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
201 kisha

きしゃ

Nounreporter; journalist
202 kitai

きたい

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

こっか

Nounstate; country; nation
204 kokkai

こっかい

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

こっきょう

Nounnational border
206 kokugo

こくご

Nounnational language
207 kokumin

こくみん

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

こんご

Noun, Adverbial noun, Temporal noun, Adverbfrom now on; hereafter
209 konkai

こんかい

Noun, Adverb, Adverbial noun, Temporal nounnow; this time; lately
210 konnichi

こんにち

Expressiontoday; this day
211 korobu

ころぶ

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

こうそく

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, の-adjectivehigh-speed; rapid; express
213 kunren

くんれん

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

きょうかしょ

Nountextbook; coursebook; schoolbook
215 kyouryoku

きょうりょく

Noun, の-adjective, Verb, Suru verbcooperation; collaboration
216 kyouryoku

きょうりょく

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivepowerful; strong
217 kyuugeki

きゅうげき

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

きゅうに

Adverbswiftly; rapidly; quickly; immediately; hastily
219 kyuushuu

きゅうしゅう

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

きゅうそく

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

まっか

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

まなぶ

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

まんいち

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

まんぞく

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

めいかく

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

めし

Nouncooked rice; meal
227 mikata

みかた

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

みりょく

Nouncharm; fascination; glamour; attraction; appeal
229 mokuyou

もくよう

Noun, Adverbial nounThursday
230 nakaba

なかば

Noun, Adverbial noun, Suffixmiddle; half; semi; halfway; partly
231 nihon

にほん

NounJapan
232 nouryoku

のうりょく

Nounability; faculty
233 nyuujou

にゅうじょう

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

おひる

Nounlunch; midday; daytime
235 osameru

おさめる

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

れんぞく

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

りえき

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

りこう

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

りゅうがく

Noun, Verb, Suru verbstudying abroad
240 sakuhin

さくひん

Nounwork of art; performance

JLPT N3 vocab List total: (182)

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