Some useful phrases to get you going!

Hi, Hello - Salam-alaikum

Thank You - Dhonno-baad

Goodbye - Khoda Hafez

How are you? - Kemon achho? (Used when talking to children or youngsters only)

How are you? - Kemon achhen?

I am fine - Bhaalo achhe

I am feeling good - Amaar bhalo lagchhe

I am feeling bad - Amaar kharap lagchhe

What is your name? - Tomar naam kee? (Used when talking to children or youngsters only)

What is your name? - Apnar naam kee?

My name is ... - Amar naam ...

I am from London - Aa-mee London thek-ey ae-shay-chhi

What time is it? - Coy-ta baa-jay?

I don't know Bengali - Aa-mee Bangla ja-nee-na

I don't understand - Buj-tey paarchhi na

How much is it? - Eta koto daam?

This is too expensive - Eta khub bay-she daam

Reduce this price - Etar daam komiye rakhen

Tell me the way please - Ekto rastata bolben?

Is this very far? - Eta kee khoob doo-rey?

I want a ticket - Aa-mee ek-ta ticket chai

Yes - Hae/Jee

No - Na/Jee na

Sorry - Maaf ko-roon/Khoma ko-roon

Please - Please

Ok - Theek achhey

What? - Kee?

Where - Koth-aye?

How? - Kemon korey?

When? - Kobey?

Who? - Kay? ('kay' rhymes with the English word say)

Why? - Kano?

Right - Done dee-kay ('Done' is pronounced like the English word done; the last syllable 'kay' rhymes with the English word say)

Left - Bum dee-kay (the last syllable 'kay' rhymes with the English word say)

One - Ek

Two - Dui

Three - Teen

Four - Chaar

Five - Pach

Six - Choy

Seven - Shaat

Eight - Aath

Nine - Noy

Ten - Dosh

One Hundred - Ek show ('show' is pronounced like the English word show)

Two Hundred - Dui show ('show' is pronounced like the English word show)

One thousand - Ek haa-jar

Two thousand - Dui haa-jar

Water - Paa-nee

Tea - Cha

Rice - Bhaat

Chicken - Moor-gee (the first syllable 'Moor' is pronounced like the English word moor)

Beef - Goru

Fish - Maach

Mango - Aam

Apple - Aapel

Orange - Komola

Banana - Kaw-la (the first syllable 'kaw' rhymes with the English word saw)

Salt - Lobon

Sweet - Mish-tee

Hot - Jhaal (Used when the food tastes too hot due to spices or other condiments)

Hot - Gorom (Used when the weather, the water or anything feels too hot to touch)

Cold - Thun-da