Feminine

Bengali Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 5th Bengali lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. 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.

Feminine

Knowing how to derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: "man", "woman", "Cat (fem.)", "cat (masc.)" etc.

Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine forms that 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.

Masculine vs. Feminine in Bengali

Feminine Bengali
Boyবালক/ছেলে
Bālaka/chēlē
Girlবালিকা/মেয়ে
bālikā/mēẏē
Manপুরুষ/লোক
puruṣa/lōka
Womanমহিলা / নারী
mahilā/ nārī
Fatherবাবা
bābā
Motherমা
Brotherভাই
bhā'i
Sisterবোন
bōna
Actorঅভিনেতা
abhinētā
Actressঅভিনেত্রী
abhinētrī
Cat (Masc.)হুলো বিড়াল
hulō biṛāla
Cat (Fem.)মেনী বিড়াল
mēnī biṛāla

Now we will try to implement some of the forms above into full Bengali sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Bengali Gender in a Sentence

English Bengali
He is tallসে লম্বা
sē lambā
She is tallসে লম্বা
sē lambā
He is a short manউনি একজন বেঁটে মানুষ
uni ēkajana bēm̐ṭē mānuṣa
She is a short womanউনি একজন বেঁটে মহিলা
uni ēkajana bēm̐ṭē mahilā
He is Germanউনি জার্মান
uni jārmāna
She is Germanউনি জার্মান
uni jārmāna
Japanese men are friendlyজাপানি লোকেরা বন্ধুত্বপূর্ণ
jāpāni lōkērā bandhutbapūrṇa
Japanese women are friendlyজাপানি মহিলারা বন্ধুত্বপূর্ণ
jāpāni mahilārā bandhutbapūrṇa

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about Clothes

Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.

Clothes List in Bengali

Clothes Bengali
Beltবেল্ট
bēlṭa
Clothesপোশাক
pōśāka
Coatকোট
kōṭa
Dressজামা
jāmā
Glassesচশমা
caśamā
Glovesদস্তানা
dastānā
Hatটুপি
ṭupi
Jacketজ্যাকেট
jyākēṭa
Pants (Trousers)প্যান্ট
pyānṭa
Ringআংটি
āṇṭi
Shirtশার্ট
śārṭa
Shoesজুতো
jutō
Socksমোজা
mōjā
Suitস্যুট
syuṭa
Sweaterসোয়েটার
sōẏēṭāra
Tieটাই
ṭā'i
Umbrellaছাতা
chātā
Underwearঅন্তর্বাস
antarbāsa
Walletমানিব্যাগ
mānibyāga
Watchঘড়ি
ghaṛi

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Daily Conversation in Bengali

Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Bengali Phrases page.

Common Expressions in Bengali

Do you like my dress?আপনার কি আমার জামাটা পছন্দ?আপনার কি আমার পোশাকটা পছন্দ হয়েছে?
āpanāra ki āmāra jāmāṭā pachanda?Āpanāra ki āmāra pōśākaṭā pachanda haẏēchē?
I lost my socksআমি মোজা হারিয়ে ফেলেছি
Āmi mōjā hāriẏē phēlēchi
It looks good on youতোমাকে এটাতে সুন্দর দেখাচ্ছে
tōmākē ēṭātē sundara dēkhācchē
She has a beautiful ringতার কাছে একটা সুন্দর আংটি আছে/তার আংটিটা খুভ সুন্দর
tāra kāchē ēkaṭā sundara āṇṭi āchē/tāra āṇṭiṭā khubha sundara
These pants (trousers) are longএই প্যান্টটা লম্বা
ē'i pyānṭaṭā lambā
These shoes are smallএই জুতোটা ছোট/এই জুতোগুলি ছোট
ē'i jutōṭā chōṭa/ē'i jutōguli chōṭa
Where are you from?আপনি কোথা থেকে আসছেন?
āpani kōthā thēkē āsachēna?
I'm from the U.Sআমি যুক্তরাষ্ট্র থেকে আসছি
Āmi yuktarāṣṭra thēkē āsachi
I'm Americanআমি মার্কিনী
āmi mārkinī
Where do you live?আপনি কোথায় থাকেন?
āpani kōthāẏa thākēna?
I live in the U.Sআমি যুক্তরাষ্ট্রে থাকি
Āmi yuktarāṣṭrē thāki
Do you like it here?আপনার কি ওখানে থাকতে ভাল লাগে?
āpanāra ki ōkhānē thākatē bhāla lāgē?

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in Bengali about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Bengali Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Bengali homepage.

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