The definitive guide to mastering all the required kanji to pass the N3

Hey guys, how’s it going today? So you’re looking to take the JLPT at the N3 level and are looking for some tips on the Kanji? Epic. You are certainly in the right place. Welcome to a very special online Japanese lesson from Bondlingo. Today we are going to be looking at everything kanji when it comes to passing the N3 exam. This will include, an introduction to the test, the type of kanji that are involved, super effective study tips and also a comprehensive list of all the kanji that will be included in the test. You can use this list as a study tool to refer back to as you study for the exam.

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Mastering Kanji for the JLPT N3 exam

We know this is going to be a super useful lesson for you guys and can’t wait to share some awesome info with you. So, If you are ready to take your next step into the realm of the N3, let’s get right into it.

All about the N3 Kanji

So, you think you’re ready for the N3? Awesome. A pass in the N3 signifies an intermediate grasp of the language and marks the halfway point to the N1. Passing this exam means you should be able to read basic articles, stories and magazines along with a very strong vocabulary knowledge. The kanji make up a significant portion of that ability and thus is important to really get into the list as early as possible.

There are around 650 Kanji in the N3 exam which is a significant jump from the N5 and N4, things are getting serious people! So let’s now have a look at some of the kanji you may expect to find on this specific exam

KanjimeaningOn yomiKun yomi
politics, governmentセイまつりごと
take along, lead, join, connect, party, gang, cliqueレンつら
vis-a-vis, opposite, even, equal, versus, anti-, compareタイあいて

As you can see the kanji here are starting to get a lot more complicated and have more complicated varied meanings too. Oh the joy of the N3.

Of course, there are a lot of other elements that make up the exam, the kanji is only a portion of it. However, this is one of the elements that you should learn first as it will help more the with vocabulary and reading segments too.

Now let’s jump on over and look at a really effective process that you can use to help you study and master the kanji. Trust us, if you put this exercise into practice each day consistently, you won’t go far wrong.

How to master the N3 Kanji: an effective process

So you’re ready to start looking at the process for mastering the N3 Kanji? Great news. First lets take this next kanji as an example

KanjimeaningOn yomiKun yomi
ダ ダアス ブ.う.つ う.ち-strike, hit, knock, pound, dozen 

As you can see in the first column, we have the Kanji shape. Within this shape are small elements called radicals. You can create your own names for the radicals, but ultimately you need to be able to remember them. For example, in the above kanji we have a nail on the right and a bat with spikes on it on the left. Imagine taking that spiky bat and hammering a nail with it. You have not linked up the story to the meaning. “strike, hit, knock, pound”. We want you to use this same process to link the kanji to the meaning, the more creative the better.

You will then need to ensure you remember both the Onyomi and Kunyomi readings as it could be any of them that appear on the test.

Once you have revised all the kanji, you are going to want to practice reading exercises. This way you will be able to start gaining a deeper understanding of how the kanji are used in context and become more proficient with them too.

N3 Kanji list

So here is a complete Kanji list for you for all the included Kanji of the N3. Feel free to print this off and refer to it as and when you need.

