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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Wonder at ( অবাক হওয়া ) I wonder at his ignorance.
  • Offensive to ( বিরক্তিকর ) This acrid smell is offensive to me.
  • Believe in ( বিশ্বাস করা ) I do not believe in his honesty.
  • Sick of ( পীড়িত, ক্লান্ত ) He is sick for home.
  • Engaged with ( নিযুক্ত (ব্যক্তি) ) I was engaged with him in talk.
  • Displeased with ( অসন্তুষ্ট ) I am displeased with him at his conduct.

Idioms:

  • Fight shy ( এড়িয়ে চলা ) Why do you fight shy of your teacher.
  • Gala Day ( উৎসবের দিন ) The 15th August is a gala day to the Indians.
  • Read between the lines ( তাৎপর্য বোঝা ) Try to read between the lines of the letter.
  • At a loss ( হতবু্দ্ধি ; কিংকর্তব্যবিমূঢ় ) He was at a loss and did not know what to do.
  • Achilles heel ( দুর্বলতা বা ত্রুটি ) He is trying to hide but everybody knows his achilles' heel
  • Steer clear of ( এড়াইয়া চলা ) You must steer clear of evil company.

Bangla to English Expressions (Translations):

  • আমি তোমাকে শুনতে পাচ্ছি না ঠিক মতো - I can’t hear you very well
  • একটু শান্ত হও। - Be calm/ Be quite/ Keep quite
  • বড় একা-একা লাগছে - I feel very lonely
  • আপনার সাথে কি নষ্ট হওয়ার মতো কোনো খাদ্যদ্রব্য আছে? - Do you have any perishable food items?
  • লোকটা মরতে-মরতে বেঁচে গেল - The man had a narrow escape or escaped by the skin of his teeth
  • দিনটা আজ ভাল নয় - The day is not auspicious