JLPT N1 Kanji List

This is the JLPT N1 kanji list.

complete JLPT N1 Kanji List

There are about 2,000 kanji in total that you will need to know in order to pass the JLPT N1 (including the kanji from N2, N3, N4 & N5).

Click on any of the kanji below to go to the lesson for that kanji. There you can get more detailed information, including common vocabulary words and example sentences using that kanji.

(this page is a work in progress, but I’m doing my best to add multiple new lessons every week)

For more JLPT N1 info, see our JLPT N1 grammar lessons.

#KanjiOnyomiKunyomiKanji Meaning
1 shi

uji

うじ

family name, surname, clan
2 tou

トウ

su(beru)

す(べる)

ruling, governing
3 ki

moto, motoi

もと、 もとい

fundamentals, counter for machines, foundation
4 ka

atai

あたい

value, price
5 tei

テイ

sa(geru)

さ(げる)

propose, take along, carry in hand
6 kyo

キョ

a(geru), kozo(ru)

あ(げる)、 こぞ(る)

raise, plan, project, behavior, actions
7 ou

オウ

kota(eru)

こた(える)

apply, answer, yes, OK, reply, accept
8 ki

kuwada(teru), takura(mu)

くわだ(てる)、 たくら(む)

undertake, scheme, design, attempt, plan
9 ken

ケン

shira(beru)

しら(べる)

examination, investigate
10 tou

トウ

fuji

ふじ

wisteria
11 taku

タク

sawa

さわ

swamp, marsh, brilliance, grace
12 sai

サイ

ta(tsu), saba(ku)

た(つ)、 さば(く)

tailor, judge, decision, cut out (pattern)
13 shou

ショウ

akashi

あかし

evidence, proof, certificate
14 en

エン

abet, help, save
15 ka

be(ki)

べ(き)

can, passable, mustn't, should not
16 shi, se

シ、 セ

hodoko(su)

ほどこ(す)

give, bestow, perform, alms
17 sei, shou

セイ、 ショウ

i

well, well crib, town, community
18 go

mamo(ru)

まも(る)

safeguard, protect
19 ten

テン

unfold, expand
20 tai

タイ

waza(to)

わざ(と)

attitude, condition
21 sen

セン

aza(yaka)

あざ(やか)

fresh, vivid, clear
22 shi

mi(ru)

み(る)

inspection, regard as, see, look at
23 jou

ジョウ

article, clause, counter for articles
24 kan

カン

miki

みき

tree trunk, main part, talent, capability
25 doku

ドク

hito(ri)

ひと(り)

single, alone, spontaneously
26 kyuu, guu, ku

キュウ、 グウ、 ク

miya

みや

Shinto shrine, constellations, palace, princess
27 sotsu, ritsu

ソツ、 リツ

hiki(iru)

ひき(いる)

ratio, rate, proportion, %, factor, lead
28 ei

エイ

defense, protection
29 chou

チョウ

ha(ru)

は(る)

lengthen, counter for bows & stringed instruments, stretch, spread, put up (tent)
30 kan

カン

oversee, official, govt office, rule, administer
31 kan

カン

wa

ring, circle, link, wheel
32 shin

シン

hearing, judge, trial
33 gi

righteousness, justice, morality, honor, loyalty, meaning
34 so

utta(eru)

うった(える)

accusation, sue, complain of pain, appeal to
35 sei

セイ

made in..., manufacture
36 geki

ゲキ

hage(shii)

はげ(しい)

violent, get excited, enraged, chafe, incite
37 eki, yaku

エキ、ヤク

ma(su)

ま(す)

benefit, gain, profit, advantage
38 haku, baku

ハク、バク

Dr., command, esteem, Ph.D.
39 kou

コウ

subscription, buy
40 oku

オク

recollection, think, remember

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*NOTE* There is no official complete JLPT Kanji List

These lessons are created to the best of my ability based on prior test data, but there is no official JLPT kanji list.