Thursday, February 12, 2015

Do you know how many kanji in Japanese?

Japanese has three characters: hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Hiragana and katakana has 46 alphabets/each. That’s easy to remember, isn’t it?

How about kanji?

It’s said that Japanese kanji has over 50,000! Can you believe that?!

Japanese people learn about 2000 of kanji in a compulsory education. But people who go to high school and college learn more.


It’s said remembering kanji is the hardest thing to learn Japanese for people who don’t grow up in Japan. Do you know any of kanji?