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:
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