JLPT N2 Kanji List

This is the JLPT N2 kanji list, which includes 374 characters specific to the N2 level.

complete JLPT N2 Kanji List

You must know about 1,000 kanji in total in order to pass the JLPT N2, including kanji from N3, N4 & N5, so make sure to review those lists as well.

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#KanjiOnyomiKunyomiKanji Meaning
1 tou

トウ

party, faction, clique
2 kyou

キョウ

co-, cooperation
3 sou

ソウ

general, whole, all
4 ku

ward, district
5 ryou

リョウ

jurisdiction, dominion
6 ken

ケン

prefecture
7 setsu

セツ

mou(keru)

もう(ける)

establishment, provision
8 ho, hou

ホ、ホウ

tamo(tsu)

たも(つ)

protect, guarantee, keep
9 kai

カイ

arata(meru)

あらた(める)

reformation, change, modify
10 dai

ダイ

No., number
11 ketsu

ケツ

musu(bu), yu(u)

むす(ぶ)、ゆ(う)

tie, bind, contract
12 ha

faction, group, party
13 fu

borough, urban prefecture, govt office
14 sa

investigate
15 i

yuda(neru)

ゆだ(ねる)

committee, entrust to
16 gun

グン

army, force, troops
17 an

アン

plan, suggestion, draft
18 saku

サク

scheme, plan, policy
19 dan, ton

ダン、トン

group, association
20 kaku

カク

onoono

おのおの

each; every; either
21 tou

トウ

shima

しま

island
22 kaku

カク

kawa

かわ

leather; skin; reform; become serious
23 son

ソン

mura

むら

village; town
24 sei

セイ

ikio(i)

いきお(い)

forces; energy; military strength
25 gen

ゲン

he(ru)

へ(る)

dwindle; decrease; reduce
26 sai, sa

サイ、 サ

futata(bi)

ふたた(び)

again, twice, second time
27 zei

ゼイ

tax; duty
28 ei

エイ

itona(mu)

いとな(む)

occupation; camp; perform; build; conduct (business)
29 hi

kura(beru)

くら(べる)

compare; race; ratio
30 bou

ボウ

fuse(gu)

ふせ(ぐ)

ward off; defend; protect; resist
31 ho

ogina(u)

おぎな(う)

supplement; supply; offset; compensate
32 kyou

キョウ

sakai

さかい

boundary, border, region
33 dou

ドウ

michibi(ku)

みちび(く)

guidance; leading; conduct; usher
34 fuku

フク

vice-; assistant; aide; duplicate; copy
35 san

サン

soro

そろ

calculate; divining; number; probability
36 yu, shu

ユ、 シュ

transport, send, be inferior
37 jutsu

ジュツ

no(beru)

の(べる)

mention; state; speak
38 sen

セン

line; track
39 nou

ノウ

agriculture; farmers
40 shuu

シュウ

su

state; province
41 bu, mu

ブ、 ム

take(shi)

たけ(し)

warrior; military; chivalry; arms
42 shou, zou

ショウ、 ゾウ

katado(ru)

かたど(る)

elephant; pattern after; image; shape
43 iki

イキ

range; region; limits; stage; level
44 gaku

ガク

hitai

ひたい

forehead; tablet; framed picture; sum; amount; volume
45 ou

オウ

Europe
46 tan

タン

katsu(gu), nina(u)

かつ(ぐ)、 にな(う)

shouldering; carry; raise; bear
47 jun

ジュン

jun(jiru), nazora(eru)

じゅん(じる)、 なぞら(える)

semi-; correspond to; imitate
48 shou

ショウ

ho(meru)

ほ(める)

prize; reward; praise
49 hen

ヘン

ata(ri), hoto(ri)

あた(り)、 ほと(り)

environs; boundary; border; vicinity
50 zou

ゾウ

tsuku(ru)

つく(る)

create; make; structure; physique
51 hi

koumu(ru), kabu(ru)

こうむ(る)、 かぶ(る)

incur; cover; shelter; wear; put on
52 gi

waza

わざ

skill; art; craft; ability; vocation; arts
53 tei

テイ

hiku(i)

ひく(い)

lower; short; humble
54 fuku

フク

mata

また

restore, return to, revert
55 i

utsu(ru)

うつ(る)

shift, move, change
56 ko

individual; counter for articles
57 mon

モン

kado, to

かど、 と

gate
58 ka

chapter, lesson, section, department
59 nou

ノウ

brain; memory
60 kyoku, goku

キョク、 ゴク

kiwa(meru)

きわ(める)

poles; settlement; conclusion; end
61 gan

ガン

fuku(mu)

ふく(む)

contain; include
62 zou

ゾウ

kura

くら

storehouse; hide; own; have; possess
63 ryou

リョウ

haka(ru)

はか(る)

quantity; measure; weight; amount
64 kei

ケイ

kata

かた

type; model
65 kyou

キョウ

mashi(te)

まし(て)

condition; situation
66 shin

シン

hari

はり

needle; pin; staple; stinger
67 sen

セン

moppa(ra)

もっぱ(ら)

specialty; exclusive; mainly; solely
68 koku

コク

tani, kiwa(maru)

たに、 きわ(まる)

valley
69 shi

history; chronicle
70 kai

カイ

stair; counter for building story
71 kan

カン

kuda

くだ

pipe; tube; wind instrument; control; jurisdiction
72 hei, hyou

ヘイ、 ヒョウ

tsuwamono

つわもの

soldier; private; troops; army
73 setsu

セツ

tsu(gu)

つ(ぐ)

touch; contact; adjoin; piece together
74 sei

サイ

hoso(i), koma(kai)

ほそ(い)、 こま(かい)

slender; narrow; detailed; precise
75 kou

コウ

ki(ku)

き(く)

merit; efficacy; efficiency; benefit
76 gan

ガン

maru, maru(i)

まる、まる(い)

round; full (month); perfection
77 wan

ワン

irie

いりえ

gulf; bay; inlet
78 roku

ロク

to(ru)

と(る)

record
79 sei, shou

セイ、 ショウ

kaeri(miru), habu(ku)

かえり(みる)、 はぶ(く)

focus; government ministry; conserve
80 kyuu

キュウ

furu(i), moto

ふる(い)、 もと

old times; old things; former; ex-
81 kyou

キョウ

hashi

はし

bridge
82 gan

ガン

kishi

きし

beach
83 shuu

シュウ

mawa(ri)

まわ(り)

circumference; circuit; lap
84 zai

ザイ

lumber, log, timber, wood
85 ko

to

door; counter for houses
86 ou

オウ

center; middle
87 ken

ケン

ticket
88 hen

ヘン

a(mu)

あ(む)

compilation; knit; braid; twist; editing
89 sou

ソウ

saga(su)

さが(す)

search; look for; locate
90 chiku

チク

take

たけ

bamboo
91 chou

チョウ

ko(eru)

こ(える)

transcend; super-; ultra-
92 hei

ヘイ

na(mi), nami, nara(beru)

な(み)、なみ、なら(べる)

row, and, besides
93 ryou

リョウ

heal; cure
94 sai

サイ

to(ru)

と(る)

pick; take; fetch; take up
95 shin

シン

mori

もり

forest, woods
96 kyou, kei

キョウ、 ケイ

kiso(u), se(ru)

きそ(う)、 せ(る)

compete with; bid; contest; race
97 kai

カイ

jammed in; shellfish; mediate
98 kon

コン

ne

root; radical
99 han

ハン

marketing, sell, trade
100 reki

レキ

curriculum; continuation; passage of time

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