List of kanji for JLPT N5


This is the list of the 103 kanji you need to know to pass the JLPT N5 test. Click on the kanji and watch the video with the stroke order on how to write it and learn from example vocabulary. When you click the “Share” button on top of the page you can also select to print in a printer friendly view (in total 31 A4 pages).

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Code kanji Onyomi Kunyomi Meaning
5B89 AN yasu(i) peace, cheap, safety
4E00 ICHI, ITSU hito(tsu), hito- one
98F2 IN no(mu) to drink
53F3 U, YUU migi right
96E8 U ame rain
99C5 EKI - station
5186 EN maru(i) circle, Yen, round
706B KA hi fire
82B1 KA hana flower, blossom
4E0B KA, GE shimo, sa(geru), o(rosu), ku(daru) below, down
4F55 KA nani what, how many, which
4FLA KAI, E a(u) to meet, to come together, society
5916 GAI, GE soto, hoka, hazu(reru), hazu(su) outside, other, disconnect
5B66 GAKU mana(bu) school, science, learning
9593 KAN, KEN aida time, time span
6C17 KI, KE - soul, spirit
4E5D KYUU, KU kokono(tsu), kokono- nine
4F11 KYUU yasu(mu) to rest
9B5A GYO sakana, uo fish
91D1 KIN, KON kane gold, metal, money
7A7A KUU sora, a(keru), kara sky, to become free, empty
6708 GETSU, GATSU tsuki month, moon
898B KEN mi(ru), mi(eru), mi(seru) to see, to be visible, to show
8A00 GEN, GON i(u) word, to talk
53E4 KO furu(i) old, used
4E94 GO itsu(tsu), itsu- five
5F8C GO, KOU ato, oku(reru), nochi after, later, back, to stay behind
5348 GO - noon
8A9E GO kata(ru), kata(rau) word, to talk
6821 KOU - school
53E3 KOU, KU kuchi mouth
884C KOU i(ku), yu(ku), okona(u) to walk. to go, to do, to carry out
9AD8 KOU taka(i), taka(maru), taka(meru) high, expensive, increase, quantity
56FD KOKU kuni country
4ECA KON, KIN ima now
5DE6 SA hidari left
4E09 SAN mit(tsu), mi- three
5C71 SAN yama mountain
56DB SHI yo(ttsu), yu(tsu), yo-, yon- four
5B50 SHI, SU ko child
8033 JI mimi ear
6642 JI toki time, hour
4E03 SHICHI nana(tsu), nana-, nano- seven
8ECA SHA kuruma car, wheel
793E SHA yashiro shinto shrine, society
624B SHU te hand
9031 SHUU - week
5341 JUU, JI too, to- ten, cross
51FA SHUTSU da(su), de(ru) to leave, to get out. to take out
66F8 SHO ka(ku) to write
5073 JO, NYO onna, me woman, female
5C0F SHOU chii(sai), ko-, o- small
5C11 SHOU suko(shi), suku(nai) a little
4E0A SHOU, JOU ue, kami, a(geru), a(garu) above, upper
98DF SHOKU ta(beru), ku(ru), ku(rau) to eat
65B0 SHIN atara(shii), ara(ta), nii- new
4EBA JIN, NIN hito person
6C34 SUI mizu water
751F SEI, SHOU i(kiru), u(mu), ha(yasu), nama, ki to live, to grow, to be born, raw
897F 西 SEI, SAI nishi west
5DDD SEN kawa river
5343 SEN chi thousand
5148 SEN saki before, in future
524D ZEN mae before
8DB3 SOKU ashi, ta(riru), ta(su) foot, to be sufficient, to add
491A TA oo(i) many
5927 DAI, TAI ou(kii), oo(i) big, a lot
7537 DAN, NAN otoko man, male
4E2D CHUU naka inner, center, between
9577 CHOU naga(i) long, leader
5929 TEN ame, ama sky
5E97 TEN mise shop
96FB DEN - electricity
571F DO, TO tsuchi earth, ground
6771 TOU higashi east
9053 DOU michi street, path
8AAD DOKU yo(mu) to read
5357 NAN minami south
4E8C NI futa(tsu), futa- two
65E5 NICHI, JITSU hi, -ka day, sun
5165 NYUU hai(ru), i(ru), i(reru) to enter, to insert
5E74 NEN toshi year
8CB7 BAI ka(u) to buy
767D HAKU, BYAKU shiro(i), shiro white
516B HACHI yat(tsu), ya(tsu), ya-, you- eight
534A HAN naka(ba) half, middle, semi-
767E HYAKU - hundred
7236 FU chichi father
5206 BUN, BU, FUN wa(keru), wa(kareru), wa(karu) part, minute, to divide, to understand
805E BUN, MON ki(ku), ki(koeru) to hear, to listen, to ask
6BCD BO haha mother
5317 HOKU kita north
6728 BOKU, MOKU ki, ko tree, wood
672C HON moto book, source, main-
6BCE MAI - each, every
4E07 MAN, BAN - ten thousand, all, many
540D MEI, MYOU na name, reputation
76EE MOKU me eye
53CB YUU tomo friend
6765 RAI ku(ru), kita(ru), kita(su) to come
7ABC RITSU ta(tsu), ta(teru) to stand, to establish
516D ROKU mutt(su), mu(tsu), mu, mui six
8A71 WA hanashi, hana(su) speech, to talk, story, conversation

