Persian Numbers

Persian Numbers

Persian numbers learning might seem obsolete, considering that English equivalents are available on almost every sign, bill, page, and… in Iran. But knowledge is never useless. For instance, Iran is where you won’t be able to get around much without bargaining. Here, understanding Farsi’s Persian numerals and numbers can help you avoid getting ripped off or reading the number on public transport lines such as buses or metro.

So follow this article from the Iran travel guide about Persian numbers and numbers in Farsi written:

How to Read Persian Numeral and Persian Numbers?

Persian numbers follow the same rules as English numbers regarding counting. This chart can help you understand numbers in Farsi written better:

Persian Numeral Cardinal Numbers Ordinal Numbers
0 ۰ (sefr) صفر
1 ۱ (yek) یک (yikum) یكم
2 ۲ (do) دو (duvvum) دوم
3 ۳ (se) سه (sivvum) سوم
4 ۴ (chahâr) چهار (chihârum) چحارم
5 ۵ (panj) پنج (panjum) پنجم
6 ۶ (shesh) شش (shishum) ششم
7 ۷ (haft) هفت (haftum) هفتم
8 ۸ (hasht) هشت (hashtum) هشتم
9 ۹ (noh) نه (nuhum) نهم
10 ۱۰ (dah) ده (dahum) دهم
11 ۱۱ (yâzdah) یازده (yâzdahum) یازدهم
12 ۱۲ (davâzdah) دوازده (davâzdahum) دوازدهم
13 ۱۳ (sizdah) سیزده (sizdahum) سیزدهم
14 ۱۴ (chahârdah) چهارده (chahârdahum) چهاردهم
15 ۱۵ (poonzdah) پانزده (poonzdahum) پانزدهم
16 ۱۶ (shoonzdah) شانزده (shoonzdahum) شانزدهم
17 ۱۷ (hifdah) هفده (hifdahum) هفدهم
18 ۱۸ (hijdah) هجده (hijdahum) هجدهم
19 ۱۹ (noozdah) نوزده (noozdahum) نوزدهم
20 ۲۰ (bist) بیست (bistum) بیستم
21 ۲۱ (bist o yek) بیست و یک  بیست و یکم (bist o yekum)
22 ۲۲ (bist o do) بیست و دو  بیست و دوم (bist o dovum)
23 ۲۳ (bist o seh) بیست و سه  بیست و سوم (bist o sevum)
24 ۲۴ (bist o chahâr) بیست و چهار  بیست و چهارم (bist o chaharum)
25 ۲۵ (bist o panj) بیست و پنج  بیست و پنجم (bist o panjum)
26 ۲۶ (bist o shish) بیست و شش  بیست و ششم (bist o sheshum)
27 ۲۷ (bist o haft) بیست و هفت  بیست و هفتم (bist o haftum)
28 ۲۸ (bist o hasht) بیست و هشت  بیست و هشتم (bist o hashtum)
29 ۲۹ (bist o noh) بیست و نه  بیست و نهم (bist o nohum)
30 ۳۰ (si) سی سی‌ام (si um)
40 ۴۰ (chehel) چهل  چهل‌ام (chehel um)
50 ۵۰ (panjâh) پنجاه  پنجاهم (panjah um)
60 ۶۰ (shast) شصت  شصتم (shast um)
70 ۷۰ (haftâd) هفتاد  هفتادم (haftad um)
80 ۸۰ (hashtâd) هشتاد  هشتادم (hashtad um)
90 ۹۰ (navad) نود  نودم (navad um)
100 ۱۰۰ (sad) صد  صدم (sad um)
200 ۲۰۰ (devist) دویست دویستم (devist um)
300 ۳۰۰ (sisad) سيصد  سیصدم (sisad um)
400 ۴۰۰ (chahârsad) چهار صد  چهار صدم (chahar sad um)
500 ۵۰۰ (pansad) پانصد  پانصدم (pan sad um)
600 ۶۰۰ (sheshsad) ششصد  ششصدم (shesh sad um)
700 ۷۰۰ (heftsad) هفتصد  هفتصدم (haft sad um)
800 ۸۰۰ (heshtsad) هشتصد  هشتصدم (hasht sad um)
900 ۹۰۰ (nehsad) نهصد  نهصدم (noh sa d um)
1,000 ۱۰۰۰ (hezâr) هزار  هزارم (hezar um)
1 million ۱۰۰۰۰۰۰ (meyeleyon) میلیون میلیونم (million um)

Where knowing Persian numerals and numbers in Farsi written comes in handy:

License Plates Number in Faris

Considering that most of the cars in Iran look alike, a good way to identify cars such as a taxi or Snapp that you have ordered, a friend’s car, or even your rental car would be by looking at its license plate number. License plate numbers in Iran consist of a five-digit number in Farsi and a Persian alphabet in the middle. Also, a two-digit district code is printed on the right side of the license plate.

For example, Tehran city district codes’ right digits are either 0 or both numbers are the same, such as 22, 33, and so on.

Checking the Prices in the Persian Language

Whether at a convenience store or a shop like Tehran grand bazaar or Tajrish traditional bazaar, all shopkeepers must write the price of their products and exhibit it to the customers. Groceries and factory-made goods usually have their prices printed on the packaging, along with the production and expiration date. Although they are often published in English numerals, sometimes they might be written in Persian numbers. So this way, you can avoid getting ripped off.

Phone Numbers in Farsi

Phone numbers in Iran are usually read differently than how we do in the English language (individually). So, for example, this cellphone number is read this way:

0912 123 4567 “sefr nohsad-o-davazdah, sad-o-bist-o-se, chehel-o-panj, shast-o-haft” (“o” means “and”).

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