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 bu

section, bureau, dept, class, copy, part, portion
2 nai

ナイ

uchi

うち

inside, within, between, among, house, home
3 kai

カイ

mawa(su)

まわ(す)

-times, round, revolve, counter
4 shu

シュ

to(ru)

と(る)

take, fetch
5 ki

shiru(su)

しる(す)

scribe, account, narrative
6 shi

sasa(eru)

ささ(える)

branch, support, sustain
7 ri

ki(ku)

き(く)

profit, advantage, benefit
8 saku

サク

yesterday, previous
9 chi

o(ku)

お(く)

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

シン

mi

somebody, person
11 shuu

シュウ

osa(meru)

おさ(める)

income, obtain, reap, pay, supply, store
12 ban

バン

tsugai

つが(い)

turn, number in a series
13 shou

ショウ

akina(u)

あきな(う)

deal; selling; merchant
14 bou

ボウ

nozo(mu), mochi

のぞ(む)、 もち

ambition, full moon, hope, desire, aspire to, expect
15 chi

ne, atai

ね、 あたい

price, cost, value
16 ka

department, course, section
17 soku

ソク

haya(i)

はや(い)

quick, fast
18 batsu

バツ

nu(ku)

ぬ(く)

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

ベン、 ビン

tayo(ri)

たよ(り)

convenience, facility
20 ou

オウ

o(su)

お(す)

push
21 shin

シン

ne(ru)

ね(る)

lie down, sleep, rest
22 an

アン

kura(i)

くら(い)

darkness, disappear, shade, informal
23 bou

ボウ

wasu(reru)

わす(れる)

forget
24 sou

ソウ

mado

まど

window, pane
25 ban

バン

nightfall, night

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Nihongo So-matome: JLPT N3 Grammar

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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.

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