হওয়া

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Bengali[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare to Assamese হোৱা (hüa), Hindustani होना (honā) / ہونا (honā)

Verb[edit]

হওয়া (hôoẇa)

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

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".

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