Hm, I've noticed that when listening to Japanese, for some reason understanding the numbers is often the hardest part for me.
Like, even if I can hear and identify the words, it takes some time to construct the number in my head.
I wonder if this is because numbers often come without context. Like, usually even if you didn't understand every word in a sentence, you can still make a reasonable guess about its message. But numbers require more attention.
But yeah, I probably need to come up with some number exercises for myself...
@kuchitsu Numbers are tough (I am still having some problem with them even in English) because they're abstract and you need to reconstruct them in your head. As usual only training will be of any help. If you are so good at numbers in your native language that's because you hear tons of numbers every day. You can also remember that in some context, you don't need to get the exact number but getting an approximation may be enough.