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65 [sixty-five]

Negation 2


৬৫ [পঁয়ষট্টি ]

নাকারাত্মক বাক্য / অস্বীকার ২


Is the ring expensive?
আংটিটা কি দামী?
Āṇṭiṭā ki dāmī?
No, it costs only one hundred Euros.
না, এর দাম মাত্র একশ ইউরো ৷
Nā, ēra dāma mātra ēkaśa i´urō
But I have only fifty.
কিন্তু আমার কাছে মাত্র ৫০ই আছে ৷
Kintu āmāra kāchē mātra 50i āchē
Are you finished?
তোমার কি হয়ে গেছে?
Tōmāra ki haẏē gēchē?
No, not yet.
না, এখনো হয় নি ৷
Nā, ēkhanō haẏa ni
But I’ll be finished soon.
তবে আমার থুব তাড়াতাড়ি শেষ হয়ে যাবে ৷
Tabē āmāra thuba tāṛātāṛi śēṣa haẏē yābē
Do you want some more soup?
তুমি কি আর স্যুপ নেবে?
Tumi ki āra syupa nēbē?
No, I don’t want anymore.
না, আমার আর চাই না ৷
Nā, āmāra āra cā´i nā
But another ice cream.
কিন্তু আর একটা আইসক্রীম চাই ৷
Kintu āra ēkaṭā ā´isakrīma cā´i
Have you lived here long?
তুমি কি এখানে অনেক বছর ধরে আছ?
Tumi ki ēkhānē anēka bachara dharē ācha?
No, only for a month.
না, কেবলমাত্র এক মাস যাবত ৷
Nā, kēbalamātra ēka māsa yābata
But I already know a lot of people.
কিন্তু আমার এর মাঝেই অনেক লোকের সংগে পরিচয় হয়েছে ৷
Kintu āmāra ēra mājhē´i anēka lōkēra saṅgē paricaẏa haẏēchē
Are you driving home tomorrow?
তুমি কি আগামীকাল গাড়ী চালিয়ে বাড়ী যাচ্ছ?
Tumi ki āgāmīkāla gāṛī cāliẏē bāṛī yāccha?
No, only on the weekend.
না, কেবলমাত্র সপ্তাহের শেষের ছুটিতে ৷
Nā, kēbalamātra saptāhēra śēṣēra chuṭitē
But I will be back on Sunday.
কিন্তু আমি রবিবার ফিরে আসব ৷
Kintu āmi rabibāra phirē āsaba
Is your daughter an adult?
তোমার মেয়ে কি সাবালিকা?
Tōmāra mēẏē ki sābālikā?
No, she is only seventeen.
না, তার কেবলমাত্র ১৭ বছর বয়স ৷
Nā, tāra kēbalamātra 17 bachara baẏasa
But she already has a boyfriend.
কিন্তু এখন থেকেই তার একটা ছেলেবন্ধু আছে ৷
Kintu ēkhana thēkē´i tāra ēkaṭā chēlēbandhu āchē

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What words tell us

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