セイ ショウ マまつりごとpolitics, government
deliberation, consultation, debate, consideration
ミン タpeople, nation, subjects
レン -ヅ.つら.なる つら.ねる つ.れるtake along, lead, join, connect, party, gang, clique
タイ ツイ ムカ.あいて こた.える そろ.い つれあ.い なら.ぶvis-a-vis, opposite, even, equal, versus, anti-, compare
ブ –section, bureau, dept, class, copy, part, portion, counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine
ゴウ ガッ カッ -ア.ワセあ.う -あ.う あ.い あい- -あ.い -あい あ.わす あ.わせるfit, suit, join, 0.1
シ イmarket, city, town
ナイ ダイ ウinside, within, between, among, house, home
ソウ ショウあいinter-, mutual, together, each other, minister of state, councillor, aspect, phase, physiognomy
テイ ジョウ サダ.さだ.める さだ.まるdetermine, fix, establish, decide
カイ エまわ.る -まわ.る -まわ.り まわ.す -まわ.す まわ.し- -まわ.し もとお.る か.える-times, round, game, revolve, counter for occurrences
センえら.ぶelect, select, choose, prefer
ベイ マイ メエトル ヨこめrice, USA, metre
ジツ シツ ミチ.み みの.る まこと まことに みのreality, truth
カンせき -ぜき かか.わる からくり かんぬきconnection, barrier, gateway, involve, concerning
ケツき.める -ぎ.め き.まる さ.くdecide, fix, agree upon, appoint
ゼン スベ.まった.くwhole, entire, all, complete, fulfill
ヒョウおもて -おもて あらわ.す あらわ.れる あら.わすsurface, table, chart, diagram
セン ワナナ.いくさ たたか.う おのの.く そよぐwar, battle, match
ケイ キョウ ノへ.る た.つ たていと はか.るsutra, longitude, pass thru, expire, warp
サイ シュ ツもっと.もutmost, most, extreme
ゲン アラワ.あらわ.れるpresent, existing, actual
調チョウ トトノ.エしら.べる しら.べ ととの.うtune, tone, meter, key (music), writing style, prepare, exorcise, investigate
カ ケば.ける ば.かす ふ.ける け.するchange, take the form of, influence, enchant, delude, -ization
トウ マサ.ニベあ.たる あ.たり あ.てる あ.て まさ.にhit, right, appropriate, himself
ヤクpromise, approximately, shrink
シュ クneck
ホウ ハッ ホッ フラン ノmethod, law, rule, principle, model, system
セイ ショウさがsex, gender, nature
ヨウ イ.need, main point, essence, pivot, key to
セイsystem, law, rule
ジ チ ナオ.おさ.める おさ.まる なお.るreign, be at peace, calm down, subdue, quell, govt, cure, heal, rule, conserve
ム ツト.メtask, duties
セイ ジョウ -ナ.な.る な.すturn into, become, get, grow, elapse, reach
キ ゴperiod, time, date, term
シュ -ド.と.る と.り と.り- とりtake, fetch, take up
ト ツ ミヤmetropolis, capital
ワ オ カ ナゴ.ヤやわ.らぐ やわ.らげる なご.むharmony, Japanese style, peace, soften, Japan
はたmechanism, opportunity, occasion, machine, airplane
ヘイ ビョウ ヒョウたい.ら -だいら ひら ひらeven, flat, peace
くわ.える くわ.わるadd, addition, increase, join, include, Canada
ジュ ウ.カう.ける -う.けaccept, undergo, answer (phone), take, get, catch, receive
ゾク ショク コウ キョウ ツグ.ナつづ.く つづ.けるcontinue, series, sequel
シン スス.メすす.むadvance, proceed, progress, promote
スウ ス サク ソク シュ ワズラワ.シかず かぞ.える しばしば せ.めるnumber, strength, fate, law, figures
キ シル.scribe, account, narrative
ショ -ゾ.はじ.め はじ.めて はつ はつ- うい- -そ.めるfirst time, beginning
シ -サ.ゆび さ.すfinger, point to, indicate, put into, play (chess), measure (ruler)
ケン ゴンおもり かり はか.るauthority, power, rights
しんよう じゅうまたbranch, support, sustain
サン ム.う.む う.まれる うぶ-products, bear, give birth, yield, childbirth, native, property
テンつ.ける つ.く た.てる さ.す とぼ.す とも.す ぼちspot, point, mark, speck, decimal point
ホウむく.いるreport, news, reward, retribution
サイ セイ ワタ.す.む -ず.み -ずみ す.まない す.ます -す.ます すく.う な.す わたしfinish, come to an end, excusable, need not
カツい.きる い.かす い.けるlively, resuscitation, being helped, living
ゲン ハmeadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness
キョウとも とも.に -どもtogether, both, neither, all, and, alike, with
トク ウ.え.るgain, get, find, earn, acquire, can, may, able to, profit, advantage, benefit
カイ ゲ サト.と.く と.かす と.ける ほど.く ほど.ける わか.るunravel, notes, key, explanation, understanding, untie, undo, solve, answer, cancel, absolve, explain, minute
コウ コモゴまじ.わる まじ.える ま.じる まじ.る ま.ざる ま.ぜる -か.う か.わす かわ.すmingle, mixing, association, coming & going
assets, resources, capital, funds, data, be conducive to, contribute to
