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Bengali Language Bengali Vocabulary: How to Say Hello and Greetings

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🤗 Bengali Greetings for Everyday Life[edit | edit source]

Hi Bengali learners! 😃


Do you want to learn how to say “Hello” in Bengali?

Greetings are an important part of any language because they allow you to connect and communicate with others.

If you’re planning a trip to the country or are trying to learn Bengali, keep reading to discover some of the most important greetings.

How to say "hello" in Bengali[edit | edit source]

You can basically see two variations: one in West Bengal, and the other in Bangladesh.

  • When you greet a Bangalee in West Bengal, which is a part of India, always say Nomoshkar (নমস্কার৷):

See the video below.



  • When you greet a person in Bangladesh, always start with Salam. It is Assalamu Alaikum (অস্সলামু অলযকুম৷).

Everyone in Bangladesh, no matter Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist or Christians are used to it.

Other greetings in Bengali[edit | edit source]

Here is a list of all the main Bengali greetings:


Bengali (Writing) Bengali (pronunciation) Translation
নমস্কার৷  nomoskaar General greeting (for Hindus)
অস্সলামু অলযকুম৷  assalamu alaikum General greeting (for Muslim)
হ্যালো Hyalo Hello (on phone)
অলযকুম অস্সলামু৷ walaikum assalam reply to অস্সলামু অলযকুম
সুপ্রভাত৷  shuprovat morning greeting
শুভ অপরাহ্ন৷ shubh oporanho afternoon greeting
তুমি কেমন আছ? tumi kemon āccho how are you? informal to one person
কেমন আছেন? kemon ācchen how are you?
আপনি কেমন আছেন? āpni kemon ācchen how are you?
আপনি কেমোন আচ্ছেন? āpani kemon āccho how are you? formal to one person
আপনারা কেমোন আচ্ছেন? āpanārā kemon āccho how are you? formal to a group of people
তুই কেমোন আচ্ছিশ? tui kemon ācchis how are you? informal to one person
তোমরা কেমোন আচ্ছো? tomarā kemon āccho how are you? informal to a group of people
তোরা কেমোন আচ্ছিশ? tora kemon ācchis how are you? informal to a group of people
ভালো৷ bhālo reply to তুমি কেমন আছ and আপনি কেমন আছেন
আমি ভালো আছি৷ āmi bhālo ācchi reply to তুমি কেমন আছ and আপনি কেমন আছেন
স্বাগতম৷ shagotam welcome greeting to a visitor

Videos[edit | edit source]

How to speak Bengali - Greetings[edit | edit source]

Learn Bengali Phrases - General and Personal Greetings[edit | edit source]


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