Bangla (Bengali) Phrases
Are you travelling to the Bengal region of India or to Bangaladesh? Learn your 'hellos' and 'how are yous' with our Bangla (Bengali) language phrases.
Bangla is the national language of Bangladesh and the official language of the state of West Bengal in India. Bangla is the easternmost of the Indo-European languages and has its roots in Pali, the local speech of Bengal. With Arabic, Urdu and Persian words Bangla has a close semblance to Hindi, with variations in pronunciation.
We have tried to keep the transliteration as close to English as possible. However, the following letters vary slightly.
a: as in 'cat'
aa: as in 'father'
i: as in the 'i' in police
j: as in 'jet'
o: as in 'hot'
v & w: both a cross between a 'v' and 'w'
Hello (Muslim): asalaam alaykum
Hello (Hindu): nomaashkaar
Good bye: khudaa hafiz
See you later: pore dakhaa hobe
Excuse me: maaf korun
No problem: tik aache
How are you?: kaamon aachen?
I'm fine: bhaalo aahi
What's your name?: aapnaar naam ki?
How old are you?: koto boyosh?
I don't understand: aami bujhi naa
I want to go to..: aami. jaabo
When does the . leave/arrive?: kokhon . chaarbe/pochaabeh?
Where is.?: . kotaai?
How far is.?: . koto dur?
Chemist: oshuder dokaan
Lunch: dupurer khaabaar
Dinner: raater khaabaar
Beef: gorur maangsho
To learn Bangla why not consider some Foreign Language Tution?.