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JLPT N2 kanji list
Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2 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 2 list.
圧pressure, push 依reliant, depend on 囲surround, besiege 委committee, entrust to 移shift, move 胃stomach, paunch 衣garment, clothes 域range, region 印stamp, seal 宇eaves, roof 羽feathers (radical 124) 雲cloud 営occupation, camp 栄flourish, prosperity 永eternity, long 鋭pointed, sharpness 液fluid, liquid 延prolong, stretching 塩salt 汚dirty, pollute 央center, middle 奥heart, interior 欧Europe 黄yellow (radical (201) 億hundred million, 10**8 温warm 河river 荷baggage, shoulder-pole load 菓candy, cakes 課chapter, lesson 貨freight, goods 介jammed in, shellfish 快cheerful, pleasant 改reformation, change 械contraption, fetter 灰ashes, puckery juice 階storey, stair 貝shellfish (radical 154) 各each, every 角angle, corner 革skin, reform 額forehead, tablet 乾drought, dry 刊publish, carve 巻scroll, volume 干dry, parch 患afflicted, disease 換interchange, period 汗sweat, perspire 甘sweet, coax 管pipe, tube 簡simplicity, brevity 缶tin can, container 丸round, full (month) 含contain, include 岸beach 岩boulder, rock 希hope, beg 机desk, table 祈pray, wish 季seasons 技skill, art 喫consume, eat 詰packed, close 逆inverted, reverse 久long time, old story 旧old times, old things 巨gigantic, big 漁fishing, fishery 競emulate, compete with 協co-, cooperation 叫shout, exclaim 境boundary, border 挟pinch, between 橋bridge 況condition, situation 胸bosom, breast 極poles, settlement 玉jewel (radical 96) 均level, average 禁prohibition, ban 区ward, district 隅corner, nook 掘dig, delve 訓instruction, Japanese character reading 群flock, group 軍army, force 傾lean, incline 型mould, type 敬awe, respect 軽lightly, trifling 芸technique, art 劇drama, play 血blood (radical 143) 券ticket 県prefecture 肩shoulder 賢intelligent, wise 軒flats, counter for houses 減dwindle, decrease 個individual, counter for articles 固harden, set 庫warehouse, storehouse 戸door, counter for houses 枯wither, die 湖lake 雇employ, hire 効merit, efficacy 厚thick, heavy 硬stiff, hard 紅crimson, deep red 耕till, plow 肯agreement, consent 航navigate, sail 荒laid waste, rough 講lecture, club 郊outskirts, suburbs 鉱mineral, ore 香incense, perfume 腰loins, hips 骨skeleton, remains 根root, radical 混mix, blend 査investigate 砂sand 再again, twice 採pick, take 祭ritual, offer prayers 細dainty, get thin 菜vegetable, side dish 材lumber, log 坂slope, incline 咲blossom, bloom 冊tome, counter for books 刷printing, print 札tag, paper money 皿dish (radical 108) 算calculate, divining 伺pay respects, visit 刺thorn, pierce 史history, chronicle 枝bough, branch 糸thread (radical 120) 脂fat, grease 詞part of speech, words 誌document, records 児newborn babe, child 寺Buddhist temple 湿damp, wet 捨discard, throw away 弱weak, frail 周circumference, circuit 州state, province 拾pick up, gather 舟boat (radical 137) 柔tender, weakness 祝celebrate, congratulate 述mention, state 準semi-, correspond to 純genuine, purity 順obey, order 署signature, govt office 諸various, many 召seduce, call 将leader, commander 床bed, counter for beds 承acquiesce, hear 昇rise up 焼bake, burning 照illuminate, shine 省focus, government ministry 章badge, chapter 紹introduce, inherit 象elephant, pattern after 賞prize, reward 城castle 畳tatami mat, counter for tatami mats 蒸steam, heat 