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Re: Bengali ( বাংলা)

Postby Meera » 2010-01-02, 4:58

Bengali Lesson Two- Consonants
ক ko
খ kho
গ go
ঘ gho
ঙ ngo
চ co
ছ cho
জ jo
ঝ jho
ঞ no
ত to
থ tho
দ do
ধ dho
ন no
ট To
ঠ Tho
ড Do
ঢ Dho
ণ No
প po
ফ pho
ব bo
ভ bho
ম mo
য yo
র ro
ল lo
শ sho
ষ Sho
স so
হ ho
য় jo
ড় Ro
ঢ় Rho
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Re: Bengali ( বাংলা)

Postby Meera » 2010-01-02, 6:58

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Re: Bengali ( বাংলা)

Postby Meera » 2010-01-04, 4:46

Bengali Lesson 3: This lesson is going to have phareses and basic grammar. I tried to orginally do it in the Bengali script but I do not know the keyboard yet, so Im going to translitterate it.

In Bengali (বাংলা) it is extreamly imporant to indentfy the difference between things that are near and far. ( Just like in Pashto ) I dont think Hindi/Urdu has it to this extent.

For Example:
Eta-this(here)
Ota-that (there)
seta-that (wherever else)

*In Bengali, when you make an s sound, most of the it goes along with a very light "sh" sound.

egulo-these(here)
ogulo-those (there)
segulo-those(wherever else)

Here are Some Personal Pronouns in Bengali:
Ami- I Amra-We
tumi-you(Familar/singular) tomra-you
apni-you(Polite/plural) apnara-you

*The rest as mentioned before requires to regconigize the differences between-here, there and wherever else*

Here are the rest:
e(s/he-familar/here) era(They/familar/here)
ini(s/he-plural/polite-here) eera(they/plural/polite-here)
o(h/she/familar/there) ora(they/familar/there)
uni(h/she/polite/there) oora(they/polite/there)
se(s/he/familar/elsewhere)tara(they/familar/elsewhere)
tini (s/he/polite/elsewhere)taara(they/familar/elsewhere)


*I know it seems very hard at first, but you will get used to it. just note all polites are plural and you really want to make a distinaction as not to offend anyone. Also to learn better try making flashcards. This is what helps me the most*

Now as Promised some Bengalibasic phrases:
Aapnar/Tomar naam ki?-Whats your name?
Aamar naam....-my name is...
Haan nischoy - Yes, of course.
kemon acchen?-How are you?
ami bhalo acchi -I'm fine.
bujhte pari ni - I don't understand.

Hope you enjoyed this lesson! More to come soon =)
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Re: Bengali ( বাংলা)

Postby Meera » 2010-01-05, 6:02

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Re: Bengali ( বাংলা)

Postby Meera » 2010-01-06, 5:53

Bengali Lesson 4: Possessive Pronouns
In this lesson we will learn how to make Possessive Pronouns in Bengali. It is fairly easy and as long as you know the Pronouns, you should no problem with possessive.
1.Amar-my amader-our
2.Tomar-your (familiar) tomader-your(you/plural)
apni-your(polite) apnader-your (plural/polite)
3. er-his/her (familiar/here) eder-their
enar-his/her (polite/here) enader-their
4.or-his/her(familiar/there) order-their
5.onar-his/her(polite/there) onader-their
6.tar-his/her(familiar/elsewhere) tader-their
Some sentances to go along with the lesson:
Amar rumal niin-Take my handkerchief
ini amar ma-she is my mother
uni raniarbaba?- is he rani's father?
uni ki? -who's this?
Exercise:
Name all the personal pronouns from the first lesson.
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Re: Bengali ( বাংলা)

Postby Meera » 2010-01-08, 5:56

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Re: Bengali ( বাংলা)

Postby Riptide » 2010-01-09, 19:26

Dhonnobad Meera for all of this. It's really helpful. :)

Also, I was talking to one of my Bengali friends the other day, and I think nomoshkar is the Indian Bengali greeting, while in Bangladesh, one would say slamalikum. 8-)
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Re: Bengali ( বাংলা)

Postby Meera » 2010-01-09, 22:28

Riptide wrote:Dhonnobad Meera for all of this. It's really helpful. :)

Also, I was talking to one of my Bengali friends the other day, and I think nomoshkar is the Indian Bengali greeting, while in Bangladesh, one would say slamalikum. 8-)


হ্যাঁ its true because salaam aliakum is a muslim greeting.

and the next lesson should be up soon :)
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Re: Bengali ( বাংলা)

Postby Meera » 2010-01-10, 5:56

Bengali Lesson 5
Hello everyone, so we already learned the possives and the pronouns. Now its time to learn the verb, "to" in the present tense and the past tense. I was going to add how to form the negative in this lesson too, but I have decided to leave it out, so it won't overwhelm, it will be in the next lesson.


