List of N5 JLPT kanji - Readings and meanings

In this article, we will see a complete list of N5 ideograms or Kanji used in JLPT, Japanese language proficiency test. A total of 167 Kanji organized by the number of strokes and their kun and on readings.

We don't put Romanized readings, not least because it doesn't make much sense to do that. If you are already studying N5 your minimum obligation is to know how to read hiragana and katakana. Luckily, we’ll also leave a simplified list with romaji.

List of kanji n5 jlpt - readings and meanings

Does Kanji N5 have meanings?

First of all, we don't want you to be stuck with the idea that Japanese ideograms have meanings of their own. Most of the time they just pass on a certain idea or concept according to the words in which they compose.

An ideogram alone will not convey the idea of anything at all, the meanings you will see in this article are just a few words and similar in which they compose. Get out of your head that ideograms have meanings!

For example, the [人] person's ideogram is used to compose several words related to humanity, population, man, human and anything related. Clearly when we see this ideogram we remember a person, and he literally alone means it, but most ideograms don't have a meaning when they are alone.

For example, the ideogram [食] used to write verbs like eat [食べる] is also present in several words related to food, but alone it means nothing. He just passes on the idea and concept of food.

I believe that N5 is one of the few levels on the list of ideograms where most of them form a word alone. In this case, the main ones are numbers, colors, positions and others. Still, it conveys more ideas than a single meaning.

List ideograms and Kanji N5

The translation is done from English to Japanese and has several meanings in a single ideogram. This does not necessarily mean that this kanji means that, but that perhaps a word composed with that kanji has that meaning.

Japanese ideograms usually give the idea of something, it may not make sense to imagine that idea in isolation. The translations may not be 100% accurate, if you want to search further we recommend jisho.

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TracesKanji N5MeaningKun YomiOn Yomi
1 一one, a radical (no.1)ひと - 、ひと. つイチ、イツ
2 人 personひと、 - り、 - と ジン、 ニン
2 十 tenとお、 と ジュウ、 ジッ、ジュッ
2 二two radicals (nº 7)ふた、 ふた.つ、 ふたたび ニ、 ジ
2 九 nineここの、 ここの.つ セイ、 ショウ
2 入 enter, insertい. る、 - い. る、 - い. り、い. れる、 - い. れ、はい. る ニュウ、 ジュ
2 八eight radicals (nº 12)や、 や.つ、 やっ.つ、 よう ハチ
2 七 Sevenなな、 なな.つ、 なの シチ
3 大 big bigおお - 、おお. きい、 - おお. いに ダイ、 タイ
3 三 threeみ、 み.つ、 みっ.つ サン、 ゾウ
3 上 aboveうえ、 - うえ、うわ - 、かみ、あ. げる、 - あ. げる、あ. がる、 - あ. がる、あ. がり、 - あ. がり、のぼ. る、の. 、のぼ. せる、のぼ. す、たてまつ. る ジョウ、 ショウ、シャン
3 子child, sign of the rat, 23:00 - 01:00, first sign of the Chinese zodiacこ 、 - こ 、 ね シ、 ス、 ツ
3 下 down, down, give, down, bottomした、しも、もと、さ. げる、さ. がる、くだ. る、くだ. り、くだ. す、 - くだ. す、くだ. さる、お. ろりる. カ、 ゲ
3 小 small smallちい. さい、こ - 、お - 、さ - ショウ
3 山 Mountainやま サン、 セン
3 女 woman womanおんな、 め ジョ、 ニョ、 ニョウ
3 川radical current, river or three-stroke river (nº 47)かわ セン
3 千 thousand セン
3 土 soil, land, terrain, turkeyつち ド、 ト
3 万dez mil, 10.000よろず マン、 バン
4 日 day, sun, japan, accountant for daysひ 、 - び 、 - か ニチ、 ジツ
4 中 inside, middle, middle, centerなか、 うち、 あた.る チュウ
4 月 moon monthつき ゲツ、 ガツ
4 五 fiveいつ、 いつ.つ ゴ
4 円 circle, yen, roundまる.い、 まる、 まど、 まど.か、 まろ.やか エン
4 六 sixむ、 む.つ、 むっ.つ、 むい ロク、 リク
4 今 nowいま コン、 キン
4 水 Waterみず、みず - スイ
4 午noon, sign of the horse, 11 am-1pm, seventh sign of the Chinese zodiacうま ゴ
4 木 wood treeき 、 こ - ボク、 モク
4 天 sky, imperialあまつ、あめ、あま - テン
4 火 fireひ 、 - び 、 ほ - カ
4 友 friendとも ユウ
4 父 dadちち フ
5 本 book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical thingsもと ホン
5 出 get out, get out, get out, get out, erase, stand outで. る、 - で、だ. す、 - だ. す、い. でる、い. だす シュツ、 スイ
5 生 life, genuine, birthい. きる、い. かす、い. ける、う. まれる、うま. れる、う. まれ、うまれ、う. む、お. う、は. えすすすすすすすす. - 、な. る、な. す、む. す、 - う あた(り)、 ほと(り)
5 四 fourよ、 よ.つ、 よっ.つ、 よん シ
5 外 outsideそと、ほか、はず. す、はず. れる、と - ガイ、 ゲ
5 北 northきた ホク
5 半 half, odd number, semi-, part-なか.ば ハン
5 白 Whiteしろ、しら - 、しろ. い ハク、 ビャク
5 右 rightみぎ ウ、 ユウ
5 左 leftひだり サ、 シャ
5 母 motherはは、 も ボ
6 年 year, accountant for yearsとし ネン
6 行 going, journey, accomplish, conduct, act, line, bankい. く、ゆ. く、 - ゆ. き、 - ゆき、 - い. き、 - いき、おこな. う、おこ. なう コウ、 ギョウ、 アン
6 気 spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, moodいき キ、 ケ
6 百 hundredもも ヒャク、 ビャク
6 先 before, ahead, previous, future, precedenceさき、 ま.ず セン
6 名 name, noted, distinguished, reputationな 、 - な メイ、 ミョウ
6 西 west spainにし セイ、 サイ、 ス
6 休 rest, day off, retire, sleepやす.む、 やす.まる、 やす.める キュウ
6 毎 eachごと、 - ごと. に マイ
7 見 see, hopes, chances, idea, opinion, look, visibleみ.る、 み.える、み.せる ケン
7 来 come, due, then cause, becomeく.る、 きた.る、きた.す、 き.たす、き.たる、 き、 こ ライ、 タイ
7 男 maleおとこ、 お ダン、 ナン
7 車 carくるま シャ
7 何 whatなに、なん、なに - 、なん - カ
8 国 parentsくに コク
8 長 long, leader, superior, seniorなが.い、 おさ チョウ
8 金 goldかね、かな - 、 - がね キン、 コン、 ゴン
8 学 study, learning, scienceまな.ぶ ガク
8 東 eastひがし トウ
8 雨 rainあめ、あま - 、 - さめ ウ
9 後 back, afterのち、 うし.ろ、 うしろ、 あと、 おく.れる ゴ、 コウ
9 前 in front, beforeまえ、 - まえ ゼン
9 食 eat foodく.う、 く.らう、た.べる、 は.む ショク、 ジキ
9 南 southみなみ ナン、 ナ
10 時 hourとき、 - どき ジ
10 高 high, expensiveたか. い、たか、 - だか、たか. まる、たか. める コウ
10 校 exam, school, printing, proof, correction コウ、 キョウ
10 書 writeか. く、 - が. き、 - がき ショ
12 間 interval, spaceあいだ、 ま、 あい カン、 ケン
13 話 tale, conversationはな.す、 はなし ワ
13 電 electricity デン
14 語 word, speech, languageかた.る、 かた.らう ゴ
14 聞 listen, ask, listenき.く、 き.こえる ブン、 モン
14 読 readよ. む 、 - よ. み ドク、 トク、 トウ

