JLPT N4 Kanji List

This is the JLPT N4 kanji list.

complete JLPT N4 Kanji List

There are about 300 kanji in total that you will need to know in order to pass the JLPT N4 (including the kanji from N5), and we have them all listed here with each one linking to a customized lesson.

Click on any of the kanji below to go to the lesson for that kanji. There you can get more detailed information, including common vocabulary words and example sentences using that kanji.

#KanjiOnyomiKunyomiKanji Meaning
1 kai

カイ

a(u)

あ(う)

meeting; meet
2 dou

ドウ

onaji

おな(じ)

same, agree, equal
3 ji

koto

こと

matter, thing, fact, business, reason, possibly
4 ji, shi

ジ、 シ

mizuka(ra)

みずか(ら)

oneself
5 sha

シャ

yashiro

やしろ

company, firm, office, association, shrine
6 hatsu, hotsu

ハツ、 ホツ

departure, discharge, emit, start from
7 sha

シャ

mono

もの

someone, person
8 chi, ji

チ、 ジ

ground, earth
9 gyou

ギョウ

waza

わざ

business, vocation, arts, performance
10 hou

ホウ

kata

かた

direction, person, alternative
11 shin

シン

atara(shii), ara(ta)

あたら(しい)、 あら(た)

new
12 jou

ジョウ

ba

location, place
13 in

イン

employee, member, number, the one in charge
14 ritsu

リツ

ta(tsu)

た(つ)

stand up, rise
15 kai

カイ

hira(ku), a(keru)

ひら(く)、 あ(ける)

open, unfold, unseal
16 shu

シュ

te

hand
17 ryoku, riki

リョク、 リキ

chikara

ちから

power, strength, strong, strain, bear up, exert
18 mon

モン

to(u)

と(う)

question, ask, problem
19 dai

ダイ

ka(wari)

か(わり)

substitute, change, convert, replace, period
20 mei, myou

メイ、 ミョウ

aka(rui)

あか(るい)

bright, light
21 dou

ドウ

ugo(ku)

うご(く)

move, motion, change
22 moku, boku

モク、 ボク

me

eye, class, look, insight, experience
23 tsuu

ツウ

too(ru), kayo(u)

とお(る)、かよ(う)

traffic, pass through, avenue, commute
24 gen, gon

ゲン、 ゴン

i(u), koto

い(う)、 こと

say, word
25 ri

logic, arrangement, reason, justice, truth
26 tai

タイ

karada

からだ

body, substance, object, reality
27 shu

シュ

nushi, omo

ぬし、 おも

lord, chief, master, main thing, principal
28 dai

ダイ

topic, subject
29 i

idea, mind, heart, taste, thought
30 fu, bu

フ、 ブ

negative, non-, bad
31 saku, sa

サク、 サ

tsuku(ru)

つく(る)

make, production, prepare, build
32 you

ヨウ

mochi(iru)

もち(いる)

utilize, business, service, use, employ
33 do, taku

ド、 タク

tabi, ta(i)

たび、 た(い)

degrees, occurrence, time, counter for occurrences
34 kyou, gou

キョウ、 ゴウ

tsuyo(i)

つよ(い)

strong
35 kou

コウ

public, prince, official, governmental
36 ji

mo(tsu)

も(つ)

hold, have
37 ya

no

plains, field, rustic, civilian life
38 i

mo(tte)

もっ(て)

by means of, because, in view of, compared with
39 shi

omo(u)

おも(う)

think
40 ka

ie, ya, uchi

いえ、 や、 うち

house, home, family, professional, expert
41 ta

oo(i)

おお(い)

many, frequent, much
42 sei, shou

セイ、 ショウ

tada(shii), masa(ni)

ただ(しい)、 まさ(に)

correct, justice, righteous
43 an

アン

yasu(i)

やす(い)

safe, peaceful, cheap
44 in

イン

institution, temple, mansion, school
45 shin

シン

kokoro

こころ

heart, mind, spirit
46 kai

カイ

world, boundary
47 kyou

キョウ

oshi(eru), oso(waru)

おし(える)、 おそ(わる)

teach, faith, doctrine
48 bun, mon

ブン、 モン

fumi

ふみ

sentence, literature, style, art
49 gen, gan

ゲン、 ガン

moto

もと

beginning, former time, origin
50 juu, chou

ジュウ、 チョウ

omo(i), kasa(neru)

