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JLPT N5 Kanji List

This is the list of 78 Kanji characters you need to learn for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N5. Click on each character for more details.

母 (bo): mother

聞 (bun): hear, ask, listen

長 (chou): long, leader, superior, senior

中 (chuu): in, inside, middle, center

円 (en): circle, yen, round

大 (dai): large, big

男 (dan): male

電 (den): electricity

土 (do): soil, earth, ground, Turkey

読 (doku): read

父 (fu): father

外 (gai): outside

学 (gaku): study, learning, science

月 (getsu): month, moon

後 (go): behind, back, later

五 (go): five

午 (go): noon, sign of the horse

語 (go): word, speech, language

八 (hachi): eight, eight radical

白 (haku): white

半 (han): half, middle, odd number, semi-, part-

北 (hoku): north

百 (hyaku): hundred

本 (hon): book, present, main, origin, true, real

時 (ji): time, hour

人 (jin): person

女 (jo): woman, female

上 (jou): above, up

十 (juu): ten

火 (ka): fire

下 (ka): below, down, descend, give, low, inferior

何 (ka): what

間 (kan): interval, space

見 (ken): see, hopes, chances, idea, opinion, look at, visible

気 (ki): spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood

金 (kin): gold


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古 (ko): old

校 (kou): exam, school, printing, proof, correction

国 (koku): country

今 (kon): now

高 (kou): tall, high, expensive

行 (kou): going, journey, carry out, conduct, act, line, row, bank

休 (kyuu): rest, day off, retire, sleep

九 (kyuu): nine

毎 (mai): every

万 (man): ten thousand

名 (mei): name, noted, distinguished, reputation

南 (nan): south

年 (nen): year, counter for years

二 (ni): two, two radical

日 (nichi): day, sun, Japan, counter for days

入 (nyuu): enter, insert

来 (rai): come, due, next, cause, become

六 (roku): six

左 (sa): left

三 (san): three

山 (san): mountain

書 (sho): write

生 (sei): life, genuine, birth

西 (sei): west, Spain

先 (sen): before, ahead, previous, future, precedence

川 (sen): stream, river

千 (sen): thousand

車 (sha): car

四 (shi): four

子 (shi): child, sign of the rat

七 (shichi): seven

食 (shoku): eat, food

小 (shou): little, small

出 (shutsu): exit, leave, go out, come out, put out

水 (sui): water

天 (ten): heavens, sky, imperial

東 (tou): east

雨 (u): rain

話 (wa): tale, talk

友 (yuu): friend

右 (yuu): right

前 (zen): in front, before


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