9 Mispronounced Bengali Words That Will Make Your Bong Friend Super Angry

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Besides English, what makes a Bengali friend proud? Well, he is a grammar nazi and takes pride in flaunting it. Bengali woman are famous for fighting till they drop the hat from the head to prove a point on feminism and culture. Well, they are super correct about English and its wrong pronunciation can make them very angry and when it comes to some bengali words, they may lose our clam altogether if someone pronounces it wrong. Here are some of those:
1. Rasgulla
Every non Bengali guy will say, Rasgulla and let me tell you this for once and for all, it is pronounced Ro-sho-golla. Bongs HATE it when it’s called Rasgulla.

Roshogulla

Roshogulla

 

2. Sandesh

After Rosogulla, the next sweetmeat name that is commonly mispronounced wrong by non-bengalis is Sandesh. NO! It is shon-desh and not sandesh.

Sondesh

Sondesh

 

3. Naariyal Paani

We Bengali’s simply don’t understand the logic behind calling daab as Naariyal Paani. We will always call it DAAB.

 

Daab

Daab

 

4. Pani Puri

Although there are more than 10 different names of Pani Puri in India, we love to call this street food as Phuchka and not Paani Puri. And by the way Phuchka is the true king of chaat, this whole golguppa and pani puri situation is an insipid alternative.

Puchka

Puchka

 

5. Fish or Macchi

Okay this is not a mispronunciation but more of a miss in understanding altogether. It may all seem and taste the same to you (probably because you eat the same stuff every time), but we cannot take it when someone calls fish as Macchi. Macchi is the entire specie and for us it is the specifics that matter. We talk Papda, Bhetki, Eelish, Katla, Mrigel, Koi and Chingri maachh.

Ilish Mach

Ilish Mach

 

6. Mishti doi

Known as Bengali sweet dessert, Mishti Doi is one of the most popular dishes in Kolkata where people from rest states call it as Dahi.

Mishti Dohi

Mishti Dohi

 

7. Mutton curry

Mutton curry might be your favorite cuisine, but you have been saying it wrong all the time. It’s Kosha Mangsho folks.

Motton Curry

Motton Curry

 

8. Tea

You may simply call this liquid as Tea but Bengali’s can’t rest until they drink some ‘CHA’.

CHA

CHA

9. Aampaana

And that is why we love to drink, Aamer Shorbot. We guys hate it when you call it as Aampaana.

Aam panna

Aam panna

 

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