JLPT N3 Kanji List

This is the JLPT N3 kanji list.

complete JLPT N3 Kanji List

There are about 650 kanji in total that you will need to know in order to pass the JLPT N3 (including the kanji from 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 N3 info, see our JLPT N3 grammar lessons.

#KanjiOnyomiKunyomiKanji Meaning
1 sei

セイ

matsurigoto

まつりごと

politics, government
2 gi

deliberation, consultation, debate
3 min

ミン

tami

たみ

people, nation, subjects
4 ren

レン

tsura(naru), tsu(reru)

つら(なる)、 つ(れる)

take along, lead, join, connect
5 tai, tsui

タイ、 ツイ

opposite, even, equal, versus, anti-, compare
6 bu

section, bureau, dept, class, copy, part, portion
7 gou, ga, ka

ゴウ、 ガッ、 カッ

a(u)

あ(う)、あい

fit, suit, join, 0.1
8 shi

ichi

いち

market, city, town
9 nai

ナイ

uchi

うち

inside, within, between, among, house, home
10 sou, shou

ソウ、 ショウ

ai

あい

inter-, mutual, together, each other, minister of state
11 tei, jou

テイ、 ジョウ

sada(meru)

さだ(める)

determine, fix, establish, decide
12 kai

カイ

mawa(su)

まわ(す)

-times, round, revolve, counter
13 sen

セン

era(bu)

えら(ぶ)

elect, select, choose, prefer
14 bei, mai, meetoru

ベイ、 マイ、 メエトル

kome

こめ

rice, USA, meter
15 jitsu

ジツ

mi, mino(ru), michi(ru), makoto

み、 みの(る)、 みち(る)、 まこと

reality, truth
16 kan

カン

seki, kaka(waru), karakuri

せき、 かか(わる)、 からくり

connection, barrier, gateway, involve, concerning
17 ketsu

ケツ

ki(meru)

き(める)

decide, fix, agree upon, appoint
18 zen

ゼン

matta(ku), sube(te)

まった(く)、 すべ(て)

whole, entire, all, complete, fulfill
19 hyou

ヒョウ

omote, arawa(su)

おもて、 あらわ(す)

surface, table, chart, diagram
20 sen

セン

ikusa, tataka(u)

いくさ、 たたか(う)

war, battle, match
21 kei

ケイ

he(ru), ta(tsu)

へ(る)、 た(つ)

longitude, pass thru, expire, warp
22 sai

サイ

motto(mo)

もっと(も)

utmost, most, extreme
23 gen

ゲン

arawa(reru), utsu(tsu)

あらわ(れる)、 うつ(つ)

present, existing, actual
24 chou

チョウ

shira(beru), tono(u)

しら(べる)、ととの(う)

tune, tone, meter, prepare, investigate
25 ka, ke

カ、 ケ

ba(keru), fu(keru)

ば(ける)、 ふ(ける)

change, take the form of, influence, enchant, delude, -ization
26 tou

トウ

a(taru)

あ(たる)

hit, right, appropriate
27 yaku

ヤク

tsuzu(maru)

つづ(まる)

promise, approximately, shrink
28 shu

シュ

kubi

くび

neck
29 hou

ホウ

nori

のり

method, law, rule, principle, model, system
30 sei, shou

セイ、 ショウ

sex, gender, nature
31 you

ヨウ

i(ru), kaname

い(る)、 かなめ

need, main point, essence, pivot
32 sei, jou

セイ、 ジョウ

na(ru)

な(る)

turn into, become, get, grow, elapse
33 ki, go

キ、 ゴ

period, time, date, term
34 shu

シュ

to(ru)

と(る)

take, fetch
35 ju

ジュ

u(keru)

う(ける)

accept, undergo, answer (phone), take
36 zoku

ゾク

tsuzuku

つづ(く)

continue, series, sequel
37 suu

スウ

kazu, kazo(eru)

かず、 かぞ(える)

number, strength, fate, law, figures
38 ki

shiru(su)

しる(す)

scribe, account, narrative
39 shi

sasa(eru)

ささ(える)

branch, support, sustain
40 gen

ゲン

hara

はら

original, primitive, field
41 toku

トク

e(ru)

え(る)

gain, get, find, earn, acquire, can, may, able to, profit
42 kou

コウ

maji(waru), ma(zeru), ka(wasu)

まじ(わる)、 ま(ぜる)、 か(わす)

mingle, mixing, association, coming & going
43 shi

assets, resources, capital, funds, data, be conducive to
44 yo, sha

ヨ、 シャ

arakaji(me)

あらかじ(め)

beforehand, previous, myself, I
45 ri

ki(ku)

き(く)

profit, advantage, benefit
46 saku

サク

yesterday, previous
47 hen

ヘン

ka(waru)

か(わる)

unusual, change, strange
48 choku, jiki

チョク、 ジキ

tada(chini), su(gu)

