### Day 7 - 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 counting 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 |
sa-nkh-yaa gi-na-tee shunya ek dow teen chaar paanch chheh saat aath nauv das gyaarah baarah terah chaudah pandrah solah satrah athaarah unnees bees |

**Ordinal Numbers in Hindi**

Day 1 - Primary Hindi

First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth Ninth Tenth Eleventh Twelfth Thirteenth Fourteenth Fifteenth Sixteenth Seventeenth Eighteenth Nineteenth Twentieth |
pahalaa dusaraa tisaraa chauthaa paanchavaa chhathaa saatavaa aathavaa nauvaa dasavaa gyaarahavaa baarahavaa terahavaa chaudahavaa pandrahavaa solahavaa satrahavaa athaarahavaa uneesavaa beesavaa |

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

Day 1 - Primary Hindi

How many do you want? (polite) just one. How many bread rolls do you want? (polite) I want one bread roll. How many tickets do you want? (polite) I want three tickets. How many siblings do you have? (polite) I have two siblings. |
Kitane chaahiye? sirf ek. Kitane bread rolls chaahiye? Mai ek bread roll chahataa hoon. Kitane tikat chaahiye? Mai teen tikat chahataa hoon. Kitane bhai-behan hain? Mere dow bhai-behan hain. |

Day 1 - Primary Hindi

1 + 1 = 2 (One plus one equals two.) 1.5 (one point five) 2.5 (two point five) A quarter less 1.75 (one point seven five) A quarter more 1.25 (one point two five) |
ek aur ek dow hote hain. ek dasmalav paanch (also dedha) dow dasmalav paanch (also dhaai) paune paune dow (also ek dasmalav saat paanch) savaa savaa (also ek dasmalav dow paanch) |

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 well you do?

Now, take a few minutes to score your answers.

That's all for today's lesson.