হওয়া

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Bengali[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare to Hindustani होना / ہونا (honā)

Verb[edit]

হওয়া (hôoẇa)

  1. to be, to become; to come into existence

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The simple present tense of "to be" is not typically used in Bengali. For example, there is no verb required in the sentence আমি মার্কিন (ami markin), which translates as "I am (an) American", while it literally means "I American".