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Mies: Hi everyone, Mies here, and welcome to Basic Boot Camp Lesson 5: Counting from 100-1,000,000 in Dutch. This is the fifth in a five-part series that will help you ease your way into Dutch.
Jacob: Ik heet Jacob. I’m Jacob!
Lesson Details
Mies: In this lesson, we'll continue with more of the essentials of Dutch numbers. But in this lesson, we will venture into higher number territory, the numbers over one hundred, all the way to one million.
Jacob: Sounds great!
Mies: You’ll be listening to two people at an auction.
Jacob: That’s right! They’ll be bidding on an ancient Dutch vase.
Mies: Let’s listen to the conversation!

Lesson conversation

M: Honderd.
J: Tweehonderd.
M: Driehonderd.
J: Vierhonderd.
M: Vijfhonderd.
J: Zeshonderd.
M: Zevenhonderd.
J: Achthonderd.
M: Negenhonderd.
J: Duizend.
M: Tienduizend.
J: Honderdduizend.
M: Miljoen.
M: Let’s hear it slowly now.
J: Laten we nog een keer luisteren, langzaam nu.
M: Honderd.
J: Tweehonderd.
M: Driehonderd.
J: Vierhonderd.
M: Vijfhonderd.
J: Zeshonderd.
M: Zevenhonderd.
J: Achthonderd.
M: Negenhonderd.
J: Duizend.
M Tienduizend.
J: Honderdduizend.
M: Miljoen.
M: And now with the translation.
J: Nu met de vertaling
M Honderd.
Mies One hundred.
J Tweehonderd.
Mies Two hundred.
M Driehonderd.
Mies Three hundred.
J Vierhonderd.
Mies Four hundred.
M Vijfhonderd.
Mies Five hundred.
J Zeshonderd.
Mies Six hundred.
M Zevenhonderd.
Mies Seven hundred.
J Achthonderd.
Mies Eight hundred.
M Negenhonderd.
Mies Nine hundred.
J Duizend.
Mies One thousand.
M Tienduizend.
Mies Ten thousand.
J Honderdduizend.
Mies One hundred thousand.
M Miljoen.
Mies One million.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
M: Let's use these numbers a little. Let's talk about people in Holland. Do you know how many people live in Holland?
J: Yeah, the population in the Netherlands is close to 17 million.
M: Ha, that's less than the population of Beijing.
J: Well yeah Holland isn’t that big you know. The longest distance from north to south is only a bit over 300 kilometers and east to west about 200 kilometers.
M: So is Amsterdam, the capital, your biggest city?
J: Indeed it has a population of about 800,000.
M: How about The Hague, what is the population there?
J: ‘s-Gravenhage ? Yeah that is what we call that city in Dutch.
M: Ha! Wow! that sounds interesting.
J: The population of ‘s-Gravenhage is half a million, or five-hundred thousand.
M: Yeah and someone told me about the bicycles. There are more bicycles then people?
J: That is right we have 18 million bicycles in the Netherlands.
M: Wow, that is great! Now let’s have a look at those numbers.
Vocabulary and Phrases
Mies: Let’s have a look at the vocabulary for this lesson. First we have...
Jacob: honderd [natural native speed]
Mies: hundred (100)
Jacob: hon-derd [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jacob honderd [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: tweehonderd [natural native speed]
Mies: two hundred (200)
Jacob: twee-hon-derd [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jacob tweehonderd [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: driehonderd [natural native speed]
Mies: three hundred (300)
Jacob: drie-hon-derd [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jacob: driehonderd [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: vierhonderd [natural native speed]
Mies: four hundred (400)
Jacob: vier-honderd [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jacob: vierhonderd [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: vijfhonderd [natural native speed]
Mies: five hundred (500)
Jacob: vijf-hon-derd [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jacob: vijfhonderd [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: zeshonderd [natural native speed]
Mies: six hundred (600)
Jacob: zes-hon-derd [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jacob: zeshonderd [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: zevenhonderd [natural native speed]
Mies: seven hundred (700)
Jacob: ze-ven-hon-derd [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jacob: zevenhonderd [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: achthonderd [natural native speed]
Mies: eight hundred (800)
Jacob: acht-hon-derd [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jacob achthonderd [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: negenhonderd [natural native speed]
Mies: nine hundred (900)
Jacob: ne-gen-hon-derd [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jacob: negenhonderd [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: duizend [natural native speed]
Mies: one thousand (1,000)
Jacob: dui-zend [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jacob: duizend [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: tienduizend [natural native speed]
Mies: ten thousand (10,000)
Jacob: tien-dui-zend [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jacob: tienduizend [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: honderdduizend [natural native speed]
Mies: one hundred thousand (100,000)
Jacob: hon-derd-dui-zend [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jacob: honderdduizend [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: miljoen [natural native speed]
Mies: million (1,000,000)
Jacob: mil-joen [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jacob: miljoen [natural native speed]
KEY VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
M: Now let’s have a look at the numbers zero to a million, “nul” and “miljoen”.
J: Wow, those two are pretty extreme.
M: Yeah we can use these just as numbers but also we use them in some idioms and phrases. Another meaning of “nul” can be someone or something that is not important.
J: Like: Hij is een echte nul, “He is a real loser”
M: Ha ha, well I kinda like him.
J: Do you know any other uses of the number “nul”
M: Yeah like: “van het jaar nul”, “of the year zero.” Meaning, it’s very old.
J: Let’s have a look at that big number now.
M: “Miljoen” we use in the word “miljoenennota” It basically means “budget document.”
J: With this, the Dutch government explains how it is planning to spend its money.
M: Well I know how I would spend my “miljoen euro”
J: Me too!
M+J together: Go on a holiday!!!

