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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Diffident of ( সন্দিগ্ধ ) I am diffident of success.
  • Exempt from ( রেহাই দেওয়া ) He was exempted from the fine.
  • Worthy of ( যোগ্য ) He is worthy of our praise.
  • Alternative to ( বিকল্প ) This question is alternative to that.
  • Offensive to ( বিরক্তিকর ) This acrid smell is offensive to me.
  • Tolerant of ( সহিষ্ণু ) We must be tolerant of opposition.

Idioms:

  • Do yeoman's service ( বিশেষ উপকার করা ) Raja Rammohan Roy has done yeoman's service to our country.
  • In force ( বলবৎ ) This law is in force now.
  • By fits and starts ( অনিয়মিত ; মাঝে মাঝে ) He works by fits and starts.
  • At dagger drawn ( খড়গহস্ত ) The two brothers are now at daggers drawn.
  • Slip of the pen ( লেখায় অসতর্কতাবশতঃ সামান্য ভুল ) This mistake is due to a slip of the pen.
  • Out of order ( বিকল ) This car is out of order.

Bangla to English Expressions (Translations):

  • I can't bear this any longer - আমি আর সহ্য করতে পারি না
  • Make it into a parcel - কাগজে মুড়ে দিন
  • Maruf as well as you is intelligent - তোমার মত মারুফও বুদ্ধিমান
  • The fish is gasping for breath - মাছটি ধড়ফড় করছে
  • Why, I am not going there - আমি তো সেখানে যাব না
  • Me too - আমিও