Present Tense

Bengali Lesson 13 (Present Tense & Survival)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 13th lesson deals with the present tense in Bengali. In addition I included a vocabulary list about survival and emergencies. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Bengali Classes.

Present

The present is one of the 3 tenses (past, present, and future) we will be discussing in the next 3 lessons. So it is recommended not to skip any of them because they are all related.

Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the present tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Bengali, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Present Tense in Bengali

Present Bengali
I see youআমি তোমাকে দেখি
Āmi tōmākē dēkhi
I write with a penআমি পেন দিয়ে লিখি
āmi pēna diẏē likhi
You love applesতুমি আপেল ভালোবাসো
tumi āpēla bhālōbāsō
You give moneyতুমি টাকা দাও
tumi ṭākā dā'ō
You play tennisআপনি টেনিস খেলেন
āpani ṭēnisa khēlēna
He reads a bookউনি বই পড়েন
uni ba'i paṛēna
He understands meসে আমাকে বুঝতে পারে
sē āmākē bujhatē pārē
She has a catওনার কাছে একটা বিড়াল আছে
ōnāra kāchē ēkaṭā biṛāla āchē
She knows my friendসে আমার বন্ধুকে চেনে
sē āmāra bandhukē cēnē
We want to learnআমরা শিখতে চাই
āmarā śikhatē cā'i
We think Spanish is easyআমাদের মনে হয় স্পেনীয় ভাষা সহজ
āmādēra manē haẏa spēnīẏa bhāṣā sahaja
You (plural) work hereআপনারা এখানে কাজ করেন/ আপনারা এখানে কাজ করুন
āpanārā ēkhānē kāja karēna/ āpanārā ēkhānē kāja karuna
You (plural) speak Frenchআপনারা ফরাসী ভাষায় কথা বলেন
āpanārā pharāsī bhāṣāẏa kathā balēna
They drive a carওরা একটা গাড়ী চালায়
ōrā ēkaṭā gāṛī cālāẏa
They smileওরা হাসে
ōrā hāsē

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Survival Expressions

Below is a list of 28 words related to survival expressions such as emergencies, and calling for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to communicate better when in distress or when providing help to someone else who is in need.

Survival Expressions in Bengali

Accidentদুর্ঘটনা
durghaṭanā
Allergyঅ্যালার্জি
ayālārji
Ambulanceঅ্যাম্বুলেন্স
ayāmbulēnsa
Asthmaহাঁপানি
hām̐pāni
Dangerবিপদ
bipada
Doctorডাক্তার
ḍāktāra
Headacheমাথা ব্যথা
māthā byathā
Heart attackহার্ট অ্যাটাক
hārṭa ayāṭāka
Help meআমাকে সাহায্য করুন
āmākē sāhāyya karuna
Hospitalহাসপাতাল
hāsapātāla
Medicinesওষুধপত্র
ōṣudhapatra
Pharmacyওষুধের দোকান
ōṣudhēra dōkāna
Poisonবিষ
biṣa
Policeপুলিশ
puliśa
Stomach acheপেটব্যথা
pēṭabyathā
Strokeস্ট্রোক
sṭrōka

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Daily Conversation in Bengali

Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Bengali Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Bengali

Are you okay?আপনি ঠিক আছেন?
āpani ṭhika āchēna?
Call a doctor!ডাক্তার ডাকুন!
Ḍāktāra ḍākuna!
Call the ambulance!এম্বুলেন্স‌ ডাকুন!
Ēmbulēnsa‌ ḍākuna!
Call the police!পুলিশ ডাকুন!
Puliśa ḍākuna!
Calm down!শান্ত হন!
Śānta hana!
Fire!আগুন!
Āguna!
I feel sickআমার অসুস্থ লাগছে
Āmāra asustha lāgachē
It hurts hereএখানে ব্যথা হচ্ছে
ēkhānē byathā hacchē
It's urgent!এটা জরুরি!
ēṭā jaruri!
Stop!দাঁড়ান!
Dām̐ṛāna!
Thief!চোর!
Cōra!
Where is the closest pharmacy?কাছের ডাক্তারখানাটা কোথায়?
Kāchēra ḍāktārakhānāṭā kōthāẏa?
You look beautiful! (to a woman)আপনাকে খুব সুন্দর দেখাচ্ছে
Āpanākē khuba sundara dēkhācchē
You have a beautiful nameআপনার নামটা খুব সুন্দর
āpanāra nāmaṭā khuba sundara
This is my wifeইনি আমার স্ত্রী
ini āmāra strī
This is my husbandইনি আমার স্বামী
ini āmāra sbāmī

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝To have another language is to possess a second soul.❞ ‒Charlemagne

Congratulations! You finished your 13th lesson in Bengali about the present tense, and survival expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Bengali Lesson 14. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Bengali homepage.

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