Bengali Questions

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Bengali Questions

Learning the Bengali Questions 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 Questions is in the structure of the grammar in Bengali.

Bengali questions may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. Usually it starts with why, how, where, when ...

Grammar Tips:

In Bengali there are 4 ways of asking a question to get a yes or no answer, and they are the following:

Pronoun should come first, example:

-Pronoun + verb: Only the intonation makes the sentence interrogative: taar hate somoy achhe? (Does he have free time?)

To get a definite answer to a question the pronoun may come before or after the verb. Example

-Verb +...+ pronoun. The pronoun goes last kothay jaben apni(Where will you go?)

Pronoun+…+ Verb  . The pronoun comes first  apni kothay jaben(Where will you go?)


-Finally you can also make a question by adding a tag question to the end of a statement. Apni kothay jaben? kolkatay?

 (Where will you go? To kolkata?)

Here are some examples:

English QuestionsBengali Questions
Questionsprosno gulo - প্রওস্নও গুলও
how?kemon? - কএমওন্?
what?ki? - কি?
who?ke? - কএ?
why?keno? - কএনও?
where?kothay? - কওতয্?

Notice the structure of the Questions in Bengali.

List of Questions in Bengali

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

English QuestionsBengali Questions
where is he?se kothay? - সএ কওতয্?
what is this?ata ki? - অট কি?
why are you sad?tumi keno dukkhito? - টুমি কএনও ডুক্খিটও?
how do you want to pay?kivabe tumi amake prodan korte chao? - কিববএ টুমি অমকএ প্রওডন্ কওর্টএ চও?
can I come?ami ki aste pari? - অমি কি অস্টএ পরি?
is he sleeping?se ki ghumate pare? - সএ কি ঘুমটএ পরএ?
do you know me?tumi ki amake cheno? - টুমি কি অমকএ চএনও?
do you have my book?tumi ki amar boi niaso? - টুমি কি অমর্ বওই নিঅসও?
how big is it?ata ki vabe boro holo? - অট কি ববএ বওরও হওলও?
can I help you?ami tomake sahajjo korte pari? - অমি টওমকএ সহজ্জও কওর্টএ পরি?
can you help me?tumi amake sohajjo korte paro? - টুমি অমকএ সওহজ্জও কওর্টএ পরও?
do you speak English?tumi ki english bolte paro? - টুমি কি এন্গ্লিশ্ বওল্টএ পরও?
how far is this?eha koto dur - এহ কওটও ডুর্
what time is it?akhon somoy koto? - অখওন্ সওমওয্ কওটও?
how much is this?ata koto? - অট কওটও?
what is your name?tomar nam ki? - টওমর্ নম্ কি?
where do you live?tumi kothay bosobas koro? - টুমি কওতয্ বওসওবস্ কওরও?

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