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GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
English term or phrase:Mathematics
Hindi translation:Ganit
Entered by: Roomy Naqvy
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18:15 Jun 12, 2001
English to Hindi translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: mathematics
the academic term of mathematics
Robert
gaNit
Explanation:
'gaNit' is the word for mathematics in Hindi and many other Indian languages. This is orginally a word from Sanskrit. The 'N' in the word is pronounced as an 'alveolar' sound.
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nidacomm
Local time: 04:33
Grading comment
All translators are correct. This is the first one and thus should get the points.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
4math = ganitndhruv
nafor mathematics- HISAAB or GANIT both are rightGurpreet Singh
nagaNit shastraaura3
nahisaabkashif
naGaNit
Roomy Naqvy
nagaNit
Roomy Naqvy
naganitXanthium
nagaNit
Kulwant-Zubaidah Madan
nagaNitnidacomm


  

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1 hr
gaNit


Explanation:
'gaNit' is the word for mathematics in Hindi and many other Indian languages. This is orginally a word from Sanskrit. The 'N' in the word is pronounced as an 'alveolar' sound.

nidacomm
Local time: 04:33
PRO pts in pair: 12
Grading comment
All translators are correct. This is the first one and thus should get the points.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Roomy Naqvy: correct
1 hr
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2 hrs
gaNit


Explanation:
Mathematics is 'ganit' in Hindi. 'Mathematical' would be 'ganitiya', 'mathematician' would be 'ganitegya'.

If you want to know how it is written in Hindi, email me.

'Algebra' would be 'bijganit' / 'algebra'.

1. Native speaker
2. Chambers English Hindi Dictionary
3. Rajpal English Hindi Dictionary

Roomy Naqvy
India
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15 hrs
ganit


Explanation:
In Hindi the term mathemathics is known as Ganit.

I hope this siple explanation is usefull to you.

Xanthium
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1 day 4 hrs
gaNit


Explanation:
The word gaNit is also used for arithmetic. So one would wonder if gaNit can be used for mathematics as well. The answer is that the Comprehensive Glossary of Technical Terms produced by the Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has defined mathematics as gaNit and it can be taken as the correct translation.


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Kulwant-Zubaidah Madan
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2 days 14 hrs
GaNit


Explanation:
The translation of mathematics is 'ganit' but simply quoting and fully technical government glossaries may not always be a very good idea. There are instances when glossaries are behind developments in language and may lead to ludicrous translations. Moreover, a dictionary may not always a translator make.

Localisation is a more important issue. Often what some out-of-print glossaries might recommend would not make sense to the actual practitioners of the language.

It is a tricky matter and a debatable one.

But here, 'mathematics' is indeed 'ganit' with or without a glossary!

Regards
Roomy F Naqvy

Roomy Naqvy
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2 days 23 hrs
hisaab


Explanation:
well 'ganit' is also right, the word 'hisaab' is commonly used in the everyday converstaions, and in writing. It is much easy to say and sounds good too! :-)


kashif
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3 days 3 hrs
for mathematics- HISAAB or GANIT both are right


Explanation:
hisaab or ganit

Gurpreet Singh
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12 days
gaNit shastra


Explanation:
the academic term for mathematics would be gaNitshastra

aura3
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1013 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
math = ganit


Explanation:
My understanding is that 'ganit' is the proper term for mathematics rather than 'hisaab'. When I have heard the word 'hisaab' used, it often used for accounting purposes only. For example, if I owe money to someone, or someone owes money to me, the two of us would have to check the 'hisaab" i.e. 'hisaab' = expenses , and 'ganit' = math.

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