Using Measure Words

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If you ever do any cooking, then you are going to have to talk about units of measures.  In this lesson we cover several different ways to talk about units of measure in Hindi which could come in useful in many different situations.

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Here are some sample phrases and sentences using measure words.

English Hindi Transliteration
A glass of water एक गिलास पानी ek gilas paani
A cup of coffee एक कप कॉफी ek cup kafi
A teaspoon of medicine एक छोटी चम्मच दवा ek choti chammach dava
A tablespoon of vinegar सिरका का एक बड़ा चमचा sirka ka ek bada chammach
A piece of cake केक का एक टुकड़ा cake ka ek tukada
A dash of salt नमक का एक मिश्रण namak ka ek mishran
A pinch of sugar चीनी की एक चुटकी cheeni ki ek chutki
A bowl of rice चावल का एक कटोरा chawal ka ek katora
A kilo of meat मांस का एक किलो mans ka ek kilo
A can of soup सूप का एक कैन soup ka ek can
A bag of flour आटे का एक थैली atte ka ek thaili
A slice of bread/pizza रोटी या पिज़्ज़ा का एक टुकड़ा roti ya pizza ka ek tukada
A loaf of bread एक पाव रोटी ek paav roti
A drop of rain बारिश की एक बूंद barish ki ek boondh
An ear of corn मकई का भुट्टा makhayi ka bhutta
A kernel of corn मकई का दाना makhayi ka dana
A cube of ice बर्फ का टुकड़ा barf ka tukada
A clove of garlic एक लौंग लहसुन ek laung lahsoon
A stalk of celery अजवाइन की डाली ajwain ki daali
A bottle of wine वाइन(मदिरा) की एक बोतल wine/madira ki ek botal
A jug of lemonade नींबू पानी का एक घड़ा nimbu paani ka ek ghada
A keg of beer बियर के एक पीपा biar ke ek peepa
A carton of biscuits बिस्कुट का एक दफ़्ती biscoot ki ek dafti
A piece of paper कागज का एक टुकड़ा kaagaz ka ek tukada
A tube of toothpaste टूथपेस्ट/ दंतमंजन का ट्यूब toothpaste/danthmanchan ka tube
A bar of soap साबुन का एक बार/बट्टी saabun ka ek bar/batti
A quart of milk एक सेर दूध ek ser doodh
A yard of ribbon एक गज रिबन ek gaj ribbon
A meter of ribbon एक मीटर रिबन ek meter ribbon
A pair of scissors कैंची की एक जोड़ी kainchi ki ek jodi
A box of chocolates चॉकलेट का डिब्बा chaklate ka dibba
A package of cookies कुकीज़ का एक बंडल cookies ka ek bandal
Two cartons of milk दूध के दो डिब्बे doodh ke do dibbe

Quiz:

1)   What is meant by “आटे का एक थैली (atte ka ek thaili)?

2)   What do we say “A quart of milk” in Hindi?

3)   A loaf of bread is known as ——–

4)   “छोटी चम्मच” (choti chammach) means ——-

5)   Translate: A drop of water.

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