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 shitsu, shichi

シツ、 シチ

tachi, tada(su)

たち、 ただ(す)

substance, quality, matter, temperament
102 tai

タイ

ma(tsu)

ま(つ)

wait, depend on
103 shi

kokoro(miru), tame(su)

こころ(みる)、 ため(す)

test, try, attempt, experiment
104 zoku

ゾク

tribe, family
105 gin

ギン

silver
106 sou, sa

ソウ、 サッ

haya(i)

はや(い)

early, fast
107 ei

エイ

utsu(ru), ha(eru)

うつ(る)、 は(える)

reflect, reflection, projection
108 shin

シン

oya, shita(shii)

おや、 した(しい)

parent, intimacy, relative, familiarity
109 ken

ケン

verification, effect, testing
110 ei

エイ

England, English, hero, outstanding
111 i

doctor, medicine
112 shi

attend, doing, official, serve
113 kyo, ko

キョ、 コ

sa(ru)

さ(る)

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

aji

あじ

flavor, taste
115 sha

シャ

utsuru

うつ(る)

copy, be photographed, describe
116 ji

character, letter, word
117 tou

トウ

kota(eru)

こた(える)

solution, answer
118 ya

yo, yoru

よ、 よる

night, evening
119 on

オン

oto, ne

おと、 ね

sound, noise
120 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
121 ki

kae(ru), kae(su)

かえ(る)、 かえ(す)

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

furu(i)

ふる(い)

old
123 ka

uta, uta(u)

うた、 うた(う)

song, sing
124 bai

バイ

ka(u)

か(う)

buy
125 aku

アク

waru(i)

わる(い)

bad, evil, wrong
126 zu, to

ズ、 ト

haka(ru)

はか(る)

map, drawing, plan, extraordinary
127 shuu

シュウ

week
128 shitsu

シツ

muro

むろ

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

ホ、 ブ

aru(ku), ayu(mu)

ある(く)、 あゆ(む)

walk, counter for steps
130 fuu, fu

フウ、 フ

kaze, kaza-

かぜ、 かざ-

wind, air, style, manner
131 shi

kami

かみ

paper
132 koku

コク

kuro

くろ

black
133 ka, ke

カ、 ケ

hana

はな

flower
134 shun

シュン

haru

はる

spring
135 seki, shaku

セキ、 シャク

aka(i)

あか(い)

red
136 sei, shou

セイ、 ショウ

ao(i)

あお(い)

blue
137 kan

カン

yakata

やかた

building, mansion, large building, palace
138 oku

オク

ya

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

ショク、 シキ

iro

いろ

color
140 sou

ソウ

hashi(ru)

はし(る)

run
141 shuu

シュウ

aki

あき

autumn, fall
142 ka, ge

カ、 ゲ

natsu

なつ

summer
143 shuu

シュウ

nara(u)

なら(う)

learn
144 eki

エキ

station
145 you

ヨウ

ocean, sea, foreign, Western style
146 ryo

リョ

tabi

たび

trip, travel
147 fuku

フク

clothing, admit, obey
148 seki

セキ

yuu

ゆう

evening
149 shaku

シャク

ka(riru)

か(りる)

borrow, rent
150 you

ヨウ

weekday
151 in

イン

no(mu)

の(む)

drink
152 niku

ニク

meat
153 tai

タイ

ka(su), kashi

か(す)、 かし

lend
154 dou

ドウ

public chamber, hall
155 chou

チョウ

tori

とり

bird, chicken
156 han

ハン

meshi

めし

meal, rice
157 ben

ベン

tsuto(meru)

つと(める)

exertion, endeavor, effort
158 tou

トウ

fuyu

ふゆ

winter
159 chuu

チュウ

hiru

ひる

daytime, noon
160 cha, sa

チャ、 サ

tea
161 tei, dai, de

テイ、 ダイ、 デ

otouto

おとうと

younger brother
162 gyuu

ギュウ

ushi

うし

cow
163 gyo

ギョ

uo, sakana

うお、 さかな

fish
164 kyou, kei

キョウ、 ケイ

ani

あに

elder brother
165 ken

ケン

inu

いぬ

dog
166 mai

マイ

imouto

いもうと

younger sister
167 shi

ane

あね

elder sister
168 kan

カン

China

JLPT N4 Kanji List total: (168)

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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.