JLPT N3 Vocabulary List

complete JLPT N3 vocabulary List

This is a list of the vocabulary that you need to know in order to pass the JLPT N3. In total, you will need to have a vocabulary of about 3,750 words.

This list includes lessons for the most common and important words for you to know, all listed in alphabetical order.

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#VocabularyTypeMeaning
1 akari

あかり

Nounlight; illumination; glow; gleam
2 akeru

あける

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto dawn,to become daylight
3 akiraka

あきらか

Adjective, な-adjectiveclear; obvious
4 akuma

あくま

Noundevil; demon; fiend; Satan
5 anki

あんき

Noun, Verb, Suru verbmemorization; learning by heart
6 arata

あらた

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivenew; fresh; novel
7 atsumari

あつまり

Noungathering; meeting; assembly; collection; attendance
8 bubun

ぶぶん

Nounportion; section; part
9 bun

ぶん

Noun, Suffixpart; segment; share; ration
10 bunmei

ぶんめい

Nouncivilization; culture
11 bunseki

ぶんせき

Noun, Verb, Suru verbanalysis
12 bunya

ぶんや

Nounfield; sphere; realm; division; branch
13 chichioya

ちちおや

Nounfather
14 chiheisen

ちへいせん

Nounhorizon (related to land)​
15 chii

ちい

Noun(social) position; status
16 chouki

ちょうき

Nounlong-term
17 chuu

ちゅう

Noun, Prefix, Suffixduring; while; medium; middle
18 chuugaku

ちゅうがく

Nounjunior high school; middle school
19 chuushoku

ちゅうしょく

Nounlunch; midday meal
20 daibubun

だいぶぶん

Nounmost part; greater part; majority
21 danshi

だんし

Nounyouth; young man
22 deai

であい

Nounmeeting; rendezvous; encounter
23 deau

であう

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

どくしょ

Noun, Verb, Suru verbreading
25 doryoku

どりょく

Noun, Verb, Suru verbeffort; exertion; endeavor; hard work; striving
26 douitsu

どういつ

Adjective, な-adjectiveidentical; same; one and the same; equal
27 en

えん

Nounyen; Japanese monetary unit; circle
28 furi

ふり

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivedisadvantage; handicap; unfavorable position
29 fusoku

ふそく

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, Verb, Suru verbinsufficiency; shortage; deficiency; lack; dearth
30 futatabi

ふたたび

Adverbagain; once more; a second time
31 gaikou

がいこう

Noundiplomacy
32 gaishutsu

がいしゅつ

Noun, Verb, Suru verbgoing out; outing; leaving (one's home, office, etc.)
33 gakki

がっき

Nounschool term; semester
34 gaku

がく

Noun, Suffixlearning; education; study of
35 gakumon

がくもん

Noun, Verb, Suru verbscholarship; study; learning
36 gakusha

がくしゃ

Nounscholar
37 gakushuu

がくしゅう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbstudy; learning; tutorial
38 gichou

ぎちょう

Nounchairman; president; moderator
39 gikai

ぎかい

Nouncongress; parliament; diet; legislative assembly
40 gogaku

ごがく

Nounstudy of foreign languages; linguistics
41 hageshii

はげしい

Adjective, い-adjectiveviolent; extreme; intense
42 hahaoya

ははおや

Nounmother
43 hakubutsukan

はくぶつかん

Nounmuseum
44 hanbai

はんばい

Noun, Verb, Suru verbsales; selling; marketing
45 hatsumei

はつめい

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, Verb, Suru verbinvention
46 hazusu

はずす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto remove; to undo; to drop; to miss
47 hin

ひん

Nounelegance, article
48 hitokoto

ひとこと

Noun, Verb, Suru verbsingle word; a few words; brief comment
49 hitorihitori

ひとりひとり

Noun, Suffixone by one; each; one at a time
50 honmono

ほんもの

Noungenuine article; real thing; real deal​
51 honnin

ほんにん

Nounthe person in question; the person themselves; said person
52 icchi

いっち

Noun, Verb, Suru verbagreement; union; match​; coincidence
53 ichiji

いちじ

Nounone o'clock
54 igai

いがい

Adjective, な-adjective, Adverbunexpected; surprising
55 ikka

いっか

Nouna family; a household; a home; one's family; whole family
56 imani

いまに

Adverbbefore long; even now
57 imanimo

いまにも

Adverbat any moment; at any minute; on the verge of
58 ippan

いっぱん

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivegeneral; universal; ordinary; average; common
59 ippou

いっぽう

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

いっしょう

Nounwhole life; a lifetime; a generation
61 isshu

いっしゅ

Noun, Adverbspecies; kind; variety
62 isshun

いっしゅん

Nouninstant; moment; for an instant
63 issou

いっそう

Noun, Adverbmuch more; still more; all the more; single layer; sooner; preferably​
64 ittai

いったい

Noun, Adverb(what) the heck; (why) in the world
65 kagaku

かがく

Nounchemistry
66 kai

かい

Noun, Suffixmeeting; assembly; party; association; club
67 kai'in

かいいん

Nounmember
68 kaigai

かいがい

Noun, Adjectiveforeign; abroad; overseas
69 kaigou

かいごう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbmeeting; assembly; gathering; association
70 kaikei

かいけい

Nounfinance; account; treasurer; bill
71 kaishi

かいし

Noun, Verb, Suru verbstart; commencement; beginning; initiation​
72 kamoku

かもく

Noun(school) subject; curriculum; course
73 kenri

けんり

Nounright; privilege
74 kihon

きほん

Nounbasics; fundamentals; basis; foundation
75 kiji

きじ

Nounarticle; news story; report; account
76 kimi

きみ

Nounsensation; feeling​; tendency
77 kinen

きねん

Noun, Verb, Suru verbcommemoration; celebration; honoring the memory of something
78 kiniiru

きにいる

Verb, Godan verb, Expressionto like; to take a liking to
79 kinyuu

きにゅう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbentry; filling in; filling out
80 kioku

きおく

Noun, Verb, Suru verbmemory; recollection; remembrance
81 kisha

きしゃ

Nounreporter; journalist
82 kitai

きたい

Noun, Verb, Suru verbexpectation; anticipation; hope
83 kokka

こっか

Nounstate; country; nation
84 kokkai

こっかい

NounNational Diet; legislative assembly of Japan; parliament; congress
85 kokkyou

こっきょう

Nounnational border
86 kokugo

こくご

Nounnational language
87 kokumin

こくみん

Nounpeople (of a country); nation; citizen; national
88 kongo

こんご

Noun, Adverbial Nounfrom now on; hereafter
89 konkai

こんかい

Noun, Adverbial Nounnow; this time; lately
90 konnichi

こんにち

Expressiontoday; this day
91 korobu

ころぶ

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto fall down; to fall over
92 kousoku

こうそく

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivehigh-speed; rapid; express
93 kunren

くんれん

Noun, Verb, Suru verbtraining; drill; practice; discipline
94 kyoukasho

きょうかしょ

Nountextbook; coursebook; schoolbook
95 kyouryoku

きょうりょく

Noun, Verb, Suru verbcooperation; collaboration
96 kyouryoku

きょうりょく

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivepowerful; strong
97 kyuugeki

きゅうげき

Adjective, な-adjectivesudden; abrupt; rapid; sharp; drastic; radical
98 kyuuni

きゅうに

Adverbswiftly; rapidly; quickly; immediately; hastily
99 kyuushuu

きゅうしゅう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbabsorption; suction; attraction
100 kyuusoku

きゅうそく

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectiverapid (e.g. progress)

JLPT N3 vocab List total: (182)

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