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Bengali / Bangla vocabulary: words for quantities

Kolkata scales weigh quantities Bengali bangla vocabulary

Picture: Ben Dalton

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. Continue reading

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Google improves translation for nine Indian languages, including Bengali

Google Translate Hindi Bengali Marathi

Oh me of little faith; It turns out that Google hasn’t been dragging its feet when it comes to bringing its latest translation advances to Bengali.

The language is one of nine Indian tongues, alongside Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam and Kannada, to benefit from the search giant’s ‘neural machine translation’ approach. Continue reading