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How to tell time in Hindi Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Hindi Language

Let me show you how to tell time in Hindi in this post. In Hindi, we use 12 hour system which means we use AM and PM.

Time = समय (Samay)
Watch = घड़ी (Ghadi)
O’clock = बजे (Baje)
Hour = घँटा (Ghanta)
Minute = मिनट (Minute)
Day = दिन (Din)
Night = रात (Raat)
Morning = सुबह (Subah)
Afternoon = दोपहर (Dopahar)
Evening = शाम (Shaam)
Past = बजकर (Bajkar)

Before showing you some examples on how to tell time in Hindi, I would suggest you to see the post on the numbers in Hindi at : https://blogs.transparent.com/hindi/hindi-numbers-1-100/

So some of the examples on the time are:

7:00 = सात बजे  (saat baje)
7:00 am = सुबह के सात बजे (subah ke saat baje)
7:00 pm = शाम के सात बजे (shaam ke saat baje)
1:25 = एक बजकर पचीस मिनट (ek bajkar pachis minat)
6:18 = छह बजकर अठारह मिनट (chh bajkar atharah minat)
4:55 = पाँच बजने में पाँच मिनट (panch bajne mein panch minat)
4:55 = चार बजकर पचपन मिनट (char bajkar pachpan minat)
8:20 = आठ बजकर बीस मिनट (aath bajkar bis minat)

2:15 = सवा दो बजे (sava do baje)
7:45 = पौने आठ बजे (paune aath baje)

(Notice that the we add 1 to the hour when we use  पौने (Paune) = “a quarter to” as we do in English)

12:30 pm = दोपहर के साढ़े बारह बजे (daupahar ke sadhe barah hai )
12:45 pm = दोपहर के पौने एक (daupahar ke paune ek)
12 noon = दोपहर के बारह बजे (dopahar ke barah baje)
8:30 p.m. = रात के साढे आठ (raat ke sadhe aath).
5:15 p.m. = शाम के सवा पाँच (shaam ke sava panch)

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About the Author: Nitin Kumar

Nitin Kumar is a native Hindi speaker from New Delhi, India. His education qualification include Masters in Robotics and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is working in the Research and Development in Robotics in Germany. He is avid language learner with varied level of proficiency in English, German, Spanish, and Japanese. He wish to learn French one day. His passion for languages motivated him to share his mother tongue, Hindi, and culture and traditions associated with its speakers. He has been working with Transparent Language since 2010 and has written over 430 blogs on various topics on Hindi language and India, its culture and traditions. He is also the Administrator for Hindi Facebook page which has a community of over 330,000 members.


  1. Shyam:

    Great! Really useful, thanks! =o)

  2. vinod kumar chaturvedi:

    It is very specific and to the point information. One can also include some more information like saying Dayde for 1.30 and Adyahi for 2.30 as some more specific terms used in hindi language. Thanks for hosting such information in net.

  3. Deepan:

    Good piece of job. Thanks a lot.

  4. Sujitha:

    Great job. Really helpful.

  5. ASHOK:

    good time

  6. Vishal:

    Quiet efficient for time knowledge

  7. satya prakash:

    thank u very much