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69. Numbers from 100 to 999

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Lesson 69: Numbers from 100 to 999

The word for hundred in Japanese is ひゃく.

While counting tens is totally regular in Japanese, the numbers 300, 600 and 800 are pronounced irregularly.

English Japanese
100 ひゃく
hyaku
200 ひゃく
nihyaku
300 さんびゃく
sanbyaku
400 よんひゃく
yonhyaku
500 ひゃく
gohyaku
600 ろっぴゃく
roppyaku
700 ななひゃく
nanahyaku
800 はっぴゃく
happyaku
900 きゅうひゃく
kyuuhyaku

Numbers in Japanese are a little difficult due to irregularities like the above. Don't worry if you struggle a little at first. With continued practice, you'll get the hang of them in no time!

English Japanese
101 ひゃくいち
hyaku iti
274 ひゃくななじゅうよん
nihyaku nanazyuu yon
334 さんびゃくさんじゅうよん
sanbyaku sanzyuu yon
657 ろっぴゃくじゅうなな
roppyaku gozyuu nana
885 はっぴゃくはちじゅう
happyaku hatizyuu go

Lesson contributors

Denholm Nahon
Erik