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Comments

  1. Very helpful for my exam tomorrow ! Thanks a lot (˘⌣˘)

  2. Great! Thanks!

  3. You have 二 listed with the readings and translation of “one”.

  4. Whoops! It’s just because it’s been underlined to show it’s a hyperlink. Ignore my last comment.

  5. どうもありがとうございました。。。
    I’m planning to take the N5 test this December
    this list helps a lot~

  6. doumo arigatou ne

  7. Is there a one time download for gif files? And wouldn’t it be better if you could lead people away from romanji even at this stage? Just a suggestion. I don’t want to appear smug or something.

    • Thanks for the suggestion. I have never thought about a gif download pic packages and will consider it.

      I agree to you that it is better to start using kana and kanji as soon as possible. But my philosophy is not to impose students how they should learn. It also seams that not everyone is able to properly read Japanese characters on their devices and I do not want to exclude them from using the site. This is why I decided to provide the kanji, the furigana and the romaji wherever possible although it significantly increases my work.

      Nicolas

  8. sankyuu >.<

    nice post

  9. cool! thank youuuuu! i needed this badly :>

  10. Do you have for jlpt n2?

    • I am planning to add material for the JLPT N2, but I am still working on N3 and N4. I am sorry but it will still take some while until I will be able to add some material on JLPT N2 :(

  11. Kudratbek says:

    Zo’r site

  12. chirole says:

    The kanji 東 has the wrong link :> Thank you very much btw for this very helpful site!!

  13. Shruthi Mahesh says:

    Very Helpful..Thank you!!

  14. Oh man, why haven’t I seen this site before!? THank you veryyyy much. :D

  15. its good..,,

  16. I don’t know what to say God bless you

  17. very useful site….!!!good work….!!!

  18. Lawrence says:

    everything is going through with this list

  19. whaaah! this is great! good reference. ありがとう!

  20. arigatou

  21. Thank you very much for this wonderful site.

  22. Thank you so much for this! Can’t even read katakana and my exam is in two weeks. The pronunciation part really helped!

  23. ramez shrestha says:

    domo aregato

  24. Priyanka says:

    ありがとうがざいます

    • Dark Assassin says:

      It’s ありがとうございます….u made mistake in ‘go’ part in gozaimasu :)

  25. that was the most helpful kanji learning for me

  26. Pink bear says:

    Very useful and helpful for beginners.

  27. So these are the new JLPT N5 kanjis?
    Where are the kanjis like 石、糸、。。。?
    Or was that elementary 1 stuff, and is not related to JLPT?

  28. penakita says:

    it helps me a lot! I love it!!!

  29. Deepika says:

    where is d n4 material

  30. Thank’s, really helpful. I’m preparing for JLPT N5 this december, wish me luck :)

  31. thankyou very much… very usefull

  32. hontouni arigatou

  33. DOumo arigatou gozaimasu, hontouni yakuni tachimasu.

  34. I don’t understand the difference between onyomi and kunyomi, .Which reading should I be studying to pass the exam?

  35. Caizelyn saguid says:

    Domo arigatou てゃんk よう

  36. Ye Min Hein says:

    Thanks a lot.

  37. Why didn’t you write the Onyomi Kunyomi in also Japanese? it would of been more helpful

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  1. […] be reviewing all of the JLPT N5 material this week. I will start with kanji and then review grammar as I refresh myself on the vocabulary from Genki Volume […]

  2. […] you need to know to pass the JLPT N3 test. These are the kanji you need to learn on top of the 104 kanji required for the JLPT N5 and JLPT N4. Click on the kanji and watch the video with the stroke order how to write it and […]

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