POZENA’s professional human translations from Bengali to English and any other language or from English and any language into Bengali are reliably performed by formally qualified native-speaking translators, assuring their consistently high quality.
Why choose professional Bengali translations?
- With around 210 million native speakers (3% of the world’s population), Bengali is the seventh most spoken language worldwide.
- Bengali is the official language of Bangladesh and the Indian states of West Bengal and Tripura.
POZENA’s professional Bengali translations
- Assurance of professional quality
- Business-class reliability
- Translators who are native-speakers of Bengali
- Translations for a broad range of industries and disciplines
- Document translations of any type and format
- Certified Bengali translations
- Specialist translations and non-standard requirements
- Translations from Bengali to English or any other language
- Friendly and professional client service
- Contact POZENA to discuss any multilingial project
Bengali – basic information
- Bangla is an Indo-Aryan language, which is the largest branch of the Indo-European language family. Bengali evolved from the Sanskrit and Magadhi Prakrit languages in the 11th-13th centuries. It was influenced by a number of non-Indo-European languages (the Dravidian, Austroasiatic, and Sino-Tibetan languages). While most of the modern Bengali vocabulary is derived from Sanskrit, there are also a number of borrowings from other languages.
- The Bengali language is characterized by significant dialectal variation. The colloquial standard is based on the south-western dialects (Rarh and Nadia). The regional varieties of Bengali are not always mutually intelligible. A good example of this phenomenon is Chittagong Bangla (Chittagonian), considered by some a separate language, which is spoken in the south-eastern regions of Bangladesh. Bengali is codified and regulated by two independent Bangla Academies (one is based in Bangladesh, the other one in the Indian state of West Bengal).
- This language is written in the Bengali script, which is a syllabic alphabet and consists of 52 basic characters and 5 additional ones.
- Bangla is one of the working languages of SAARC (the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation).
Specialist industry translations from and into Bengali
Translations for the energy sector
Marketing translations, localisation and copywriting
Translation of agreements and power of attorney
Translations of user guides and service manuals
Basic words and phrases – English-Bengali mini dictionary
yes - জি (ji)/ হ্যাঁ (hêñ)
no - না (nā)
please - প্লিজ (pliz)/দয়া করে (dôya kôre)
thank you -ধন্যবাদ (dhan'yabāda)
sorry - আমি দুঃখিত (āmi duḥkhita
good morning - সুপ্রভাত (shuprobhat)
good evening - শুভ সন্ধ্যা (śubha sandhyā)
goodbye - বিদায় (bidāẏa)
good night - শুভ রাত্রি (śubha rātri)
hi - হাই (hā'i)
How are you? - আপনি কেমন আছেন (Āpani kēmana āchēna?)
good - ভালো (good)
My name is… - আমার নাম (Āmāra nāma…)
I don't understand - আমি বুঝতে পারছি না (I don’t understand)
I'm from the UK - আমি যুক্তরাজ্য থেকে আসা (Āmi yuktarājya thēkē āsā)
- Bengali has a very complex system of pronouns, which reflects social relationships (the speaker’s status and level of familiarity: very familiar, familiar and polite) and physical location. For the third person singular and plural, there are as many as six variants which are determined by the above criteria.
- Bangla, as the language descended from Sanskrit, is moderately inflectional. Nouns and pronouns are inflected for four cases: nominative, genitive, accusative, and locative.
- Unlike English, which has prepositions, Bengali tends to employ postpositions: modifying words which in English occur before the object in Bengali occur after the object, e.g., kāchē (Eng. near) → jānālāra kāchē (Eng. near the window).
- It is largely thanks to Bengali that the International Mother Language Day, proclaimed by UNESCO, is observed every year on February 21. This date commemorates the day, when in 1952 students, who demonstrated for the recognition of Bengali as a national language in the then East Pakistan, were brutally killed by the police.