Search Kanji for JLPT level 3

Tips: joujou characters (Kanji characters to be learned at schools in Japan) are highlighted.
Also note that the English meaning under each Kanji is just one of many other possible senses.

power

Meaning: power; strength; strong; strain; bear up; exert
Kun-yomi: ちから
On-yomi: リョク/リキ/リイ

craft

Meaning: craft; construction; katakana e radical (no. 48)
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: コウ/ク/グ

evening

Meaning: evening
Kun-yomi: ゆう
On-yomi: セキ

beginning

Meaning: beginning; former time; origin
Kun-yomi: もと
On-yomi: ゲン/ガン

cut

Meaning: cut; cutoff; be sharp
Kun-yomi: き.る/-き.る/き.り/-き.り/-ぎ.り/き.れる/-き.れる/き.れ/-き
On-yomi: セツ/サイ

cow

Meaning: cow
Kun-yomi: うし
On-yomi: ギュウ

stop

Meaning: stop; halt
Kun-yomi: と.まる/-ど.まり/と.める/-と.める/-ど.め/とど.める/とど.め/とど
On-yomi:

pull

Meaning: pull; tug; jerk; admit; install; quote; refer to
Kun-yomi: ひ.く/ひ.き/ひ.き-/-び.き/ひ.ける
On-yomi: イン

negative

Meaning: negative; non-; bad; ugly; clumsy
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: フ/ブ

ward

Meaning: ward; district
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: ク/オウ/コウ

heart

Meaning: heart; mind; spirit; heart radical (no. 61)
Kun-yomi: こころ/-ごころ
On-yomi: シン

sentence

Meaning: sentence; literature; style; art; decoration; figures; plan; literary radical (no. 67)
Kun-yomi: ふみ/あや
On-yomi: ブン/モン

plump

Meaning: plump; thick; big around
Kun-yomi: ふと.い/ふと.る
On-yomi: タイ/タ

direction

Meaning: direction; person; alternative
Kun-yomi: かた/-かた/-がた
On-yomi: ホウ

dog

Meaning: dog
Kun-yomi: いぬ/いぬ-
On-yomi: ケン

gone

Meaning: gone; past; quit; leave; elapse; eliminate; divorce
Kun-yomi: さ.る/-さ.る
On-yomi: キョ/コ

by means of

Meaning: by means of; because; in view of; compared with
Kun-yomi: もっ.て
On-yomi:

attend

Meaning: attend; doing; official; serve
Kun-yomi: つか.える
On-yomi: シ/ジ

market

Meaning: market; city; town
Kun-yomi: いち
On-yomi:

people

Meaning: people; nation; subjects
Kun-yomi: たみ
On-yomi: ミン

wide

Meaning: wide; broad; spacious
Kun-yomi: ひろ.い/ひろ.まる/ひろ.める/ひろ.がる/ひろ.げる
On-yomi: コウ

copy

Meaning: copy; be photographed; describe
Kun-yomi: うつ.す/うつ.る/うつ-/うつ.し
On-yomi: シャ/ジャ

elder brother

Meaning: elder brother; big brother
Kun-yomi: あに
On-yomi: ケイ/キョウ

lord

Meaning: lord; chief; master; main thing; principal
Kun-yomi: ぬし/おも/あるじ
On-yomi: シュ/ス/シュウ

utilize

Meaning: utilize; business; service; use; employ
Kun-yomi: もち.いる
On-yomi: ヨウ

rice field

Meaning: rice field; rice paddy
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: デン

substitute

Meaning: substitute; change; convert; replace; period; age; counter for decades of ages, eras, etc.; generation; charge; rate; fee
Kun-yomi: か.わる/かわ.る/かわ.り/か.わり/-がわ.り/-が.わり/か.える/よ/し
On-yomi: ダイ/タイ

pedestal

Meaning: pedestal; a stand; counter for machines and vehicles
Kun-yomi: うてな/われ/つかさ
On-yomi: ダイ/タイ

generation

Meaning: generation; world; society; public
Kun-yomi: よ/さんじゅう
On-yomi: セイ/セ/ソウ

correct

Meaning: correct; justice; righteous; 10**40
Kun-yomi: ただ.しい/ただ.す/まさ/まさ.に
On-yomi: セイ/ショウ

winter

Meaning: winter
Kun-yomi: ふゆ
On-yomi: トウ

-times

Meaning: -times; round; game; revolve; counter for occurrences
Kun-yomi: まわ.る/-まわ.る/-まわ.り/まわ.す/-まわ.す/まわ.し-/-まわ.し/
On-yomi: カイ/エ

