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JLPT N1 kanji list

Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1 kanji group. Click on the kanji for more information.

As of 2010, there is no official JLPT kanji list. This list is compiled from the pre-2010 official JLPT 1 list.

Asia, rank nextAfrica, flatterpathetic, griefhollyhockmadder, red dyegrip, holdkindness, moistenrising sun, morning suncatalpa tree, woodblock printinghandle, entertainbrilliant fabric designdesign, figured clothfreshwater trout, smeltplan, suggestionapricotItaly, that oneintimidate, dignitymilitary officer, jailerconsider, reflectconsolation, amusementdo, changeuncommon, differentfiber, tiehorizontal, woofbequeath, leave behindwell, well cribsign of the hog, 9-11PMcultural progress, perfumeseashore, beachone (in documents)deviate, idlenessrice plantpotatolicense, sinceritymatrimony, marrydescendent, issueshade, yinconceal, hiderhyme, elegancesign of the hare or rabbit, fourth sign of Chinese zodiacsign of the ox or cow, 1-3AMwhirlpool, eddysong, balladbay, creekintelligence, imperialshadow, silhouettesparkle of jewelry, crystaldefense, protectionrecitation, poemepidemicbenefit, gainecstasy, joyaudience, audience (with king)review, inspectionbanquet, feastabet, help沿run alongside, follow alonginflammation, flamemonkeyaffinity, relationglossy, lustergarden, farmleadat, inconcave, hollowjourney, travelapply, answerflourishing, successfulassault, hitvenerable old manopen sea, offingrecollection, thinkthe latter, duplicatewholesalegrace, kindnesscalm, quietsham, temporarynursing, attendingvalue, priceexcellent, beautifulapplaud, praisemarry into, bridewidow, minorityspare time, resterect, framecalamity, misfortuneearnings, workcounter for articleseggplantsplendor, flowerbe hazy, grow dimmosquitoego, Ibud, sproutcongratulations, joygracious, elegantstarve, hungryclod, lumpdemolition, breaksuspicious, mysteryrepent, regretpocket, feelingscommandmentkidnap, falsifycharging ahead of othersvictory songcensure, criminal investigationrue, be sadoutline, conditionhorizon, shoreboulevard, streetabove-stated, the saidfragrant, balmyhedge, fencemenacing, dignitybroaden, extendnucleus, corehusk, nut shellseize, getharvest, reapcontrast, compareenclosure, quarterstower, tall buildingisolate, alternatepoint, peaklagoonhoarse, scoldfasten, tie upthirst, dry upslippery, slidebrown, woollen kimonocontrol, wedgemoreover, alsogrant, answerbirch, dark redstocks, stumpsickle, scythemiscanthus reedreap, cutstrong, justcrown, bestintuition, perceptionpersuade, recommendyell, crywithstand, enduretolerant, leniencytree trunkremorse, regretdaring, bravecoffin, casketgoodwill, articledelight, joyring, circleoversee, officialwatch over, seeslacken, loosenliver, pluckwarshipsmiling, reed used to cover tatamipierce, 8 1/3lbssend back, returnspecimen, take warning fromleisurecollapse, fall intorock, crageyeballstubborn, foolishundertake, schemedeed, skillutensil, vesselfundamentals, radical (chem)strange, strangenessglad, pleasedbranch off, fork in roadmourning, abhorbrandish, wavenational flag, bannerpreviously, alreadychess piece, Japanese chessabandon, throw awaystrongvapor, steamrare, phenomenalchronicle, accountprecious, valuerut, wheelradiance, shinehungry, starveequestrian, riding on horsesghost, devil (radical 194)tortoise, turtlefalsehood, lieceremony, rulebest regards, goodfrolic, playmimic, aim (a gun) atdeceit, cheatsacrificerighteousness, justicefriendship, intimacychrysanthemumballgood luck, joymandarin orangeinstead, on the contraryskids, legtyrannize, oppresshill, knollreach out, exertShinto shrine, constellationsbow, archery bowsalvation, savedecay, rotcry, weephard up, destituteclass, ranktwist, askrepel, refusefoothold, based onraise, planvoid, emptinesslong-distance, spurpass through, go