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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Annoyed with ( বিরক্ত (ব্যক্তি) ) I was annoyed with him for being late.
  • Deprived of ( বঞ্চিত ) He was deprived of his property.
  • Bent on ( ঝোঁক ) He is bent on playing cricket.
  • Abide by ( মেনে চলা ) One should abide by the rules
  • Apply for ( আবেদন করা (কোন কিছু) ) He applied to the Secretary for the post.
  • Close to ( নিকটে ) The school is very close to our house.

Idioms:

  • Moot point ( অমীমাংসিত বিষয় ) Dowry system is still a moot point in Bangladesh.
  • At one’s wit’s end ( হতবুদ্ধি ) He was at his wit’s end and did not know what to do.
  • Bid fair ( ভালো কিছু আশা করা ) He bids fair to be a good doctor.
  • At stake ( বিপন্ন ) His life is at stake now.
  • Birds eye view ( মোটামোটি ধারণা ; এক নজর ) He took a bird’s eye view of the flood-stricken area from an aeroplane.
  • Turn over a new leaf ( নূতনের সূচনা ) After his failure he turned over a new leaf.

Bangla to English Expressions (Translations):

  • আসলে ব্যাপার হচ্ছে যে.........। - Thing is that........
  • আমাদের কি আগে দেখা হয়েছে? - Have we met before?
  • একটা কথাও আর বলবে না - Don’t say another word
  • আমি যদি রাজপুত্র হতাম! - I wish I were a prince!
  • আমি আমার কলেজের দিকে যাচ্ছি - I’m going towards my college
  • সে আমার একজন বন্ধু - He's a friend of mine