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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Talk to ( কথা বলা (ব্যক্তি) ) I am talking to (with) Mr. Roy.
  • Superior to ( উৎকৃষ্টতর ) This type of rice is superior to that.
  • Prohibit from ( বারণ করা ) I prohibited him from going there.
  • Greed for ( লোভ ) He has no greed for wealth.
  • Capacity for ( যোগ্যতা ) He has a capacity for hard work.
  • Aptitude for ( স্বাভাবিক দক্ষতা ) I have no aptitude for Mathematics.

Idioms:

  • loose cannon ( অপ্রত্যাশিত ) He is a bit of a loose cannon.
  • Read between the lines ( তাৎপর্য বোঝা ) Try to read between the lines of the letter.
  • Birds eye view ( মোটামোটি ধারণা ; এক নজর ) He took a bird’s eye view of the flood-stricken area from an aeroplane.
  • At dagger drawn ( খড়গহস্ত ) The two brothers are now at daggers drawn.
  • Flesh and blood ( রক্তমাংসের শরীর ) Flesh and blood cannot bear with such insults.
  • Three R's ( প্রাথমিক শিক্ষা ) The majority of our people have not yet learnt the three R's.

Bangla to English Expressions (Translations):

  • ফুটন্ত ফুলের মাঝে দেখরে মায়ের হাসি - Just have a look at the sweet smile of the divine mother in the blooming flowers
  • আরো দেখান না - Show me some others, please
  • তা কি করে হয়? - How come? How can it be?
  • কারো বিপর্যয় দেখলে বলতে হয়। - Shocking
  • তাতে কি? - So what?
  • এখনই। - Right now.