Past Tense

Bengali Lesson 14 (Past Tense & Colors)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in Bengali. In addition I included a vocabulary list about colors, as well as some basic phrases. 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.

Past

The past is one of the 3 tenses (present, past, 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 past 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.

Past Tense in Bengali

Past Bengali
I saw youআমি তোমাকে দেখলাম
āmi tōmākē dēkhalāma
I wrote with a penআমি একটা কলম/পেন দিয়ে লিখলাম
āmi ēkaṭā kalama/pēna diẏē likhalāma
You loved applesতুমি আপেল ভালবাসতে
tumi āpēla bhālabāsatē
You gave moneyতুমি টাকা দিলে
tumi ṭākā dilē
You played tennisতুমি টেনিস খেললে
tumi ṭēnisa khēlalē
He read (past tense) a bookসে একটা বই পড়ল
sē ēkaṭā ba'i paṛala
He understood meসে আমাকে বুঝতে পারল
sē āmākē bujhatē pārala
She had a catতার একটা বিড়াল ছিল
tāra ēkaṭā biṛāla chila
She knew my friendসে আমার বন্ধুকে চিনতো
sē āmāra bandhukē cinatō
We wanted to learnআমরা শিখতে চাইলাম
āmarā śikhatē cā'ilāma
We thought Spanish is easyআমরা ভাবলাম স্পেনীয় ভাষা সহজ
āmarā bhābalāma spēnīẏa bhāṣā sahaja
You (plural) worked hereআপনারা এখানে কাজ করতেন
Āpanārā ēkhānē kāja karatēna
You (plural) spoke Frenchআপনারা ফরাসী ভাষায় কথা বললেন
āpanārā pharāsī bhāṣāẏa kathā balalēna
They drove a carওরা একটা গাড়ী চালালো
ōrā ēkaṭā gāṛī cālālō
They smiledওরা হাসল
ōrā hāsala

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List of Colors in Bengali

Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.

Colors in Bengali

Colors Bengali
Blackকালো
kālō
Blueনীল
nīla
Brownবাদামি
bādāmi
Colorsরং
raṁ
Dark colorঘন রং
ghana raṁ 
Grayধূসর
dhūsara
Greenসবুজ
sabuja
Light colorহাল্কা রং --
hālkā raṁ --
Orangeকমলা
kamalā
Redলাল
lāla
Whiteসাদা
sādā
Yellowহলুদ
haluda

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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

English Bengali
Black is his favorite colorতার প্রিয় রঙ কালো
tāra priẏa raṅa kālō
I have black hairআমার চুল কালো
āmāra cula kālō
Red is not his favorite colorলাল রঙ তার প্রিয় নয়
lāla raṅa tāra priẏa naẏa
She drives a yellow carসে একটা হলুদ গাড়ী চালায়
sē ēkaṭā haluda gāṛī cālāẏa
The sky is blueআকাশটা নীল
ākāśaṭā nīla
Your cat is whiteতোমার বেড়ালের রং সাদা
tōmāra bēṛālēra raṁ sādā
I enjoyed myself very muchআমি খুব উপভোগ করেছি
āmi khuba upabhōga karēchi
I agree with youআমি আপনার সঙ্গে একমত
āmi āpanāra saṅgē ēkamata
Are you sure?আপনি কি নিশ্চিত?
āpani ki niścita?
Be careful!সাবধানে!
Sābadhānē!
Cheers!জয়!
Jaẏa!
Would you like to go for a walk?চলুন, একটু হাঁটতে যাবেন?
Caluna, ēkaṭu hām̐ṭatē yābēna?

Fun Facts

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

Congratulations! You finished your 14th lesson in Bengali about the past tense, and a vocabulary list about colors. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Bengali Lesson 15. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Bengali homepage.

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