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
301 sayuu

さゆう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbleft and right
302 seichou

せいちょう

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

せいひん

Nounmanufactured goods; finished goods; product
304 seinen

せいねん

Nounyouth; young man
305 shigeki

しげき

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

しほん

Nounfunds; capital
307 shina

しな

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

しんちょう

Nounbody height; stature
309 shingaku

しんがく

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

しんせん

Adjective, な-adjectivefresh
311 shiten

してん

Nounbranch office; branch store​
312 shiyou

しよう

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

しょくひん

Nounfood; food products
314 shomotsu

しょもつ

Nounbook; volume
315 shorui

しょるい

Noundocument; official papers
316 shosai

しょさい

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

しょうばい

Nountrade; business; commerce; transaction; occupation
318 shougakukin

しょうがくきん

Nounscholarship; stipend; student loan
319 shougo

しょうご

Noun, Adverbial noun, Temporal nounmidday
320 shouhin

しょうひん

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

しょうじょ

Nounlittle girl; maiden; young lady
322 shoumei

しょうめい

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

しょうねん

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

しょうしょう

Noun, Adverb, Adverbial nounjust a minute; small quantity
325 shoutai

しょうたい

Noun, Verb, Suru verbinvitation
326 shuu

しゅう

Noun, Suffixweek
327 shuuchuu

しゅうちゅう

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

しゅうだん

Noungroup; mass
329 shuukaku

しゅうかく

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

しゅうかん

Nounweek
331 shuukan

しゅうかん

Noun, の-adjectiveweekly publication
332 shuunyuu

しゅうにゅう

Nounincome; receipts; revenue; salary
333 sokudo

そくど

Nounspeed; velocity; pace; rate
334 sukoshimo

すこしも

Adverb, Expressionanything of; not one bit (with negative sentence)
335 tabun

たぶん

Adjective, な-adjective, の-adjective, Adverbperhaps; probably
336 taihan

たいはん

Noun, Adverbial nounmajority; more than half; most; largely; mainly
337 taikai

たいかい

Nounconvention; rally; conference; tournament;
338 tashou

たしょう

の-adjective, Adverbmore or less; somewhat; a little; a few; some
339 tejina

てじな

Nounmagic trick; illusion
340 tetsugaku

てつがく

Nounphilosophy

JLPT N3 vocab List total: (182)

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