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 arayuru

あらゆる

Pre-noun adjectivalall; every​
8 atsumari

あつまり

Noungathering; meeting; assembly; collection; attendance
9 bubun

ぶぶん

Nounportion; section; part
10 bun

ぶん

Noun, Suffixpart; segment; share; ration
11 bunmei

ぶんめい

Nouncivilization; culture
12 bunseki

ぶんせき

Noun, Verb, Suru verbanalysis
13 bunya

ぶんや

Nounfield; sphere; realm; division; branch
14 chichioya

ちちおや

Nounfather
15 chiheisen

ちへいせん

Nounhorizon (related to land)​
16 chii

ちい

Noun(social) position; status
17 chouki

ちょうき

Nounlong-term
18 chuu

ちゅう

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

ちゅうがく

Nounjunior high school; middle school
20 chuushoku

ちゅうしょく

Nounlunch; midday meal
21 daibubun

だいぶぶん

Nounmost part; greater part; majority
22 dame

だめ

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectiveno good; cannot
23 danshi

だんし

Nounyouth; young man
24 deai

であい

Nounmeeting; rendezvous; encounter
25 deau

であう

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

どくしょ

Noun, Verb, Suru verbreading
27 doryoku

どりょく

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

どういつ

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

えん

Nounyen; Japanese monetary unit; circle
30 furi

ふり

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

ふそく

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

ふたたび

Adverbagain; once more; a second time
33 gaikou

がいこう

Noundiplomacy
34 gaishutsu

がいしゅつ

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

がっき

Nounschool term; semester
36 gaku

がく

Noun, Suffixlearning; education; study of
37 gakumon

がくもん

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

がくしゃ

Nounscholar
39 gakushuu

がくしゅう

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

ぎちょう

Nounchairman; president; moderator
41 gikai

ぎかい

Nouncongress; parliament; diet; legislative assembly
42 gogaku

ごがく

Nounstudy of foreign languages; linguistics
43 hageshii

はげしい

Adjective, い-adjectiveviolent; extreme; intense
44 hahaoya

ははおや

Nounmother
45 hakubutsukan

はくぶつかん

Nounmuseum
46 hanbai

はんばい

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

はつめい

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

はずす

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

ひん

Nounelegance, article
50 hitokoto

ひとこと

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

ひとりひとり

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

ほんもの

Noungenuine article; real thing; real deal​
53 honnin

ほんにん

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

いっち

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

いちじ

Nounone o'clock
56 igai

いがい

Adjective, な-adjective, Adverbunexpected; surprising
57 ikka

いっか

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

いまに

Adverbbefore long; even now
59 imanimo

いまにも

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

いっぱん

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

いっぽう

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

いっしょう

Nounwhole life; a lifetime; a generation
63 isshu

いっしゅ

Noun, Adverbspecies; kind; variety
64 isshun

いっしゅん

Nouninstant; moment; for an instant
65 issou

いっそう

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

いったい

Noun, Adverb(what) the heck; (why) in the world
67 iwayuru

いわゆる

Pre-noun adjectivalwhat is called; as it is called; the so-called; so to speak​
68 jama

じゃま

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, Suru verbhindrance
69 kagaku

かがく

Nounchemistry
70 kai

かい

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

かいいん

Nounmember
72 kaigai

かいがい

Noun, Adjectiveforeign; abroad; overseas
73 kaigou

かいごう

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

かいけい

Nounfinance; account; treasurer; bill
75 kaishi

かいし

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

かもく

Noun(school) subject; curriculum; course
77 kenri

けんり

Nounright; privilege
78 kihon

きほん

Nounbasics; fundamentals; basis; foundation
79 kiji

きじ

Nounarticle; news story; report; account
80 kimi

きみ

Nounsensation; feeling​; tendency
81 kinen

きねん

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

きにいる

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

きにゅう

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

きおく

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

きしゃ

Nounreporter; journalist
86 kitai

きたい

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

こっか

Nounstate; country; nation
88 kokkai

こっかい

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

こっきょう

Nounnational border
90 kokugo

こくご

Nounnational language
91 kokumin

こくみん

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

こんご

Noun, Adverbial Nounfrom now on; hereafter
93 konkai

こんかい

Noun, Adverbial Nounnow; this time; lately
94 konnichi

こんにち

Expressiontoday; this day
95 korobu

ころぶ

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

こうそく

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

くんれん

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

きょうかしょ

Nountextbook; coursebook; schoolbook
99 kyouryoku

きょうりょく

Noun, Verb, Suru verbcooperation; collaboration
100 kyouryoku

きょうりょく

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivepowerful; strong

JLPT N3 vocab List total: (192)

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