おも(い)、 かさ(ねる)

heavy, important, esteem, respect
51 kin

キン

chika(i)

ちか(い)

near, early, akin, tantamount
52 kou

コウ

kanga(eru)

かんが(える)

consider, think over
53 ga, kaku

ガ、 カク

kaku(suru)

かく(する)

brush-stroke, picture
54 kai

カイ

umi

うみ

sea, ocean
55 bai

バイ

u(ru)

う(る)

sell
56 chi

shi(ru)

し(る)

know, wisdom
57 dou

ドウ

michi

みち

road-way, street, district, journey, course
58 shuu

シュウ

atsu(meru)

あつ(める)

gather, meet
59 betsu

ベツ

waka(reru), wa(keru)

わか(れる)、 わ(ける)

separate, branch off, diverge
60 butsu, motsu

ブツ、 モツ

mono

もの

thing, object, matter
61 shi

tsuka(u)

つか(う)

use, order, messenger, ambassador
62 hin

ヒン

shina

しな

goods, refinement, dignity, article
63 kei

ケイ

haka(ru)

はか(る)

plot, plan, scheme, measure
64 shi

shi(nu)

し(ぬ)

death, die
65 toku

トク

special
66 shi

haji(meru)

はじ(める)

commence, begin
67 chou

チョウ

asa

あさ

morning
68 un

ウン

hako(bu)

はこ(ぶ)

carry, luck, destiny, fate, transport
69 shuu

シュウ

o(waru)

お(わる)

end, finish
70 juu, chuu

ジュウ、 チュウ

su(mu)

す(む)

dwell, reside, live, inhabit
71 mu, bu

ム、 ブ

na(i)

な(い)

nothingness, none, ain't, nothing, nil, not
72 shin

シン

ma, makoto

ま、 まこと

true, reality, Buddhist sect
73 yuu, u

ユウ、 ウ

a(ru)

あ(る)

possess, have, exist, happen
74 kou

コウ

kuchi

くち

mouth
75 shou

ショウ

suku(nai), suko(shi)

すく(ない)、 すこ(し)

few, little
76 chou

チョウ

machi

まち

town, village, block, street
77 ryou

リョウ

fee, materials
78 kuu

クウ

sora, kara, a(ku), su(ku), muna(shii)

そら、 から、 あ(く)、 す(く)、 むな(しい)

empty, sky, void, vacant, vacuum
79 kyuu

キュウ

iso(gu)

いそ(ぐ)

hurry, emergency, sudden, steep
80 shi

to(maru), todo(maru), ya(meru), yo(su)

と(まる)、 とど(まる)、 や(める)、 よ(す)

stop, halt
81 sou

ソウ

oku(ru)

おく(る)

escort, send
82 fu

tsu (keru)

つ(ける)

adhere, attach, refer to, append
83 setsu, sai

セツ、 サイ

ki(ru)

き(る)

cut, cutoff, be sharp
84 ten

テン

koro(garu)

ころ(がる)

revolve, turn around, change
85 soku

ソク

ashi, ta(riru)

あし、 た(りる)

leg, foot, be sufficient
86 ki

o(kiru), oko(su)

お(きる)、 おこ(す)

wake up, get up; rouse
87 ten

テン

mise

みせ

store, shop
88 byou

ビョウ

ya(mu)

や(む)

ill, sick
89 tai

タイ

ma(tsu)

ま(つ)

wait, depend on
90 shi

kokoro(miru), tame(su)

こころ(みる)、 ため(す)

test, try, attempt, experiment
91 zoku

ゾク

tribe, family
92 gin

ギン

silver
93 sou, sa

ソウ、 サッ

haya(i)

はや(い)

early, fast
94 ei

エイ

utsu(ru), ha(eru)

うつ(る)、 は(える)

reflect, reflection, projection
95 shin

シン

oya, shita(shii)

おや、 した(しい)

parent, intimacy, relative, familiarity
96 i

doctor, medicine
97 shi

attend, doing, official, serve
98 kyo, ko

キョ、 コ

sa(ru)

さ(る)

gone, past, quit, leave, elapse, eliminate
99 mi

aji

あじ

flavor, taste
100 ji

character, letter, word

JLPT N4 Kanji List total: (135)

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