

24. Āmi śēṣa

I’m lost

25. Ka’ṭā bājē

What time is it?

Basic Bengali words that you should know:

  • Hyālō = Hello
  • śubha bidāẏa = Goodbye
  • māpha karabēna = Excuse me
  • daẏā karē= Please
  • Dhan’yabāda = Thank you
  • Suprabhāta = Good morning
  • Duḥkhita= Sorry
  • Hyam = Yes
  • Na = No
  • Ke = Who?
  • ki = What?
  • Kena = Why?
  • Kothaya = Where?
  • Eka, dui, tina, cāra, pām̐ca, chaẏa, sāta, āṭa, naẏa, daśa = 1 to 10 counting 

Conclusion

We hope these foundational words and phrases will improve your ability to speak Bengali confidently.

The first few times won’t be simple, so practice is the only and best option.

And always remember to prioritize the most important terms first rather than attempting to memorize all the phrases we shared with you today.

 

 

Author

  • Barry Allen

    Barry Allen is a Technical writer at Layman Solution. He is an expert in writing How To and Fixes articles.

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