This week’s 5 Bengali words collects together some useful conversational expressions about time.
It ran on a bit so I split it in half, and will post part 2 next week.
Time n – সময় (sōmōy)
Always/all the time adj – সব সময় (sōb sōmōy), চিরদিন (cirōdin)
Often adj – প্রায়ই (prayi)
Sometimes adv – মাঝে মাঝে (majhe majhe), মাঝে সাঝে (majhe sajhe), সময় সময় (sōmōy sōmōy)
Never adv – কখনও না (kōkhōno na)* [see comments]
Can also I had thought it could be used idiomatically for ‘sometimes’, which totally threw me when reading a dual language English-Bengali children’s book whose title ‘Sometimes’ was translated as কখনো (with the arrogance of a student I actually assumed the translator had made a mistake) [see comments]
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