Question: Can Japanese exist without kanji?

Hence, it can be agreed that you cannot read Japanese without kanji. Therefore, if you want to read newspapers, anime subtitles, and other Japanese writing pieces, learning kanji is a must. Although some people living in Japan dont know kanji, they will struggle with certain things.Hence, it can be agreed that you cannot read Japanese without kanji. Therefore, if you want to read newspapers, anime subtitles, and other Japanese writing

Is kanji really necessary?

No, kanji are not necessary. The written system used doesnt mean it is necessary for the language itself. Just as people can speak it without knowing how to read nor write. Most languages of precolumbian civilizations didnt have a written system, but were/are full-fledged languages, in every senses.

Does Japan only use kanji?

But unlike the Chinese language, Japanese cannot be written entirely in kanji. For grammatical endings and words without corresponding kanji, two additional, syllable-based scripts are being used, hiragana and katakana, each consisting of 46 syllables. Calligraphy is the art of writing beautifully.

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