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

tsumabi(raka), tsubusa(ni)

つまび(らか)、 つぶさ(に)

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 shu

シュ

kabu

かぶ

stocks, stump, shares, stock, counter for small plants
36 shi

sugata

すがた

figure, form, shape
37 kaku

カク

tower, tall building, palace
38 kan

カン

kara, igeta

から、 いげた

Korea
39 shuu, shu

シュウ、 シュ

oo(i)

おお(い)

masses, great numbers, multitude, populace
40 hyou

ヒョウ

evaluate, criticism, comment
41 kou

コウ

oka

おか

mount, hill, knoll
42 ei

エイ

kage

かげ

shadow, silhouette, phantom
43 shou

ショウ

matsu

まつ

pine tree
44 geki

ゲキ

u(tsu)

う(つ)

beat, attack, defeat, conquer
45 sa

assistant, help
46 kaku

カク

nucleus, core, kernel
47 sei

セイ

totono(eru)

ととの(える)

organize, arranging, tune, tone, meter, key (music)
48 yuu

ユウ

to(keru)

と(ける)

dissolve, melt
49 sei

セイ

made in..., manufacture
50 hyou

ヒョウ

ballot, label, ticket, sign
51 shou

ショウ

wata(ru)

わた(る)

ford, go cross, transit, ferry, import, involve
52 kyou

キョウ

hibi(ku)

ひび(く)

echo, sound, resound, ring, vibrate
53 sui

スイ

o(su)

お(す)

conjecture, infer, guess, suppose, support, push (for)
54 sei, shin, shou

セイ、 シン、 ショウ

ko(u), u(keru)

こ(う)、 う(ける)

solicit, invite, ask
55 ki

utsuwa

うつわ

utensil, vessel, receptacle, implement, instrument, ability, container, tool, set
56 shi

samurai

さむらい

gentleman, scholar, samurai
57 tou

トウ

u(tsu)

う(つ)

chastise, attack, defeat, destroy, conquer
58 kou

コウ

se(meru)

せ(める)

aggression, attack, criticize, polish
59 ki

saki, sai, misaki

さき、 さい、 みさき

promontory, cape, spit
60 toku

トク

coach, command, urge, lead, supervise
61 ju

ジュ

sazu(keru)

さず(ける)

impart, instruct, grant, confer
62 sai

サイ

moyou(su), moyoo(su)

もよう(す)、 もよお(す)

sponsor, hold (a meeting), give (a dinner)
63 kyuu

キュウ

oyo(bu), oyobi

およ(ぶ)、 および

reach out, exert, exercise, cause
64 ken

ケン

constitution, law
65 ri

hana(reru)

はな(れる)

detach, separation, disjoin, digress
66 geki

ゲキ

hage(shii)

はげ(しい)

violent, get excited, enraged, chafe, incite
67 teki

テキ

tsu(mu)

つ(む)

pinch, pick, pluck, trim, clip, summarize
68 kei

ケイ

lineage, system
69 hi

criticism, strike
70 rou

ロウ、 リョウ

otoko

おとこ

son, counter for sons
71 ken

ケン

suko(yaka)

すこ(やか)

healthy, health, strength, persistence
72 juu, shou, ju

ジュウ、 ショウ、 ジュ

shitaga(u), yori

したが(う)、 より

accompany, obey, submit to, comply, follow, secondary, incidental, subordinate
73 shuu, shu

シュウ、 シュ

osa(meru)

おさ(める)

discipline, conduct oneself well, study, master
74 tai

タイ

regiment, party, company, squad
75 shoku, shiki

ショク、 シキ

o(ru), ori, -ori, -o(ri)

お(る)、 おり、 -おり、 -お(り)

weave, fabric
76 kaku, kou

カク、 コウ

hiro(garu)

ひろ(がる)

broaden, extend, expand, enlarge
77 ko

yue, furu(i), moto

ゆえ、 ふる(い)、 もと

happenstance, especially, intentionally, reason, cause, circumstances, the late, therefore, consequently
78 shin

シン

fu(ru)

ふ(る)

shake, wave, wag, swing
79 ben, hen

ベン、 ヘン

kanmuri, wakama(eru), wa(keru), hanabira, araso(u)

かんむり、 わきま(える)、 わ(ける)、 はなびら、 あらそ(う)

valve, petal, braid, speech, dialect, discrimination, dispose of, distinguish, conical cap
80 shuu, ju

シュウ、 ジュ

tsu(ku)

つ(く)

concerning, settle, take position, depart, study, per
81 i

koto, koto(naru), ke

こと、 こと(なる)、 け

uncommon, different, queerness, strangeness, wonderful, curious, unusual
82 ken, kon

ケン、 コン

tatematsu(ru)

たてまつ(る)

offering, counter for drinks, present, offer
83 gen, gon

ゲン、 ゴン

ogoso(ka), kibi(shii), ika(meshii), itsukushi

おごそ(か)、 きび(しい)、 いか(めしい)、 いつくし

stern, strictness, severity, rigidity
84 i

fiber, tie, rope
85 hin

ヒン

hama

はま

seacoast, beach, seashore
86 i, yui

イ、 ユイ

noko(su)

のこ(す)

bequeath, leave behind, reserve
87 rui, rai, sui

ルイ、 ライ、 スイ

toride

とりで

bases, fort, rampart, walls, base(ball)
88 hou

ホウ

kuni

くに

home country, country, Japan
89 so, su

ソ、 ス

moto

もと

elementary, principle, naked, uncovered
90 ken

ケン

tsuka(u), -tsuka(i), -dzuka(i), ya(ru)

つか(う)、 -つか(い)、 -づか(い)、 や(る)

dispatch, despatch, send, give, donate, do, undertake
91 kou

コウ

araga(u)

あらが(う)

confront, resist, defy, oppose
92 mo, bo

モ、 ボ

imitation, copy, mock
93 yuu

ユウ

o-, osu, on

お-、 おす、 おん

masculine, male, hero, leader, superiority, excellence
94 eki, yaku

エキ、ヤク

ma(su)

ま(す)

benefit, gain, profit, advantage
95 kin

キン

shi(meru)

し(める)

tense, solid, hard, reliable, tight
96 hyou

ヒョウ

shirube, shirushi

しるべ、 しるし

signpost, seal, mark, stamp, imprint, symbol, emblem, trademark, evidence, souvenir, target
97 sen

セン

notama(u)

のたま(う)

proclaim, say, announce
98 shou

ショウ

shining, bright
99 hai

ハイ

suta(reru)

すた(れる)

abolish, obsolete, cessation, discarding, abandon
100 i

kare

かれ

Italy, that one

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