Bengali Negation

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Bengali Negation

Learning the Bengali Negation is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Bengali language. But first we need to know what the role of Negation is in the structure of the grammar in Bengali.

Bengali negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy).

Grammar Tips:

In Bengali, negation can be made simply by placing "Na" or “nei” after the main verb. “ni” also used in first person statement in past tense. But sometimes a double negative is required. "Na" is the most common negative.

Ami ei kaaj korte parbo na (I can't do this). 

Tader kichhui korar nei (they don't have anything to do – Double Negative). 

Ami korini (I didn't do it)

Here are some examples:

English NegationBengali Negation
Negationasiker koron - অসিকএর্ কওরওন্
he is not herese akhane nei - সএ অখনএ নএই
that is not my bookoi ta amar boi noy - ওই ট অমর্ বওই নওয্
do not enterkendre nio na - কএন্ড্রএ নিও ন

Notice the structure of the Negation in Bengali.

List of Negation in Bengali

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Bengali placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Bengali vocabulary.

English NegationBengali Negation
I don't speakami boli na - অমি বওলি ন
I don't writeami likhi na - অমি লিখি ন
I don't driveami chali na - অমি চলি ন
I don't loveami valo basi na - অমি বলও বসি ন
I don't giveami dei na - অমি ডএই ন
I don't smileami hasi na - অমি হসি ন
I don't takeami nei na - অমি নএই ন
he doesn't speakse bole na - সএ বওলএ ন
he doesn't writese lekhe na - সএ লএখএ ন
he doesn't drivese chaly na - সএ চল্য্ ন
he doesn't lovese valo base na - সএ বলও বসএ ন
he doesn't givese dey na - সএ ডএয্ ন
he doesn't smilese hase na - সএ হসএ ন
he doesn't takese ney na - সএ নএয্ ন
we don't speakamora bolbo na - অমওর বওল্বও ন
we don't writeamora likhbo na - অমওর লিখ্বও ন
we don't driveamora chalabo na - অমওর চলবও ন
we don't loveamora valobasbona - অমওর বলওবস্বওন
we don't giveamora debo na - অমওর ডএবও ন
we don't smileamora hasbo na - অমওর হস্বও ন
we don't takeamora nebo na - অমওর নএবও ন

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