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
101 you

ヨウ

i(reru)

い(れる)

contain, form
102 hitsu

ヒツ

kanara(zu)

かなら(ず)

invariably, certain, inevitable
103 en

エン

performance, act, play, render, stage
104 sai, sei

サイ、セイ

toshi

とし

age, year-end
105 sou

ソウ

araso(u)

あらそ(う)

contend, dispute, argue
106 dan

ダン

discuss, talk
107 nou

ノウ

ability, talent, skill, capacity
108 i

kurai, gurai

くらい、 ぐらい

rank, grade, about
109 chi

o(ku)

お(く)

placement, put, set, deposit, leave behind
110 ryuu, ru

リュウ、ル

naga(reru)

なが(れる)

current, flow
111 kaku, kou, kyaku

カク、コウ、キャク

status, rank, capacity
112 gi

utaga(u)

うたが(う)

doubt, distrust
113 ka

su(giru), yogi(ru)

す(ぎる)、よぎ(る)

overdo, exceed, go beyond
114 kyoku

キョク

bureau, board, office
115 hou

ホウ

hana(su), hou(ru)

はな(す)、ほう(る)

set free, release
116 jou

ジョウ

tsune

つね

usual, ordinary, normal
117 jou

ジョウ

conditions, form, appearance
118 kyuu

キュウ

tama

たま

ball, sphere
119 shoku

ショク

post, employment, work
120 yo

ata(eru), azuka(ru)

あた(える)、 あずか(る)

give, award
121 kyou, ku, kuu

キョウ、ク、クウ

sona(eru), tomo

そな(える)、とも

submit, offer, present, accompany
122 yaku, eki

ヤク、エキ

duty, service, role
123 kou

コウ

kama(u)

かま(う)

posture, build, pretend
124 katsu

カツ

wa(ru), wari

わ(る)、わり

proportion, divide, cut, separate
125 shin

シン

mi

somebody, person
126 hi

tsui(yasu)

つい(やす)

expense, consume
127 fu

tsu (keru)

つ(ける)

adhere, attach, refer to, append
128 yu, yuu

ユ、ユウ

yoshi, yo(ru)

よし、よ(る)

wherefore, a reason
129 setsu, zei

セツ、 ゼイ

to(ku)

と(く)

opinion, theory, explanation
130 nan

ナン

kata(i), muzuka(shii), niku(i)

かた(い)、むずか(しい)、 にく(い)

difficult, trouble, accident
131 yuu, u

ユウ、ウ

yasa(shii), sugu(reru)

やさ(しい)、すぐ(れる)

tenderness, kind, actor
132 fu

otto

おっと

husband, man
133 shuu

シュウ

osa(meru)

おさ(める)

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

ダン

ta(tsu), kotowa(ru)

た(つ)、 ことわ(る)

severance, decline, refuse, apologize
135 seki, shaku, koku

セキ、シャク、コク

ishi

いし

stone
136 i

chiga(u), taga(u)

ちが(う)、たが(う)

difference, differ
137 shou

ショウ

ki(eru), ke(su)

き(える)、け(す)

extinguish, turn off
138 shin, jin

シン、 ジン

kami

かみ

gods, mind, soul
139 ban

バン

tsugai

つが(い)

turn, number in a series
140 ki

standard, measure
141 jutsu

ジュツ

sube

すべ

art, technique, skill, means, trick
142 bi

sona(eru)

そな(える)

equip, provision, preparation
143 taku

タク

home, house, residence
144 gai

ガイ

harm, injury
145 hai

ハイ

kuba(ru)

くば(る)

distribute, spouse
146 kei

ケイ

admonish, commandment
147 iku

イク

soda(tsu), haguku(mu)

そだ(つ)、はぐく(む)

bring up, grow up, raise
148 seki

セキ

mushiro

むしろ

seat
149 hou

ホウ

toozu(reru), tazu(neru)

おとず(れる)、たず(ねる)

call on, visit
150 jou, shou

ジョウ、 ショウ

no(ru)

