Today's study is about Number of characters.

Reference from the Agency for Cultural Affairs

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Japanese characters


  1. Next is the number of characters.


How many letters are there?


In Japanese, there is a table of characters called the Japanese syllabary.


Look at this table.

There are 46 basic hiragana characters.


In addition, there are also hiragana with dots such as “ga”, “gi”, “gu”, “ge”, and “go”.


There are also hiragana characters with 〇 such as “pa”, “pi”, “pu”, “pe”, and “po”.


There are also hiragana with small, “ya”, “yu”, “yo”, such as “kya”, “kyu”, and “kyo”.


There are about 100 hiragana in total.


The same is true for katakana.


There are many kanji.


In Japan, we start studying kanji from the first grade of elementary school.


We will study the 1000th kanji in 6 years of elementary school.


By the time you graduate from high school, you will study 2000th Kanji.

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