smoothlyenjoy, receivevillain, evilcorrect, savehigh, boastinggorge, ravinerespect, reverentlunatic, insanecramped, narrowrectify, straightenthreaten, coerceentertain, revivehome town, villagemirror, speculumecho, soundwonder, be surprisedface-up, look upcongeal, freezehigh, fardaybreak, dawnpaulowniabrocade, fine dressaxe, 1.32 lbtake pleasure in, rejoicerespect, revereharp, kotomuscle, sinewtense, solidparsleygerm, fungusneck, collardiscreet, reverentlyversify, singingphrase, clausebeautiful black jewel, ninedrive, runpony, horsefoolish, follyfear, uneasinessmeet, encounteryield, bendbearchestnutwinding, reelmulberrymeritorious deed, meritsend forth fragrance, fragrantcounty, districta coarse camletpunish, penaltydisclose, opensquare jewel, cornerpledge, promisediameter, pathfavor, blessingjubilation, congratulatewiserecess, restput up (a notice), put upportable, carry (in hand)Japanese Judas-tree, cinnamon treemountain stream, valleylineage, systeminherit, succeedstalk, stemlightning-bug, fireflychickenwhalebeat, attackviolent, get excitedgreatness, excellenceundefiled, purehole, aperturetie, bindfrugal, economyhealthy, healthconcurrently, andsabre, swordsphere, circlestrict, harddislike, detestconstitution, lawstate of suspension, hangfistexamination, investigateoffering, counter for drinkssilkself-effacing, humble oneselfdispatch, despatchappear, existingstern, strictnessphantasm, visionbowstring, chordsource, originmysterious, occultnessstring, cordorphan, aloneself (radical 49)arc, archhappenstance, especiallybarbarian, foreigntiger, drunkardboast, be proudlook back, reviewdrum, beatfive, five-man squadgive, do something forrecreation, pleasureenlightenment, perceiveChinese parasol tree, phoenix treeancestral offering receptacle, coralGosafeguard, protectcarpmarquis, lordhappiness, luckachievement, meritsempress, queenpit, holecavity, holewide, largeadroit, skilledease, peacevast, broadconstancy, alwaysconfront, resistarrest, seizewithdraw, draw inaggression, attackriseclearcreek, inletdeluge, floodwide expanse, abundancegutter, ditcharmor, high (voice)emperor稿draft, copylargestrangle, constricthawser, class (genus)equilibrium, measuring rodtribute, supportsubscription, buyfermentationsteelparagraph, nape of necklarge bird, wild goosesturdy, strengthtorture, beatoverpowering, greatovercome, kindlycereals, graincruel, severeprison, jailground-breaking, open up farmlandregret, bear a grudgesociable, kinddescendants, elder brotherdark blue, navysoul, spiritassistant, helptempt, seducesteep, craggysandpolish, brilliant white luster of a gemlie, falsehoodchain, ironsBuddhist surplicebond, loansponsor, hold (a meeting)how, whatsuperintend, managercoloring, paintplantation, plantingdisaster, calamitydice, formsmash, breakpurification, Buddhist foodtailor, judgeride, boarddose, medicinebe clear, serenepromontory, capeplane, sharpensqueezeconjunction (astronomy), first day of monthscheme, plancord, ropeconfused, mixcherrybamboo grass, (kokuji)snapshot, take picturesgrate, rubswamp, shoreumbrellawretched, disasterscaffold, cleatbrilliantsilkwormacid, bitternesstemporarily, a whiledirector, officialheir, succeedgentleman, samurai姿figure, formintention, plangive, bestowdelicious, relishfamily name, surnamewelfare, happinesspurple, violetlimb, arms & legsclimax, result ininspection, regard aspoem, poetryconsult withgrant, giftfeminine, femaledomesticate, raisewaiter, samuraimercynourishing, more & moreyou, thoumagnet, porcelainsow (seeds)eventide, tide鹿deer (radical 198)axis, pivottenacious, take holdlacquer, varnishrapidlyrecollect, rememberturf, lawncottage, innshoot, shine intopardon, forgivenessdiagonal, slantingboil, cookgauze, gossamerapologize, thankintercept, interruptsnake, serpentwicked, injusticeladle, one tenth of a goshaku, Japanese footbaron, peeragebar-tending, serving