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 kyou, kei, kin

キョウ、 ケイ、 キン

miyako

みやこ

capital
23 moku, boku

モク、 ボク

me

eye, class, look, insight, experience
24 tsuu

ツウ

too(ru), kayo(u)

とお(る)、かよ(う)

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

ゲン、 ゴン

i(u), koto

い(う)、 こと

say, word
26 ri

logic, arrangement, reason, justice, truth
27 tai

タイ

karada

からだ

body, substance, object, reality
28 den

デン

ta

rice field, rice paddy
29 shu

シュ

nushi, omo

ぬし、 おも

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

ダイ

topic, subject
31 i

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

フ、 ブ

negative, non-, bad
33 saku, sa

サク、 サ

tsuku(ru)

つく(る)

make, production, prepare, build
34 you

ヨウ

mochi(iru)

もち(いる)

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

ド、 タク

tabi, ta(i)

たび、 た(い)

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

キョウ、 ゴウ

tsuyo(i)

つよ(い)

strong
37 kou

コウ

public, prince, official, governmental
38 ji

mo(tsu)

も(つ)

hold, have
39 ya

no

plains, field, rustic, civilian life
40 i

mo(tte)

もっ(て)

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

omo(u)

おも(う)

think
42 ka

ie, ya, uchi

いえ、 や、 うち

house, home, family, professional, expert
43 ta

oo(i)

おお(い)

many, frequent, much
44 sei, shou

セイ、 ショウ

tada(shii), masa(ni)

ただ(しい)、 まさ(に)

correct, justice, righteous
45 an

アン

yasu(i)

やす(い)

safe, peaceful, cheap
46 in

イン

institution, temple, mansion, school
47 shin

シン

kokoro

こころ

heart, mind, spirit
48 kai

カイ

world, boundary
49 kyou

キョウ

oshi(eru), oso(waru)

おし(える)、 おそ(わる)

teach, faith, doctrine
50 bun, mon

ブン、 モン

fumi

ふみ

sentence, literature, style, art
51 gen, gan

ゲン、 ガン

moto

もと

beginning, former time, origin
52 juu, chou

ジュウ、 チョウ

omo(i), kasa(neru)

おも(い)、 かさ(ねる)

heavy, important, esteem, respect
53 kin

キン

chika(i)

ちか(い)

near, early, akin, tantamount
54 kou

コウ

kanga(eru)

かんが(える)

consider, think over
55 ga, kaku

ガ、 カク

kaku(suru)

かく(する)

brush-stroke, picture
56 kai

カイ

umi

うみ

sea, ocean
57 bai

バイ

u(ru)

う(る)

sell
58 chi

shi(ru)

し(る)

know, wisdom
59 dou

ドウ

michi

みち

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

シュウ

atsu(meru)

あつ(める)

gather, meet
61 betsu

ベツ

waka(reru), wa(keru)

わか(れる)、 わ(ける)

separate, branch off, diverge
62 butsu, motsu

ブツ、 モツ

mono

もの

thing, object, matter
63 shi

tsuka(u)

つか(う)

use, order, messenger, ambassador
64 hin

ヒン

shina

しな

goods, refinement, dignity, article
65 kei

ケイ

haka(ru)

はか(る)

plot, plan, scheme, measure
66 shi

shi(nu)

し(ぬ)

death, die
67 toku

トク

special
68 shi

haji(meru)

はじ(める)

commence, begin
69 chou

チョウ

asa

あさ

morning
70 un

ウン

hako(bu)

はこ(ぶ)

carry, luck, destiny, fate, transport
71 shuu

シュウ

o(waru)

お(わる)

end, finish
72 kou

コウ

hiro(i)

ひろ(い)

wide, broad, spacious
73 juu, chuu

ジュウ、 チュウ

su(mu)

す(む)

dwell, reside, live, inhabit
74 mu, bu

ム、 ブ

na(i)

な(い)

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

シン

ma, makoto

ま、 まこと

true, reality, Buddhist sect
76 yuu, u

ユウ、 ウ

a(ru)

あ(る)

possess, have, exist, happen
77 kou

コウ

kuchi

くち

mouth
78 shou

ショウ

suku(nai), suko(shi)

すく(ない)、 すこ(し)

few, little
79 chou

チョウ

machi

まち

town, village, block, street
80 ryou

リョウ

fee, materials
81 kou, ku, gu

コウ、 ク、 グ

craft, construction
82 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
83 kyuu

キュウ

iso(gu)

いそ(ぐ)

hurry, emergency, sudden, steep
84 shi

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

と(まる)、 とど(まる)、 や(める)、 よ(す)

stop, halt
85 sou

ソウ

oku(ru)

おく(る)

escort, send
86 fu

tsu (keru)

つ(ける)

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

セツ、 サイ

ki(ru)

き(る)

cut, cutoff, be sharp
88 ten

テン

koro(garu)

ころ(がる)

revolve, turn around, change
89 soku

ソク

ashi, ta(riru)

あし、 た(りる)

leg, foot, be sufficient
90 ki

o(kiru), oko(su)

お(きる)、 おこ(す)

wake up, get up; rouse
91 ten

テン

mise

みせ

store, shop
92 byou

ビョウ

ya(mu)

や(む)

ill, sick
93 shitsu, shichi

シツ、 シチ

tachi, tada(su)

たち、 ただ(す)

substance, quality, matter, temperament
94 tai

タイ

ma(tsu)

ま(つ)

wait, depend on
95 shi

kokoro(miru), tame(su)

こころ(みる)、 ため(す)

test, try, attempt, experiment
96 zoku

ゾク

tribe, family
97 gin

ギン

silver
98 sou, sa

ソウ、 サッ

haya(i)

はや(い)

early, fast
99 ei

エイ

utsu(ru), ha(eru)

うつ(る)、 は(える)

reflect, reflection, projection
100 shin

シン

oya, shita(shii)

おや、 した(しい)

parent, intimacy, relative, familiarity

JLPT N4 Kanji List total: (146)

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