Intermediate I

How to tell or count cardinal numbers 100-1000s

This lesson will show you how to tell or count cardinal numbers between 100 and 1,000s in ASL (American Sign Language).

If you have forgotten some numbers from one to 100 in ASL 101, you can go back and review the numbers from 1 through 100.

Rocking numbers

There are two sets of numbers that have unique forms for their "sideway" movement of the wrist. For the set of numbers 67, 68, 69, 78, 79, 89, the right-handed wrist moves sideway from the right to the left. For the left-handed, the movement is the opposite. On the other hand, for the set of the numbers 76, 86, 87, 97, 98, the right-handed wrist twists from the left to the right.

Number examples

one-hundred, hundred.

There are two forms. One is as illustrated above which is a formal register. The other is used as an informal register.

thousand, one-thousand.

100,000; one hundred thousand.

More practice with numbers beyond 100. First, you look at the video and write down the numbers. Then check the answer after watching each video to practice and improve your receptive skill in numbers.



1,400; one thousand four hundreds.

1,483; one thousand four hundreds eighty-three.

1,365; one thousand three hundreds sixty-five.

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