same

Meaning: same; agree; equal
Kun-yomi: おな.じ
On-yomi: ドウ

ground

Meaning: ground; earth
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: チ/ジ

pond

Meaning: pond; cistern; pool; reservoir
Kun-yomi: いけ
On-yomi:

ray

Meaning: ray; light
Kun-yomi: ひか.る/ひかり
On-yomi: コウ

death

Meaning: death; die
Kun-yomi: し.ぬ/し.に-
On-yomi:

fond

Meaning: fond; pleasing; like something
Kun-yomi: この.む/す.く/よ.い/い.い
On-yomi: コウ

character

Meaning: character; letter; word; section of village
Kun-yomi: あざ/あざな/-な
On-yomi:

meat

Meaning: meat
Kun-yomi: しし
On-yomi: ニク

oneself

Meaning: oneself
Kun-yomi: みずか.ら/おの.ずから/おの.ずと
On-yomi: ジ/シ

near

Meaning: near; early; akin; tantamount
Kun-yomi: ちか.い
On-yomi: キン/コン

consider

Meaning: consider; think over
Kun-yomi: かんが.える/かんが.え
On-yomi: コウ

early

Meaning: early; fast
Kun-yomi: はや.い/はや/はや-/はや.まる/はや.める/さ-
On-yomi: ソウ/サッ

color

Meaning: color
Kun-yomi: いろ
On-yomi: ショク/シキ

fit

Meaning: fit; suit; join; 0.1
Kun-yomi: あ.う/-あ.う/あ.い/あい-/-あ.い/-あい/あ.わす/あ.わせる/-あ.
On-yomi: ゴウ/ガッ/カッ

possess

Meaning: possess; have; exist; happen; occur; approx
Kun-yomi: あ.る
On-yomi: ユウ/ウ

red

Meaning: red
Kun-yomi: あか/あか-/あか.い/あか.らむ/あか.らめる
On-yomi: セキ/シャク

research

Meaning: research; study
Kun-yomi: きわ.める
On-yomi: キュウ/ク

doctor

Meaning: doctor; medicine
Kun-yomi: い.やす/い.する/くすし
On-yomi:

private

Meaning: private; I; me
Kun-yomi: わたくし/わたし
On-yomi:

town

Meaning: town; village; block; street
Kun-yomi: まち
On-yomi: チョウ

run

Meaning: run
Kun-yomi: はし.る
On-yomi: ソウ

lower

Meaning: lower; short; humble
Kun-yomi: ひく.い/ひく.める/ひく.まる
On-yomi: テイ

younger brother

Meaning: younger brother; faithful service to elders
Kun-yomi: おとうと
On-yomi: テイ/ダイ/デ

sell

Meaning: sell
Kun-yomi: う.る/う.れる
On-yomi: バイ

village

Meaning: village; town
Kun-yomi: むら
On-yomi: ソン

separate

Meaning: separate; branch off; diverge; fork; another; extra; specially
Kun-yomi: わか.れる/わ.ける
On-yomi: ベツ

map

Meaning: map; drawing; plan; unexpected; accidentally
Kun-yomi: え/はか.る
On-yomi: ズ/ト

body

Meaning: body; substance; object; reality; counter for images
Kun-yomi: からだ/かたち
On-yomi: タイ/テイ

dwell

Meaning: dwell; reside; live; inhabit
Kun-yomi: す.む/す.まう/-ず.まい
On-yomi: ジュウ/ヂュウ/チュウ

make

Meaning: make; production; prepare; build
Kun-yomi: つく.る/つく.り/-づく.り
On-yomi: サク/サ

voice

Meaning: voice
Kun-yomi: こえ/こわ-
On-yomi: セイ/ショウ

brush-stroke

Meaning: brush-stroke; picture
Kun-yomi: えが.く/かく.する/かぎ.る/はかりごと/はか.る
On-yomi: ガ/カク/エ/カイ

blue

Meaning: blue; green
Kun-yomi: あお/あお-/あお.い
On-yomi: セイ/ショウ

place

Meaning: place
Kun-yomi: ところ/-ところ/どころ/とこ
On-yomi: ショ

know

Meaning: know; wisdom
Kun-yomi: し.る/し.らせる
On-yomi:

younger sister

Meaning: younger sister
Kun-yomi: いもうと
On-yomi: マイ
使

use

Meaning: use; send on a mission; order; messenger; envoy; ambassador; cause
Kun-yomi: つか.う/つか.い/-つか.い/-づか.い
On-yomi:

capital

Meaning: capital; 10**16
Kun-yomi: みやこ
On-yomi: キョウ/ケイ/キン

grove

Meaning: grove; forest
Kun-yomi: はやし
On-yomi: リン

commence

Meaning: commence; begin
Kun-yomi: はじ.める/-はじ.める/はじ.まる
On-yomi:

