department of tourism

government of west bengal

Common Phrases

English Bengali
Welcome Shagotom
Hello(General greeting) Nomoshkar - for Hindus
Assalamualaikum
Slamalikum - for Muslims
Hello (on phone) Hyalo
Help me Amak shahajjo korun
How are you? (tomra) Kemon achho?
Reply to 'How are you?' Ami bhalo achhi
Amra bhalo achhi
Long time no see Onek din dekha nei
What's your name? Tor naam ki?
Tomar naam ki?
Apnar naam ki?
My name is ... Amar naam ...
Where are you from? Apni kotha theke ashchhen?
I'm from ... Ami ... Theke ashchhi
Pleased to meet you Apanar sathe paricita haye khusi hayechi
Good morning (Morning greeting) Shuprobhat
Good evening (Evening greeting) Shubho shondha
Good night Shubhoratri
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Aschi
Bhalo thakben
Bhalo theko
Bidae nicchhi
Khoda hafez - used by Muslims
Good luck Soubhagya
Bad luck Durbhagya
Cheers! (Lit. 'Victory!') Joy!
Have a nice day Su din
Happy Journey Shubho jatra
I understand Aami bujte paarchi
I don't understand Ami Bujhte pari ni
Ami Bujhte parlam na
I don't know Ami Jani na
Please speak slowly Daya kore aste bolun
Please say that again Daya kore abar bolun
Please write it down Eti ektu likhe din
Do you speak English? Apni ingreji bolte paren?
Do you speak Bengali? Apni bangla bolte paren?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ..?')
Ha, alpo
Speak to me in Bengali Doya kore amar shathe banglay kotha bolun
Amar shathe banglay kotha bolun
Doya kore amar shathe banglay kotha bolo
Amar shathe banglay kotha bolo
How do you say ... in Bengali? Etake banglai ki bole?
Etar bangla ki?
Excuse me Shunun Eai je
How much is this? Eai jinish tar koto dam?
Sorry Dukkhito
Maf korben
Thank you
Reply to thank you
Dhonnobad
Where's the toilet? Toilet ti kothae?
This gentleman will pay for everything Eai bhodrolok shob kichhur jonno taka deben
This lady will pay for everything Eai bhodro mohila shob kichhur jonno taka deben
Would you like to dance with me? Tumi amar sange naachbe?
Apni amar sange naachben?
I love you Ami apnake bhalobashi
Ami tomake bhalobashi
Ami toke bhalobashi
Get well soon Taratari shere otho
Help! Bachao!
Fire! Agun legechhe!
Stop! Thamun!
Call the Police! Police k dakun!
Police k dak din!
Christmas and New Year greetings Shubho borodin
Shubho noboborsho
Easter greetings Easter er shubhechha neben
Birthday greetings Shubho jonmodin
I will be late Aamar deri hobe
What is the time? Kota baaje?
May I come in? Aami ki ashte pari?
When does the… leave/arrive? Kokhon… chaarbe/pochaabeh?
How  far is? Koto dur?
I don't like you Ami tomake pochondo kori na
This is ok Eta cholbe
You are very beautiful Aapni khub sundori
Don't forget me Aamake bhulona
I am hungry Aamar khide peyeche
Don’t disturb me Aamake birokto korona
Don’t make me angry Aamake ragiyo na
Come in Asho
Come later Poore asho
See you later Poore dekha hobe
Talk to you later Poore kotha hobe
See you again Aabar dekha hobe
I am sorry Aami khubi dukhito
Forgive me Khoma korben
The time went fast Dekhte dekhte samaye kete gyalo
I am not feeling well Bhalo lage na
Where are you going? Tumi kothay jacho?
You are very good Tumi khub bhalo
Could you repeat what you just said? Doya kore aaro aakbar bolben?
Doya kore aaro aakbar bolbe?
You said that right Thik bolechhen
Thik bolechho
Thik bolechis

Direction

English Bengali
North Uttar
South Dakshin
East Purba
West Paschim

Other Phrases

English Bengali
Where is the bus stop? Bus stop ti kothay 
Where is the taxi stand ? Taxi stop kothay
Where is the hospital? Haspatal kothay
Where is the bank? Bank kothay
Where is the airport? Bimanbandar kothay
Call ambulance Ambulance dakun

Conversational Phrases

English Bengali
At the airport Bimanbandar er kache
Where is the exit? Baaire jaoaar raasta kothaye?
How far is the hotel? Hotel koto doore?
What is the rent? Bhara koto?
Please stop here Ekhane thaamun
Place worth visiting Dekhaar moto jayega
Want city guide map Shohorer maanchitro chaayi
Show me the way Amaake raasta dekhaan
Please do booking Doya kore booking kore din
I want to send an e-mail Aami e-mail pathaate chaayi
It is hot/cold today Aajke khub gorom / thaanda
How much will it cost Etaar koto daam
Can I make a phone call from here Aami ekhaan theke phone korte paari?
Please help me Doya kore shahajjo korun
Please cut in small pieces Choto choto kore kato
He went looking from house to house Se bari bari khnujte giyechilo
Hope all will go well Asha kori sab bhaloe bhaloe katbe
He went away laughing Se haste haste chole gyalo
My leg got tired walking Hnatte Hnatte paa byatha hoye gyalo
What good sweet we had Ki darun darun misti khelam

Department of Tourism
Government of West Bengal

New Secretariat Building
1, K. S. Roy Road, 3rd Floor,
Kolkata - 700001,
Phone : 033-2225 4723/4724/4725/4565
E-Mail : wbtourismpublicity1@gmail.com