sakeexplanationloneliness, quietlyvermilion, cinnabarparticularly, especiallyhunt, raidpearl, gempurport, gistConfucianimpart, instructtimber, treesdemand, requestcaptured, criminalreligion, sectconcerning, settlediscipline, conduct oneself welldistress, grievecontinent, sandbarexcel, excellencestinking, ill-smellingmasses, great numbersattack, advance onrepay, rewardugly, uncleanallot, fillaccompany, obeysoup, juiceastringent, hesitateanimal, beastvertical, lengthgun, armsuncle, youthgraceful, gentleshrink, contractsolemn, quietlycram school, private schoolmellow, ripensagacious, geniushigh, steepwink, blinkend, finishtype of morning glory, rose of Sharon駿a good horse, speedquasi-, semi-sequential, followdecameron, ten-day periodmartyrdom, follow by resigningpurewet, be wateredshield, escutcheonpatrol, go aroundabide by, followsultry, hotdawn, daybreakstrand, beachcommoner, allconfer, relatepreface, beginninggradually, slowlyexcuse, toleratewound, hurtreparation, make up forartisan, workmanmeasuring box, 1.8 literchant, reciteexhort, urgewee hours, eveningesteem, furthermorelevel, in the countrypatent, clearextract, selectionmanipulate, rulevictory, fastprosperous, brightshining, brightsparkle, clearpine treetreetops, twigmarsh, lakeford, go crosschar, hurrysymptoms, illnessnitrate, saltpeterreef, sunken rockauspicious, happinessappellation, praiseresemblanceirisbanana, plantaincollide, bruntsue, accuseevidence, proofimperial edictdetailed, fullbell, gonghinder, hurthelpsuperfluous, uselessnesssurplus, besideslot, earthlass, girlarticle, clauseclean, purifygood crops, prosperitydefer, turnoverbrew, causelock, fettersentrust, requestdecorate, ornamentaugment, increaseweave, fabricembarrass, humiliateencroach, invadelipswith child, pregnancyhearing, judgehumility, be carefulshake, waveadvancehazelnut, filbertimmersed, soakManchu dynasty, name given to naturalized foreignerssire, good beltfuel, firewoodcheckup, seeinghumanity, virtueblade, swordinquire, fathomtremendously, veryexhaust, use upswift, fastcamp, battle arrayought, by all meansvinegar, sourdroop, suspendcommander, leading troopsconjecture, infercook, boildrowsy, sleepchic, stylegreen, kingfisherdecline, waneconsummate, accomplishdrunk, feel sickweight, plumb bobfollow, thoughcongratulationsmarrow, pithadore, respectbe aggravated, grow worsehinge, pivotchick, squabset, lay a foundationcedar, cryptomerialucidity, be clearmeasurement, tenth of a shakurapids, currentfurrow, thirty tsubojust so, thissubjugate, attack the rebelliousorganize, arranginganimal sacrifice, offeringboom, prosperholy, saintmade in..., manufacturesincerity, admonishvow, swearsolicit, invitedeparted, dieadjusted, alikepity, be sparing ofreject, retreatchop, dividelarge, greatbungling, clumsyvicarious, surrogatestealth, stealnode, seasontongue (radical 135)hermit, wizardproclaim, sayfan, folding fanplug, boltdye, colorsubmerge, concealrotation, go aroundslender, finerecommend, mattread, step ontransition, movecoin, .01 yenpig ironfresh, vividvirtuous, goodsteadily, gradually advancingZen, silent meditationdarning, repairmodel, moldingset aside, give upalienate, roughcornerstone, foundation stonetariff, crop taxcoarse, roughelementary, principleaccusation, suethwart, separate fromBuddhist priest, monkgenesis, woundgodown, warehousemiss, mourningrobust, manhoodplay music, speak to a rulerrefreshing, bracingallinsert, put inmaneuver, manipulateoffice, officialnest, rookeryvat, tubrule, synthesizewise, fast learnervilla, inninterment, buryblue, paleseaweed, duckweedencounter, meetfrostboisterous, make noisestimulate, urgeinstant, namelyvulgar, customsbelong, genusburglar, rebelwashing, sievingdegenerate, descend togentle, peacelazy, lazinessburdensome, pack horse-proof, enduringneglect, lazinessattitude, conditionpeaceful, calmstagnate, be delayedwomb, uterusapprehend, chaseregiment, partyblackened eyebrowssea bream, red snapperNo., residencehawkwaterfall, rapidseminent, tablepeck, pick