elder sister

Meaning: elder sister
Kun-yomi: あね/はは
On-yomi:

pour

Meaning: pour; irrigate; shed (tears); flow into; concentrate on; notes; comment; annotate
Kun-yomi: そそ.ぐ/さ.す/つ.ぐ
On-yomi: チュウ

flavor

Meaning: flavor; taste
Kun-yomi: あじ/あじ.わう
On-yomi:

matter

Meaning: matter; thing; fact; business; reason; possibly
Kun-yomi: こと/つか.う/つか.える
On-yomi: ジ/ズ

bright

Meaning: bright; light
Kun-yomi: あ.かり/あか.るい/あか.るむ/あか.らむ/あき.らか/あ.ける/-あ.け/あ
On-yomi: メイ/ミョウ/ミン

clothing

Meaning: clothing; admit; obey; discharge
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: フク

England

Meaning: England; English
Kun-yomi: はなぶさ
On-yomi: エイ

gate

Meaning: gate; counter for cannons
Kun-yomi: かど/と
On-yomi: モン

night

Meaning: night; evening
Kun-yomi: よ/よる
On-yomi:

escort

Meaning: escort; send
Kun-yomi: おく.る
On-yomi: ソウ

thing

Meaning: thing; object; matter
Kun-yomi: もの/もの-
On-yomi: ブツ/モツ

someone

Meaning: someone; person
Kun-yomi: もの
On-yomi: シャ

walk

Meaning: walk; counter for steps
Kun-yomi: ある.く/あゆ.む
On-yomi: ホ/ブ/フ

hurry

Meaning: hurry; emergency; sudden; steep
Kun-yomi: いそ.ぐ/いそ.ぎ
On-yomi: キュウ

sea

Meaning: sea; ocean
Kun-yomi: うみ
On-yomi: カイ

world

Meaning: world
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: カイ

wash

Meaning: wash; inquire into; probe
Kun-yomi: あら.う
On-yomi: セン

tea

Meaning: tea
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: チャ/サ

think

Meaning: think
Kun-yomi: おも.う/おもえら.く/おぼ.す
On-yomi:

daytime

Meaning: daytime; noon
Kun-yomi: ひる
On-yomi: チュウ

goods

Meaning: goods; refinement; dignity; article; counter for meal courses
Kun-yomi: しな
On-yomi: ヒン/ホン

hold

Meaning: hold; have
Kun-yomi: も.つ/-も.ち/も.てる
On-yomi:

ride

Meaning: ride; power; multiplication; record; counter for vehicles; board; mount; join
Kun-yomi: の.る/-の.り/の.せる
On-yomi: ジョウ/ショウ

room

Meaning: room; apartment; chamber; greenhouse; cellar
Kun-yomi: むろ
On-yomi: シツ

traffic

Meaning: traffic; pass through; avenue; commute; counter for letters, notes, documents, etc.
Kun-yomi: とお.る/とお.り/-とお.り/-どお.り/とお.す/とお.し/-どお.し/かよ
On-yomi: ツウ/ツ

reflect

Meaning: reflect; reflection; projection
Kun-yomi: うつ.る/うつ.す/は.える/-ば.え
On-yomi: エイ

wind

Meaning: wind; air; style; manner
Kun-yomi: かぜ/かざ-/-かぜ
On-yomi: フウ/フ

neck

Meaning: neck; counter for songs and poems
Kun-yomi: くび
On-yomi: シュ
便

convenience

Meaning: convenience
Kun-yomi: たよ.り
On-yomi: ベン/ビン

plot

Meaning: plot; plan; scheme; measure
Kun-yomi: はか.る/はか.らう
On-yomi: ケイ

roof

Meaning: roof; house; shop; dealer; seller
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: オク

autumn

Meaning: autumn
Kun-yomi: あき/とき
On-yomi: シュウ

wait

Meaning: wait; depend on
Kun-yomi: ま.つ/-ま.ち
On-yomi: タイ

ocean

Meaning: ocean; western style
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: ヨウ

sound

Meaning: sound; noise
Kun-yomi: おと/ね
On-yomi: オン/イン/-ノン

departure

Meaning: departure; discharge; publish; emit; start from; disclose; counter for gunshots
Kun-yomi: た.つ/あば.く/おこ.る/つか.わす/はな.つ
On-yomi: ハツ/ホツ

heavy

Meaning: heavy; heap up; pile up; nest of boxes; -fold
Kun-yomi: え/おも.い/おも.り/おも.なう/かさ.ねる/かさ.なる/おも
On-yomi: ジュウ/チョウ

