"I was reading the dictionary. I thought
it was a poem about everything."
                     --Steven Wright

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Kind to ( সদয় ) She is very kind to the children.
  • Smell of ( গন্ধ দেয় ) This glass smells of wine.
  • Sick of ( পীড়িত, ক্লান্ত ) He is sick for home.
  • Plead for ( ওকালতি করা (কোনকিছু) ) I pleaded with him for justice (against the wrong done to me).
  • Look up ( শব্দার্থ খোঁজা ) Look up the word in the dictionary.
  • Dislike for ( অপছন্দ ) He has dislike for dogs.

Idioms:

  • All but ( প্রায় ) The poor villagers are all but ruined.
  • slap on the wrist ( মৃদু শাস্তি ) Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist
  • Dead language ( যে ভাষা এখন আর কথ্য নয় ) Sanskrit is a rich language, but it is now a dead language.
  • big cheese ( দলের বা পরিবারের সবচেয়ে গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ব্যক্তি ) He is the big cheese who control everything in our group.
  • In vain ( বৃথা ) All his attempts were in vain.
  • Widow's mite ( দরিদ্রর ক্ষুদ্র দান ) A widow's mite is no less important than a large contribution of a rich man.