An Easy Way To Learn Hindi Numbers

By OptiLingo

Hindi, The Official Language Of India,

And the Surprising Ease Of Its Numbering System

Hindi is the official language of modern-day India. India, the nation itself, is one of the first known civilizations that was basically incorporated around 5,000 years ago. It ultimately has about 22 different scheduled languages in the Republic itself; with Hindi becoming the official language written in the script of Devanagari as of 1949.

Thus, the engulfing dialects and slang regarding the overall language of Hindi would seem complex and lengthy to attempt to understand regarding one raised and versed in English. However and surprisingly enough, when one begins to research and learn it, it is not too difficult conceptually to grasp overtime.

Such is the case of the number-system of Hindi.

With that, we look at the numbering system of 1 to 100 and when doing so, we can begin to discover an easy way to learn Hindi numbers.

Generally speaking, numbers themselves constitute a rather universal language. Since the beginning of civilization itself numbers have been utilized to keep track of stores and supplies all over the world. Thus when studying them, one should begin to literally recognize a pattern over time no matter the language.

As you go through the sequence with the numbers 1 to 100, English speakers studying this will begin to realize some commonality within the two languages, as parts of Hindi have actually been dispersed throughout many regions among Euro-Asia for thousands of years and some of this is incorporated into the English language as well; making this a truly fascinating study linguistical history overall.

Thus, this should be the case as we begin to explore the number system of 1 to 100, and from English to Hindi in translation per this provided chart:


