Bengali Plural

Welcome to the fourth Bengali lesson about the plural. This time we will learn about the singular form and what it looks like in the plural, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of emergency phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

book
book Audio
বই [ba'i]
books
books Audio
বইগুলো [ba'igulō]
car
car Audio
গাড়ী [gāṛī]
cars
cars Audio
গাড়িগুলো [gāṛigulō]
tree
tree Audio
গাছ [gācha]
trees
trees Audio
গাছগুলো [gāchagulō]
flower
flower Audio
ফুল [phula]
flowers
flowers Audio
ফুলগুলো [phulagulō]

Plural Grammar Rules

The plural is the form which refers to more than one object or person. For example: I speak two languages the plural here is [languages] because it refers to more than one [language]. The examples below use plurals in different ways and places to demonstrate how they look wehn converted from their singular form.

Grammar + Rules
Bengali + Pronunciation
I speak one language
[singular form]
আমি একটি ভাষায় কথা বলি Audio
[āmi ēkaṭi bhāṣāẏa kathā bali]
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
আমরা তিনটি ভাষায় কথা বলি Audio
[āmarā tinaṭi bhāṣāẏa kathā bali]
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
তিনি বহু দেশ ভ্রমণ করেন Audio
[tini bahu dēśa bhramaṇa karēna]
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
তারা এখন খুশি Audio
[tārā ēkhana khuśi]
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
তার পাঁচটি লাল জুতো আছে Audio
[tāra pām̐caṭi lāla jutō āchē]
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
আমি পেঁয়াজ ছাড়া একটা স্যান্ডউইচ চাই Audio
[āmi pēm̐ẏāja chāṛā ēkaṭā syānḍa'u'ica cā'i]

The following is a list of examples showing both the singular and plural form. This demonstrates how the plural is used with humans, objects and animals.

woman
woman Audio
মহিলা [mahilā]
women
women Audio
মহিলারা [mahilārā]
man
man Audio
পুরুষ [puruṣa]
men
men Audio
পুরুষরা [puruṣarā]
house
house Audio
বাড়ি [bāṛi]
houses
houses Audio
বাড়িগুলো [bāṛigulō]
cup
country Audio
কাপ [kāpa]
cups
countries Audio
কাপগুলো [kāpagulō]
cow
cow Audio
গরু [garu]
cows
cows Audio
গরুগুলো [garugulō]
horse
horse Audio
ঘোড়া [ghōṛā]
horses
horses Audio
ঘোড়াগুলো [ghōṛāgulō]

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Bengali by looking at these phrases which are related to emergencies. Be prepared when traveling abroad, just in case you need help or by offering help to someone else. I recommend writing these expressions down on a notebook before traveling.

English
Bengali
Pronunciation
Help
সাহায্য (করুন)!
[sāhāyya (karuna)!] Audio
Call the ambulance
এম্বুলেন্স‌ ডাকুন!
[ēmbulēnsa ḍākuna!] Audio
I need a doctor
আমার একজন ডাক্তার দরকার
[āmāra ēkajana ḍāktāra darakāra] Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
কাছের ডাক্তারখানাটা কোথায়?
[kāchēra ḍāktārakhānāṭā kōthāẏa?] Audio
Are you okay?
আপনি ঠিক আছেন?
[āpani ṭhika āchēna?] Audio
I am sick
আমি অসুস্থ
[āmi asustha] Audio
Call the police
পুলিশ ডাকুন!
[puliśa ḍākuna!] Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural 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 Nouns   Bengali Nouns

Bengali Gender   Bengali Gender



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