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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Liable to ( দায়ী ) He is liable to fine for his misconduct.
  • Parallel to ( সমান্তরাল ) This line is parallel to that.
  • Favourable to ( অনুকূল (ব্যক্তি) ) This situation is favourable to me for doing this.
  • Equal to ( সমতুল্য (কাজ) ) He rose equal to the occasion.
  • Desire for ( ইচ্ছা ) He has no desire for fame.
  • Fond of ( অনুরাগী ) Children are fond of sweets.

Idioms:

  • As it were ( যেন ) The sun is, as it were , the lamp of the universe.
  • From hand to mouth ( দিন আনে দিন খায় ) The poor man lives form hand to mouth.
  • By fits and starts ( অনিয়মিত ; মাঝে মাঝে ) He works by fits and starts.
  • Achilles heel ( দুর্বলতা বা ত্রুটি ) He is trying to hide but everybody knows his achilles' heel
  • till the cows come home ( অনেক সময় ধরে ) I could play outside till the cows come home
  • Nip in the bud ( অঙ্কুরে বিনষ্ট করা ) All his hopes were nipped in the bud.

Bangla to English Expressions (Translations):

  • আমি দাওয়াত খেতে গিয়ে অসুস্থ হয়ে পরেছিলাম - I got sick while at the party/invitation
  • কেমন যাচ্ছে? - How’s it going?
  • ও কথা ছেয়ে দাও - Let the matter drop
  • জানার অনেক আছে। - There’s lot to know.
  • এটা আমার সাথে মানায় না। - It does not go with me.
  • এক মিনিট ধরুন - Hold on a minute