JLPT N3 Adjectives Vocabulary List

Here is our vocabulary list of lessons for all of the 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 furi

ふり

disadvantage; handicap; unfavorable position
4 fusoku

ふそく

insufficiency; shortage; deficiency; lack; dearth
5 hageshii

はげしい

violent; extreme; intense
6 hatsumei

はつめい

invention
7 hontou

ほんとう

truth; reality; actuality; fact
8 igai

いがい

unexpected; surprising
9 ippan

いっぱん

general; universal; ordinary; average; common
10 kaigai

かいがい

foreign; abroad; overseas
11 kousoku

こうそく

high-speed; rapid; express
12 kyouryoku

きょうりょく

cooperation; collaboration
13 kyouryoku

きょうりょく

powerful; strong
14 kyuugeki

きゅうげき

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

きゅうそく

rapid (e.g. progress)
16 makka

まっか

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

まんぞく

satisfaction; contentment;​ sufficient; enough
18 meikaku

めいかく

clear; precise; definite; distinct
19 rikou

りこう

clever; intelligent; wise; bright; sharp
20 shinsen

しんせん

fresh
21 shuukan

しゅうかん

weekly publication
22 tabun

たぶん

perhaps; probably
23 tashou

たしょう

more or less; somewhat; a little; a few; some
24 yuuri

ゆうり

advantageous; favorable; profitable
25 zuibun

ずいぶん

very; extremely; surprisingly; considerably; awfully

JLPT N3 vocab List total: (25)

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