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বাংলা ভাষা - Bengali language

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II This is a Category II Language.

Bengali, or Bangla, is an Indo-Aryan language spoken predominantly in Bangladesh and in the Indian states of West Bengal and Tripura by approximately 200 million people. After Hindi, Bengali is the second most spoken language in the Indian subcontinent, and among the top 10 most spoken languages in the world. The language has a rich literary heritage and underwent a renaissance in the late 19th century.


The examples of Bengali words, phrases, clauses and sentences used in this book are generally presented simultaneously in three written forms: one using the Bengali script, a transliterated version using Latin letters, and an English translation. A phonemic transcription using the IPA, as well as recorded audio samples, are also being used. The Bengali romanisation scheme is the one followed in the English Wiktionary.1

^1 Bengali transliteration – English Wiktionary



Lessons, exercises (in two sets), and culture

A Glimpse into Vocabulary

  1. Greetings
  2. Talking about oneself
  3. Asking questions
  4. Liking and disliking
  5. Shopping
  6. Staying at hotels
  7. Letters
  8. Traveling
  9. Staying well
  10. Emergencies
  11. Animals
  12. Birds
  13. Body parts
  14. Dressing
  15. Flowers
  16. Foods and drinks
  17. Fruits
  18. Housing
  19. Household objects
  20. Months
  21. Music and dance
  22. Numbers
  23. Plants
  24. Relations
  25. School
  26. Time and dates
  27. Tools
  28. Vegetables
  29. Common phrases
  30. External references

Older pages (being integrated)

  1. The Bengali abugida (being rewritten and broken up)