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Numbers from 200 to 1000. In this lesson, you are going to learn the numbers over 100 to 1000. In the previous lessons, you learned the numbers up to 100. Let’s start by reviewing some of those numbers now. さんじゅう、さんじゅう。 (san-jū , san-jū .) ごじゅう、ごじゅう。 (go-jū , go-jū .) ななじゅう、ななじゅう。 (nana-jū , nana-jū.) はちじゅうご、はちじゅうご。 (hachi-jū go, hachi-jū go.) きゅうじゅうきゅう、きゅうじゅうきゅう。 (kyū0jū kyū, kyū-jū kyū.) And of course, 100 is ひゃく。 (hyaku.) ひゃく。 (hyaku.) . Now let’s learn the multiples of 100 such as 200, 300, 400 and so on. To create multiples of hundreds, you add numbers in front of ひゃく。 (hyaku.) . To say 200, 2 に。 (ni.) 100 ひゃく。 (hyaku.) So literally 200 にひゃく。 (ni-hyaku.) What about 300? 3 さん。 (san.) 100 ひゃく。 (hyaku.) Here ひゃく。 (hyaku.) turned into びゃく。 (byaku.) . It’s just an exception that has to be memorized さんびゃく。 (san-byaku.) Okay let’s keep on going. 400 4 よん。 (yon.) 100 ひゃく。 (hyaku.) よんひゃく。 (yon-hyaku.) 500 5 ご。 (go.) 100 ひゃく。 (hyaku.) ごひゃく。 (go-hyaku.) 600 6 ろ (ro) 100 ひゃく。 (hyaku.) This time ひゃく。 (hyaku.) changed to ぴゃく。 (pyaku.) ろっぴゃく。 (ro-ppyaku.) 700 7 なな。 (nana.) 100 ひゃく。 (hyaku.) ななひゃく。 (nana-hyaku.) 800 8 は。 (ha.) 100 ひゃく。 (hyaku.) this time ひゃく (hyaku) changed to ぴゃく。 (pyaku.) again はっぴゃく。 (ha-ppyaku.) 900 9 きゅう。 (kyū.) 100 ひゃく。 (hyaku.) きゅうひゃく。 (kyū-hyaku.) So for the numbers, 3, 6, and 8, we had a sound change. This is a pattern that shows up a lot. So remember these three numbers さん、ろく (san, roku) and はち (hachi) . The rest will usually stay the same. きゅうひゃく、きゅうひゃく。はっぴゃく、はっぴゃく。 (kyū-hyaku, kyū-hyaku. ha-ppyaku, ha-ppyaku.) ななひゃく、ななひゃく。ろっぴゃく、ろっぴゃく。 (nana-hyaku, nana-hyaku. ro-ppyaku, ro-ppyaku.) ごひゃく、ごひゃく。 (go-hyaku, go-hyaku.) よんひゃく、よんひゃく。 (yon-hyaku, yon-hyaku.) さんびゃく、さんびゃく。 (san-byaku, san-byaku.) にひゃく、にひゃく。 (ni-hyaku, ni-hyaku.) So please keep in mind that sound of ひゃく (hyaku) changed for さん、ろく (san, roku) and はち (hachi) . Now let’s take a look at 1000. せん。 (sen.) せ、ん。 (se, n.) せん。 (sen.) The word for 1000 is せん。 (sen.) . It’s not いちせん。 (ichi sen.) You don’t need to say the word 1. So you just say せん。 (sen.) せん。 (sen.) . So now you’ve learned the numbers up to 1000. In the next lesson, you are going to learn the numbers up to 10,000.

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Hello everyone,

The numbers in Japanese aren’t so bad once you get the patterns down. How did you like this video? :smile:

April 5th, 2017 at 1:38 pm
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Maddie-san,
konnichiwa! :smile:
No, unfortunately, ’shihyaku’ and ’shichihyaku’ are incorrect. :disappointed:
Also ’shisen’ is wrong. Please stick to what you’ve learned from the lesson. :wink:

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Maddie
March 17th, 2017 at 12:13 pm
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Konbanwa,

Is it okay to say “shihyaku” and “shichihyaku” instead of “yonhyaku” and “nanahyaku”?
I’m also wondering the same for the thousands (and so on), if it’s acceptable to say “shisen” instead of “yonsen”, etc.

Arigato gozaimasu,
Maddie

March 14th, 2016 at 7:40 am
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Himanshu san
konnichiwa.
397 is ‘sanbyakukyuujuunana’ or ‘sanbyakukyuujuushichi.’
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Himanshu
March 7th, 2016 at 9:52 pm
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how should we say a number like, say “397″?

December 13th, 2015 at 2:56 pm
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Hagar san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
Thank you for your post.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.
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Hagar
December 12th, 2015 at 2:04 am
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Wow

September 8th, 2015 at 5:51 pm
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Amerah Melvin san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
I see.
Please enjoy it.
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Amerah Melvin
September 6th, 2015 at 8:45 am
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I have been wanting to learn Japanese for a long time and now I finally can

August 10th, 2015 at 11:05 pm
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Charlotte san,
Konnichiwa.
100, 200, 400, 500, 700 and 900 take ‘hyaku’, 300 takes ‘byaku’, and 600 and 800 take ‘ppyaku.’
Therefore key numbers are 3, 6 and 8.
The reason why you have to change the sound is the pronunciations of 3, 6 and 8.
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Charlotte
August 6th, 2015 at 12:38 am
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Konnichiwa,
Is there any reason ‘Hyaku’ changing to ‘Byaku’ and ‘Ppyaku’ in some numbers? Or is it just a random rule?