The Hindi number names or the Indian method of writing the numbers when it comes to writing them in words is different than the Western system, though, in number format, we follow the same method. In this post, we will learn the Hindi names of various numbers that are the same for a few of them and different for others when it comes to the Western system of numbers. A lot of students and even grown-ups struggle with the change in this system, so this post could prove helpful to them.
What is a million in Hindi
To give you a quick example of the difference, consider what is a million called in Hindi. A million would mean 1,000,000 in numbers, however, this would be called Das Lakh (दस लाख) in Hindi. Because of the globalization and opening up of the economy, the Western system is also pretty much accepted in modern usage by all Indians, so, it is always handy to learn what to call these numbers in Hindi and also in English.
Number Names in Hindi
|Numbers in Mathematics||Number Names in Hindi||Western System of Numbers|
|10000||दस हज़ार||Ten Thousand|
|100000000||दस करोड़||Hundred Million|
The basic point to learn the difference between the Indian system and the Western system is when it comes to 100000 where it continues with “Hundred Thousand.” From here, students who have learned and understood only the Indian system of numbers need to be careful.
How to Put Commas in the Hindi Numbers and Western System of Numbers
You would have also noticed that after 100, people start putting commas between digits. Once again, the Indian system and the western system have a bit of difference because of the names that we ascribe to various numbers.
So, here is the example:
- 1000 is written as 1,000 in both Indian and Western number systems.
- 10000 is written as 10,000 in both Indian and Western number systems
- However, 100000 is written as 1,00,000 in the Indian system while 100,000 in the Western system. To remember, keep in mind that the Western number system puts a comma after three places, which Indian number system puts the first comma (from the right side) after three places but all other commas after two places.
- 1000000 is written as 10,00,000 in the Indian method while 1,000,000 in the Western system.
Similarly, you can keep extrapolating these numbers and try yourself where to put the commas.
If you have any questions regarding the number names in Hindi or where to put the comma, please free to ask us through the comment section.