6 Good Reasons to learn Bengali

Every language is worth learning for its unique peculiarities, the culture and world view it represents and Bengali is no exception. Here are some great reasons that make Bengali a language very well worth learning.

Bengali is a major language

There are around 270 million Bengali speakers worldwide, which makes it the world’s seventh most spoken language. It is the second most spoken language in India after Hindi plus there are significant amounts of Bengalis in the United Kingdom, United States, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and Italy.

Bengali is not studied very much

Despite the fact that it is spoken by around 270 million people, sadly, Bengali is studied much less compared to other major languages around the world. If you decide to study it, you may face some challenges when it comes to the availability of learning materials, as this language is not as popular among foreign language learners.

However, you will definitely stand out from the crowd and with so many speakers, you won’t have any problems finding partners to practice your language skills.

You will make lots of friends

Most Bengali people will be very excited to meet someone learning their native language and happy to help you learn and practice. You will not only easily find someone to practice speaking with, but most likely make some good friends along the way.

You will thoroughly enjoy the Bengali culture

Beautiful traditions, exciting literature, fun films - you will be able to truly immerse yourself in the Bengali culture and really enjoy it. It is not the same in translation, as many cultural nuances and subtle details are lost.

Bengali is not as hard as it may seem

To many native speakers of languages with the Latin script, Bengali may look a bit intimidating as its alphabet is very different. And while the script may take some getting used to, Bengali, on the whole, is not as hard as it may seem: for instance, there is no category of gender as in many other European languages and the verb system is quite straightforward.

Learning a foreign language is beneficial for you

It is good for your brain - it improves memory and helps the brain stay younger longer. It gives you access to a worldview different from your own. It helps you make friends and makes traveling to some parts of the words easier.

Conclusion

Bengali is just fun to learn. It is a different language that not many people learn. It gives you access to a rich and diverse culture and has many speakers that you can practice with. There is amazing literature, movies, cuisine, and music. Let’s get started!


Bengali Vocabulary Books

Learn Bengali - Quick / Easy / Efficient

Learn Bengali - Quick / Easy / Efficient

This vocabulary book is a curated Bengali word frequency list with 2000 of the most common Bengali words and phrases. Following the Pareto principle (80/20 rule), this book is built to streamline the learning process by concentrating on the core words and sentence structures. The result is a unique book ideal for driven learners and language hackers.
Bengali Vocabulary Book

Bengali Vocabulary Book

This Bengali vocabulary book contains more than 3000 words and phrases and is organized by topic to make it easier for you to pick what to learn first. It is well suited for learners of all levels who are looking for an extensive resource to improve their vocabulary or are interested in learning vocabularies in one particular area of interest.

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Bengali Quizlet Flashcards

Bengali Quizlet Flashcards

These Bengali flashcard sets contain 1300 of the most important Bengali vocabularies sorted by topic. Each set represents one topic which allows you to dive deeper into areas depending on your priorities and interests.

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