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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Pleased at ( সন্তুষ্ট (কোনকিছু) ) I am pleased at the news.
  • Offended with ( বিরক্ত (ব্যক্তি) ) I am offended with you at your conduct.
  • Obstacle to ( বাধা ) Poverty is often obstacle to higher studies.
  • Weak of ( দূর্বল ) He is weak of understanding.
  • Plead with ( ওকালতি করা (ব্যক্তি) ) I pleaded with him for justice.
  • Involved in ( জড়িত ) He is involved in the plot.

Idioms:

  • To the contrary ( কাহারও বক্তব্যের বিপক্ষে ) In the court he said nothing to the contrary.
  • Breathe one's last ( মারা যাওয়া ) The old man breathed his last on Sunday last.
  • slap on the wrist ( মৃদু শাস্তি ) Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist
  • Dead of night ( মধ্য রাত্রি ) The robbers broke into the house at dead of night.
  • Slip of the tongue ( বলায় সামান্য ভুল ) This is a slip of the tongue, don't lay much stress on it.
  • In time ( ঠিক সময়ে ) He reached the station in time.

Bangla to English Expressions (Translations):

  • আপনি কি বুঝাতে চাচ্ছেন আমি বুঝতে পেরেছি - I see what you mean
  • খোকার দাঁত উঠছে - The baby teething the teeth
  • সে নির্ঘাত জানে - He knows certainly.
  • তোমাকে যেন কোথায় দেখেছিলাম - It looks like I saw you somewhere
  • দুজন দুজন করে বাইরে যাও - Go out by twos
  • তালি দিন। - Put/keep your hands together. Or Get a hand. Or give a big hand.