Learning a language cannot be complete unless you learn how the locals speak it! The best flavours of a spoken language are best experienced when emotions can be expressed using colloquial jargon!
Super cool Bengali Slang words that will make you speak Bengali like a local!
means amazing'. So if you want to tell your friend, 'you look amazing' you can also say, 'tomake hebby lagche'!
this is a common slang and is used when someone has done something awesome! Also said like, 'fatiye diyeche'. In Hindi is translates to 'faad diya' refers to doing something fantastically!
this is an exclamation and is used like, 'Oh myyy'!
is used like a load. 'Don't take load dude' or 'don't take chaap dude'!
this word is used like in Hindi one says, 'hatt' or 'dhat'. It is used when you want to say, don't speak nonsence or I don't believe you. Quite a docile and non offensive word.
Baing er matha
This one is a favourite! It literally means a 'frog’s head'. It is used in situations when in English you'd say 'my foot' or on Hindi you'd say, 'meri jutti'.
means crazy boy/girl. The word is used in an informal and funny way.
This is another fabulous one. Paka means ripe. Paka buri/boro refers to literally ripe old man or ripe old woman. It is used for young kids/teens who act over smart or over mature! Ha ha! So apt.
nyaeka is used to refer to someone who is just too much drama, like a 'dramebaz' in Hindi!
this is another gem!!! This word is used for people who feel they are too out of this world or artistic with deep thought which are better than the thoughts of all other people. Basically one who thinks of self as an 'intellectual'! The person is said to ateel marka and its meant to be a taunt!
is used for both male n female and refers to someone who is joking around. Phajlamo means the act of joking around. When kids don’t study and they're jumping about, their mom calls them phajil.
The literal meaning is 'umbrella head'. It is used when in English you'd say 'my foot' or on Hindi you'd say, 'meri jutti'. (Just like Baing er matha is used!)
this is such a relatable word! It refers to procrastination! So if Mom asks,'what are you doing' you can say, 'I’m procrastinating' or 'ami lyad khachhi'.
means gaali/abusive words). It is not an abusive word by itself. It refers to all of them. So khisti deeshna means 'gaali mat de' or 'don't abuse'!
Ohh maa go/ oh maa go morejai
This adorable expressions, oh maaa mar gayi' / 'oh dear I am dying'. The expression is used when one has perhaps fallen down and hurt themselves!
this is used how we use, 'O nooo!' usually used for some mad occurance!
Aren't these Bengali words so sweet sounding? Have you ever wondered why Bengali sounds sweet? Wonder no more and read here Why does Bengali sound sweet 🍬?
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