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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Hanker after ( লালায়িত হওয়া ) Do not hanker after wealth.
  • Entitled to ( অধিকারী ) He is entitled to a reward for his honesty.
  • Disgrace to ( কলঙ্ক ) He is disgrace to his family.
  • Favourable to ( অনুকূল (ব্যক্তি) ) This situation is favourable to me for doing this.
  • Justice to ( ন্যায় বিচার ) We should do justice to everybody.
  • Divide among ( ভাগ করা (দুইয়ের অধিক) ) Divide the mangoes among the boys.

Idioms:

  • By and large ( প্রধানতঃ ) People in our village are by and large farmers.
  • At arm’s length ( দূরে ) Try to keep the bad boy at arm’s length.
  • Beat about the bush ( কাজের কথায় না এসে আজেবাজে কথা বলা ) Please come to the point without beating about the bush
  • End in smoke ( ব্যর্থ হওয়া ) All his plans ended in smoke.
  • Irony of fate ( ভাগ্যের পরিহাস ) He could not succeed by irony of fate.
  • a bad apple ( কোনো একটা দলের সব ভালোর মধ্যে খারাপ বা মন্দটা ) In any group of average citizens there are bound to be a few bad apples.

Bangla to English Expressions (Translations):

  • আমি বলবো আরো বেশি ব্যায়াম করতে - I would suggest doing more exercise
  • দোয়া করো! - Pray for me.
  • কি বলব ভেবে পাচ্ছিনা - I'm at a loss
  • তুমি কি ধরনের খাবার খেয়েছ? - What kind of meal did you eat?
  • ঐ দেখ ভুলেই গিয়েছিলাম - Oh! I forgot to mention
  • তিনি কি ধরনের মানুষ? - What kind of man is she?