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Countable and Uncountable nouns in Urdu

In today’s lesson, I am going to teach you all about Countable and uncountable nouns in the Urdu and Hindi languages. Countable nouns are those that refer to something that can be counted but a smaller number of nouns do not refer to things that can be counted: these are known as uncountable nouns. Countable nouns can be singular (e.g car, baby, house) or plural (e.g cars, babies, houses) but uncountable noun do not have regularly a plural form for example water, oil, sugar, honesty we cannot say waters, oils and sugars. We can use a determiner “a” or “an” with a singular countable noun, for example, a car or a baby.

 

 

difference in urdu
Difference in Urdu

 

examples with urdu translation
Examples with Urdu Translation

Let’s have a look at below list:-

Countable Nounsuncountable Nouns
CarWater
CountryTea
DogMusic
CatArt
AnimalLove
ManHappiness
PersonAdvice
BottleInformation
BoxNews
LiterFurniture
CoinLuggage
NoteRice
DollarSugar
CupButter
PlateElectricity
ForkGas
TablePower
ChairMoney
SuitcaseCurrency

Let’s learn some more things that help you become more clear about this lesson.

 

-> We can use some, any, a few and many with countable nouns:

  • She has got some dollars.
  • Have you got any pets?
  • I have a few days.
  • They have many cars.

 

-> We can use some, any, a little and much with uncountable nouns:

  • They have got some luggage.
  • Have they got any luggage?
  • Give me a little water.
  • I have got a little money.

 

-> We do not usually use the indefinite article “a/ an”  with uncountable nouns. We cannot say “a luggage” or “an information”. But we can say something of:

  • a piece of information
  • a bottle of water
  • a grain of rice

 

Nouns That Can Be Countable and Uncountable

We can use the same noun as a countable noun and an uncountable noun.

 

CountableThe same worduncountable
This website is one of my friend’s greatest works.WorkI will find work and earn money.
I want a paper(newspaper) to read.PaperI want to draw a map of Pakistan. Have you got some paper?
There are two hairs in my coffee.HairShe fixed her hair.
Switch on the lights of the room.LightThere comes much light through the window in my room.
How many times have I told you no?timeHow do you get time for all that?
Children are making much noise.NoiseThere are so many different noises in the city.

About Sajid Hussain

Sajid Hussain is an online English teacher. He has been teaching English through Urdu/Hindi for 5 years.