ただ(ちに)、 す(ぐ)、 なお(す)

straightaway, honesty, frankness, fix, repair
49 ka

ha(tasu)

は(たす)

fruit, reward, carry out, achieve, complete
50 hitsu

ヒツ

kanara(zu)

かなら(ず)

invariably, certain, inevitable
51 en

エン

performance, act, play, render, stage
52 nou

ノウ

ability, talent, skill, capacity
53 chi

o(ku)

お(く)

placement, put, set, deposit, leave behind
54 shin

シン

mi

somebody, person
55 fu

otto

おっと

husband, man
56 shuu

シュウ

osa(meru)

おさ(める)

income, obtain, reap, pay, supply, store
57 dan

ダン

ta(tsu), kotowa(ru)

た(つ)、 ことわ(る)

severance, decline, refuse, apologize
58 ban

バン

tsugai

つが(い)

turn, number in a series
59 jutsu

ジュツ

sube

すべ

art, technique, skill, means, trick
60 nen

ネン

wish, sense, idea, thought, feeling, desire
61 jo

ジョ

tasu(keru)

たす(ける)

help, rescue, assist
62 shou

ショウ

akina(u)

あきな(う)

deal; selling; merchant
63 kou

ヨウ

ha

leaf, plane, lobe, needle, blade, spear, counter for flat things
64 den

デン

tsuta(waru)

つた(わる)

transmit, go along, walk along, follow, report, communicate, legend, tradition
65 dou

ドウ

hatara(ku)

はたら(く)

work
66 kou

コウ

kono(mu), su(ku)

この(む)、 す(く)

fond, pleasing, like something
67 tai

タイ

shirizo(ku), hi(ku), no(keru), do(ku)

しりぞ(く)、 ひ(く)、 の(ける)、 ど(く)

retreat, withdraw, retire, resign, repel, expel, reject
68 fu

ma(keru), o(u)

ま(ける)、 お(う)

defeat, negative, minus, assume a responsibility
69 shitsu

シツ

ushina(u), u(seru)

うしな(う)、 う(せる)

lose, error, fault, disadvantage, loss
70 bi, mi

ビ、 ミ

utsukushii

うつく(しい)

beauty, beautiful
71 bou

ボウ

nozo(mu), mochi

のぞ(む)、 もち

ambition, full moon, hope, desire, aspire to, expect
72 man

マン

mi(chiru)

み(ちる)

full, fullness, enough, satisfy
73 chi

ne, atai

ね、 あたい

price, cost, value
74 ka

department, course, section
75 eki, i

エキ、 イ

yasa(shii), yasu(i)

やさ(しい)、 やす(い)

easy, ready to, simple
76 soku

ソク

haya(i)

はや(い)

quick, fast
77 kou, go

コウ、 ゴ

o(riru), fu(ru)

お(りる)、 ふ(る)

descend, precipitate, fall, surrender
78 ji

ya(meru)

や(める)

resign, word, term
79 ba

uma

うま

horse
80 hi

kare, kano

かれ、 かの

he, him
81 rui

ルイ

tagu(i)

たぐ(い)

sort, kind, variety, class, genus
82 kaku

カク

obo(eru), sa(masu)

おぼ(える)、 さ(ます)

memorize, learn, remember, awake
83 batsu

バツ

nu(ku)

ぬ(く)

slip out, extract, pull out, remove
84 ben, bin

ベン、 ビン

tayo(ri)

たよ(り)

convenience, facility
85 ryuu, ru

リュウ、 ル

to(maru), todo(meru)

と(まる)、 とど(める)

detain, fasten, halt, stop
86 ou

オウ

o(su)

お(す)

push
87 chi

oku(reru), oso(i)

おく(れる)、 おそ(い)

slow, late, back, later
88 shou

ショウ

mane(ku)

まね(く)

invite, summon, engage
89 en, on

エン

too(i)

とお(い)

distant, far
90 etsu

エツ

ko(su)

こ(す)

surpass, cross over, move to, exceed
91 tsuu

ツウ

ita(i)

いた(い)

pain, hurt, damage, bruise
92 yuu

ユウ

aso(bu)

あそ(ぶ)

play
93 mei

メイ

mayo(u)

まよ(う)

astray, be perplexed, in doubt, lost
94 shu

シュ

sake

さけ

sake, alcohol
95 shin

シン

ne(ru)

ね(る)

lie down, sleep, rest
96 an

アン

kura(i)

くら(い)

darkness, disappear, shade, informal
97 bou

ボウ

wasu(reru)

わす(れる)

forget
98 setsu

セツ

yuki

ゆき

snow
99 sou

ソウ

mado

まど

window, pane
100 do

ika(ru), oko(ru)

いか(る)、 おこ(る)

angry, be offended

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*NOTE* There is no official complete JLPT Kanji List

I try to make these lists as accurate as possible, and am adding new lessons as quickly as I can every week.