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Persian Numbers

Persian numbers and Persian numeral’s learning might seem a bit obsolete, considering that there are English equivalent of them available on almost every sign, bill, page and… in Iran. But knowledge is never useless. For instance, Iran is a place which you won’t be able to get around much without bargaining. Here, having an overall knowledge of the Persian numeral and numbers in Farsi written can help you avoid getting ripped off or to read the number of the lines of public transport means such as bus or metro.

so follow this article from 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 the English numbers, when it comes to 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 numeral and numbers in Farsi written comes in handy:

License Plates Number

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 own rental car would be by looking at its license plate number. License plate numbers in Iran consist of a five digit numbers in Farsi and a Persian alphabet in the middle of it. Also, a district code with 2 digits is printed at 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

Whether you are at a convenience store or at a shop like Tehran grand bazaar or Tajrish traditional bazaar, all shopkeepers are required by law to 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 most often they are printed in English numerals, sometimes they might be written in Persian numbers. So this way, you can avoid getting ripped off.

Phone Numbers

Phone numbers in Iran are usually read differently to 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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