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The Number System of Hindi


This page is based on Hindi/Urdu conversation lessons on the Web at Syracuse University and Tsukaeru Urdu & Hindi (written in Japanese).

The Hindi number system is basically decimal, but because of a lot of irregular pronunciation, you have to memorize 100 different words as if it were a centesimal system.

NumberReadingMeaning
0shoonya0
1ek1
2do2
3teen3
4chaar4
5paanch5
6chhuh6
7saat7
8aath8
9nau9
10dus10
11gyaaruh11
12baaruh12
13tayruh13
14chauduh14
15pundrah15
16soluh16
17sattruh17
18utthaaruh18
19unnees19
20bees20
21ikkees21
22baaees22
23tayees23
24chaubees24
25pucchees25
26chhubbees26
27suttaaees27
28utthaaees28
29unatees29
30tees30
31ikattees31
32buttees32
33tayntees33
34chauntees34
35payntees35
36chhuttees36
37sayntees37
38urdtees38
39unataalees39
40chaalees40
41ikataalees41
42buyaalees42
43tayntaalees43
44chauwaalees44
45payntaalees45
46chhiyaatees46
47sayntaalees47
48urdtaalees48
49unachaas49
50puchaass50
51ikyaawaun51
52baawun52
53tirpun53
54chauwun54
55puchpun55
56chhuppun56
57suttaawun57
58utthhaawun58
59unasuth59
60saath60
61ikasuth61
62baasuth62
63tirsuth63
64chaunsuth64
65paynsuth65
66chhiyaasuth66
67sursuth67
68urdsuth68
69unahuttur69
70suttur70
71ikahuttur71
72buhuttur72
73tihuttur73
74chahuttur74
75puchahuttur75
76chhihuttur76
77sutahuttur77
78uthahuttur78
79unyaasee79
80ussee80
81ikyaasee81
82buyaasee82
83tiraasee83
84chauraasee84
85puchaasee85
86chhiyaasee86
87suttaasee87
88utthaasee88
89nuwaasee89
90nubbay90
91ikyaanaway91
92baanaway92
93tiraanaway93
94chauraanaway94
95puchaanaway95
96chhiyaanaway96
97suttaanaway97
98utthhaanaway98
99ninyaanaway99
100sau100

Chart:
-10123456789
0shoonyaekdoteenchaarpaanchchhuhsaataathnau
10dusgyaaruhbaaruhtayruhchauduhpundrahsoluhsattruhutthaaruh
20unneesbeesikkeesbaaeestayeeschaubeespuccheeschhubbeessuttaaeesutthaaees
30unateesteesikatteesbutteestaynteeschaunteespaynteeschhutteessaynteesurdtees
40unataaleeschaaleesikataaleesbuyaaleestayntaaleeschauwaaleespayntaaleeschhiyaateessayntaaleesurdtaalees
50unachaaspuchaassikyaawaunbaawuntirpunchauwunpuchpunchhuppunsuttaawunutthhaawun
60unasuthsaathikasuthbaasuthtirsuthchaunsuthpaynsuthchhiyaasuthsursuthurdsuth
70unahuttursutturikahutturbuhutturtihutturchahutturpuchahutturchhihuttursutahutturuthahuttur
80unyaaseeusseeikyaaseebuyaaseetiraaseechauraaseepuchaaseechhiyaaseesuttaaseeutthaaseenuwaasee
90nubbayikyaanawaybaanawaytiraanawaychauraanawaypuchaanawaychhiyaanawaysuttaanawayutthhaanawayninyaanaway

Note:
NumberReadingMeaning
100sau100
110sau dus100 + 10
120sau bees100 + 20
130sau tees100 + 30
140sau chaalees100 + 40
150deerh sau1½ × 100
160sau saath100 + 60
170sau suttur100 + 70
180sau ussee100 + 80
190sau nubbay100 + 90
200do sau2 × 100
250dhai sau2½ × 100
300teen sau3 × 100
350sarhee teen sau(½ + 3) × 100
400chaar sau4 × 100
450sarhee chaar sau(½ + 4) × 100
500paanch sau5 × 100
1000ek hazar1 × 1000
1500pundrah sau15 × 100
1550sarhee pundrah sau(½ + 15) × 100
10000dus hazar10 × 1000
100000ek lakh1 × 100000
1000000dus lakh10 × 100000
10000000ek karor1 × 10000000
100000000dus karor10 × 10000000

The number 123456789 is read as follows:

baaruhkarorchaunteeslakhchhuppunhazarsaatsaunuwaasee
12×10000000+34×100000+56×1000+7×100+89


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