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Learn Bengali in 30 Days

Learn Bengali in 30 Days
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Item Code: IDJ599
Author: N. S. R. Ganathe
Publisher: Balaji Publications Chennai
Edition: 2006
Pages: 160
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 6.9" X 4.6"
weight of the book: 128 gms
Author's Preface

Bengali, the French language of the East is a language of our great India and Bangaladesh. In India it is spoken in West Bengal State and some part of chota Nagpur and Assam valley.

Bengali is also called Bangalabhaashaa, from the ancient name of the State. The name Bengali is familiar in India and Banglabassha in Bangladesh.

Bengali is a melodious language because of its peculiar style of pronunciation. It has no 'a' and 'v' pronunciation. In the place of 'a' and 'v', 'o' and 'b' are to be pronounced. The Bangali Language shows two clear cut dialects in the present day, the Sanskrit ridden Bengali of the educated classes, is called Sadhu Bhaashaa and the genuine vernacular of the masses, is called chalit Bhaashaa. There are sub-dialects of these with popular names like kharaathaar, koch, chaakmaa etc.

Bengali is rich in its literature. Ravindranath Tagore, a giant among Poets of writers of the era of renaissance in the world of literature had added everlasting luster to the language by his eternal works.

At the request of many we had published Learn Bengali in 30 days' through the medium of English in 1973 and of Tamil in 1977. The present new edition has been prepared with a view of meeting the requirement of all who wish to study Bengali systamatically. The rules of grammar has been given in a very simple form and in proper sequence. Sentences have been carefully graduated from simplicity in the form of easy sentences to difficulty in the form of passages.

There is a good gap between English and Bengali, Bengali contains 46 letters while English has only 26. Therefore we have given dialectical marks to the letters to pronounce them correctly.

This book has been divided into five parts. In the first part the alphabet set out and the pronunciation explained, while a few reading exercises are added for illustration. These exercises are provided with key transliteration.

The second part deals with some classified vocabularies with their transliteration on useful topics. About 500 words have been given with their transliteration and meaning.

In the third part one can learn to form simple sentences and also the form of conversation on some useful topics.

The fifth part deals with some useful sentences, simple letters, essays, small stories and conversations. In the last few pages, transliteration for the fourth part and fifth part have been given.

For the benefit of our readers we have given the method of studying under the title of 'How to study in the next pages.

Greatest care has been taken in the choice of type which shall render the printing plainly readable throughout.

Lastly, I feel that it is my duty to record here my grateful thanks to the publishers for having given me an opportunity to write this book and al of whom devoted great care to the making of this book.

Any suggestions for the improvement will be thankfully considerded.

CONTENTS

FIRST PART (Alphabet & Pronunciation)
Alphabet Vowels1
Consonants2
Pronunciation of some consonants3
Identify the correct Letters4
Simple words5
Vowel-consonants: combination7
Simple words9
Conjuncts11
Conjuncts of Three Letters17
Semi-Vowels18
SECOND PART
Pronouns19
Verbs21
Relations24
Parts of the Body26
Parts of building29
Timings31
Week days33
Months34
Birds35
Animals36
Edibles38
Fruits40
Vegetables41
Nature42
Directions and Sides43
Place44
Numbers46
Ordinal Numbers50
Measurements51
Politics52
Adjective54
Feelings55
Education57
Press60
Post62
Industries62
THIRD PART
Sentences of Two Words63
Sentences of Three words64
Imperative Sentences65
Interrogative Sentences67
House68
My country70
Market71
With Friend73
Post Office75
An Hour Time77
FOURTH PART
Imperative Verb79
To be80
Present Tense83
Future Tense85
Conjunction86
Number87
Case-endings88
Case-endings with 'Baalak'89
Nominative Case90
Objective & Dative Cases91
Instrumental Case92
Ablative Case93
Possessive Case94
Locative Case94
Pronouns with Case-ending96
First Person97
Second Person98
Third Person99
Present Continuous100
Past Continuous 101
Future Continuous102
Present Perfect103
Past Perfect104
Infinitive & Past Conjunctive105
Compound Verb106
The Use Of Of-I-Ta107
Negative Sentences108
For reading109
FIFTH PART
Sentence111
Our Bengal112
Baiju Bawra114
Then What Can I Do116
Durga Puja118
The Clever crow120
Benevolence122
Sri Vivekanand124
Ravindranath Tagore126
Letters128
Conversation136
Shantiniketan (conversation)137
Kabita of Gaan144
Transliteration-Fourth Part145
Fifth Part157

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