Countable and Uncountable Nouns Meaning, Definition, Examples, and Difference between Countable and Uncountable Nouns


Countable and Uncountable Nouns


Countable and Uncountable Nouns Meaning, Examples, and Difference between Countable and Uncountable Nouns English Grammar Explained in Hindi


This article includes definition, the difference between Countable and Uncountable Nouns, Identification of Countable and Uncountable nouns. All this is simultaneously explained in Hindi and English for better understanding. There are examples and exercises at the end of the lesson.





Countable Nouns Definition

Those nouns that can be counted are called countable nouns.

वो संज्ञाएँ जो गिनी जा सकती हैं

Examples Of Countable Nouns



Tree, bird, cow, girl, house, idea, tomato, pomegranate, pizza are examples of countable nouns.

पेड़,चिड़िया,गाय, लड़की,घर,विचार, टमाटर, अनार,पिज़्ज़ा

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Uncountable Nouns Definition

Those nouns that cannot be counted are called countable nouns.

वो जो गिनी नहीं जा सकती हैं.


Examples Of Uncountable Nouns




Tea, sugar, rice, water, beauty, money, love, anger are uncountable nouns.

चाय, चीनी, चावल,पानी,सुंदरता, पैसा,प्यार , गुस्सा

While translating keep in mind:-

अनुवाद करते समय ध्यान रखें-

1.Countable nouns carry a/ an article with them.

Countable noun के साथ ‘a/an’ लगेगा।

For example- A carrot (गाजर), a basket (टोकरी), a car (गाड़ी), an apple (सेब), an idea (विचार).


2. When more than 1, a countable noun is used in the plural form.

Countable nouns जब एक से ज़्यादा हों, बहुवचन में plural form में इस्तेमाल होंगे.

Example –


3. Countable (कॉउन्टेबल) nouns के बारे में सवाल पूछना हो तो कहेंगे “How many”.

Examples of “How many”



How many oranges do you want?
तुम्हें कितने संतरे चाहिए?
How many bricks are there?
वहाँ कितनी ईंटें हैं?

4. Uncountable noun के साथ a/an नहीं लगेगा। a/an एकवचन के साथ प्रयोग होता है परंतु (अन्कॉउंटबल) uncountable noun गिने नहीं जा सकते इसलिए उनके साथ a/an नहीं आएगा।

5. Uncountable noun का बहुवचन (plural form) नहीं होता है। मात्रा बताने के लिए शब्द,भाव या मात्रा कहेंगे।

For Example-
थोड़ा नमक some salt
बहुत प्यार lot of love
एक कप पानी one cup water
चार किलो चावल four kilo rice
दो चम्मच चीनी two spoons of sugar.

Remember – We do not say one salt / a rice / an anger, etc..

6. Uncountable noun के बारे में सवाल पूछना हो तो कहेंगे “How much”

Examples of “How much”



How much sugar do you want?

कितनी चीनी चाहिए?

How much rice is left?

कितने चावल बचे हैं?



Difference between Countable And Uncountable Nouns

Nouns which can be counted
Nouns which cannot be counted
They have a singular and plural form
They have only one form


The following examples will help you see the difference between countable and uncountable nouns

UC– Lots of water C– A glass of water

UC– some rice C– A bowl of rice

UC – a lot of money C – a bagful of money

Note – ‘Some’ and ‘Any’ are used with plural uncountable nouns

Some – is used for positive sentences

Any – is used for negative sentences

Let us see some examples-

  • Is there some milk in the kitchen?
  • I have some money.
  • I think there is some sugar in the jar.
  • I do not see any milk in the kitchen.
  • I do not have any money.
  • I don’t think there is any sugar left in the jar.



Write down if the noun is Countable or Uncountable
1. Bring one chapatti and some rice.
एक रोटी और कुछ चावल ले आओ।

2. When Sham bought four chocolates, his mother got very angry with him.
जब शाम चार चाकलेट ले आया तो उसकी माँ बहुत गुस्सा हुई।

3. Many children had gathered and were making a lot of noise.
बहुत सारे बच्चे इकट्टठे होकर बहुत शोर मचा रहे थे।

4. Give me some sugar.
मुझे थोड़ी चीनी दो।

5. Don’t give me any sugar.
मुझे चीनी मत दो।
1. chapatti – countable
Rice – uncountable
2. chocolates – countable
3. children – countable
Noise – uncountable
4. sugar – uncountable
5. sugar – uncountable

Countable and Uncountable Nouns Quiz 1


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