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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Superior to ( উৎকৃষ্টতর ) This type of rice is superior to that.
  • Contribute to ( দান হিসাবে দেওয়া ) He contributed one thousand taka to the Flood Relief Fund.
  • Annoyed with ( বিরক্ত (ব্যক্তি) ) I was annoyed with him for being late.
  • Based on ( ভিত্তি থাকা ) Your remarks were not based on the facts.
  • Prior to ( পূর্বে ) Prior to that, he was in a wretched condition.
  • Die of ( মারা যাওয়া (রোগ) ) He died of cholera.

Idioms:

  • Out of order ( বিকল ) This car is out of order.
  • Birds eye view ( মোটামোটি ধারণা ; এক নজর ) He took a bird’s eye view of the flood-stricken area from an aeroplane.
  • Beat about the bush ( কাজের কথায় না এসে আজেবাজে কথা বলা ) Please come to the point without beating about the bush
  • Out of the wood ( বিপদমুক্ত ) He is not yet out of the wood.
  • By leaps and bounds ( অতি দ্রুতগতিতে ) The population of Bangladesh is increasing by leaps and bounds.
  • By the by ( প্রসঙ্গক্রমে ) By the by I came to know that he was ill.

Bangla to English Expressions (Translations):

  • খোলাখুলিভাবে বলতে গেলে... - Frankly speaking...
  • তুমি কন মুখে আমায় এ কথা বল? - how can you have the face to tell ma this?
  • তুমি কোন ড্রিংকটা নিবে? - What would you like to drink?
  • কোন শয়তানের বাচ্চা ক্যাসেট বাজাচ্ছে? - Who the hell are playing cassettes?
  • আমি তো প্রায় মরেই গিয়েছিলাম - I was about to die
  • আমি কি কিছু যোগ করতে পারি? - Could I add something?