English – Hindi

  • One-Shuniye: (here, you want to note how the letter “I” appears in numbers with “one” within them
  • Two-Ek
  • Three-Teen (the two letter ‘e’s together is the first of many remarkable similarities to follow)
  • Four-Char (don’t these two words rhyme nicely?)
  • Five-Panch (try to use “paw” as a memory device here, as in 5 claws to a paw, just as an example)
  • Six-Cheh
  • Seven-Saat (really close in similarity here)
  • Eight-Aath (you can see the two different strains of language coming together in sync, here)
  • Nine-Nao (these two pronunciations are also close in sound)
  • Ten-Das (decimals come in measures of tenths; as this can be another memory device here)
  • Eleven-Gyaarah (here we enter the “ah” portion of the numbering system, or the “teens”)
  • Twelve-Baahrah
  • Thirteen-Tehrah (the letter ‘t’ and two syllables for each word helps as a memorization tool on this one)
  • Fourteen-Chaudah
  • Fifteen-Pandrah (“paw” allusion going back to the number five helps again here)
  • Sixteen-Saulah (very close in sound together, these two words)
  • Seventeen-Satrah (Saturday is the 7th day of the week in most Asian-European countries; a good tool for memorization here, quite possibly)
  • Eighteen-Atharah (you can almost “hear” the number “eight” being pronounced in both words)
  • Nineteen-Unnis (now we enter the “is” portion of the numbers)
  • Twenty-Bees (not “is” on this one, but “twenty bees” is a good memorization tool here)
  • Twenty One-Ikis
  • Twenty Two-Bais (try “twenty two ‘bees’ here for memorization)
  • Twenty Three-Teis
  • Twenty Four-Chaubis
  • Twenty Five-Pachis (remember “paws” every time the number five appears, ala, “paw- chis”)
  • Twenty Six-Chabis
  • Twenty Seven-Satais (“sat” is pretty much the number seven somewhere ingrained)
  • Twenty Eight-Athais (or “eight is” )
  • Twenty Nine-Unatis
  • Thirty-Tis
  • Thirty One-Ikatis
  • Thirty Two-Batis (you can use the word “both” to represent “pair” or “two” in numbers with the two within them )
  • Thirty Three-Tentis
  • Thirty Four-Chautis (the pattern within this set should be starting to become familiar here)
  • Thirty Five-Pentis (“Paws” memory method comes about again)
  • Thirty Six-Chatis
  • Thirty Seven-Seitis (Saturday, the seventh day of the week, shows again on this number)
  • Thirty Eight-Adhtis (you can almost here the number “eight” once again here)
  • Thirty Nine-Untaalis
  • Forty-Chalis
  • Forty One-Iktalis (notice that the number ‘one’ and the letter ‘I’ keep appearing together)
  • Forty Two-Bykalis (both, or pair, or two, once again)
  • Forty Three-Tetalis (you can here the number three in this number, as in thrice or trey)
  • Forty Four-Chavalis
  • Forty Five-Pentalis (“Paws” or the word “Pent” as in “Pent” or “Pentagram” )
  • Forty Six-Chyalis
  • Forty Seven-Setalis
  • Forty Eight-Adtalis
  • Forty Nine-Unachalis (remember the frequency of “un” annunciation in the ones with the number nine within)
  • Fifty-Pachas
  • Fifty One-Ikyavan
  • Fifty Two-Baavan
  • Fifty Three-Tirepan
  • Fifty Four-Chauvan
  • Fifty Five-Pachpan
  • Fifty Six-Chappan
  • Fifty Seven-Satavan (you can see how the patterns are coming into play here as we reach another “seven” or “sata” or “end of the week” type number with the “an numbers)
  • Fifty Eight-Athaavan
  • Fifty Nine-Unsadh (we enter the “dh” lineup of the numbering system)
  • Sixty-Saadh (you’ve reached another tenth of the numbering system when the syllables are less then the others in the lineup)
  • Sixty One-Iksadh
  • Sixty Two-Baasad (the only one missing the “h” in this chain of numbers)
  • Sixty Three-Tirsadh
  • Sixty Four-Chausadh
  • Sixty Five-Pensadh
  • Sixty Six-Chiyasadh
  • Sixty Seven-Sadhsadh
  • Sixty Eight-Asdhsadh
  • Sixty Nine-Unahtar (we start here with the “tar” pronunciation on sequence within in this series)
  • Seventy-Sattar
  • Seventy One-Ikahtar
  • Seventy Two-Bahatar
  • Seventy Three-Tihatar
  • Seventy Four-Chauhatar
  • Seventy Five-Pachhatar
  • Seventy Six-Chiyahatar
  • Seventy Seven-Satahatar
  • Seventy Eight-Adhahatar
  • Seventy Nine-Unnasi (here begins the “asi” sequence of numbering)
  • Eighty-Assi
  • Eighty One-Ikyasi
  • Eighty Two-Byaasi
  • Eighty Three-Tirasi
  • Eighty Four-Chaurasi
  • Eighty Five-Pachasi
  • Eighty Six-Chiyaasi
  • Eighty Seven-Sataasi
  • Eighty Eight-Athasi
  • Eighty Nine-Nauasi
  • Ninety-Nabbe (very similar in pronunciation!)
  • Ninety One-Ikyaanave (now we head towards the “anave” portion of the sequence)
  • Ninety Two-Baanave
  • Ninety Three-Tiranave
  • Ninety Four-Chauraanave
  • Ninety Five-Pachaanave
  • Ninety Six-Chiyaanave
  • Ninety Seven-Sataanave
  • Ninety Eight-Adhaanave
  • Ninety Nine-Ninyaanave

And finally in the set:

  • One Hundred-Ek Sau

With some practice and rote, the Hindi numbering system does not appear all that daunting after all. Recognizing and capturing patterns and putting them into a memory-device mentally can indeed provide an easy way to learn Hindi Numbers.

To further examine these tips and tricks and how the numbers are also actually written in Hindi.

Since the computer era from the mid 1950s and onward; programmers from India, Europe and the United States have collaborated immensely together and continue to do so this day; hence adding a whole new dimension for the numbers these nations share together not only in commerce, but in modern program writing among other things.

Learning Hindi numbers can truly enhance one’s pursuit into such fields like computer language among others, and can turn out to be a very interesting and enlightening experience all around.