List of simplified and romanized N5 kanji

Below is a list of the same ideograms as the simplified N5 with only one common meaning and a standard romanization as reading. You may want to start with this list, although we recommend the previous one.

This list below was only generated, if you want a more accurate and corrected N5 Kanji list try the previous one that is in hiragana and katakana.

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N5 KanjiRomajiMeaning
AmeRain
AnCheap
AshiFoot
AtoBehind
BunPart
ChichiDad
ChōBoss
ChūMedium
Dai
InGoing out
Denlightning
OfEarth
OfRoad
EkiStation
EnYen
GakuLearning
GatsuMonth
GenWord
GoFive
GoLanguage
GyōLine
HachiEight
HahaMother
HanHalf
HanaFlower
HanashiConversation
HidariLeft
HigashiEast
HitoMan
HonBook
Hyaku100
Ichia
MagnetNow
InBeverage
InishieAntique
IriEntering
JiHour

Ten
KaTuesday
KaiMeeting
KaiShopping
KawaRiver
KiSpirit
KiTree
KikiKiki
KinMoney
KitaNorth
KoKid
School
High
KuchiMouth
KuniParents
KurumaCar
KyūKyū
KyūNine
Bad1.818 m
MotherThe last
MayEach
Man10.000
MeEye
MeiAccountant for people
MiTo see
MigiRight
MimiEar
MinamiSouth
MiseMerchant House
MizuWednesday
Nanwhat
NanaSeven
NenYear
NiTwo
NichiSunday
西NishiSpain
OnnaWoman
OtokoMan
RaiNext
RokuSix
SakanaFish
SakiPrevious
SanThree
SeiPure
Sen1.000
ShaCompany
ShinNew
ShiroWhite
ShitaLowness
ShoDocument
ShōLittle
ShōLittle
ShokuMeal
ShūWeek
SoraEmpty
SotoOutside of
TaMulti-
TateOnly
TeHand
TenSky
TomoFriend
AnHorse
YamaMt
YomiReading
YonFour

N5 kanji videos

To finish the article, I will leave some videos explaining the ideograms studied in the NL of JLPT. Some videos are in English or Japanese, but are easy to understand. I hope you enjoyed the article, if you liked it share and leave your comments. Thank you and see you next time!

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