build

Meaning: build
Kun-yomi: た.てる/た.て/-だ.て/た.つ
On-yomi: ケン/コン

degrees

Meaning: degrees; occurrence; time; counter for occurrences
Kun-yomi: たび/-た.い
On-yomi: ド/ト/タク

polish

Meaning: polish; study of; sharpen
Kun-yomi: と.ぐ
On-yomi: ケン

prefecture

Meaning: prefecture
Kun-yomi: か.ける
On-yomi: ケン

springtime

Meaning: springtime; spring (season)
Kun-yomi: はる
On-yomi: シュン

trip

Meaning: trip; travel
Kun-yomi: たび
On-yomi: リョ

fee

Meaning: fee; materials
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: リョウ

special

Meaning: special
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: トク

paper

Meaning: paper
Kun-yomi: かみ
On-yomi:

ill

Meaning: ill; sick
Kun-yomi: や.む/-や.み/やまい
On-yomi: ビョウ/ヘイ

employee

Meaning: employee; member; number; the one in charge
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: イン

Inst.

Meaning: Inst.; institution; temple; mansion; school
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: イン

true

Meaning: true; reality; Buddhist sect
Kun-yomi: ま/ま-/まこと
On-yomi: シン

borrow

Meaning: borrow; rent
Kun-yomi: か.りる
On-yomi: シャク

advance

Meaning: advance; proceed; progress; promote
Kun-yomi: すす.む/すす.める
On-yomi: シン

weak

Meaning: weak; frail
Kun-yomi: よわ.い/よわ.る/よわ.まる/よわ.める
On-yomi: ジャク

exertion

Meaning: exertion; endeavour; encourage; strive; make effort; diligent
Kun-yomi: つと.める
On-yomi: ベン

homecoming

Meaning: homecoming; arrive at; lead to; result in
Kun-yomi: かえ.る/かえ.す/おく.る/とつ.ぐ
On-yomi:

summer

Meaning: summer
Kun-yomi: なつ
On-yomi: カ/ガ/ゲ

house

Meaning: house; home; family; professional; expert; performer
Kun-yomi: いえ/や/うち
On-yomi: カ/ケ

rouse

Meaning: rouse; wake up; get up
Kun-yomi: お.きる/お.こる/お.こす/おこ.す/た.つ
On-yomi:

metropolis

Meaning: metropolis; capital
Kun-yomi: みやこ
On-yomi: ト/ツ

logic

Meaning: logic; arrangement; reason; justice; truth
Kun-yomi: ことわり
On-yomi:

bad

Meaning: bad; vice; rascal; false; evil; wrong
Kun-yomi: わる.い/わる-/あ.し/にく.い/-にく.い/ああ/いずくに/いずくんぞ/にく
On-yomi: アク/オ

products

Meaning: products; bear; give birth; yield; childbirth; native; property
Kun-yomi: う.む/う.まれる/うぶ-/む.す
On-yomi: サン

move

Meaning: move; motion; change; confusion; shift; shake
Kun-yomi: うご.く/うご.かす
On-yomi: ドウ

public chamber

Meaning: public chamber; hall
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: ドウ

strong

Meaning: strong
Kun-yomi: つよ.い/つよ.まる/つよ.める/し.いる/こわ.い
On-yomi: キョウ/ゴウ

teach

Meaning: teach; faith; doctrine
Kun-yomi: おし.える/おそ.わる
On-yomi: キョウ

bird

Meaning: bird; chicken
Kun-yomi: とり
On-yomi: チョウ

carry

Meaning: carry; luck; destiny; fate; lot; transport; progress; advance
Kun-yomi: はこ.ぶ
On-yomi: ウン

question

Meaning: question; ask; problem
Kun-yomi: と.う/と.い/とん
On-yomi: モン

plains

Meaning: plains; field; rustic; civilian life
Kun-yomi: の/の-
On-yomi: ヤ/ショ

black

Meaning: black
Kun-yomi: くろ/くろ.ずむ/くろ.い
On-yomi: コク

tribe

Meaning: tribe; family
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: ゾク

end

Meaning: end; finish
Kun-yomi: お.わる/-お.わる/おわ.る/お.える/つい/つい.に
On-yomi: シュウ

learn

Meaning: learn
Kun-yomi: なら.う/なら.い
On-yomi: シュウ/ジュ

revolve

Meaning: revolve; turn around; change
Kun-yomi: ころ.がる/ころ.げる/ころ.がす/ころ.ぶ/まろ.ぶ/うたた/うつ.る/くる.
On-yomi: テン