upchoose, selectclear (the land), openswamp, marshpolishconsign, requestingvoiced, uncleannessconsent, assentonly, freehowever, butsign of the dragon, 7-9AMrob, take by forceundress, removingsoutheastshelf, ledgerust-colored, redsigh, lamentdaybreak, dawnthin, faintedge, origingall bladder, couragenativity, be bornforge, disciplinepodium, stagebullet, twangwarmthcedar, sandlewoodwisdom, intellectstupid, foolishimmature, youngdoth, doamass, raisepursue, drive awayregularity, salaryplug up, obstructlegitimate wife, direct descent (non-bastard)mid-air, airloyalty, fidelitypluck, pullinmost, heartcasting, mintboarstreet, wardnotebook, account bookcondolences, mourninglengthen, counter for bows & stringed instrumentscarve, engraveindications, signpenal, chastisechallenge, contend forstretchtide, salt waterstare, watchlisten, headstrongdilate, distendintestines, gutsbutterflyhop, leap upimperial ordermajestic plural, imperial wefare, feetranquilize, ancient peace-preservation centersexhibit, statehaven, portcrash, fall (down)chinquapin, mallethillock, moundZelkova treepickling, soakvine, ivy椿camelliatwo-mat area, approx. thirty-six sq ftpongee (a knotted silk cloth)angling, fishcrane, storkpavilion, restaurantspyupright, chastitydisplay, offerdike, banksovereign, the emperorcourts, imperial courtserving our eldersresist, reachpropose, take alonghappiness, blessedtighten, tierowboat, small boatrevise, correctrelay, in turnresidence, mansionpinch, pickenemy, foeflute, clarinetphilosophy, clearpenetrate, clearremove, withdrawtransfer, alternationcode, ceremonyunfold, expandannexed, accompanyspit, vomitBig Dipper, ten sho (vol)woods, groveguy, slavesword, saberlament, grieve overboard, load (a vehicle)peachridgepole, ridgepox, smallpoxsugaroverall, relationshipwisteriachastise, attackmimeograph, copybean (radical 151)step, trampletransparent, permeatepottery, porcelainleaping up, jumping upfight, waryearn after, long forden, cavepupil (of eye)trunk, torsomountain peak, mountain passhide, shelterbenevolence, virtuecoach, commandfervent, kindsingle, aloneconvex, beetle browsign of the tiger, 3-5AMwest, birdbarracks, police stationsincere, kindindustry, kindlinesspork, pigNara, what?what?lull, calmpress, printstraw rope, cordcamphor treenunII, tworainbowlikeness, like尿urinepregnancyendure, bearrather, preferablysticky, glutinousfrom, possessive particleof, thissettlement, obtaincomma-designgrasp, faggothegemony, supremacyfaction, groupold woman, grandmahaiku, actorabolish, obsoleterepudiate, excludelungscomrade, fellowcultivate, fostermediator, go-betweenplumcompensation, indemnifyobeisance, followbush cloverchief, countDr., commandclap, beat (music)liner, shipurge, forcevague, obscuretruss, arrestbeginningbowl, rice tubfell, strikepenalty, punishmentclique, lineagepigeon, dovefalconconsort, accompanysailconveyor, carrysquad, corpspaddy ridge, leveeluxuriant, thickclan, enclosurepattern, exampleanxiety, troubledistribute, disseminatetray, shallow bowlbarbarianlowly, basequeen, princessfront door, title pagecriticism, strikeexpose, openbeautiful, patternedooze, flowtombstone, monumentsecret, concealscarlet, cardinalquit, stopfertilizer, get fatevade, avoidtail, enddelicate, minutenesseyebrowhollylad, boy (ancient)princessbeautiful woman, princessbag, balespotted, mottledsignpost, sealdrift, float (on liquid)ballot, labelevaluate, criticismsketch, composeseedling, saplingrefined, gentleseacoast, beachV.I.P., guestrepeatedly, recurcleverness, agileaid, helpspread, paverot, decaylotus, Mt Fujimusical score, musiclevy, odeproceed, getaffixed, attachscorn, despisemaplebutterbur, bog rhubarbprostrated, bend downcapsize, covererupt, spouttomb, moundaroused, resentstirred up, be invigorateddistract, be mistaken foratmosphere, fogthird class, 3rdjoin, get togetherfence, wallcash, bad habitabuse, evildesign, patternhighness, steps (of throne)wall, lining (stomach)mannerism, habitblue, greenpartial, sideeverywhere, timesvalve, petalprotect, guaranteeshop, storefor the first time, not untilhelpear, ear (grain)grave, tombpining, yearn for簿register, record bookemulate, imitatestipend, salaryobservance, offersummit, peakcrumble, diecompanion, friendbubbles, foamcannon, gunsew, stitchplacenta, sacperfume, balmyshow symptoms of, sproutpraise, extolhome country, countrysated, tired ofmale mythical birdphoenixdestitution, scarcebystander, sidedividedisturb, preventtassel, tuftso-and-so, onerisk, facespinningobese, fatswell, get fatconspire, cheatme, I (male)black ink, India inkslap, strikecrude, simplebreed, care forintimate, friendlydrown, sinkditch, moatrun, bustleflip, turn overcommonplace, ordinarybasin, lantern festivalchafe, rubwitch, demonhemp, flax (radical 200)twig, ornamental evergreencurtain, buntingmembranestraight grain, spindle treealso, againor again, furthermorerub, paintcocoon麿I, youridicule, lazinesscartoon, involuntarilyfascination, charmsign of the snake or serpent, 9-11AMheadland, capesecrecy, density (pop)harvest, ripenvein, pulseexquisite, strangehalberd, armsfog, misttype of deciduous tree, grey starling婿bridegroom, son-in-lawalliance, oathinscription, signature (of artisan)destroy, ruinexcuse, dismissalimitation, copyovergrown, grow thickdelusion, unnecessarilychief, beginningfierce, raveblind, blind mannetting, networkdecreasesilence, become silentfamily crest, figuresmonme, 3.75 gramsto be (classical)melting, smeltingquestion markall the more, increasinglyarrow (radical 111)unlucky, misfortunetranslate, reasonleap, dancepeacefulwillowpleasure, happyhealing, curerebuke, admonishsolely, onlyhelp, assistsoothe, calmseclude, confine to a roompermanence, distantmelancholy, grievecitronboil, fermentfurthermore, stillhelpabundant, richentice, leadvillage, rural communitymasculine, maledissolve, meltreputation, praisecommonplace, ordinaryraise, elevateswing, shakehug, embracewillowkiln, ovensheep (radical 123)耀shine, sparklelotussong, singfar off, distantfoster, bring uprepress, wellwing, planegauze, thin silknaked, nudethunder, lightning boltdairy products, wheystorm, tempestcolumn, handrailexcessive, overflowindigoorchid, Hollandperusal, seeofficer, an officialperform, completeplumpear treeglassy, lapis lazulidiarrheadetach, separationratio, rateprecious stone, gemsulphurhump, highdragon, imperialprudence, thoughtcaptive, barbarianclear, helpcolleague, officialendure, keep (rain)outdormitory, hostelgame-hunting, shootingclearangle, edgeprovisions, foodfact, realitydistantmausoleum, imperial tombethics, companionrin, 1/10 senjewel, tinkling of jewelrylook to, faceneighboringChinese unicorn, geniuslapis lazulibases, fortaccumulate, involvementactorencourage, be diligentpeak, summitwisesound of jewelssmall bell, buzzerslave, servantspirits, soullovely, beautifulcalendar, almanacinferiority, be inferior toardent, violentsplit, rendbargain, reasonlotustempering, refinespine, backbonehearth, furnacedew, tearscorridor, hallmelodious, clearwatchtower, lookoutwandering, wavesleak, escapeson, counter for sonsfief, allowanceYamato, ancient Japanbribe, boardbeguile, delusionframe, frameworkspan, rangeurge to eatstrongstar, god of literaturemountains towering in a rowcometthe Pleiadeslate, quietmorning, earlyclearshine, lightbookmark, guidebookcoconut treeburr, ballsparkling wateralike, truthdeep and broadgargle, rinse mouthwater route, shipping channelburn, bonfireshinebeautiful as a jewelwhite, clearpupil of the eyea reed instrumentfigured cloth, beautifulthread, silk clothsoar, flydried meatjasminejasminethe violetconsult withtediousstrong and braveedify, wayeulogysudden, quickdark, blackcold, strictbright, sunnyrailing, balustradecorridor, porchclear, brightcapture, imprisonprosperous, plentifulcemetery, tombpiggood luck