JLPT N3 Adjectives Vocabulary List

This is a Japanese vocabulary list of Adjective(s) you need to know in order to pass the JLPT N3.

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JLPT N3 vocabulary list
#AdjectiveMeaning
1 akiraka

あきらか

clear; obvious
2 arata

あらた

new; fresh; novel
3 dame

だめ

no good; cannot
4 douitsu

どういつ

identical; same; one and the same; equal
5 furi

ふり

disadvantage; handicap; unfavorable position
6 fusoku

ふそく

insufficiency; shortage; deficiency; lack; dearth
7 hageshii

はげしい

violent; extreme; intense
8 hatsumei

はつめい

invention
9 igai

いがい

unexpected; surprising
10 ippan

いっぱん

general; universal; ordinary; average; common
11 jama

じゃま

hindrance
12 kaigai

かいがい

foreign; abroad; overseas
13 kousoku

こうそく

high-speed; rapid; express
14 kyouryoku

きょうりょく

powerful; strong
15 kyuugeki

きゅうげき

sudden; abrupt; rapid; sharp; drastic; radical
16 kyuusoku

きゅうそく

rapid (e.g. progress)
17 majime

まじめ

serious; earnest
18 makka

まっか

bright red; deep red; flushed (of face)
19 manzoku

まんぞく

satisfaction; contentment;​ sufficient; enough
20 meikaku

めいかく

clear; precise; definite; distinct
21 nesshin

ねっしん

enthusiastic; eager
22 rikou

りこう

clever; intelligent; wise; bright; sharp
23 shinsen

しんせん

fresh
24 umai

うまい

skillful; delicious
25 yoroshii

よろしい

(respectful) OK; all right
26 yuuri

ゆうり

advantageous; favorable; profitable
27 zuibun

ずいぶん

very; extremely; surprisingly; considerably; awfully

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*NOTE* This is not yet a complete list of all JLPT vocabulary lessons, and new lessons are being added every week.