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
101 makka

まっか

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivebright red; deep red; flushed (of face)
102 manabu

まなぶ

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto study (in depth); to learn; to take lessons in
103 manichi

まんいち

Noun, Adverbemergency; unlikely event​; by some chance; by some possibility
104 manzoku

まんぞく

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, Verb, Suru verbsatisfaction; contentment;​ sufficient; enough
105 meikaku

めいかく

Adjective, な-adjectiveclear; precise; definite; distinct
106 meshi

めし

Nouncooked rice; meal
107 mikata

みかた

Noun, Verb, Suru verbfriend; ally; supporter; taking sides with; supporting
108 miryoku

みりょく

Nouncharm; fascination; glamour; attraction; appeal
109 mokuyou

もくよう

Noun, Adverbial NounThursday
110 nakaba

なかば

Noun, Adverbial Noun, Suffix, Adverbial nounmiddle; half; semi; halfway; partly
111 nihon

にほん

NounJapan
112 nouryoku

のうりょく

Nounability; faculty
113 nyuujou

にゅうじょう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbentrance; admission; entering
114 ohiru

おひる

Nounlunch; midday; daytime
115 osameru

おさめる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto supply; to dedicate; to make an offering; to pay
116 renzoku

れんぞく

Noun, Verb, Suru verbcontinuation; succession; series
117 rieki

りえき

Noun, Verb, Suru verbprofit; gains; benefit
118 rikou

りこう

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectiveclever; intelligent; wise; bright; sharp
119 ryuugaku

りゅうがく

Noun, Verb, Suru verbstudying abroad
120 sakuhin

さくひん

Nounwork of art; performance
121 sayuu

さゆう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbleft and right
122 seichou

せいちょう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbgrowth; development; growing up; becoming an adult
123 seihin

せいひん

Nounmanufactured goods; finished goods; product
124 seinen

せいねん

Nounyouth; young man
125 shigeki

しげき

Noun, Verb, Suru verbstimulus; impetus; incentive; encouragement; motivation; provocation; excitement; thrill
126 shihon

しほん

Nounfunds; capital
127 shina

しな

Nounarticle; item; thing; goods; stock; quality
128 shinchou

しんちょう

Nounbody height; stature
129 shingaku

しんがく

Noun, Verb, Suru verbentering a higher-level school (often university)
130 shinsen

しんせん

Adjective, な-adjectivefresh
131 shiten

してん

Nounbranch office; branch store​
132 shiyou

しよう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbuse; application; employment; utilization.
133 shokuhin

しょくひん

Nounfood; food products
134 shomotsu

しょもつ

Nounbook; volume
135 shorui

しょるい

Noundocument; official papers
136 shosai

しょさい

Nounstudy; library; den; home office; reading room
137 shoubai

しょうばい

Nountrade; business; commerce; transaction; occupation
138 shougakukin

しょうがくきん

Nounscholarship; stipend; student loan
139 shougo

しょうご

Noun, Adverbial Nounmidday
140 shouhin

しょうひん

Nouncommodity; article of commerce; goods; stock; merchandise
141 shoujo

しょうじょ

Nounlittle girl; maiden; young lady
142 shoumei

しょうめい

Noun, Verb, Suru verbproof; verification; certification
143 shounen

しょうねん

Nounboy; juvenile; young boy; youth; lad
144 shoushou

しょうしょう

Noun, Adverbial Nounjust a minute; small quantity
145 shoutai

しょうたい

Noun, Verb, Suru verbinvitation
146 shuu

しゅう

Noun, Suffixweek
147 shuuchuu

しゅうちゅう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbconcentration; focusing; centralization; integration
148 shuudan

しゅうだん

Noungroup; mass
149 shuukaku

しゅうかく

Noun, Verb, Suru verbharvest; crop; fruits (of one's labors)
150 shuukan

しゅうかん

Nounweek
151 shuukan

しゅうかん

Nounweekly publication
152 shuunyuu

しゅうにゅう

Nounincome; receipts; revenue; salary
153 sokudo

そくど

Nounspeed; velocity; pace; rate
154 sukoshimo

すこしも

Adverbanything of; not one bit (with negative sentence)
155 taihan

たいはん

Noun, Adverbial Nounmajority; more than half; most; largely; mainly
156 taikai

たいかい

Nounconvention; rally; conference; tournament;
157 tashou

たしょう

Noun, Adverbmore or less; somewhat; a little; a few; some
158 tejina

てじな

Nounmagic trick; illusion
159 tetsugaku

てつがく

Nounphilosophy
160 tetsuya

てつや

Noun, Verb, Suru verbstaying up all night
161 tochi

とち

Nounplot of land; lot; soil
162 tokai

とかい

Noun(big) city
163 toreru

とれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verb, Transitive verbto come off; to be removed; to be obtainable
164 toriageru

とりあげる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto pick up
165 tosho

としょ

Nounbooks
166 tsuugaku

つうがく

Noun, Verb, Suru verbcommuting to school; school commute
167 uketoru

うけとる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto receive; to understand
168 unten

うんてん

Noun, Verb, Suru verboperation; driving
169 ureru

うれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto sell (well)
170 wakeru

わける

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto divide; to split; to part; to separate
171 waruguchi

わるぐち

Noun, Verb, Suru verbslander; bad-mouthing; abuse; insult; speaking ill (of)
172 yoake

よあけ

Noundawn; daybreak
173 yobun

よぶん

Nounextra; excess; surplus
174 yomi

よみ

Nounreading (of a kanji, situation, etc)
175 yonaka

よなか

Noun, Adverbial Nounmiddle of the night; dead of night
176 yuiitsu

ゆいいつ

Noun, Adverbial Nounonly; sole; unique
177 yunyuu

ゆにゅう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbimport; importation; introduction
178 yushutsu

ゆしゅつ

Noun, Verb, Suru verbexport; exportation​
179 yuube

ゆうべ

Noun, Adverbial Nounevening / last night; yesterday evening
180 yuuri

ゆうり

Noun, な-adjectiveadvantageous; favorable; profitable
181 zenkoku

ぜんこく

Nounthe whole country
182 zuibun

ずいぶん

Adjective, な-adjective, Adverbvery; extremely; surprisingly; considerably; awfully

JLPT N3 vocab List total: (182)

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