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Pronunciation Guide for Bangla Vowels

Bangla
form

English
Phonetic

 Letter 
Name

 Pronounced 
as in

 

 অ

o

aw

awe

 

 আ

a

aah

Aadvark

 

 ই

i

hroswo-i(short i)

hit

 

 ঈ

I

dIrgho-e(long i)

skiing

 

 উ

u

hroswo-u(short u)

put

 

 ঊ

U

dIrgho-u(long u)

vacuum

 

 ঋ

rri

ree

wring

 

 এ

e

eh

bed

 

 ঐ

OI

oi

going

 

 ও

O

o

moat

 

 ঔ

OU

ou

o+u

 

 

Pronunciation Guide for Bangla Consonants

Bangla
form

English
Phonetic

 Letter&nbsp
Name

 Pronounced 
as in

 

 ক

k

kaw

skin

 

 খ

kh

khaw

khaki

 

 গ

g

gaw

go

 

 ঘ

gh

ghaw

ghetto

 

 ঙ

Ng

ungaw

king

 

 চ

ch

chaw

cheat

 

 ছ

chh

chhaw

watch

 

 জ

j

borgiyo-jaw

jingle

 

 ঝ

jh

jhaw

jhansi

 

 ঞ

NG

ingaw

gnome

 

 ট

T

taw

token

 

 ঠ

Th

ttaw

whittle

 

 ড

D

daw

dive

 

 ঢ

Dh

dhaw

adhere

 

 ণ

N

moddheno-naw

noise

 

 ত

t

taw(soft)

Wyeth

 

 থ

th

thaw(hard)

think

 

 দ

d

daw

Dostoevsky

 

 ধ

dh

dhaw

sadhu

 

 ন

n

donte-naw

no

 

 প

p

paw

pauper

 

 ফ

ph,f

phaw

cipher

 

 ব

b,w

baw

boy

 

 ভ

bh,v

bhaw

abhorrent

 

 ম

m

maw

mother

 

 য

J,Y

ontesto-jaw

joy

 

 র

r

boye-sunno-raw

right

 

 ল

l

law

lady

 

 শ

sh

talibo-shaw

show

 

 ষ

Sh

moddheno-shaw

cash

 

 স

s

donte-shaw

wish

 

 হ

h

haw

hole

 

 য়

y

ontesto-aw

happy

 

 ড়

R

doye-sunnyo-raw(hard r)

rhythm

 

 ঢ়

Rh

ddhoye-sunnyo-raw (hard rh)

arrhythmia

 

 ৎ

t^

khanda taw(short taw)

nitwit

 

 ং

ng,ng^

sign anuswar

Bengali

 

 ঃ

H^

sign bishorgo

poof

 

 ঁ

n^

sign chondrobindu

sand

 
Feb 19, 2013 7:10 PM
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Comments · 3
I'm doubtful about happy ontosto-aw. But otherwise very good guide.
June 16, 2018
This is awesome, there are some letters I've been having difficulties with, but this helps greatly. Thank you
February 3, 2018

Thank you very much.

 

May 24, 2013
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