JLPT N4 Kanji List

This is the JLPT N4 kanji list, which includes 168 characters specific to the N4 level.

complete JLPT N4 Kanji List

You must know about 250 kanji in total in order to pass the JLPT N4, including kanji from N5, so make sure to review those as well.

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#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 sei, se

セイ、 セ

yo

generation, world, society, public
44 ta

oo(i)

おお(い)

many, frequent, much
45 sei, shou

セイ、 ショウ

tada(shii), masa(ni)

ただ(しい)、 まさ(に)

correct, justice, righteous
46 an

アン

yasu(i)

やす(い)

safe, peaceful, cheap
47 in

イン

institution, temple, mansion, school
48 shin

シン

kokoro

こころ

heart, mind, spirit
49 kai

カイ

world, boundary
50 kyou

キョウ

oshi(eru), oso(waru)

おし(える)、 おそ(わる)

teach, faith, doctrine
51 bun, mon

ブン、 モン

fumi

ふみ

sentence, literature, style, art
52 gen, gan

ゲン、 ガン

moto

もと

beginning, former time, origin
53 juu, chou

ジュウ、 チョウ

omo(i), kasa(neru)

おも(い)、 かさ(ねる)

heavy, important, esteem, respect
54 kin

キン

chika(i)

ちか(い)

near, early, akin, tantamount
55 kou

コウ

kanga(eru)

かんが(える)

consider, think over
56 ga, kaku

ガ、 カク

kaku(suru)

かく(する)

brush-stroke, picture
57 kai

カイ

umi

うみ

sea, ocean
58 bai

バイ

u(ru)

う(る)

sell
59 chi

shi(ru)

し(る)

know, wisdom
60 dou

ドウ

michi

みち

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

シュウ

atsu(meru)

あつ(める)

gather, meet
62 betsu

ベツ

waka(reru), wa(keru)

わか(れる)、 わ(ける)

separate, branch off, diverge
63 butsu, motsu

ブツ、 モツ

mono

もの

thing, object, matter
64 shi

tsuka(u)

つか(う)

use, order, messenger, ambassador
65 hin

ヒン

shina

しな

goods, refinement, dignity, article
66 kei

ケイ

haka(ru)

はか(る)

plot, plan, scheme, measure
67 shi

shi(nu)

し(ぬ)

death, die
68 toku

トク

special
69 shi

watakushi, watashi

わたくし、 わたし

private, I, me
70 shi

haji(meru)

はじ(める)

commence, begin
71 chou

チョウ

asa

あさ

morning
72 un

ウン

hako(bu)

はこ(ぶ)

carry, luck, destiny, fate, transport
73 shuu

シュウ

o(waru)

お(わる)

end, finish
74 dai, tai

ダイ、 タイ

utena

うてな

pedestal, a stand, counter for machines and vehicles
75 kou

コウ

hiro(i)

ひろ(い)

wide, broad, spacious
76 juu, chuu

ジュウ、 チュウ

su(mu)

す(む)

dwell, reside, live, inhabit
77 mu, bu

ム、 ブ

na(i)

な(い)

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

シン

ma, makoto

ま、 まこと

true, reality, Buddhist sect
79 yuu, u

ユウ、 ウ

a(ru)

あ(る)

possess, have, exist, happen
80 kou

コウ

kuchi

くち

mouth
81 shou

ショウ

suku(nai), suko(shi)

すく(ない)、 すこ(し)

few, little
82 chou

チョウ

machi

まち

town, village, block, street
83 ryou

リョウ

fee, materials
84 kou, ku, gu

コウ、 ク、 グ

craft, construction
85 ken, kon

ケン、 コン

ta(teru)

た(てる)

build
86 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
87 kyuu

キュウ

iso(gu)

いそ(ぐ)

hurry, emergency, sudden, steep
88 shi

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

と(まる)、 とど(まる)、 や(める)、 よ(す)

stop, halt
89 sou

ソウ

oku(ru)

おく(る)

escort, send
90 setsu, sai

セツ、 サイ

ki(ru)

き(る)

cut, cutoff, be sharp
91 ten

テン

koro(garu)

ころ(がる)

revolve, turn around, change
92 ken

ケン

to(gu)

と(ぐ)

polish, study of, sharpen
93 soku

ソク

ashi, ta(riru)

あし、 た(りる)

leg, foot, be sufficient
94 kyuu

キュウ

research, study
95 gaku, raku

ガク、 ラク

tano(shii)

たの(しい)

music, comfort, ease
96 ki

o(kiru), oko(su)

お(きる)、 おこ(す)

wake up, get up; rouse
97 chaku

チャク

ki(ru), tsu(ku)

き(る)、つ(く)

arrive, wear, counter for suits of clothing
98 ten

テン

mise

みせ

store, shop
99 byou

ビョウ

ya(mu)

や(む)

ill, sick
100 shitsu, shichi

シツ、 シチ

tachi, tada(su)

たち、 ただ(す)

substance, quality, matter, temperament

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*NOTE* There is no official complete JLPT Kanji List

These lessons are created to the best of my ability based on prior test data, but there is no official JLPT kanji list.