# Day 1 - Beginning Numbers

Numbers are so important. Without being able to understand Hindi numbers, you won't be able to understand the time that your friends agreed to meet, the date, your room number, or even--and most importantly--the price of any of the items you buy!

Numbers occur everywhere in conversations. Fortunately, they're easy to understand once you know the basic numbers from 0 to 20, which you'll learn in this lesson. It may sound easy--that's only 21 new words after all--but spend the time reviewing. In the next lesson on advanced numbers, you'll need to know the basic numbers so well that you don't think twice about them.

# Let’s get started!

Here is today's lesson on ** Numbers in Hindi.** Do remember that Hindi numbers follow decimal system.

Use the controls below to play, stop and pause the audio track. Please note that these are NOT conversations.

Day 1 - Primary Hindi

numbers |
sa-nkh-yaa |

**Ordinal Numbers in Hindi**

Day 1 - Primary Hindi

First |
pahalaa |

Here's some use of Hindi numbers in a conversation.

Day 1 - Primary Hindi

How many do you want? (polite) |
Kitane chaahiye? |

Day 1 - Primary Hindi

1 + 1 = 2 (One plus one equals two.) |
ek aur ek dow hote hain. |

I hope this helps you remember these important Hindi number words. You can't learn Hindi without getting the basics of the numbers from 0 to 20 down. And, best of all, once you are completely familiar with these numbers, it will be a snap to figure out how to say even advanced numbers, like 250 or 2005.

# Practice Now!

Here are some exercises to practice what you have learned.

**Exercise 1-"Beginning Numbers"**

(a) What comes before Hindi number: teen, saat, baarah, solah, unees ?

(b) What comes after Hindi number: teen, saat, baarah, solah, unees ?

(c) Which is the number between : teen--paanch--saat--nau--gyaarah--terah--pandrah

**Exercise 2-"Beginning Numbers"**

(a) What is the number if you add these two: shunya+paanch, nau+chheh, das+chaar, das+saat

(b) What is the number if you subtract these two: saat-paanch, nau-chheh, das-chaar, bees-saat

(c) At what marking is the short hand of a time-clock at: 1 o'clock, 9 o'clock, 12 o'clock

# How’d you do?

Now, take a few minutes to score your answers. Click here to see answers

That's all for today's lesson.