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.

Aryabhatt is the father of number system and we are proud to say that Number system is invented by Indian Matahematicians in early 5th centuary. 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 
 0 ०  शुन्य 
 1 एक 
 2    दो
 3  ३   तीन
 4  ४   चार
 5    पांच
 6   ६    छ:
 7  ७   सात
8  ८   आठ
9   नौ 
10   दस 
11 ११ ग्यारह
12 १२ बारह
13 १३ तेरह
14 १४ चौदाह
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

 

 

Hindi number system 

Frequently Asked Questions

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:

For Number: Sadhe 3 is 3.5; Sadhe 9 is 9.5

For Time: Sadhe 3 is 3:30; Sadhe 9 is 9:30