Although this blog is been rather quiet of late, I’ve been keeping up with learning Bengali via the vocabulary lists on Quizlet that I and others have created.
The Quizlet app makes the lists ideal for dipping into on my hour-long commute and continuing with at least a baseline of efforts to learn the language – even if we don’t currently have any plans to visit India.
So, to continue this – and breathe a little life back into this blog, here’s another Bengali vocabulary list based around quantities and measurements.
How many? – কয়টা (koyta)
How much? – কত (koto)
How much (uncountable things)? – কতখানিক (kotokhanik)
How much (small quantities)? – কতটুকু (kototuku)
A few – কয়েকটা (koyekta)
Less – আরো কম (aro kom)
A little – একটু (ektu)
Many – অনেক (onek)
More – আরো (aro)
Some – কিছু (kichu)
A quarter – সোয়া (soya)
A third – তিন ভাগের এক ভাগ (tin bhager ek bhag)
A half – আর্ধেক (ardhek)
Three-quarters – পৌনে (poune)
One and a half – দেড় (der)
Two and a half – আড়াই (arai)
As with most, if not all, of my Bengali / Bangla vocabulary posts there’s an online flashcard set for this list too on Quizlet.