Now in year two at primary school, A has been given homework for some time now. So revising school words in Bengali has been on my to-do list for a while.
We went in to the school yesterday for parents evening while A was at Beavers, so now seems as good a time as any to get around to it.
There’s a useful chapter for this area of vocabulary in William Radice’s excellent Teach Yourself Bengali book where, through a conversation about a school, he looks at a number of different parts of grammar, including the present tense, the reflexive pronoun and participial postpositions.
School – স্কুল (skul)
Class – ক্লাস (klas)
Teacher – টিচার/সিক্সক (ticar/siksōk)
Private – বেসরকারী (besōrōkari)
Subject – বিসয় (bisōy)
Maths – অঙ্ক (ōnkō)
English – imreji
Geography – ভূগোল (bhugol)
Science – বিগ্গেন (biggaen)
Hand writing – হাতের লেখা (hater lekha)
Story – গল্প (gōlpō)
Poem – কবিতা (kōbita)
Book – বই (bōi)
Paper – কাগজ (kagōj)
Picture – ছবি (chōbi)
To draw, paint – আকা (aka)
N.B. I’m on a computer that doesn’t have Bengali fonts at the moment, so will add Bengali script for the above words later.