Present Tense "to be"

1.Ami achi-I am
2.Tumi acho-you are (familar)
3.se ache-s/he is
4.Apni/Tini acchen- (tini is plural you are for familar and apni is polite you are)


Examples:
baba ki bari acchen? (Is father at home?)
Uni kothay acchen? (where is she/he?)
okhane amar kolom ache(my pen is there)


Past Tense "to be"
1.Ami Chillam-I was
2.Tumi Chile-you were
3.se chilo-s/he was
4.apni/tini chilen- you were (see above for explanation)


Examples:
Okhane onek lok chilo-there were lots of people there.
Ami bhalo chillam-i was good

Thats all for this lesson. Next will be negative and then followed by possieve case :)
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Re: Bengali ( বাংলা)

Postby Meera » 2010-01-11, 5:10

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Re: Bengali ( বাংলা)

Postby Meera » 2010-01-16, 21:26

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Re: Bengali ( বাংলা)

Postby Meera » 2010-01-16, 21:52

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Re: Bengali ( বাংলা)

Postby Meera » 2010-01-19, 7:57

www.zeebangla.com

awesome bengali videos and full episodes of tv shows!
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Re: Bengali ( বাংলা)

Postby Riptide » 2010-01-21, 5:06

Meera wrote:Bengali Lesson Two- Consonants
ক ko
খ kho
গ go
ঘ gho
ঙ ngo
চ co
ছ cho
জ jo
ঝ jho
ঞ no
ত to
থ tho
দ do
ধ dho
ন no
ট To
ঠ Tho
ড Do
ঢ Dho
ণ No
প po
ফ pho
ব bo
ভ bho
ম mo
য yo
র ro
ল lo
শ sho
ষ Sho
স so
হ ho
য় jo
ড় Ro
ঢ় Rho

Hey Meera! I have two questions about the alphabet. First, are all the ones with an h in it mean that they're aspirated? Also, what's the difference between শ and ষ ? You marked them both as making the sound "sho".
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Re: Bengali ( বাংলা)

Postby Katarinka » 2010-01-24, 22:49

I love Bengali script. So i hope i will beginn to learn it soon. Looks better than devanagari to me

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Re: Bengali ( বাংলা)

Postby Meera » 2010-01-25, 5:05

Katarinka wrote:I love Bengali script. So i hope i will beginn to learn it soon. Looks better than devanagari to me

yeah it does and in ll honesty its much eaiser to read then devangari
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Re: Bengali ( বাংলা)

Postby Meera » 2010-01-25, 5:08

Riptide wrote:
Meera wrote:Bengali Lesson Two- Consonants
ক ko
খ kho
গ go
ঘ gho
ঙ ngo
চ co
ছ cho
জ jo
ঝ jho
ঞ no
ত to
থ tho
দ do
ধ dho
ন no
ট To
ঠ Tho
ড Do
ঢ Dho
ণ No
প po
ফ pho
ব bo
ভ bho
ম mo
য yo
র ro
ল lo
শ sho
ষ Sho
স so
হ ho
য় jo
ড় Ro
ঢ় Rho

Hey Meera! I have two questions about the alphabet. First, are all the ones with an h in it mean that they're aspirated? Also, what's the difference between শ and ষ ? You marked them both as making the sound "sho".


yep its like in Hindi script its aspirated. শ this sho is more like sssshoo like the s sound we make in "shh" they both have shhh but that when is thicker sounded.
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Re: Bengali ( বাংলা)

Postby Meera » 2010-01-29, 1:48

Bengali Lesson 6
Hello Everyone! So today we are going to learn how to form negatives in Bangla. :) Its not a very big lesson, more to come soon.

Negative "to be"
ami noi- I'm not
tumi noo-you are not
se noy-he/she isn't
apni/tini non- You are not


Examples:
Ami hindu noi-I am not Hindu
tini ki hindu noy?-Isn't he Hindu?
majhi roana hote raji holona- The boatman didnt want to set out.
Ami bangla bujhina-I dont understand Bengali.
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Re: Bengali ( বাংলা)

Postby Meera » 2010-01-30, 3:04

Modomoti Nodir Tiry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6obyxD0ntPk
beautiful song


O Amar Roshik Bondho Re
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fN4dMEFscI

Also did anyone noticed that majority of famous singers from India are of Bengali orgin? For example Shreya Ghoshal, R.D Burman, Kishore Kumar, kumar sannu, abhijeet, and shaan! their all Bengali :shock:
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Re: Bengali ( বাংলা)

Postby Meera » 2010-01-30, 21:30

I found some Bengali movies by Satyajit Ray with English subtitles on youtube. Satyajit was once thought of one of the top ten directors of all time and was the only Indian to appear on that list :) All of his films are in bengali, and as "rumor" has it he was the orginal writer of ET but he died before he got to publish it. And suppsosdly Steven Speilberg is a big fan of Rays movies. Not sure how true all of this is though.

Distant Thunder English Subs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NfFDMFIMCQ

The Adversary English Subs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6E1OZ8f_1Y

Apur Sansar (bengali title) The World of Apu (English Titile) English subs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjqWGMoXJlQ
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