JLPT N3 Kanji List

This is the JLPT N3 kanji list, which includes 370 characters specific to the N3 level.

complete JLPT N3 Kanji List

You must know about 650 kanji in total in order to pass the JLPT N3, including kanji from N4 & N5, so make sure to review those lists as well.

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#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), makoto

み、みの(る)、 まこと

reality, truth
16 kan

カン

seki, kaka(waru)

せき、 かか(わる)

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 teki

テキ

mark, target, object, adjective ending
32 you

ヨウ

i(ru), kaname

い(る)、 かなめ

need, main point, essence, pivot
33 sei

セイ

system, law, rule
34 ji, chi

ジ、チ

nasa(meru), nao(ru)

おさ(める)、なお(る)

reign, cure, heal
35 mu

tsuto(meru)

つと(める)

task, duties
36 sei, jou

セイ、 ジョウ

na(ru)

な(る)

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

キ、 ゴ

period, time, date, term
38 shu

シュ

to(ru)

と(る)

take, fetch
39 to, tsu

ト、ツ

miyako

みやこ

metropolis, capital
40 wa, o

ワ、オ

yawa(ragu), nago(mu)

やわ(らぐ)、なご(む)

harmony, Japanese style, peace
41 ki

machine, airplane, opportunity
42 hei, byou

ヘイ、ビョウ

tai(ra), hira

たい(ら)、ひら

even, flat, peace
43 ka

kwa(eru)

くわ(える)

add, addition, increase, join
44 ju

ジュ

u(keru)

う(ける)

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

ゾク

tsuzuku

つづ(く)

continue, series, sequel
46 shin

シン

susu(mu)

すす(む)

advance, proceed
47 suu

スウ

kazu, kazo(eru)

かず、 かぞ(える)

number, strength, fate, law, figures
48 ki

shiru(su)

しる(す)

scribe, account, narrative
49 sho

ショ

haji(me), hatsu

はじ(め)、はつ

first time, beginning
50 shi

yubi, sa(su)

ゆび、さ(す)

finger, point to, indicate
51 ken

ケン

authority, power, rights
52 shi

sasa(eru)

ささ(える)

branch, support, sustain
53 san

サン

u(mu), mu(su)

う(む)、 む(す)

products, bear, give birth
54 ten

テン

tsu(keru)

つ(ける)

spot, point, mark
55 hou

ホウ

mukku(iru)

むく(いる)

report, news, reward
56 sai, sei

サイ、セイ

su(mu)

す(む)

settle, relieve, finish
57 katsu

カツ

i(kiru)

い(きる)

living
58 gen

ゲン

hara

はら

original, primitive, field
59 kyou

キョウ

tomo

とも

together, both, neither
60 toku

トク

e(ru)

え(る)

gain, get, find, earn, acquire, can, may, able to, profit
61 kai, ge

カイ、ゲ

to(ku), hodo(ku)

と(く)、ほど(く)

unravel, explanation
62 kou

コウ

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

まじ(わる)、 ま(ぜる)、 か(わす)

mingle, mixing, association, coming & going
63 shi

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

ヨ、 シャ

arakaji(me)

あらかじ(め)

beforehand, previous, myself, I
65 kou

コウ

mu(ku), muka(i)

む(く)、むか(い)

facing, beyond
66 sai

サイ

kiwa

きわ

occasion, time
67 shou

ショウ

ka(tsu), masa(ru)

か(つ)、 まさ(る)

victory, win
68 men

メン

omo, omote, tsura

おも、おもて、つら

mask, face, features, surface
69 koku

コク

tsu(geru)

つ(げる)

revelation, inform
70 han, hon, tan, ho

ハン、ホン、タン、ホ

so(ru), kae(su)

そ(る)、かえ(す)

anti-
71 han

ハン

judgement, signature
72 nin

ニン

mito(meru), shitata(meru)

みと(める)、したた(める)

acknowledge, witness, recognize
73 san

サン

mai(ru)

まい(る)

going, coming, participate
74 ri

ki(ku)

き(く)

profit, advantage, benefit
75 so

ku(mu), kumi

く(む)、くみ

association, assemble, unite
76 shin

シン

faith, truth, trust
77 zai

ザイ

a(ru)

あ(る)

exist, outskirts
78 ken

ケン

kudan

くだん

affair, case, matter
79 soku

ソク

gawa, soba

がわ、そば

side, lean, oppose
80 nin

ニン

maka(seru)

まか(せる)

responsibility, duty
81 in

イン

hi(ku)

ひ(く)

pull, tug, jerk
82 kyuu

キュウ

moto(meru)

もと(める)

request, want, demand
83 sho

ショ

tokoro

ところ

place, extent
84 ji, shi

ジ、シ

tsu(gu), tsugi

つ(ぐ)、つぎ

next, order
85 saku

サク

yesterday, previous
86 ron

ロン

agetsura(u)

あげつら(う)

argument, discourse
87 kan

カン

bureaucrat, the government, organ
88 zou

ゾウ

ma(su), fu(eru)

ま(す)、 ふ(える)

increase, add
89 kei

ケイ

kaka(ru), kakari

かか(る)、かかり

person in charge, connection
90 kan

カン

emotion, feeling, sensation
91 jou, sei

ジョウ、セイ

nasa(ke)

なさ(け)

feelings, emotion, passion
92 tou

トウ

na(geru)

な(げる)

throw, discard
93 ji, shi

ジ、シ

shime(su)

しめ(す)

show, indicate, display
94 hen

ヘン

ka(waru)

か(わる)

unusual, change, strange
95 da

u(tsu), bu(tsu)

う(つ)、ぶ(つ)

strike, hit, knock
96 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
97 ryou

リョウ

futatsu

ふたつ

both
98 shiki

シキ

style, ceremony
99 kaku

カク

tashi(ka)

たし(か)

assurance, firm, confirm
100 ka

ha(tasu)

は(たす)

fruit, reward, carry out, achieve, complete

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*NOTE* There is no official complete JLPT Kanji List

These lessons are created to the best of my ability based on prior test data, but there is no official JLPT kanji list.