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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Retire from ( অবসর লওয়া ) He retired from service on a pension.
  • Rejoice in ( আনন্দ করা ) Every one rejoiced in her success.
  • Dispose of ( বিক্রয় করা ) He disposed of his books.
  • Differ from ( ভিন্নরূপ হওয়া ) This thing differs from that.
  • Accompanied with ( একসঙ্গে ঘটা ) He has fever accompanied with headache.
  • Popular with ( জনপ্রিয় ) He is popular with all for his good behaviour.

Idioms:

  • slap on the wrist ( মৃদু শাস্তি ) Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist
  • To the backbone ( হাড়ে হাড়ে ) The boy is wicked to the backbone.
  • Hard and fast ( বাঁধা ধরা ) There is no such hard and fast rule in this matter.
  • In lieu of ( পরিবর্তে ) Give me this pen in lieu of that.
  • From hand to mouth ( দিন আনে দিন খায় ) The poor man lives form hand to mouth.
  • A bolt from the blue ( সম্পূর্ন অপ্রত্যাশিত ) The news of his father's death came to him as a bolt from the blue.

Bangla to English Expressions (Translations):

  • আমরাও সেখানে ছিলাম - We too were there
  • দেখা হয়ে ভালো লাগলো - Nice to meet you
  • কঠিন এর চেয় ও কঠিন। - It’s tougher than tough.
  • দুঃখিত, কিন্তু আমি অক্ষম - Sorry, but I'm unable
  • জি আচ্ছা/ ঠিক আছে। - It’s all right/ all right.
  • কোন কিছুই ফেলানোর নয়। - Nothing is worthless.