Adjectives – Part 3

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  1. Adjective of Number – संख्यावाचक विशेषण (samkhyavachak visheshan)

    Adjectives denoting the number of a noun or a pronoun are called adjectives of number. Adjectives of number (संख्यावाचक विशेषण) are of following types:-

    1. Definite Numeral Adjectives – निश्चित संख्यावाचक विशेषण, which denote an exact number, such as:
      • Cardinals  like one, two, three, etc (ek, do teen,…)
      • Ordinals like first, second, third, etc (pahala, doosra, teesra,….)
      • half, quarter, three-forth, etc(adha, paun, paav, sava, teen chauthayee,….)
      • numbers like both, scores, dozens, etc(donom, charom, dasom, hazarom, darjanom, ….)
      • once, twice, thrice, four times, etc(duguna, tiguna, chauguna,…..)
      • words that represent every person or thing of a group like each, every, etc (प्रत्येक, प्रति, हर एक, एक एक)
      • once, twice, thrice, four times, etc(duguna, tiguna, chauguna,…..)
      • words that represent every person or thing of a group like each, every, etc (प्रत्येक, प्रति, हर एक, एक एक)
    2. Indefinite Numeral Adjectives – अनिश्चित संख्यावाचक विशेषण – which denotes an indefinite number such as few-कुछ (kuch), many- अनेक (aneek), a lot-कई (kayee)

Examples:

    All men must die.- सभी व्यक्तियों की मृत्यु निश्चित है ।
    Most people like to see film.- अधिकतर लोग चलचित्र देखना पसंद करते हैं । 
    There are fifteen students in the class.- कक्षा में पन्द्रह विद्यार्थी हैं ।
    I want to meet every member of the team.-   मैं टीम के प्रत्येक सदस्य से मिलना चाहता हूँ |

    I ate three bananas. – मैंने तीन केले खाया |

    The hand has five fingers. – हाथ में पांच उंगलियां है।

    Few cats like cold water. – कुछ बिल्लियों को ठंडा पानी पसंद है।

    There are no pictures in this book – इस किताब में कोई चित्र नहीं है।

 

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