植plant 触contact, touch 伸expand, stretch 森forest, woods 臣minister, official (radical 131) 辛spicy, bitter 針needle, pin 震quake, shake 勢forces, energy 姓surname 星star, spot 清pure, purify 税tax, duty 隻vessels, counter for ships 籍enroll, domiciliary register 績exploits, achievements 跡tracks, mark 接touch, contact 設establishment, provision 占fortune-telling, divining 専specialty, exclusive 泉spring, fountain 浅shallow, superficial 線line, track 双pair, set 層stratum, social class 捜search, look for 掃sweep, brush 燥parch, dry up 総general, whole 装attire, dress 像statue, picture 憎hate, detest 臓entrails, viscera 蔵storehouse, hide 贈presents, send 造create, make 則rule, follow 測fathom, plan 卒graduate, soldier 孫grandchild, descendants 尊revered, valuable 損damage, loss 村village, town 帯sash, belt 替exchange, spare 袋sack, bag 濯laundry, wash 谷valley (radical 150) 担shouldering, carry 炭charcoal, coal 短short, brevity 団group, association 池pond, cistern 築fabricate, build 畜livestock, domestic fowl and animals 竹bamboo (radical 118) 仲go-between, relationship 柱pillar, post 虫bug (radical 142) 駐stop-over, reside in 著renowned, publish 貯savings, store 兆portent, 10**12 庁government office 超transcend, super- 沈sink, be submerged 珍rare, curious 低lower, short 停halt, stopping 底bottom, sole 泥mud, mire 滴drip, drop 鉄iron 殿Mr., hall 塗paint, plaster 党party, faction 凍frozen, congeal 塔pagoda, tower 島island 湯hot water, bath 灯lamp, a light 筒cylinder, pipe 導guidance, leading 童juvenile, child 銅copper 毒poison, virus 届deliver, reach 曇cloudy weather, cloud up 鈍dull, slow 軟soft 乳milk, breasts 燃burn, blaze 悩trouble, worry 濃concentrated, thick 脳brain, memory 農agriculture, farmers 波waves, billows 拝worship, adore 倍double, twice 泊overnight stay, put up at 薄dilute, thin 爆bomb, burst open 麦barley, wheat 肌texture, skin 板plank, board 版printing block, printing plate 般carrier, carry 販marketing, sell 比compare, race 皮pelt, skin 被incur, cover 鼻nose (radical 209) 匹equal, head 筆writing brush, writing 氷icicle, ice 秒second (1/60 minute) 瓶bottle, vial 布linen, cloth 府borough, urban prefecture 普universal, wide(ly) 符token, sign 膚skin, body 武warrior, military 封seal, closing 副vice-, assistant 復restore, return to 幅hanging scroll, width 複duplicate, double 沸seethe, boil 仏Buddha, the dead 粉flour, powder 兵soldier, private 並row, and 片one-sided, leaf 編compilation, knit 辺environs, boundary 補supplement, supply 募recruit, campaign 包wrap, pack up 宝treasure, wealth 豊bountiful, excellent 帽cap, headgear 暴outburst, rave 棒rod, stick 貿trade, exchange 防ward off, defend 磨grind, polish 埋bury, be filled up 枚sheet of..., counter for flat thin objects or sheets 綿cotton 毛fur, hair 門gate (radical 169) 油oil, fat 輸transport, send 勇courage, cheer up 郵mail, stagecoach stop 預deposit, custody 幼infancy, childhood 溶melt, dissolve 踊jump, dance 浴bathe, be favored with 翌the following, next 絡entwine, coil around 乱riot, war 卵egg, ovum 裏back, amidst 陸land, six 律rhythm, law 略abbreviation, omission 粒grains, drop 了complete, finish 涼refreshing, nice and cool 療heal, cure 量quantity, measure 領jurisdiction, dominion 緑green 林grove, forest 輪wheel, ring 涙tears, sympathy 令orders, ancient laws 零zero, spill 齢age 歴curriculum, continuation 恋romance, in love 練practice, gloss 録record 湾gulf, bay 腕arm, ability 諸several