vegetable

Meaning: vegetable; side dish; greens
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: サイ

meal

Meaning: meal; boiled rice
Kun-yomi: めし
On-yomi: ハン

solution

Meaning: solution; answer
Kun-yomi: こた.える/こた.え
On-yomi: トウ

sultry

Meaning: sultry; hot; summer heat
Kun-yomi: あつ.い
On-yomi: ショ

short

Meaning: short; brevity; fault; defect; weak point
Kun-yomi: みじか.い
On-yomi: タン

open

Meaning: open; unfold; unseal
Kun-yomi: ひら.く/ひら.き/-びら.き/ひら.ける/あ.く/あ.ける
On-yomi: カイ

don

Meaning: don; arrive; wear; counter for suits of clothing
Kun-yomi: き.る/-ぎ/き.せる/-き.せ/つ.く/つ.ける
On-yomi: チャク/ジャク

morning

Meaning: morning; dynasty; regime; epoch; period; (North) Korea
Kun-yomi: あさ
On-yomi: チョウ

location

Meaning: location; place
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: ジョウ/チョウ

cold

Meaning: cold
Kun-yomi: さむ.い
On-yomi: カン

forest

Meaning: forest; woods
Kun-yomi: もり
On-yomi: シン

distant

Meaning: distant; far
Kun-yomi: とお.い
On-yomi: エン/オン

lightly

Meaning: lightly; trifling; unimportant
Kun-yomi: かる.い/かろ.やか/かろ.んじる
On-yomi: ケイ

lend

Meaning: lend
Kun-yomi: か.す/か.し-/かし-
On-yomi: タイ

gather

Meaning: gather; meet; congregate; swarm; flock
Kun-yomi: あつ.まる/あつ.める/つど.う
On-yomi: シュウ

work

Meaning: work; (kokuji)
Kun-yomi: はたら.く
On-yomi: ドウ/リュク/リキ/ロク/リョク

darkness

Meaning: darkness; disappear; shade; informal; grow dark; be blinded
Kun-yomi: くら.い/くら.む/くれ.る
On-yomi: アン

idea

Meaning: idea; mind; heart; taste; thought; desire; care; liking
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi:

music

Meaning: music; comfort; ease
Kun-yomi: たの.しい/たの.しむ/この.む
On-yomi: ガク/ラク/ゴウ

test

Meaning: test; try; attempt; experiment; ordeal
Kun-yomi: こころ.みる/ため.す
On-yomi:

business

Meaning: business; vocation; arts; performance
Kun-yomi: わざ
On-yomi: ギョウ/ゴウ

Sino-

Meaning: Sino-; China
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: カン

rumor

Meaning: rumor; opinion; theory
Kun-yomi: と.く
On-yomi: セツ/ゼイ

silver

Meaning: silver
Kun-yomi: しろがね
On-yomi: ギン

song

Meaning: song; sing
Kun-yomi: うた/うた.う
On-yomi:

substance

Meaning: substance; quality; matter; temperament
Kun-yomi: たち/ただ.す/もと/わりふ
On-yomi: シツ/シチ/チ

head

Meaning: head; counter for large animals
Kun-yomi: あたま/かしら/-がしら/かぶり
On-yomi: トウ/ズ/ト

medicine

Meaning: medicine; chemical; enamel; gunpowder; benefit
Kun-yomi: くすり
On-yomi: ヤク

parent

Meaning: parent; intimacy; relative; familiarity; dealer (cards)
Kun-yomi: おや/おや-/した.しい/した.しむ
On-yomi: シン

building

Meaning: building; mansion; large building; palace
Kun-yomi: やかた/たて
On-yomi: カン

verification

Meaning: verification; effect; testing
Kun-yomi: あかし/しるし/ため.す/ためし
On-yomi: ケン/ゲン

face

Meaning: face; expression
Kun-yomi: かお
On-yomi: ガン

weekday

Meaning: weekday
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: ヨウ

topic

Meaning: topic; subject
Kun-yomi:
On-yomi: ダイ

Example Kanji lookup

  • Type in [Kanji] directly, e.g.: ""
  • [Hiragana] for KUN-reading, e.g.: "こい"
  • [Katakana] for ON-reading, e.g: "レン"
  • [English] for Kanji's meaning, e.g. "love"
  • [Romaji] for both ON-reading and KUN-reading, e.g.: "koi"
  • [hv:Âm Hán Việt] for Sino-Vietnamese reading, e.g.: "luyến"
  • There are several other filters includes: [grade:number], [jlpt:number], [stroke:number], [radical:Kanji Radial]. You can combine the filters to further narrow the search. Tips: Click on "options" to open up the assist panel
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