Bengali Numbers

Welcome to the sixth Bengali lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Bengali to help you practice your daily phrases. Click on the sound icon to hear the words.

Cardinal and Ordinal
Bengali
Pronunciation
one
এক
[ēka] Audio
first
প্রথম
[prathama] Audio
two
দুই
[du'i] Audio
second
দ্বিতীয়
[dbitīẏa] Audio
three
তিন
[tina] Audio
third
তৃতীয়
[tr̥tīẏa] Audio
four
চার
[cāra] Audio
fourth
চতুর্থ
[caturtha] Audio
five
পাঁচ
[pām̐ca] Audio
fifth
পঞ্চম
[pañcama] Audio
six
ছয়
[chaẏa] Audio
sixth
ষষ্ঠ
[ṣaṣṭha] Audio
seven
সাত
[sāta] Audio
seventh
সপ্তম
[saptama] Audio
eight
আট্
[āṭ] Audio
eighth
অষ্টম
[aṣṭama] Audio
nine
নয়
[naẏa] Audio
ninth
নবম
[nabama] Audio
ten
দশ
[daśa] Audio
tenth
দশম
[daśama] Audio
eleven
এগারো
[ēgārō] Audio
eleventh
একাদশতম
[ēkādaśatama] Audio
twelve
বারো
[bārō] Audio
twelfth
দ্বাদশ
[dbādaśa] Audio
thirteen
তেরো
[tērō] Audio
thirteenth
ত্রয়োদশতম
[traẏōdaśatama] Audio
fourteen
চোদ্দো
[cōddō] Audio
once
একবার
[ēkabāra] Audio
fifteen
পনেরো
[panērō] Audio
twice
দুবার
[dubāra] Audio
sixteen
ষোল
[ṣōla] Audio
Monday
সোমবার
[sōmabāra] Audio
seventeen
সতেরো
[satērō] Audio
Tuesday
মঙ্গলবার
[maṅgalabāra] Audio
eighteen
আঠারো
[āṭhārō] Audio
Wednesday
বুধবার
[budhabāra] Audio
nineteen
ঊনিশ
[ūniśa] Audio
Thursday
বৃহস্পতিবার
[br̥haspatibāra] Audio
twenty
বিশ
[biśa] Audio
Friday
শুক্রবার
[śukrabāra] Audio
seventy one
একাত্তর
[ēkāttara] Audio
Saturday
শনিবার
[śanibāra] Audio
one hundred
একশত
[ēkaśata] Audio
Sunday
রবিবার
[rabibāra] Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

Bengali cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is Bengali. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Bengali + Pronunciation
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
আমার তিনটি কুকুর আছে Audio
[āmāra tinaṭi kukura āchē]
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
আমার মেয়ের দুটি বিড়াল আছে Audio
[āmāra mēẏēra duṭi biṛāla āchē]
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
তিনি সাতটি ভাষায় কথা বলেন Audio
[tini sātaṭi bhāṣāẏa kathā balēna]
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
আমার ভাই-এর একটি ছেলে আছে Audio
[āmāra bhā'i - ēra ēkaṭi chēlē āchē]
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
এই হল আমার দ্বিতীয় পাঠ Audio
[ē'i hala āmāra dbitīẏa pāṭha]
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
আপনি তৃতীয় বইটি কি পড়েছেন? Audio
[āpani tr̥tīẏa ba'iṭi ki paṛēchēna?]

We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.

cow
cow Audio
গরু [garu]
goat
goat Audio
ছাগল [chāgala]
donkey
donkey Audio
গাধা [gādhā]
horse
horse Audio
ঘোড়া [ghōṛā]
dog
dog Audio
কুকুর্ [kukur]
cat
cat Audio
বিড়াল [biṛāla]
mouse
mouse Audio
ইদুঁর [idum̐ra]
bird
bird Audio
পাখি [pākhi]

Conversation in Bengali

Now we finally reach the last part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Bengali
Pronunciation
Where are you from?
আপনি কোথা থেকে এসেছেন?
[āpani kōthā thēkē ēsēchēna?] Audio
I'm from the U.S
আমি U.S থেকে এসেছি
[āmi U.S thēkē ēsēchi] Audio
I'm American
আমি মার্কিনি
[āmi mārkini] Audio
Where do you live?
আপনি কোথায় থাকেন?
[āpani kōthāẏa thākēna?] Audio
I live in the U.S
আমি U.S -এ-তে থাকি
[āmi U.S - ē - tē thāki] Audio
What do you do for a living?
আপনি কি করেন?
[āpani ki karēna?] Audio
I'm a student
আমি একজন ছাত্র
[āmi ēkajana chātra] Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Bengali? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Bengali Gender   Bengali Gender

Bengali Phrases   Bengali Phrases



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