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.

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.

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#KanjiOnyomiKunyomiKanji Meaning
301 gan

ガン

nega(u)

ねが(う)

petition, request, wish
302 kai, e

カイ、エ

picture, drawing
303 etsu

エツ

ko(su)

こ(す)

surpass, cross over, move to, exceed
304 yoku

ヨク

ho(shii)

ほ(しい)

longing, greed, passion
305 tsuu

ツウ

ita(i)

いた(い)

pain, hurt, damage, bruise
306 shou

ショウ

wara(u), e(mu)

わら(う)、え(む)

laugh
307 go

taga(i), katami(ni)

たが(い)、かたみ(に)

mutually, reciprocally, together
308 soku

ソク

taba, tsuka

たば、つか

bundle, manage
309 ji, ne

ジ、ね

ni(ru)

に(る)

becoming, resemble, imitate
310 retsu, re

レツ、レ

file, row, column
311 tan

タン

sagu(ru), saga(su)

さぐ(る)、さが(す)

search, look for
312 tou

トウ

ni(geru), noga(su)

に(げる)、のが(す)

escape, flee
313 yuu

ユウ

aso(bu)

あそ(ぶ)

play
314 mei

メイ

mayo(u)

まよ(う)

astray, be perplexed, in doubt, lost
315 mu

yume

ゆめ

dream, vision
316 kun

クン

kimi

きみ

you, male name suffix
317 hei

ヘイ

to(jiru), shi(meru)

と(じる)、し(める)

closed, shut
318 sho

ショ

o

beginning, end, cord, strap
319 setsu, shaku

セツ、シャク

o(ru), ori

お(る)、おり

fold, break, fracture
320 sou

ソウ

kusa

くさ

grass, weeds, herbs
321 bo

ku(rasu)

く(らす)

evening, livelihood
322 shu

シュ

sake

さけ

sake, alcohol
323 hi

kana(shii)

かな(しい)

grieve, sad
324 sei

セイ

ha(reru)

は(れる)

clear up
325 kei

ケイ

ka(karu)

か(ける)

hang, suspend
326 tou

トウ

ita(ru)

いた(る)

arrival, proceed, reach
327 shin

シン

ne(ru)

ね(る)

lie down, sleep, rest
328 an

アン

kura(i)

くら(い)

darkness, disappear, shade, informal
329 tou

トウ

nusu(mu)

ぬす(む)

steal, rob
330 kyuu

キュウ

su(u)

す(う)

suck, inhale
331 you

ヨウ

hi

sunshine, positive
332 gyo, go

ギョ、ゴ

on, o

おん、お

honorable
333 shi

ha

tooth, cog
334 bou

ボウ

wasu(reru)

わす(れる)

forget
335 setsu

セツ

yuki

ゆき

snow
336 sui

スイ

fu(ku)

ふ(く)

blow, breathe, puff
337 jou

ジョウ

musume, ko

むすめ、こ

daughter, girl
338 go

ayama(ru)

あやま(る)

mistake
339 sen

セン

ara(u)

あら(う)

wash
340 kan

カン

na(reru)

な(れる)

accustomed, get used to
341 rei, rai

レイ、ライ

salute, bow, ceremony, thanks
342 sou

ソウ

mado

まど

window, pane
343 seki, shaku

セキ、シャク

mukashi

むかし

once upon a time, old times
344 hin, bin

ヒン、ビン

mazu(shii)

まず(しい)

poverty, poor
345 do

ika(ru), oko(ru)

いか(る)、 おこ(る)

angry, be offended
346 ei

エイ

oyo(gu)

およ(ぐ)

swim
347 so

ancestor, pioneer, founder
348 hai

ハイ

sakazuki

さかずき

glass, cup
349 hi

tsuka(reru)

つか(れる)

exhausted, tire
350

mina, minna

みな、 みんな

all, everyone, everybody
351 mei

メイ

na(ru)

な(る)

chirp, cry, bark
352 fuku

フク

hara

はら

abdomen, belly, stomach
353 en

エン

kemu(ru), kemuri

けむ(る)、けむり

smoke
354 min

ミン

nemu(ru)

ねむ(る)

sleep
355 fu

kowa(i), o(jiru)

こわ(い)、お(じる)

dreadful, fearful
356 ji

mimi

みみ

ear
357 chou

チョウ

itada(ku)

いただ(く)

receive, top, summit, peak
358 sou

ソウ

hako

はこ

box, chest
359 ban

バン

nightfall, night
360 kan

カン

samu(i)

さむ(い)

cold
361 hatsu

ハツ

kami

かみ

hair (on the head)
362 bou, mou

ボウ、モウ

isoga(shii)

いそが(しい)

busy, occupied
363 sai

サイ

genius, years old
364 ka

kutsu

くつ

shoes
365 chi

haji, ha(zukashii)

はじ、は(ずかしい)

shame, dishonor
366 guu

グウ

tama

たま

accidentally, even number
367 i

era(i)

えら(い)

admirable, greatness
368 byou

ビョウ

neko

ねこ

cat
369 ki

iku(tsu)

いく(つ)

how many, how much, some
370 sui

スイ

dare

だれ

who, someone, somebody

JLPT N3 Kanji List total: (370)

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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.