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.

See our full study guide for how to pass the JLPT N3.

#VocabularyTypeMeaning
401 tetsuya

てつや

Noun, Verb, Suru verbstaying up all night
402 tochi

とち

Nounplot of land; lot; soil
403 tokai

とかい

Noun(big) city
404 toreru

とれる

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

とりあげる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto pick up
406 tosho

としょ

Nounbooks
407 tsuugaku

つうがく

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

うけとる

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

うんてん

Noun, Verb, Suru verboperation; driving
410 ureru

うれる

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

わける

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

わるぐち

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

よあけ

Noundawn; daybreak
414 yobun

よぶん

Nounextra; excess; surplus
415 yomi

よみ

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

よなか

Noun, Adverb, Adverbial noun, Temporal nounmiddle of the night; dead of night
417 yunyuu

ゆにゅう

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

ゆしゅつ

Noun, Verb, Suru verbexport; exportation​
419 yuube

ゆうべ

Noun, Adverb, Adverbial noun, Temporal nounevening / last night; yesterday evening
420 yuuri

ゆうり

Noun, な-adjectiveadvantageous; favorable; profitable
421 zenkoku

ぜんこく

Nounthe whole country
422 zuibun

ずいぶん

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

JLPT N3 vocab List total: (182)

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*NOTE* This is not a complete list of every JLPT vocab yet.

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