5 Bengali words – compass directions

The ‘compass’ direction I hear most in Bengali is that of south when the NHK World Bengali news podcast talks about South Korea. Given that NHK is Japan’s national radio station, the word crops up regularly.

But this post, the first 5 Bengali words of 2011, is also a chance to learn the rest of the compass points in Bengali. (It also reminds me I should get back into the habit if listening to Bengali podcasts again.

Direction n – দিক (dik)

North n – উত্তর (uttōr)

South n – দক্ষিম (dōkkhim)

East n – পূর্ব্ব (purbbō)

West n – পশ্চিম (pōscim)

More ‘5 Bengali words‘ posts.

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