How many symbols are there in Japanese?

There are exactly 46 katakana symbols and 46 hiragana symbols, plus modifiers that expand those numbers to 71 symbols each.


There are officially 2,136 kanji characters, but most people know a few thousand more than that.


It is estimated that there are about 50,000 kanji in existence, but no one uses them all.

There is no exact number of symbols in Japanese language. It is possible to form infinite Japanese symbols. A university professor in Japan may know tens of thousands of symbols