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Why do Japanese use Kanji?

Muz1234

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Kanji is the most difficult thing I learnt in Japanese, takes hours of practice, and find the right Kanji when spotted somewhere. Why the Japanese people adopted the Kanji system?
 

Petaris

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Hello, There have been many, many forum posts about this. I suggest searching a bit and you will find a lot of information and discussion about this topic.
 

Toritoribe

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It's indeed an FAQ.

 

Earle

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In Japanese writing, the number of Kanji characters used is a measure of the sophistication and intelligence of the writer. Yes, it's tough on the student, but that is part of the Kanji advantage!
 
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