"I was reading the dictionary. I thought
it was a poem about everything."
                     --Steven Wright

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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Hunger for ( তীব্র আকাঙ্খা ) His hunger for knowledge surprised us.
  • Slow of ( ধীর ) He is slow of speech. He is slow at figures. He is slow in writing.
  • True to ( বিশ্বস্ত ) He is true to his master.
  • Overcome by ( দমন করা ) He was overcome by anger.
  • Argue against ( যূক্তি দেখানো (কোন কিছু) ) I argued with him against the point.
  • Compete with ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন একজন) ) I competed with him for the first prize.

Idioms:

  • In the nick of time ( ঠিক সময়ে ) The school team arrived in the nick of time.
  • On the contrary ( বিপরীত পক্ষে ) I do not hate him: on the contrary I love him.
  • Dead language ( যে ভাষা এখন আর কথ্য নয় ) Sanskrit is a rich language, but it is now a dead language.
  • At bay ( কোনঠাসা ) The tiger was at bay in the bush.
  • As if ( যেন ) He swims so beautifully as if he is the Olympic gold medalist.
  • ABC ( প্রাথমিক জ্ঞান ) Everybody must know at least the ABC of religion.