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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# Kanji Onyomi Kunyomi Kanji Meaning
101 shou

ショウ

masa(ni), hata

まさ(に)、 はた

leader; commander; general; admiral
102 fuku

フク

haba

はば

hanging scroll; width
103 han

ハン

carrier; carry; all; general; sort; kind
104 bou

ボウ

trade; exchange
105 kou

コウ

lecture; club; association
106 rin

リン

hayashi

はやし

grove; forest
107 sou, shou

ソウ、 ショウ

yosoo(u)

よそお(う)

attire; dress; pretend; disguise
108 sho

ショ

moro

もろ

various; many; several; together
109 geki

ゲキ

drama; play
110 ka

kawa

かわ

river
111 kou

コウ

navigate; sail; cruise; fly
112 tetsu

テツ

kurogane

くろがね

iron
113 ji

ko

newborn babe; child
114 kin

キン

prohibition; ban; forbid
115 in

イン

shirushi

しるし

stamp; seal; mark; symbol; trademark
116 gyaku

ギャク

saka(rau)

さか(らう)

inverted; reverse; opposite
117 kan

カン

ka(eru)

か(える)

interchange; period; change; convert; replace; renew
118 kyuu, ku

キュウ、 ク

hisa(shii)

ひさ(しい)

long time; old story
119 tan

タン

mijika(i)

みじか(い)

short; fault; defect; weak point
120 yu

abura

あぶら

oil; fat
121 bou, baku

ボウ、 バク

aba(ku)

あば(く)

outburst; force; violence
122 rin

リン

wa

wheel; ring; circle; link; loop; counter for wheels and flowers
123 sen

セン

shi(meru), urana(u)

し(める)、 うらな(う)

fortune-telling; divining; forecasting
124 shoku

ショク

u(eru)

う(える)

plant
125 sei

セイ

kiyo(i)

きよ(い)

pure; purify; cleanse
126 bai

バイ

double; twice; times; fold
127 kin

キン

nara(su)

なら(す)

level; average
128 oku

オク

hundred million; 10**8
129 atsu

アツ

o(su)

お(す)

pressure; push; overwhelm; oppress
130 gei

ゲイ

technique; art; craft; performance; acting
131 sho

ショ

signature; govt office; police station
132 shin

シン

no(biru)

の(びる)

expand; stretch; extend
133 tei

テイ

to(meru)

と(める)

halt; stopping
134 baku

バク

ha(zeru)

は(ぜる)

bomb; burst open
135 riku, roku

リク、 ロク

oka

おか

land; six
136 gyoku

ギョク

tama

たま

jewel; ball
137 ha

nami

なみ

waves; billows
138 tai

タイ

o(biru)

お(びる)

sash; belt; obi; zone; region
139 en

エン

no(biru)

の(びる)

prolong; stretching
140 u

ha, wa, hane

は、 わ、 はね

feathers; counter for birds, rabbits
141 ko

kata(meru)

かた(める)

harden; set; clot; curdle
142 soku

ソク

notto(ru)

のっと(る)

rule; follow; based on
143 ran

ラン

mida(reru)

みだ(れる)

riot; war; disorder; disturb
144 fu

amane(ku)

あまね(く)

universal; generally
145 soku

ソク

haka(ru)

はか(る)

fathom; plan; scheme; measure
146 hou, bu

ホウ、 ブ

yuta(ka), toyo

ゆた(か)、 とよ

bountiful; excellent; rich
147 kou

コウ

atsu(i)

あつ(い)

thick; heavy; rich
148 rei

レイ

yowai, toshi

よわい、 とし

age
149 i

kako(mu)

かこ(む)

surround; enclosure; preserve; keep
150 sotsu

ソツ

so(ssuru)

そっ(する)

graduate; soldier; private; die
151 ryaku

リャク

hobo

ほぼ

abbreviation; omission; outline; shorten
152 shou

ショウ

uketamawa(ru)

うけたまわ(る)

hear; listen to; be informed; receive
153 jun

ジュン

obey; order; turn; occasion
154 gan

ガン

iwa

いわ

boulder; rock; cliff
155 ren

レン

ne(ru)

ね(る)

practice, gloss, train, drill, polish, refine
156 kei

ケイ

karu(i)

かる(い)

lightly; trifling; unimportant
157 ryou

リョウ

complete; finish
158 chou

チョウ

yakusho

やくしょ

government office
159 jou, sei

ジョウ、 セイ

shiro

しろ

castle
160 kan

カン

wazura(u)

わずら(う)

afflicted; disease; suffer from; be ill
161 sou

ソウ

stratum; social class; layer; story; floor
162 han

ハン

printing block; edition; impression; label
163 rei

レイ

orders; command; decree
164 kaku

カク

kado, tsuno

かど、 つの

angle; corner; square
165 raku

ラク

kara(mu)

から(む)

entwine; coil around; get caught in
166 son

ソン

soko(nau)

そこ(なう)

damage; loss; disadvantage; hurt; injure
167 bo

tsuno(ru)

つの(る)

recruit; campaign
168 ri

ura

うら

back; reverse; inside; rear
169 butsu

ブツ

hotoke

ほとけ

Buddha; the dead
170 seki

セキ

exploits; achievements
171 chiku

チク

kizu(ku)

きず(く)

fabricate; build; construct
172 ka

freight; goods; property
173 kon

コン

ma(jiru)

ま(じる)

mix; blend; confuse
174 shou

ショウ

nobo(ru)

のぼ(る)

rise up
175 chi

ike

いけ

pond; pool; reservoir
176 ketsu

ケツ

chi

blood
177 on

オン

atata(kai), nuku

あたた(かい)、ぬく

warm
178 ki

seasons
179 sei

セイ

hoshi

ほし

star
180 ei

エイ

naga(i)

なが(い)

eternity; long; lengthy
181 cho, chaku

チョ、 チャク

arawa(su), ichijiru(shii)

あらわ(す)、 いちじる(しい)

renowned; publish; write
182 shi

document; records
183 ko, ku

コ、 ク

kura

くら

warehouse; storehouse
184 kan

カン

publish; carve; engrave
185 zou

ゾウ

statue; picture; image; figure
186 kou, kyou

コウ、 キョウ

kao(ri)

かお(り)

incense; smell; perfume
187 han

ハン

saka

さか

slope; incline; hill
188 tei

テイ

soko

そこ

bottom; sole; depth; bottom price
189 fu

nuno, shi(ku)

ぬの、 し(く)

linen; cloth; spread; distribute
190 ji

tera

てら

Buddhist temple
191 u

eaves; roof; house; heaven
192 kyo

キョ

gigantic; big; large; great
193 shin

シン

furu(u)

ふる(う)

quake; shake; tremble; quiver
194 ki

mare, koinega(u)

まれ、 こいねが(う)

hope; beg; request; pray
195 shoku

ショク

fu(reru), sawa(ru)

ふ(れる)、 さわ(る)

contact; touch; feel; hit; proclaim; announce
196 i, e

イ、 エ

yo(ru)

よ(る)

reliant; depend on; consequently; therefore; due to
197 seki

セキ

enroll; register; membership
198 o

yogo(su), kitana(i), kega(su)

よご(す)、 きたな(い)、 けが(す)

dirty; pollute; disgrace; defile
199 mai, bai

マイ、 バイ

sheet of...; counter for flat thin objects
200 fuku

フク

duplicate; double; compound; multiple

JLPT N2 Kanji List total: (374)

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