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
101 i

doctor, medicine
102 shi

attend, doing, official, serve
103 kyo, ko

キョ、 コ

sa(ru)

さ(る)

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

aji

あじ

flavor, taste
105 ji

character, letter, word
106 ya

yo, yoru

よ、 よる

night, evening
107 on

オン

oto, ne

おと、 ね

sound, noise
108 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
109 ko

furu(i)

ふる(い)

old
110 bai

バイ

ka(u)

か(う)

buy
111 aku

アク

waru(i)

わる(い)

bad, evil, wrong
112 zu, to

ズ、 ト

haka(ru)

はか(る)

map, drawing, plan, extraordinary
113 shuu

シュウ

week
114 shitsu

シツ

muro

むろ

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

ホ、 ブ

aru(ku), ayu(mu)

ある(く)、 あゆ(む)

walk, counter for steps
116 fuu, fu

フウ、 フ

kaze, kaza-

かぜ、 かざ-

wind, air, style, manner
117 ka, ke

カ、 ケ

hana

はな

flower
118 shun

シュン

haru

はる

spring
119 seki, shaku

セキ、 シャク

aka(i)

あか(い)

red
120 sei, shou

セイ、 ショウ

ao(i)

あお(い)

blue
121 kan

カン

yakata

やかた

building, mansion, large building, palace
122 oku

オク

ya

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

ショク、 シキ

iro

いろ

color
124 sou

ソウ

hashi(ru)

はし(る)

run
125 shuu

シュウ

aki

あき

autumn, fall
126 ka, ge

カ、 ゲ

natsu

なつ

summer
127 shuu

シュウ

nara(u)

なら(う)

learn
128 eki

エキ

station
129 you

ヨウ

ocean, sea, foreign, Western style
130 ryo

リョ

tabi

たび

trip, travel
131 fuku

フク

clothing, admit, obey
132 seki

セキ

yuu

ゆう

evening
133 shaku

シャク

ka(riru)

か(りる)

borrow, rent
134 you

ヨウ

weekday
135 in

イン

no(mu)

の(む)

drink
136 niku

ニク

meat
137 han

ハン

meshi

めし

meal, rice
138 tou

トウ

fuyu

ふゆ

winter
139 chuu

チュウ

hiru

ひる

daytime, noon
140 cha, sa

チャ、 サ

tea
141 tei, dai, de

テイ、 ダイ、 デ

otouto

おとうと

younger brother
142 gyuu

ギュウ

ushi

うし

cow
143 gyo

ギョ

uo, sakana

うお、 さかな

fish
144 kyou, kei

キョウ、 ケイ

ani

あに

elder brother
145 mai

マイ

imouto

いもうと

younger sister
146 shi

ane

あね

elder sister

JLPT N4 Kanji List total: (146)

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*NOTE* There is no official complete JLPT Kanji List

I try to make these lists as accurate as possible, and am adding new lessons as quickly as I can every week.

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