Lesson focus

M: The focus of this lesson is how to say numbers larger than one hundred in Dutch. Let's take a look at the structure of multiples of one hundred.
J: We've already learned how to say "one hundred," honderd, without the one in front. So to build multiples of one hundred, we simply take numbers two to nine and add "-honderd” at the end.
M: Adding that "-honderd" can be difficult at first, but you'll get the hang of it. So listen and repeat.
J: twee-honderd, {pause} drie-honderd, {pause} vier-honderd {pause} vijf-honderd {pause} zes-honderd {pause} zeven-honderd, {pause} acht-honderd, negen-honderd
M: From the previous Boot Camp, we also remember how to build three-digit numbers with one hundred. Now we'll use the same system to build numbers two hundred through nine hundred and ninety-nine.
J: vierhonderdeen
M: "Four hundred and one" sounds familiar. Oh, there is a horror TV show in America called "Room 401." What’s next?
J: Tweehonderdzevenendertig
M: Why do you come up with such creepy numbers? Room 237 was the one in Steven King's "The Shining," the one all the horror started from!
J: Yeah, somehow I have a good memory for creepy things. And next is “negenhonderdveertien”
M: And again, we have a literal translation into English, "914." And luckily, I have a better association with this number. There was a cute old Porsche built about forty years ago called VW-Porsche 914.
J: And about five years earlier, Porsche “negenhonderdtwaalf” was built.
M: "Porsche 912." Okay, can you remember any other interesting things with numbers one thousand and above? Oh, but first, Jacob, give us the word for "thousands".
J: Duizend
M: So one thousand?
J: Duizend ("thousand"), you don't say "one" here.
M: And "four thousand?"
J: Vierduizend
M: So we take the number four and than add one thousand
So here's what we have. Listeners, repeat after Jacob.
J: duizend {pause} twee-duizend {pause} drie-duizend pause} vier-duizend (pause} vijf-duizend{pause} zes-duizend (pause} zeven-duizend,{pause} acht-duizend,{pause} negen-duizend
M: When we say twenty-one thousand, twenty-two thousand, twenty-three thousand, twenty-four thousand, we just say een-en-twintigduizend, twee-en-twintigduizend
J: drie-en-twintigduizend, vier-en-twintigduizend, and so on.
M: So you just take a number from one to nine and then add a multiple of ten (ten, twenty, thirty...) and add "thousand." Easy as that! So give us a complicated four-digit number.
J: tweeduizendtwaalf
M: Nice, that's the current year. Two thousand and twelve.
J: How about negentig-duizend-twee-honderd-tien
M: Another TV show number, 90210. But in the Netherlands we'd say that as, "ninety thousand two hundred ten."
J: So the formula with numbers in the thousands is first you say how many thousands you have, then how many hundreds, then ones and last the tens, linked with “en”
M: Yes, that last part was the tricky part, so let’s practice once more with that. Lets say 8888
That would be:
J: Acht-duizend-acht-honderd-acht-en-tachtig
M: Wow that sounds great.
J: Yes, I am more than satisfied with my number quota of the day.

Outro

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Tuesday at 6:30 pm
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Hello listeners, can you tell in Dutch how large is your country using the numbers you learned in this lesson?

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Thursday at 7:07 am
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Hoi Mali,


Thank you for commenting 😇

Wow, that's a lot of people..you can make it a little easier by saying "tachtig miljoen".

If somebody asks me how many people live in the Netherlands i always reply with "17 miljoen".


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Mali
Friday at 9:27 pm
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Ik kom uit Turkije.İn Turkije ongeveer negenenzeventig miljoen negenhonderdduizend.

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Monday at 10:09 pm
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Hoi Lance,


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Je mag grote getallen in het Nederlands gewoon in cijfers schrijven. ?

Het zijn een hoop mensen ?


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Lance
Thursday at 2:20 am
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Hoi Jacob


In de Verenigte Staaten ongeveer dreehondertvijfentwentigmiljoenen

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Wednesday at 10:09 pm
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Hoi Lance,


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Dat zijn er niet veel ! En in hoeveel in heel Amerika?


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Lance
Saturday at 1:37 pm
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In Alaska ongeveer zevenhundertduizend mensen.

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Monday at 8:32 am
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Hoi Ramsey,


Thank you for commenting :thumbsup:


Haha, that's a huge number :flushed: You almost had it right - 30 - dertig

Is that the number of people living in Houston ?


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Friday at 6:29 am
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Ik kom uit Houston. Tweemiljoen tweehonderdnegenendirtigduizend vijfhonderdachtenvijftig. Echt?

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Saturday at 3:42 pm
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Hoi Mariann,


Thank you as always for your comment and actually that's a pretty good question! There are not really any rules when it comes to writing numbers but the following guidelines should make things more easier.


Written as word are:

# Numbers from 1 to 20

# Tenths to hundred ( 20, 30, 40 , 50 etc)

# Hundreds to thousand (100, 200, 300 etc)

# Thousands to twelve-thousand (1000, 2000, 3000 until 12000)

# words with - miljoen, biljoen, miljard


Other numbers are all written in numbers.


Hope this helps!


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Wednesday at 4:27 pm
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Hi!

Hungary has a population appr. tienmiljoen, and my home city, Nyíregyháza about honderdentwintigduisend.


Do you write the numbers in one word or you separate them sometimes? Eg. 914 is it: negenhonderd veertien or negenhonderdveertien?

Thanks for your answer!

Mariann