Numbers are written slightly differently than in print form, thus is an important thing to learn when you are practising Nepali. As an added bonus, I have included the number system as well, because numbers are counted a bit differently in Nepali.

ZERO TO FOUR

FIVE TO NINE

EXAMPLE NUMBERS

THE NUMBER SYSTEM

Unlike the International System, Nepali has its own number system, with intervals in two instead of three. For example, writing 12 Million will be “12,000,000” but in Nepali, it will be “1,20,00,000”. See the following diagram:

The first three numbers will be in the interval of three, while any number after that will be grouped in intervals of two.

EXERCISES

A. WRITE THE FOLLOWING IN HANDWRITTEN NUMBERS

1. 145652 2. 46474790 3. 6245338

B. PLACE APPROPRIATE COMMAS IN THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS ACCORDING TO THE NEPALI NUMBER SYSTEM