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Virtual Bangladesh: Survival Bengali (Bangla)


So you are eager to learn Bangla (Bengali), eh? Maybe I can help here. If you do wish to learn even more about our language and our literature do visit the following pages:

Transliteration Schema

[Ad: Visit the Book Bazaar]We have devised a transliteration schema which should help you in pronouncing Bangle (Bengali) words. Please refer to the schema whenever weshow Bangla (Bengali) words using the Roman script.

Useful Words and Phrases

In order to give you a feel for the sounds of the Bangla (Bengali) language, I have set up a small collection of useful words and phrases. These words and phrases are illustrated by audio files which should help you in getting a feel for the sounds of the language.

English to Bangla Dictionary

Here's a very brief (3000 words) English to Bangla dictionary, that we maintain. It is no where near complete, and many entries do not have the corresponding Bengali word. We have tried to use the more colloquial from of Bengali whenever possible, for that is what most tourists to Bangladesh will face. Those of you who have suggestions, corrections, ideas, and additions to this dictionary, please do email

A Brief Bangla (Bengali) Primer

The primer is still under construction. Currently, I have four lessons on line, but more and more will be added as time wends by. Let's Learn Bangla - Bengali


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