Numbers

Bengali Lesson 6 (Numbers and School)

Duration: 30 mins

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Culture Bengali Phrases
Structure Bengali Grammar

The 6th lesson teaches counting in cardinal and ordinal numbers in Bengali. I also included a vocabulary list about school and finally common daily 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.

Numbers

Knowing how to count in Bengali is essential and should be one of first things to learn. By simply knowing numbers from 1 to 9 you could express large numbers in a simplified way. Cardinal numbers are for counting such as "1, 2, 3 ...". Ordinal numbers represent order or rank such as "1st, 2nd, 3rd ...".

Below is a list of the first 20 cardinal and ordinal numbers 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.

Numbers in Bengali

Numbers Bengali
Oneএক
Ēka
Firstপ্রথম
prathama
Twoদুই
du'i
Secondসেকেন্ড
sēkēnḍa
Threeতিন
tina
Thirdতৃতীয়
tr̥tīẏa
Fourচার
cāra
Fourthচতুর্থ
caturtha
Fiveপাঁচ
pām̐ca
Fifthপঞ্চম
pañcama
Sixছয়
chaẏa
Sixthষষ্ঠ
ṣaṣṭha
Sevenসাত
sāta
Seventhসপ্তম
saptama
Eightআট্
āṭ
Eighthঅষ্টম
aṣṭama
Nineনয়
naẏa
Ninthনবম
nabama
Tenদশ
daśa
Tenthদশম
daśama
Elevenএগারো
ēgārō
Eleventhএকাদশতম
ēkādaśatama
Twelveবারো
bārō
Twelfthদ্বাদশ
dbādaśa
Thirteenতেরো
tērō
Thirteenthত্রয়োদশতম
traẏōdaśatama
Fourteenচোদ্দো
cōddō
Fourteenthচতুর্দশতম
caturdaśatama
Fifteenপনেরো
panērō
Fifteenthপঞ্চদশতম
pañcadaśatama
Sixteenষোল
ṣōla
Sixteenthষষ্ঠদশতম
ṣaṣṭhadaśatama
Seventeenসতেরো
satērō
Seventeenthসপ্তদশতম
saptadaśatama
Eighteenআঠারো
āṭhārō
Eighteenthঅষ্টাদশতম
aṣṭādaśatama
Nineteenঊনিশ
ūniśa
Nineteenthউনবিংশতম
unabinśatama
Twentyবিশ/কুড়ি
biśa/kuṛi
Twentiethবিংশতম
binśatama
Thirty three (31)তেত্রিশ
tētriśa
One hundred (100)একশ
ēkaśa
Three hundred and sixty (360)তিনশ ষাট
tinaśa ṣāṭa
One thousand (1000)এক হাজার
ēka hājāra
Two thousand and fourteen (2014)দুই হাজার চোদ্দ
du'i hājāra cōdda
One millionদশ লক্ষ
daśa lakṣa
Onceএকবার
ēkabāra
Twiceদুবার
dubāra

Now we will try to implement some of the numbers 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 Numbers in a Sentence

Numbers Bengali
I'm 30 years oldআমার তিরিশ বছর বয়স
āmāra tiriśa bachara baẏasa
I have 2 sisters and 1 brotherআমার দুই বোন আর এক ভাই আছে
āmāra du'i bōna āra ēka bhā'i āchē
English is my first languageইংরাজি আমার প্রথম ভাষা
inrāji āmāra prathama bhāṣā
Her second language is Spanishওনার দ্বিতীয় ভাষা স্পেনীয়
ōnāra dbitīẏa bhāṣā spēnīẏa

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about School

Below is a list of 26 words related to school and classrooms. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able communicate to a teacher/students many objects in your class.

School Words in Bengali

School Bengali
Answerউত্তর
uttara
Bookবই
ba'i
Booksবইগুলো
ba'igulō
Chairচেয়ার
cēẏāra
Deskডেস্ক
ḍēska
Dictionaryঅভিধান
abhidhāna
Laptopভাষাগুলি
bhāṣāguli
Libraryপাঠাগার
pāṭhāgāra
Notebook (paper notebook)খাতা
khātā
Pageপৃষ্ঠা
pr̥ṣṭhā
Paperকাগজ
kāgaja
Penপেন
pēna
Pencilপেন্সিল
pēnsila
Questionপ্রশ্ন
praśna
Schoolবিদ্যালয়
bidyālaẏa
Studentছাত্র
chātra
Teacherশিক্ষক
śikṣaka
Universityবিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
biśbabidyālaẏa

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Daily Conversation in Bengali

Finally, a couple bonus sentences that you might find useful. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Bengali Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Bengali

English Bengali
I have a questionআমার একটা প্রশ্ন আছে
āmāra ēkaṭā praśna āchē
To listenশোনা
śōnā
To readপড়া
paṛā
To speakবলা
balā
To thinkভাবা
bhābā
To understandবোঝা
bōjhā
To writeলেখা
lēkhā
What's the name of that book?ঐ বইটার নাম কি?
ai ba'iṭāra nāma ki?
What do you do for a living?আপনি কি কাজ করেন?
Āpani ki kāja karēna?
I'm a (teacher / artist / engineer)আমি একজন (শিক্ষক/শিল্পী/ইঞ্জিনিয়ার)
Āmi ēkajana (śikṣaka/śilpī/iñjiniẏāra)
Oh! That's good!আচ্ছা! খুব ভালো!
ācchā! Khuba bhālō!
Can I practice with you?আমি কি আপনার সঙ্গে অনুশীলন করতে পারি?
Āmi ki āpanāra saṅgē anuśīlana karatē pāri?

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year.

Congratulations! You finished your 6th lesson in Bengali about numbers, and school terms. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Bengali Lesson 7. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Bengali homepage.

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