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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Wait for ( অপেক্ষা করা ) I waited for him for two hours.
  • Wish for ( আকাঙ্খা করা ) I do not wish for name and fame.
  • Taste for ( রুচি ) She has no taste for music.
  • Divide into ( বিভক্ত করা (অংশ) ) It was divided into several parts.
  • Despair of ( নিরাশ হওয়া ) Do not despair of success.
  • Indebted to ( ঋণী ; কৃতজ্ঞ ) I am indebted to him for this help.

Idioms:

  • In a nut shell ( খুব সংক্ষেপে ) Tell the story in a nut shell.
  • By the by ( প্রসঙ্গক্রমে ) By the by I came to know that he was ill.
  • At a loss ( হতবু্দ্ধি ; কিংকর্তব্যবিমূঢ় ) He was at a loss and did not know what to do.
  • Carry the day ( জয়লাভ করা ) Rajib, the best player of the school, carried the day in the annual sports.
  • In order to ( উদ্দেশ্য ) He came here in order to meet my mother.
  • Irony of fate ( ভাগ্যের পরিহাস ) He could not succeed by irony of fate.

Bangla to English Expressions (Translations):

  • আমি এই বিষয়ে কিছুই জানিনা - I know nothing in this connection
  • সে আমার পায়ে ধরল - He fell at my feet
  • যে-কোন উপায়ে - By fair means or foul
  • ফ্যানটা ছাড়লে/ বন্ধ করেলে ভালই হয়। - We had better turn that fan on/ off.
  • মৃদু মন্দ বায়ু বইছে - A gentle breeze is blowing
  • আমার মনে হয় আমাদের এখানে শেষ করা উচিত - I think we should finish here