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JLPT N3 kanji list
Japanese Language Proficiency Test N3 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.
愛love, affection 暗darkness, disappear 位rank, grade 偉admirable, greatness 易easy, ready to 違difference, differ 育bring up, grow up 因cause, factor 引pull, tug 泳swim 越surpass, cross over 園park, garden 演performance, act 煙smoke 遠distant, far 押push, stop 横sideways, side 王king, rule 化change, take the form of 加add, addition 科department, course 果fruit, reward 過overdo, exceed 解unravel, notes 回-times, round 皆all, everything 絵picture, drawing 害harm, injury 格status, rank 確assurance, firm 覚memorize, learn 掛hang, suspend 割proportion, comparatively 活lively, resuscitation 寒cold 完perfect, completion 官bureaucrat, the government 感emotion, feeling 慣accustomed, get used to 観outlook, look 関connection, barrier 顔face, expression 願petition, request 危dangerous, fear 喜rejoice, take pleasure in 寄draw near, stop in 幾how many, how much 期period, time 機loom, mechanism 規standard, measure 記scribe, account 疑doubt, distrust 議deliberation, consultation 客guest, visitor 吸suck, imbibe 求request, want 球ball, sphere 給salary, wage 居reside, to be 許permit, approve 供submit, offer 共together, both 恐fear, dread 局bureau, board 曲bend, music 勤diligence, become employed 苦suffering, trial 具tool, utensil 偶accidentally, even number 靴shoes 君mister, you 係person in charge, connection 形shape, form 景scenery, view 経sutra, longitude 警admonish, commandment 迎welcome, meet 欠lack, gap 決decide, fix 件affair, case 権authority, power 険precipitous, inaccessible place 原meadow, original 現present, existing 限limit, restrict 呼call, call out to 互mutually, reciprocally 御honorable, manipulate 誤mistake, err 交mingle, mixing 候climate, season 光ray, light 向yonder, facing 好fond, pleasing 幸happiness, blessing 更grow late, night watch 構posture, build 港harbor 降descend, precipitate 号nickname, number 合fit, suit 刻engrave, cut fine 告revelation, tell 込crowded, mixture 困quandary, become distressed 婚marriage 差distinction, difference 座squat, seat 最utmost, most 妻wife, spouse 才genius, years old 歳year-end, age 済finish, come to an end 際occasion, side 在exist, outskirts 罪guilt, sin 財property, money 昨yesterday, previous 察guess, presume 殺kill, murder 雑miscellaneous 参nonplussed, three (in documents) 散scatter, disperse 産products, bear 賛approve, praise 残remainder, leftover 市market, city 師expert, teacher 指finger, point to 支branch, support 資assets, resources 歯tooth, cog 似becoming, resemble 次next, order 治reign, be at peace 示show, indicate 耳ear (radical 128) 辞resign, word 式style, ceremony 識discriminating, know 失lose, error 実reality, truth 若young, if 取take, fetch 守guard, protect 種species, kind 酒sake, alcohol 首neck (radical 185) 受accept, undergo 収income, obtain 宿inn, lodging 術art, technique 処dispose, manage 初first time, beginning 所place 緒thong, beginning 助help, rescue 除exclude, division (x/3) 勝victory, win 商make a deal, selling 招beckon, invite 消extinguish, blow out 笑laugh 乗ride, power 常usual, ordinary 情feelings, emotion 状status quo, conditions 職post, employment 信faith, truth 寝lie down, sleep 深deep, heighten 申have the honor to, sign of the monkey 神gods, mind 進advance, proceed 吹blow, breathe 数number, strength 制system, law 性sex, gender 成turn into, become 政politics, government 晴clear up 精refined, ghost 声voice 静quiet 席seat, mat 昔once upon a time, antiquity 石stone (radical 112) 積volume, product (x*y) 責blame, condemn 折fold, break 説opinion, theory 雪snow 絶discontinue, beyond 戦war, battle 洗wash, inquire into 船ship, boat 選elect, select 然sort of thing, so 全whole, entire 祖ancestor, pioneer 組association, braid 想concept, think 争contend, dispute 相inter-, mutual 窓window, pane 草grass, weeds 増increase, add 側side, lean 息breath, respiration 束bundle, sheaf 速quick, fast 続continue, series 存exist, suppose 他other, another 太plump, thick 打strike, hit 対vis-a-vis, opposite 退retreat, withdraw 宅home, house 達accomplished, reach 単simple, one 探grope, search 断severance, decline 段grade, steps 談discuss, talk 値price, cost 恥shame, dishonor 置placement, put 遅slow, late 調tune, tone 頂place on the head, receive 直straightaway, honesty 追chase, drive away 痛pain, hurt 定determine, fix 庭courtyard, garden 程extent, degree 適suitable, occasional 点spot, point 伝transmit, go along 徒on foot, junior 渡transit, ford 登ascend, climb up 途route, way 都metropolis, capital 努toil, diligent 怒angry, be offended 倒overthrow, fall 投throw, discard 盗steal, rob 当hit, right 等etc., and so forth 到arrival, proceed 逃escape, flee 頭head, counter for large animals 働work, (kokuji) 得gain, get 突stab, protruding 内inside, within 難difficult, impossible 任responsibility, duty 認acknowledge, witness 猫cat 熱heat, temperature 念wish, sense 能ability, talent 破rend, rip 馬horse (radical 187) 敗failure, defeat 杯counter for cupfuls, wine glass 背stature, height 配distribute, spouse 箱box, chest 髪hair of the head 抜slip out, extract 判judgement, signature 反anti- 犯crime, sin 晩nightfall, night 番turn, number in a series 否negate, no 彼he, that 悲grieve, sad 疲exhausted, tire 費expense, cost 非mistake, negative 飛fly (radical 183) 備equip, provision 美beauty, beautiful 必invariably, certain 表surface, table 貧poverty, poor 付adhere, attach 夫husband, man 婦lady, woman 富wealth, enrich 怖dreadful, be frightened 浮floating, float 負defeat, negative 舞dance, flit 部section, bureau 福blessing, fortune 腹abdomen, belly 払pay, clear out 平even, flat 閉closed, shut 米rice (radical 119) 変unusual, change 返return, answer 便convenience, facility 捕catch, capture 報report, news 抱embrace, hug 放set free, release 法method, law 訪call on, visit 亡deceased, the late 忘forget 忙busy, occupied 望ambition, full moon 末end, close 満full, fullness 未un-, not yet 民people, nation 眠sleep, die 務task, duties 夢dream, vision 娘daughter, girl 命fate, command 迷astray, be perplexed 鳴chirp, cry 面mask, face (radical 176) 戻re-, return 役duty, war 約promise, approximately 薬medicine, chemical 優tenderness, excel 由wherefore, a reason 遊play 予beforehand, previous 余too much, myself 与bestow, participate in 容contain, form 様Esq., way 葉leaf, plane 要need, main point 陽sunshine, yang principle 欲longing, covetousness 頼trust, request 落fall, drop 利profit, advantage 流current, a sink 留detain, fasten 両both, old Japanese coin 良good, pleasing 類sort, kind 例example, custom 冷cool, cold (beer 礼salute, bow 列file, row 連take along, lead 路path, route 労labor, thank for 老old age, grow old 論argument, discourse 和harmony, Japanese style 殺kill, slaughter 類class, group 神spirit 福happiness