# Hindi Number Counting

Counting is the process of determining the number of elements of a finite set of objects. Counting of the numbers in the Hindi language are called "गणना" or "गिनती".  Hindi number counting uses distinct names for the numbers 1 to 20 and each multiple of 10, and composite ones for those greater than 20. हिंदी की गिनती

Aryabhatt is the father of number system and we are proud to say that Number system is invented by Indian Mathematicians in early 5th centaury. The Number written like 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9... are known as Arabic Numbers, Invented in India and then same is used by Arabic countries and after that Western countries, so the western countries called it Arabic numbers but in fact it's a Indian Number System.

Units for very large numbers not found in English but Hindi have different-different Units for very larger number make it very unique number system.

The numerals used when writing numbers with digits can be divided into two types that might be called the arithmetic numerals (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) and the geometric numerals (1, 10, 100, 1000, 10000 ...), respectively.

 English Counting Devanagari Counting Devanagari in Words  गिनती 0 ० शुन्य 1 १ एक 2 २ दो 3 ३ तीन 4 ४ चार 5 ५ पांच 6 ६ छ: 7 ७ सात 8 ८ आठ 9 ९ नौ 10 १० दस 11 ११ ग्यारह 12 १२ बारह 13 १३ तेरह 14 १४ चौदह 15 १५ पन्द्रह 16 १६ सोलह 17 १७ सत्रह 18 १८ अठराह 19 १९ उन्न्नीस 20 २० बीस

 Number power to 10 Hindi Number Name In Devanagari 100 Ek एक 101 Das दस 102 Sau सौ 103 Hazaar / Sahasra सहस्र/हजार 104 Daha Hazaar (dash-sahasra) दशसहस्र/दशहजार 105 Laakh लाख 106 Das Laakh दसलाख/अदन्त 107 Karod करोड़ 108 Das Karod दस करोड़ 109 Arab अरब 1010 Das Arab दस अरब 1011 Kharab खरब 1012 Das Kharab दस खरब 1013 Neel नील 1014 Das Neel दस नील 1015 Padma पद्म 1016 Das Padma दस पद्म 1017 Shankh शंख 1018 Das Shankh दस शंख 1019 Samudra समुद्र 1020 Das Samudra दस समुद्र 1021 Antya अन्त्य 1022 Das Antya दस अन्त्य 1023 Madhym मध्यम 1024 Das Madhym दस मध्यम 1025 Paraardha परार्ध 1026 Das Paraardha दस परार्ध

### Evolution of Numbers from Brahmi Lipi to Modern Scripts

Que : What is Paav (पाव) in Hindi ?

Ans : Paav (पाव) is 1/4 (0.25) of unit.

Example:

For Number : Paav is 0.25 of 1 unit.

For Weight : Paav is 250 Gram.

Que: What is Aadha (आधा) in Hindi ?

Ans : Aadha (आधा) is 1/2 or (0.5) or Half.

Example:

For Number : Aadha is 0.5 or Half of 1 Unit.

For Weight: Aadha Kilo is 500 Gram.

Que: What is Paune (पौने) in Hindi ?

Ans: Paune (पौने) is 1/4th less in a Number or 15 minutes less in Time. In other words Paune means 3/4 or (0.75) of 1 unit.

Example:

For Number: Paune 3 is 2.75; Paune 5 is 4.75

For Time: Paune 4 is 3:45; Paune 5 is 4.45

For Weight: Paune Means is 750 Gram.

Que: What is Sawa (सवा) in Hindi ?

Ans: Sawa (सवा) is 1/4th more in a Number or 15 minutes more in Time.

Example:

For Number: Sawa 4 is 4.25;

For Time: Sawa 3 is 3:15;

Que: What is Dedh (डेढ़) in Hindi ?

Ans: Dedh (डेढ़) is half more than one or Thirty minutes more than one in Time.

Example:

For Number: Dedh is 1.5 (This is a fixed number).

For Time: Dedh is 1:30 (This is a fixed number).

Que: What is Dhai (ढाई) in Hindi ?

Ans: Dhai (ढाई) is half more than Two or Thirty minutes more than Two in Time.

Example:

For Number: Dhai is 2.5 (This is a fixed number).

For Time: Dhai is 2:30 (This is a fixed number).

Que : What is Sadhe (साढ़े) in Hindi ?

Ans : Sadhe (साढ़े) is half (1/2) more than any number (number must be 3 or more) or Thirty minutes more than any time (time must be 3 or more).

Example: