JLPT N3 Nouns Vocabulary List

This is a Japanese vocabulary list of Noun(s) you need to know in order to pass the JLPT N3.

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JLPT N3 vocabulary list
#NounMeaning
1 akari

あかり

light; illumination; glow; gleam
2 akuma

あくま

devil; demon; fiend; Satan
3 anki

あんき

memorization; learning by heart
4 arata

あらた

new; fresh; novel
5 atsumari

あつまり

gathering; meeting; assembly; collection; attendance
6 bubun

ぶぶん

portion; section; part
7 bun

ぶん

part; segment; share; ration
8 bunmei

ぶんめい

civilization; culture
9 bunseki

ぶんせき

analysis
10 bunya

ぶんや

field; sphere; realm; division; branch
11 chichioya

ちちおや

father
12 chiheisen

ちへいせん

horizon (related to land)​
13 chii

ちい

(social) position; status
14 chouki

ちょうき

long-term
15 chuu

ちゅう

during; while; medium; middle
16 chuugaku

ちゅうがく

junior high school; middle school
17 chuushoku

ちゅうしょく

lunch; midday meal
18 daibubun

だいぶぶん

most part; greater part; majority
19 dame

だめ

no good; cannot
20 danshi

だんし

youth; young man
21 deai

であい

meeting; rendezvous; encounter
22 dokusho

どくしょ

reading
23 doryoku

どりょく

effort; exertion; endeavor; hard work; striving
24 en

えん

yen; Japanese monetary unit; circle
25 furi

ふり

disadvantage; handicap; unfavorable position
26 fusoku

ふそく

insufficiency; shortage; deficiency; lack; dearth
27 gaikou

がいこう

diplomacy
28 gaishutsu

がいしゅつ

going out; outing; leaving (one's home, office, etc.)
29 gakki

がっき

school term; semester
30 gaku

がく

learning; education; study of
31 gakumon

がくもん

scholarship; study; learning
32 gakusha

がくしゃ

scholar
33 gakushuu

がくしゅう

study; learning; tutorial
34 gichou

ぎちょう

chairman; president; moderator
35 gikai

ぎかい

congress; parliament; diet; legislative assembly
36 gogaku

ごがく

study of foreign languages; linguistics
37 hahaoya

ははおや

mother
38 hakubutsukan

はくぶつかん

museum
39 hanbai

はんばい

sales; selling; marketing
40 hatsumei

はつめい

invention
41 hin

ひん

elegance, article
42 hitokoto

ひとこと

single word; a few words; brief comment
43 hitorihitori

ひとりひとり

one by one; each; one at a time
44 honmono

ほんもの

genuine article; real thing; real deal​
45 honnin

ほんにん

the person in question; the person themselves; said person
46 icchi

いっち

agreement; union; match​; coincidence
47 ichiji

いちじ

one o'clock
48 ikka

いっか

a family; a household; a home; one's family; whole family
49 ippan

いっぱん

general; universal; ordinary; average; common
50 ippou

いっぽう

one (esp. of two); one way; the other direction; although
51 isshou

いっしょう

whole life; a lifetime; a generation
52 isshu

いっしゅ

species; kind; variety
53 isshun

いっしゅん

instant; moment; for an instant
54 issou

いっそう

much more; still more; all the more; single layer; sooner; preferably​
55 ittai

いったい

(what) the heck; (why) in the world
56 jama

じゃま

hindrance
57 kagaku

かがく

chemistry
58 kai

かい

meeting; assembly; party; association; club
59 kai'in

かいいん

member
60 kaigai

かいがい

foreign; abroad; overseas
61 kaigou

かいごう

meeting; assembly; gathering; association
62 kaikei

かいけい

finance; account; treasurer; bill
63 kaishi

かいし

start; commencement; beginning; initiation​
64 kamoku

かもく

(school) subject; curriculum; course
65 kenri

けんり

right; privilege
66 kihon

きほん

basics; fundamentals; basis; foundation
67 kiji

きじ

article; news story; report; account
68 kimi

きみ

sensation; feeling​; tendency
69 kinen

きねん

commemoration; celebration; honoring the memory of something
70 kinyuu

きにゅう

entry; filling in; filling out
71 kioku

きおく

memory; recollection; remembrance
72 kisha

きしゃ

reporter; journalist
73 kitai

きたい

expectation; anticipation; hope
74 kokka

こっか

state; country; nation
75 kokkai

こっかい

National Diet; legislative assembly of Japan; parliament; congress
76 kokkyou

こっきょう

national border
77 kokugo

こくご

national language
78 kokumin

こくみん

people (of a country); nation; citizen; national
79 kongo

こんご

from now on; hereafter
80 konkai

こんかい

now; this time; lately
81 kousoku

こうそく

high-speed; rapid; express
82 kunren

くんれん

training; drill; practice; discipline
83 kyoukasho

きょうかしょ

textbook; coursebook; schoolbook
84 kyouryoku

きょうりょく

cooperation; collaboration
85 kyouryoku

きょうりょく

powerful; strong
86 kyuushuu

きゅうしゅう

absorption; suction; attraction
87 kyuusoku

きゅうそく

rapid (e.g. progress)
88 majime

まじめ

serious; earnest
89 makka

まっか

bright red; deep red; flushed (of face)
90 manichi

まんいち

emergency; unlikely event​; by some chance; by some possibility
91 manzoku

まんぞく

satisfaction; contentment;​ sufficient; enough
92 meshi

めし

cooked rice; meal
93 mikata

みかた

friend; ally; supporter; taking sides with; supporting
94 miryoku

みりょく

charm; fascination; glamour; attraction; appeal
95 mokuyou

もくよう

Thursday
96 nakaba

なかば

middle; half; semi; halfway; partly
97 nesshin

ねっしん

enthusiastic; eager
98 nihon

にほん

Japan
99 nouryoku

のうりょく

ability; faculty
100 nyuujou

にゅうじょう

entrance; admission; entering

JLPT N3 vocab List total: (160)

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*NOTE* This is not yet a complete list of all JLPT vocabulary lessons, and new lessons are being added every week.