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.

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.

For more JLPT N4 info, see our JLPT N4 study guide.

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#KanjiOnyomiKunyomiKanji Meaning
101 tai

タイ

ma(tsu)

ま(つ)

wait, depend on
102 shi

kokoro(miru), tame(su)

こころ(みる)、 ため(す)

test, try, attempt, experiment
103 zoku

ゾク

tribe, family
104 gin

ギン

silver
105 sou, sa

ソウ、 サッ

haya(i)

はや(い)

early, fast
106 ei

エイ

utsu(ru), ha(eru)

うつ(る)、 は(える)

reflect, reflection, projection
107 shin

シン

oya, shita(shii)

おや、 した(しい)

parent, intimacy, relative, familiarity
108 ken

ケン

verification, effect, testing
109 ei

エイ

England, English, hero, outstanding
110 i

doctor, medicine
111 shi

attend, doing, official, serve
112 kyo, ko

キョ、 コ

sa(ru)

さ(る)

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

aji

あじ

flavor, taste
114 sha

シャ

utsuru

うつ(る)

copy, be photographed, describe
115 ji

character, letter, word
116 tou

トウ

kota(eru)

こた(える)

solution, answer
117 ya

yo, yoru

よ、 よる

night, evening
118 on

オン

oto, ne

おと、 ね

sound, noise
119 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
120 ki

kae(ru), kae(su)

かえ(る)、 かえ(す)

homecoming, arrive at, lead to, result in
121 ko

furu(i)

ふる(い)

old
122 ka

uta, uta(u)

うた、 うた(う)

song, sing
123 bai

バイ

ka(u)

か(う)

buy
124 aku

アク

waru(i)

わる(い)

bad, evil, wrong
125 zu, to

ズ、 ト

haka(ru)

はか(る)

map, drawing, plan, extraordinary
126 shuu

シュウ

week
127 shitsu

シツ

muro

むろ

room, apartment, chamber, greenhouse, cellar
128 ho, bu

ホ、 ブ

aru(ku), ayu(mu)

ある(く)、 あゆ(む)

walk, counter for steps
129 fuu, fu

フウ、 フ

kaze, kaza-

かぜ、 かざ-

wind, air, style, manner
130 shi

kami

かみ

paper
131 koku

コク

kuro

くろ

black
132 ka, ke

カ、 ケ

hana

はな

flower
133 shun

シュン

haru

はる

spring
134 seki, shaku

セキ、 シャク

aka(i)

あか(い)

red
135 sei, shou

セイ、 ショウ

ao(i)

あお(い)

blue
136 kan

カン

yakata

やかた

building, mansion, large building, palace
137 oku

オク

ya

roof, house, shop, dealer, seller
138 shoku, shiki

ショク、 シキ

iro

いろ

color
139 sou

ソウ

hashi(ru)

はし(る)

run
140 shuu

シュウ

aki

あき

autumn, fall
141 ka, ge

カ、 ゲ

natsu

なつ

summer
142 shuu

シュウ

nara(u)

なら(う)

learn
143 eki

エキ

station
144 you

ヨウ

ocean, sea, foreign, Western style
145 ryo

リョ

tabi

たび

trip, travel
146 fuku

フク

clothing, admit, obey
147 seki

セキ

yuu

ゆう

evening
148 shaku

シャク

ka(riru)

か(りる)

borrow, rent
149 you

ヨウ

weekday
150 in

イン

no(mu)

の(む)

drink
151 niku

ニク

meat
152 tai

タイ

ka(su), kashi

か(す)、 かし

lend
153 dou

ドウ

public chamber, hall
154 chou

チョウ

tori

とり

bird, chicken
155 han

ハン

meshi

めし

meal, rice
156 ben

ベン

tsuto(meru)

つと(める)

exertion, endeavor, effort
157 tou

トウ

fuyu

ふゆ

winter
158 chuu

チュウ

hiru

ひる

daytime, noon
159 cha, sa

チャ、 サ

tea
160 tei, dai, de

テイ、 ダイ、 デ

otouto

おとうと

younger brother
161 gyuu

ギュウ

ushi

うし

cow
162 gyo

ギョ

uo, sakana

うお、 さかな

fish
163 kyou, kei

キョウ、 ケイ

ani

あに

elder brother
164 ken

ケン

inu

いぬ

dog
165 mai

マイ

imouto

いもうと

younger sister
166 shi

ane

あね

elder sister
167 kan

カン

China

JLPT N4 Kanji List total: (167)

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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.