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 kyuugeki

きゅうげき

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

きゅうに

Adverbswiftly; rapidly; quickly; immediately; hastily
103 kyuushuu

きゅうしゅう

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

きゅうそく

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

まじめ

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectiveserious; earnest
106 makka

まっか

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

まなぶ

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

まんいち

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

まんぞく

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

めいかく

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

めし

Nouncooked rice; meal
112 mikata

みかた

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

みりょく

Nouncharm; fascination; glamour; attraction; appeal
114 mokuyou

もくよう

Noun, Adverbial NounThursday
115 nakaba

なかば

Noun, Adverbial Noun, Suffix, Adverbial nounmiddle; half; semi; halfway; partly
116 nesshin

ねっしん

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectiveenthusiastic; eager
117 nihon

にほん

NounJapan
118 nouryoku

のうりょく

Nounability; faculty
119 nyuujou

にゅうじょう

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

おひる

Nounlunch; midday; daytime
121 osameru

おさめる

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

れんぞく

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

りえき

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

りこう

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

りゅうがく

Noun, Verb, Suru verbstudying abroad
126 sakuhin

さくひん

Nounwork of art; performance
127 sayuu

さゆう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbleft and right
128 seichou

せいちょう

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

せいひん

Nounmanufactured goods; finished goods; product
130 seinen

せいねん

Nounyouth; young man
131 shigeki

しげき

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

しほん

Nounfunds; capital
133 shina

しな

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

しんちょう

Nounbody height; stature
135 shingaku

しんがく

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

しんせん

Adjective, な-adjectivefresh
137 shiten

してん

Nounbranch office; branch store​
138 shiyou

しよう

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

しょくひん

Nounfood; food products
140 shomotsu

しょもつ

Nounbook; volume
141 shorui

しょるい

Noundocument; official papers
142 shosai

しょさい

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

しょうばい

Nountrade; business; commerce; transaction; occupation
144 shougakukin

しょうがくきん

Nounscholarship; stipend; student loan
145 shougo

しょうご

Noun, Adverbial Nounmidday
146 shouhin

しょうひん

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

しょうじょ

Nounlittle girl; maiden; young lady
148 shoumei

しょうめい

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

しょうねん

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

しょうしょう

Noun, Adverbial Nounjust a minute; small quantity
151 shoutai

しょうたい

Noun, Verb, Suru verbinvitation
152 shuu

しゅう

Noun, Suffixweek
153 shuuchuu

しゅうちゅう

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

しゅうだん

Noungroup; mass
155 shuukaku

しゅうかく

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

しゅうかん

Nounweek
157 shuukan

しゅうかん

Nounweekly publication
158 shuunyuu

しゅうにゅう

Nounincome; receipts; revenue; salary
159 sokudo

そくど

Nounspeed; velocity; pace; rate
160 sukoshimo

すこしも

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

たいはん

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

たいかい

Nounconvention; rally; conference; tournament;
163 taishita

たいした

Pre-noun adjectivalconsiderable; great; important; significant; a big deal
164 tannaru

たんなる

Pre-noun adjectivalmere; simple; sheer
165 tashou

たしょう

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

てじな

Nounmagic trick; illusion
167 tetsugaku

てつがく

Nounphilosophy
168 tetsuya

てつや

Noun, Verb, Suru verbstaying up all night
169 tochi

とち

Nounplot of land; lot; soil
170 tokai

とかい

Noun(big) city
171 toreru

とれる

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

とりあげる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto pick up
173 tosho

としょ

Nounbooks
174 tsuugaku

つうがく

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

うけとる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto receive; to understand
176 umai

うまい

Adjective, い-adjectiveskillful; delicious
177 unten

うんてん

Noun, Verb, Suru verboperation; driving
178 ureru

うれる

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

わける

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

わるぐち

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

よあけ

Noundawn; daybreak
182 yobun

よぶん

Nounextra; excess; surplus
183 yomi

よみ

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

よなか

Noun, Adverbial Nounmiddle of the night; dead of night
185 yoroshii

よろしい

Adjective, い-adjective(respectful) OK; all right
186 yuiitsu

ゆいいつ

Noun, Adverbial Nounonly; sole; unique
187 yunyuu

ゆにゅう

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

ゆしゅつ

Noun, Verb, Suru verbexport; exportation​
189 yuube

ゆうべ

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

ゆうり

Noun, な-adjectiveadvantageous; favorable; profitable
191 zenkoku

ぜんこく

Nounthe whole country
192 zuibun

ずいぶん

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

JLPT N3 vocab List total: (192)

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