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 kai

カイ

hira(ku), a(keru)

ひら(く)、 あ(ける)

open, unfold, unseal
15 shu

シュ

te

hand
16 ryoku, riki

リョク、 リキ

chikara

ちから

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

モン

to(u)

と(う)

question, ask, problem
18 dai

ダイ

ka(wari)

か(わり)

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

メイ、 ミョウ

aka(rui)

あか(るい)

bright, light
20 dou

ドウ

ugo(ku)

うご(く)

move, motion, change
21 ri

logic, arrangement, reason, justice, truth
22 tai

タイ

karada

からだ

body, substance, object, reality
23 shu

シュ

nushi, omo

ぬし、 おも

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

ダイ

topic, subject
25 i

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

フ、 ブ

negative, non-, bad
27 saku, sa

サク、 サ

tsuku(ru)

つく(る)

make, production, prepare, build
28 you

ヨウ

mochi(iru)

もち(いる)

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

ド、 タク

tabi, ta(i)

たび、 た(い)

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

キョウ、 ゴウ

tsuyo(i)

つよ(い)

strong
31 kou

コウ

public, prince, official, governmental
32 ji

mo(tsu)

も(つ)

hold, have
33 ya

no

plains, field, rustic, civilian life
34 shi

omo(u)

おも(う)

think
35 ka

ie, ya, uchi

いえ、 や、 うち

house, home, family, professional, expert
36 ta

oo(i)

おお(い)

many, frequent, much
37 sei, shou

セイ、 ショウ

tada(shii), masa(ni)

ただ(しい)、 まさ(に)

correct, justice, righteous
38 an

アン

yasu(i)

やす(い)

safe, peaceful, cheap
39 in

イン

institution, temple, mansion, school
40 shin

シン

kokoro

こころ

heart, mind, spirit
41 kai

カイ

world, boundary
42 kyou

キョウ

oshi(eru), oso(waru)

おし(える)、 おそ(わる)

teach, faith, doctrine
43 bun, mon

ブン、 モン

fumi

ふみ

sentence, literature, style, art
44 gen, gan

ゲン、 ガン

moto

もと

beginning, former time, origin
45 juu, chou

ジュウ、 チョウ

omo(i), kasa(neru)

おも(い)、 かさ(ねる)

heavy, important, esteem, respect
46 kin

キン

chika(i)

ちか(い)

near, early, akin, tantamount
47 kou

コウ

kanga(eru)

かんが(える)

consider, think over
48 ga, kaku

ガ、 カク

kaku(suru)

かく(する)

brush-stroke, picture
49 kai

カイ

umi

うみ

sea, ocean
50 bai

バイ

u(ru)

う(る)

sell
51 chi

shi(ru)

し(る)

know, wisdom
52 dou

ドウ

michi

みち

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

シュウ

atsu(meru)

あつ(める)

gather, meet
54 betsu

ベツ

waka(reru), wa(keru)

わか(れる)、 わ(ける)

separate, branch off, diverge
55 butsu, motsu

ブツ、 モツ

mono

もの

thing, object, matter
56 shi

tsuka(u)

つか(う)

use, order, messenger, ambassador
57 hin

ヒン

shina

しな

goods, refinement, dignity, article
58 kei

ケイ

haka(ru)

はか(る)

plot, plan, scheme, measure
59 shi

shi(nu)

し(ぬ)

death, die
60 toku

トク

special
61 shi

haji(meru)

はじ(める)

commence, begin
62 chou

チョウ

asa

あさ

morning
63 un

ウン

hako(bu)

はこ(ぶ)

carry, luck, destiny, fate, transport
64 shuu

シュウ

o(waru)

お(わる)

end, finish
65 juu, chuu

ジュウ、 チュウ

su(mu)

す(む)

dwell, reside, live, inhabit
66 mu, bu

ム、 ブ

na(i)

な(い)

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

シン

ma, makoto

ま、 まこと

true, reality, Buddhist sect
68 yuu, u

ユウ、 ウ

a(ru)

あ(る)

possess, have, exist, happen
69 kou

コウ

kuchi

くち

mouth
70 shou

ショウ

suku(nai), suko(shi)

すく(ない)、 すこ(し)

few, little
71 ryou

リョウ

fee, materials
72 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
73 kyuu

キュウ

iso(gu)

いそ(ぐ)

hurry, emergency, sudden, steep
74 shi

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

と(まる)、 とど(まる)、 や(める)、 よ(す)

stop, halt
75 sou

ソウ

oku(ru)

おく(る)

escort, send
76 setsu, sai

セツ、 サイ

ki(ru)

き(る)

cut, cutoff, be sharp
77 ten

テン

koro(garu)

ころ(がる)

revolve, turn around, change
78 soku

ソク

ashi, ta(riru)

あし、 た(りる)

leg, foot, be sufficient
79 ki

o(kiru), oko(su)

お(きる)、 おこ(す)

wake up, get up; rouse
80 ten

テン

mise

みせ

store, shop
81 tai

タイ

ma(tsu)

ま(つ)

wait, depend on
82 shi

kokoro(miru), tame(su)

こころ(みる)、 ため(す)

test, try, attempt, experiment
83 zoku

ゾク

tribe, family
84 sou, sa

ソウ、 サッ

haya(i)

はや(い)

early, fast
85 ei

エイ

utsu(ru), ha(eru)

うつ(る)、 は(える)

reflect, reflection, projection
86 shin

シン

oya, shita(shii)

おや、 した(しい)

parent, intimacy, relative, familiarity
87 i

doctor, medicine
88 shi

attend, doing, official, serve
89 mi

aji

あじ

flavor, taste
90 ji

character, letter, word
91 ya

yo, yoru

よ、 よる

night, evening
92 on

オン

oto, ne

おと、 ね

sound, noise
93 chuu

チュウ

soso(gu), sa(su), tsu(gu)

そそ(ぐ)、 さ(す)、 つ(ぐ)

pour, irrigate, shed (tears), flow into, concentrate on
94 bai

バイ

ka(u)

か(う)

buy
95 aku

アク

waru(i)

わる(い)

bad, evil, wrong
96 zu, to

ズ、 ト

haka(ru)

はか(る)

map, drawing, plan, extraordinary
97 shuu

シュウ

week
98 ho, bu

ホ、 ブ

aru(ku), ayu(mu)

ある(く)、 あゆ(む)

walk, counter for steps
99 fuu, fu

フウ、 フ

kaze, kaza-

かぜ、 かざ-

wind, air, style, manner
100 ka, ke

カ、 ケ

hana

はな

flower

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