JLPT N2 Kanji List

This is the JLPT N2 kanji list.

complete JLPT N2 Kanji List

There are about 1,000 kanji in total that you will need to know in order to pass the JLPT N2 (including the kanji from N3, N4 & N5), and we have them all listed here with each one linking to a customized lesson.

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 N2 info, see our JLPT N2 grammar lessons.

#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 tou

トウ

shima

しま

island
21 sai, sa

サイ、 サ

futata(bi)

ふたた(び)

again, twice, second time
22 kyou

キョウ

sakai

さかい

boundary, border, region
23 yu, shu

ユ、 シュ

transport, send, be inferior
24 fuku

フク

mata

また

restore, return to, revert
25 i

utsu(ru)

うつ(る)

shift, move, change
26 ka

chapter, lesson, section, department
27 zai

ザイ

lumber, log, timber, wood
28 hei

ヘイ

na(mi), nami, nara(beru)

な(み)、なみ、なら(べる)

row, and, besides
29 ryou

リョウ

heal; cure
30 shin

シン

mori

もり

forest, woods
31 kai

カイ

jammed in; shellfish; mediate
32 han

ハン

marketing, sell, trade
33 shou

ショウ

masa(ni), hata

まさ(に)、 はた

leader; commander; general; admiral
34 kou

コウ

lecture; club; association
35 ka

kawa

かわ

river
36 riku, roku

リク、 ロク

oka

おか

land; six
37 kou

コウ

atsu(i)

あつ(い)

thick; heavy; rich
38 ren

レン

ne(ru)

ね(る)

practice, gloss, train, drill, polish, refine
39 bo

tsuno(ru)

つの(る)

recruit; campaign
40 shou

ショウ

nobo(ru)

のぼ(る)

rise up
41 ketsu

ケツ

chi

blood
42 sei

セイ

hoshi

ほし

star
43 zou

ゾウ

statue; picture; image; figure
44 ji

tera

てら

Buddhist temple
45 jaku

ジャク

yowa(i)

よわ(い)

weak; frail
46 tai

タイ

ka(waru)

か(わる)

exchange, spare, substitute
47 gun

グン

mu(reru), mura(garu)

む(れる)、 むら(がる)

flock; group; crowd; herd
48 shi

sa(su), toge

さ(す)、 さし、 とげ

thorn, pierce, stab, prick, sting
49 kai

カイ

kokoroyo(i)

こころよ(い)

cheerful; pleasant; agreeable; comfortable
50 sen

セン

izumi

いずみ

spring; fountain
51 kun

クン

yo(mu), kun(zuru)

よ(む)、くん(ずる)

instruction, explanation, read
52 you

ヨウ

osana(i)

おさな(い)

infancy; childhood
53 nyuu

ニュウ

chichi, chi

ちち、ち

milk, breasts
54 kou

コウ

outskirts, suburbs, rural area
55 kitsu

キツ

no(mu)

の(む)

consume, eat, drink, smoke, receive
56 hitsu

ヒツ

hiki

ひき

counter for small animals
57 to

nu(ru), nu(ri)

ぬ(る)、 ぬ(り)

paint; smear; coating
58 bi

hana

はな

nose; snout
59 futsu

フツ

wa(ku)

わ(く)

seethe; boil; ferment
60 sou

ソウ

hasha(gu)

はしゃ(ぐ)

parch; dry up
61 bou, bo

ボウ、 ボッ

boy, priest
62 shi

ukaga(u)

うかが(う)

visit; ask; inquire; question

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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.