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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? 😄

July 17th, 2017 at 3:32 pm
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Anthony-san,
konnichiwa!😄
Yes; kanji for ‘hyaku’ is always 百 even if it’s read as ‘pyaku’ or ‘byaku’.
I’m not too sure about your second question, but do you mean Hiragana for ‘hyaku’, ‘pyaku’ and ‘byaku’?
If so, yes, those three are different. Hiragana (and Katakana) is phonetic letters/characters, so
when the pronunciation changes, the writing changes too.
Those would be ひゃく (っ)ぴゃく びゃく

It might be rare to write numbers in Hiragana, but Hiragana is normally the first character type you learn
and so you will anyway know how to write numbers in Hiragana before you do in Kanji. 😁

Natsuko (奈津子),
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July 13th, 2017 at 6:25 pm
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Hi Chris,

Thank you for your comment!

Yes, you are correct with how 842 should be said. To express exact pronunciation, we prefer ‘ha-ppyaku-yon-jū-ni” with “ū”, one of long vowels in romanization.

We wish you the best of luck with your further studies.

Piers
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Anthony
July 5th, 2017 at 5:35 am
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Would the symbol for hyaku (百) be the same for ppyaku and byaku. Also are these spellings the same as they would use in Japanese billboards and menus? Because when I enable the Kana option, the characters are different. Should I learn that too? I already know upto 10,000

Chris
June 21st, 2017 at 9:12 pm
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Konnichiwa,

How do I say the number 842?
? - Happyaku Yon Ju Ni

Arigato gozaimasu.

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

Natsuko (奈津子),
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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. 😄
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