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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Contrary to ( বিপরীত ) His action is contrary to his words.
  • Look after ( দেখাশোনা করা ) There is none to look after her.
  • Loyal to ( বিশ্বস্ত ) He is loyal to his master.
  • Pass for ( গণ্য হওয়া ) He passes for a clever man.
  • Boast of ( গর্ব করা ) Do not boast of your wealth.
  • Afraid of ( ভীত ) I am not afraid of ghosts.


  • At all events ( যাই ঘটুক সব ক্ষেত্রেই ) I shall stand by him at all events.
  • Fight shy ( এড়িয়ে চলা ) Why do you fight shy of your teacher.
  • By the by ( প্রসঙ্গক্রমে ) By the by I came to know that he was ill.
  • In full swing ( পুরাদমে ) The school is now in full swing.
  • On the contrary ( বিপরীত পক্ষে ) I do not hate him: on the contrary I love him.
  • Come off with flying colours ( জয়লাভ করা ) Our School team came off with flying colours.

Bangla to English Expressions (Translations):

  • It happened long ago - সে অনেক আগের কথা
  • The blood was gushing out in streams from the cut in the hand - হাত কেটে গিয়ে হু হু করে রক্ত পড়ছিল
  • Can you guess what I want? - আমি কি চাই তা কি অনুমান করতে পার ?
  • Students are going to the playground in batches - দলে দলে ছাত্র খেলার মাঠের দিকে যাচ্ছে
  • It is a long story - সে অনেক কথা
  • You didn't have your meal, did you? - তুমি তো খাও নি ?