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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Bound for ( যাত্রার জন্য প্রস্তুত ) The ship is bound for England.
  • Vain of ( অহঙ্কারী ) She is vain of her beauty.
  • Alternative to ( বিকল্প ) This question is alternative to that.
  • Deprived of ( বঞ্চিত ) He was deprived of his property.
  • Acquainted with ( পরিচিত ) I am acquainted with her.
  • Abound with ( প্রচুর পরিমাণে থাকা ) The ocean abounds with fish.

Idioms:

  • On the whole ( মোটের উপর ) On the whole, his conduct is good.
  • All but ( প্রায় ) The poor villagers are all but ruined.
  • Birds eye view ( মোটামোটি ধারণা ; এক নজর ) He took a bird’s eye view of the flood-stricken area from an aeroplane.
  • Crocodile tears ( ময়া কান্না ) He shed crocodile tears at our misery.
  • To and fro ( এদিন-ওদিক ) Being unable to make up his mind the man is walking to and fro.
  • A bed of roses ( সুখ-স্বাচ্ছন্দ্যপূর্ণ জীবন ) Many people think that life is a bed of roses

Bangla to English Expressions (Translations):

  • তাকে চোর বললেও হয় - You may as well call him a thief
  • একটু প্রসঙ্গ পাল্টে বলা যাক। - To get off the topic for a moment.
  • যোগাযোগ রেখো - SIT: Stay in touch
  • তোমার অনুভুতিতে আঘাত লাগুক আমি আসলে এরকম কিছু বলতে চাইনি - I didn't mean to hurt your feelings
  • আজ কে শুরু করবে? - Who will be the first to say?
  • প্রসঙ্গক্রমে - BTW: By the way