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How to read Bengali fast

You need only a pen or text editor. Write letters and words many times. You will read and write without subvocalization.

Learn the Bengali alphabet with typing. And learn words with romanization. Read Bengali Wikipedia.

Writing training improves your reading comprehension. Write many sentences. Write in various genres.

Contents
  • Typing
  • Speed Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Pronunciation
  • Writing Training
  • Grammar
  • News
  • Typing

    Learn the alphabet with typing. Use a text editor or pen and paper.

    bengali vowel 1letter
    bengali vowels 2letters
    bengali vowels 3letters

    Type letters randomly like these images. First, learn vowels and diacritics. They are on the lest hand side. Type 1-3 letters repeatedly.

    bengali consonant 1letter
    bengali consonants 2letters
    bengali consonants 3letters

    Next, type consonants. They are on the right hand side. Type 1-3 letters repeatedly.

    Speed Reading

    Write short words and short sentences.

    Write words repeatedly

    bengali word 1letter
    bengali word 2letters
    bengali word 3letters

    Learn some short words. Type words like these images. Type 1-3 letters repeatedly. You don't have to type long words.

    This is a training about subvocalization. You will write words without internal speech.

    Write sentences with line breaks

    bengali sentence

    And write short sentences with line breaks. This is a training about reading multiple lines. You will read lines at once.

    You should learn words with the pronunciation. Practice writing and speaking alternately.

    Reading Comprehension

    You have to improve your reading comprehension. Read many books and websites. Write many sentences.

    Learn words with romanization. Read word lists and dictionaries. Wiktionary includes romanization and IPA. It has a Swadesh list.

    Read Bengali Wikipedia. The pages have similar structures. Read the first sentence of pages. Use Google Translate and Wiktionary.

    Read and watch news. Increase your knowledge and vocabulary.

    Learn the grammar. Bengali is a Indo-European language. It has some similarity with English.

    Writing training improves your reading comprehension. Write many sentences. Write in various genres.

    Pronunciation

    Learn the alphabet with the pronunciation. The Bengali alphabet is an abugida. A letter shows a syllable.

    Learn vowels and consonants with IPA symbols. Combine the Bengali alphabet, the Latin alphabet and IPA symbol.

    syllable

    Imagine the structure of syllable. Bengali has consonant clusters and diphthongs.

    Google Translate shows the Latin alphabet and the sound.

    Writing Training

    Writing training will improve your reading ability. Write many sentences.

    sov

    Learn the structure of sentence, clause, and phrase. Bengali has SOV order.

    Bengali uses postpositions while English uses prepositions. Define articles are added as suffixes.

    relationship

    Imagine some situations and relationships.

    Think about their relationships, positions, purposes, motives, etc.

    Learn grammatical person, case, tense. etc. Personal pronouns have different forms for honor and proximity.

    structure

    Use various images. Write various sentences.

    Grammar

    Learn the grammar with simple sentences. Write and speak simple sentences.

    Bengali has polite forms and honorifics.

    Nouns have the grammatical case. Compare cases with English syntaxes.

    News

    VOA has Bengali news contents.