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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Partial to ( পক্ষপাত দুষ্ট ) He is partial to his son.
  • Prefer to ( অধিক পছন্দ করা ) I prefer coffee to tea.
  • Proportionate to ( আনুপাতিক ) Punishment should be proportionate to offence.
  • Alarmed at ( আতঙ্কিত ) We were alarmed at he news.
  • Open to ( উন্মুক্ত ) His plan is open to objection.
  • Pride on ( গর্ব করা ) He prides himself on his high birth.

Idioms:

  • Do yeoman's service ( বিশেষ উপকার করা ) Raja Rammohan Roy has done yeoman's service to our country.
  • A bed of roses ( সুখ-স্বাচ্ছন্দ্যপূর্ণ জীবন ) Many people think that life is a bed of roses
  • Bone of contention ( বিবাদের বিষয় ) The paternal property is the bone of contention between the two brothers.
  • Book worm ( গ্রন্থকীট ) Don't be a book worm.
  • Flesh and blood ( রক্তমাংসের শরীর ) Flesh and blood cannot bear with such insults.
  • Catch red handed ( হাতে নাতে ধরা ) The thief was caught red handed.

Bangla to English Expressions (Translations):

  • কুলু-কুলু শব্দে নদী বয়ে যায় - The river flows with a murmur
  • ঠাণ্ডা হও। - Come down/ come up.
  • আপনাদের ভাড়া কতো? - what are your rates?
  • আমি আর তোমাকে সহ্য করতে পারছি না - I can’t tolerate you anymore
  • কাটাঁ দিয়ে কাটাঁ তোলা - Using a thorn to remove a thorn
  • সে মূহুর্তে আমার মাথা ঠিক ছিল না - I went off my head on that moment