JLPT N3 Verbs Vocabulary List

Here is our vocabulary list of lessons for all of the Verb(s) you need to know in order to pass the JLPT N3.

You can click on any of the words below to go to a customized lesson for that word with more details and example sentences.

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JLPT N3 vocabulary list
#VerbMeaning
1 akeru

あける

to dawn,to become daylight
2 anki

あんき

memorization; learning by heart
3 bunseki

ぶんせき

analysis
4 deau

であう

to meet (by chance); to come across; to run across; to encounter
5 dokusho

どくしょ

reading
6 doryoku

どりょく

effort; exertion; endeavor; hard work; striving
7 fusoku

ふそく

insufficiency; shortage; deficiency; lack; dearth
8 futatabi

ふたたび

again; once more; a second time
9 gaishutsu

がいしゅつ

going out; outing; leaving (one's home, office, etc.)
10 gakumon

がくもん

scholarship; study; learning
11 gakushuu

がくしゅう

study; learning; tutorial
12 hanbai

はんばい

sales; selling; marketing
13 hatsumei

はつめい

invention
14 hazusu

はずす

to remove; to undo; to drop; to miss
15 hitokoto

ひとこと

single word; a few words; brief comment
16 icchi

いっち

agreement; union; match​; coincidence
17 ichiban

いちばん

number one; first; 1st, first place​; best; most​
18 igai

いがい

unexpected; surprising
19 imani

いまに

before long; even now
20 imanimo

いまにも

at any moment; at any minute; on the verge of
21 isshu

いっしゅ

species; kind; variety
22 issou

いっそう

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

いったい

(what) the heck; (why) in the world
24 kaigou

かいごう

meeting; assembly; gathering; association
25 kaishi

かいし

start; commencement; beginning; initiation​
26 kinen

きねん

commemoration; celebration; honoring the memory of something
27 kiniiru

きにいる

to like; to take a liking to
28 kinyuu

きにゅう

entry; filling in; filling out
29 kioku

きおく

memory; recollection; remembrance
30 kitai

きたい

expectation; anticipation; hope
31 kongo

こんご

from now on; hereafter
32 konkai

こんかい

now; this time; lately
33 korobu

ころぶ

to fall down; to fall over
34 kunren

くんれん

training; drill; practice; discipline
35 kyouryoku

きょうりょく

cooperation; collaboration
36 kyuuni

きゅうに

swiftly; rapidly; quickly; immediately; hastily
37 kyuushuu

きゅうしゅう

absorption; suction; attraction
38 manabu

まなぶ

to study (in depth); to learn; to take lessons in
39 manichi

まんいち

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

まんぞく

satisfaction; contentment;​ sufficient; enough
41 mikata

みかた

friend; ally; supporter; taking sides with; supporting
42 mokuyou

もくよう

Thursday
43 nakaba

なかば

middle; half; semi; halfway; partly
44 nyuujou

にゅうじょう

entrance; admission; entering
45 osameru

おさめる

to supply; to dedicate; to make an offering; to pay
46 renzoku

れんぞく

continuation; succession; series
47 rieki

りえき

profit; gains; benefit
48 ryuugaku

りゅうがく

studying abroad
49 sayuu

さゆう

left and right
50 seichou

せいちょう

growth; development; growing up; becoming an adult

JLPT N3 vocab List total: (77)

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