Lesson-1102 : Conversation-2 : Office (Give & Take)

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In this lesson, we will learn how to request for something and how to receive it. We will also learn name of some colors in Assamese.

Mr. Das is an officer. He is speaking to the office secretary,  Rashmi.


Conversation 2:


1. ৰষ্মী:  কি লাগে, চাৰ?

Rosmi: ki(what) lage(do you need) , sar(sir)?

Reshmi: What do you need, sir?


2. শ্ৰীমান দাস: মোক এটা কলম লাগে৷

Shriman Dax : mo`k (me/I) eta (a / one) kolom (pen) lage (need).

Mr. Das: I need a pen.


3. ৰশ্মী: কি ৰঙৰ লাগে? ৰঙা, নীলা নে ক’লা?

Roshmi: ki (what) rongor (of color) lage (you need)? ronga (red), nila (blue) ne (or) ko``la  (black)?

Reshmi: What color do you need? Red, blue or black?


4. শ্ৰীমান দাস: [মোক] এটা ক’লা কলম দিয়া৷

Sriman Dax: [mo`k (I, this is optional)] eta (one)  ko``la (black) kolom (pen) diya (you give).

Mr. Das: Give me a black pen.


5. ৰশ্মী: এইয়া লোৱা৷

Rosmi: eiya (here it is), lo`wa (take).

Reshmi: Here (it is). Take.


6. শ্ৰীমান দাস: দিয়া৷ ধন্যবাদ৷

Sriman Dax: diya (give me). dhon-nyo-bad (thank you).

Mr. Das: Give me. Thanks you.

Comments:

In this lesson, we learned:

Verbs:

লাগ (লাগে, লোৱা) =  Need
দে (দিয়া) = Give

Material Nouns:

কলম (kolom) = a pen.

Common Noun:

চাৰ (sar) = Sir. This English word is used very commonly in Assamese conversation.

Abstract Nouns:

ৰং (rong) = color
ৰঙা (ro-nga) = red
নীলা (nila) = blue
ক’লা (ko``la) = black

Some more name of colors:
বগা (boga) = white
হালধীয়া (halodhiya) = yellow
গোলপীয়া (go`lopiya) = pink
সেউজীয়া (xeujiya) = green
মটিয়া (motiya) = brown
ধোৱা ৰং (dhowa rong) = smoke color = gray
বেঙুনীয়া (ba-ngu-niya) = violet

Conjunctions:

নে (ne) = or. This is mostly used in a interrogative sentence (question sentence) to present multiple options. In an narrative sentence, the following words are used: বা (ba), অথবা (othoba), নাইবা (naiba) etc

Indefinite Article:

এটা  (eta) = one. In Assamese, the different indefinite articles are used based on shape / type of the object. This word is for a solid object and for a male person without showing respect.
Other common examples are...
এখন (ekhon) = a flat object like book, sea etc
এডাল (edal) = a long object
এজন (ejon) = a respected male person
এজনী (ejoni) = a female
এখিলা (ekhila) = a flat and thin object like a paper, leaf
There are many words like this. In a grammar book, we found about 150 words. But that list is not complete.

Pronouns:

কি (ki) = what. This is an interrogative word.
Some more interrogative words are:
কিয় (kiyo) = why.
কেনেকৈ (kenekoi) = how
কিমান (kiman) = how much / how many
কোন (ko`n) = who

মই (moi) = I , the word that refers to oneself.
মোক (mo`k) = me
এইয়া (aiya) = here

Interjections:

ধন্যবাদ (don-nyo-bad) = Thank you.