の(る)

ride
151 zan

ザン

noko(ru)

のこ(る)

remainder, balance
152 sou, so

ソウ、ソ

omo(u)

おも(う)

concept, think, idea
153 sei, shou

セイ、ショウ

koe

こえ

voice
154 jo

ジョ

tasu(keru)

たす(ける)

help, rescue, assist
155 rou

ロウ

rou(suru), itawa(ru), negira(u)

ろう(する)、いたわ(る)、ねぎら(う)

labor, thank for
156 rei

レイ

tato(eba)

たと(えば)

example
157 zen, nen

ゼン、ネン

shika, sa

しか、さ

sort of thing, if so
158 gen

ゲン

kagi(ru)

かぎ(る)

limit, restrict
159 tsui

ツイ

o(u)

お(う)

chase, drive away
160 shou

ショウ

akina(u)

あきな(う)

deal; selling; merchant
161 kou

ヨウ

ha

leaf, plane, needle, blade, counter for flat things
162 den

デン

tsuta(waru)

つた(わる)

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

ドウ

hatara(ku)

はたら(く)

work
164 kei, gyou

ケイ、ギョウ

kata, katachi, nari

かた、かたち、なり

shape, form, style
165 kei

ケイ

scenery, view
166 raku

ラク

o(chiru)

お(ちる)

fall, drop
167 kou

コウ

kono(mu), su(ku)

この(む)、 す(く)

fond, pleasing, like something
168 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
169 tou, zu, to

トウ、ズ、ト

atama, kashira

あたま、かしら

head
170 fu

ma(keru), o(u)

ま(ける)、 お(う)

defeat, negative, minus, assume a responsibility
171 to

wata(ru)

わた(る)

transit, ferry, cross
172 shitsu

シツ

ushina(u), u(seru)

うしな(う)、 う(せる)

lose, error, fault, disadvantage, loss
173 sa

sa(su)

さ(す)

distinction, difference, variation
174 matsu

マツ

sue

すえ

end, close, tip
175 shu, su

シュ、ス

mamo(ru), mori

まも(る)、もり

guard, protect, obey
176 jaku

ジャク

waka(i), mo(shi)

わか(い)、も(し)

young
177 shu

シュ

tane, -gusa

たね、-ぐさ

species, kind, class, seed
178 bi, mi

ビ、 ミ

utsukushii

うつく(しい)

beauty, beautiful
179 mei, myou

メイ、ミョウ

inochi

いのち

fate, command
180 fuku

フク

blessing, fortune, luck, wealth
181 bou

ボウ

nozo(mu), mochi

のぞ(む)、 もち

ambition, full moon, hope, desire, aspire to, expect
182 hi

ara(zu)

あら(ず)

un-, mistake, negative
183 kan

カン

mi(ru)

み(る)

outlook, appearance, condition
184 satsu

サツ

guess, presume, judge
185 dan

ダン

grade, steps, stairs
186 ou

オウ

yoko

よこ

sideways, side
187 shin

シン

fuka(i)

ふか(い)

deep, heighten
188 shin

シン

mou(su), saru

もう(す)、さる

have the honor to
189 you

ヨウ

sama, san

さま、さん

manner, situation, polite suffix
190 zai, sai, zoku

ザイ、 サイ、 ゾク

property, money, wealth, assets
191 kou

コウ

minato

みなと

harbor, port
192 shiki

シキ

shi(ru)

し(る)

know
193 ko

yo(bu)

よ(ぶ)

call, invite
194 tatsu, da

タツ、 ダ

-tachi

-たち

accomplished, reach, arrive, attain
195 ryou

リョウ

yo(i), i(i)

よ(い)、い(い)

good
196 han

ハン

saka

さか

heights, slope
197 kou

コウ

climate, season, weather
198 tei

テイ

hodo

ほど

extent, degree
199 man

マン

mi(chiru)

み(ちる)

full, fullness, enough, satisfy
200 hai

ハイ

yabu(reru)

やぶ(れる)

failure, defeat

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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.