ヨ シャあらかじ.めbeforehand, previous, myself, I
コウ ムカ.む.く む.い -む.き む.ける -む.け む.かう む.かい む.こう む.こう- むこyonder, facing, beyond, confront, defy, tend toward, approach
サイ -ギきわoccasion, side, edge, verge, dangerous, adventurous, indecent, time, when
ショウ カか.つ -が.ち まさ.る すぐ.れるvictory, win, prevail, excel
メン ベン ツおも おもてmask, face, features, surface
コク ツ.ゲrevelation, tell, inform, announce
ハン ホン タン ホ -カエ.そ.る そ.らす かえ.す かえ.るanti-
ハン バンわか.るjudgement, signature, stamp, seal
ニンみと.める したた.めるacknowledge, witness, discern, recognize, appreciate, believe
サン シン ミまい.る まい- まじわるnonplussed, three, going, coming, visiting, visit, be defeated, die, be madly in love
リ キ.profit, advantage, benefit
く.む くみ -ぐみassociation, braid, plait, construct, assemble, unite, cooperate, grapple
faith, truth, fidelity, trust
ザイ ア.exist, outskirts, suburbs, located in
ケンくだんaffair, case, matter, item
ソクかわ がわ そばside, lean, oppose, regret
ニン マカ.まか.せるresponsibility, duty, term, entrust to, appoint
イン ヒ.ケひ.く ひ.き ひ.き- -び.きpull, tug, jerk, admit, install, quote, refer to
キュウ グもと.めるrequest, want, wish for, require, demand
ショ トところ -ところ どころplace
ジ シ ツつ.ぐnext, order, sequence
サクyesterday, previous
ロンargument, discourse
カンbureaucrat, the government
ゾウ フ.ヤま.す ま.し ふ.えるincrease, add, augment, gain, promote
ケイかか.る かかり -がかり かか.わるperson in charge, connection, duty, concern oneself
カンemotion, feeling, sensation
ジョウ セイなさ.けfeelings, emotion, passion, sympathy, circumstances, facts
トウな.げる -な.げthrow, discard, abandon, launch into, join, invest in, hurl, give up, sell at a loss
ジ シしめ.すshow, indicate, point out, express, display
ヘンか.わる か.わり か.えるunusual, change, strange
ダ ダアス ブ.う.つ う.ち-strike, hit, knock, pound, dozen
チョク ジキ ジカ ス.ただ.ちに なお.す -なお.す なお.る なお.きstraightaway, honesty, frankness, fix, repair
リョウ フタてるboth, old Japanese coin, counter for vehicles, two
style, ceremony, rite, function, method, system, form, expression
カク コウたし.か たし.かめるassurance, firm, tight, hard, solid, confirm, clear, evident
カ ハ.は.たす はた.す -は.たす は.てる -は.てるfruit, reward, carry out, achieve, complete, end, finish, succeed
ヨウ イ.レcontain, form, looks
ヒツかなら.ずinvariably, certain, inevitable
エンperformance, act, play, render, stage
サイ セイとし とせ よわいyear-end, age, occasion, opportunity
ソウあらそ.う いか.でかcontend, dispute, argue
ダンdiscuss, talk
ノウ ヨ.ability, talent, skill, capacity
イ グラくらいrank, grade, throne, crown, about, some
チ -オ.お.くplacement, put, set, deposit, leave behind, keep, employ, pawn
リュウ ル -ナガ.なが.れる なが.れ なが.すcurrent, a sink, flow, forfeit
カク コウ キャク ゴstatus, rank, capacity, character, case (law, grammar)
うたが.うdoubt, distrust, be suspicious, question
す.ぎる -す.ぎる -す.ぎ す.ごす あやま.つ あやま.ちoverdo, exceed, go beyond, error
キョクつぼねbureau, board, office, affair, conclusion, court lady, lady-in-waiting, her apartment
ホウ ホウ.はな.す -っぱな.し はな.つ はな.れる こ.くset free, release, fire, shoot, emit, banish, liberate
ジョウつね とこusual, ordinary, normal, regular
ジョウstatus quo, conditions, circumstances, form, appearance
キュウ タball, sphere
ショク ソpost, employment, work
ヨ トモあた.える あずか.る くみ.するbestow, participate in, give, award, impart, provide, cause, gift, godsend
キョウ ク クウ グそな.える とも -どもsubmit, offer, present, serve (meal), accompany
ヤク エduty, war, campaign, drafted labor, office, service, role
コウ カマ.かま.えるposture, build, pretend
カツわ.る わり わ.り わ.れる さ.くproportion, comparatively, divide, cut, separate, split
つい.やす つい.えるexpense, cost, spend, consume, waste
フ -ヅつ.ける -つ.ける -づ.ける つ.け つ.け- -つ.け -づ.け -づけ つ.く -づ.く つ.き -つ.き -つadhere, attach, refer to, append
ユ ユウ ユイよし よ.るwherefore, a reason
セツ ゼイ ト.rumor, opinion, theory
ナン -ニク.かた.い -がた.い むずか.しい むづか.しい むつか.しいdifficult, impossible, trouble, accident, defect
ユウ ウ マサ.やさ.しい すぐ.れるtenderness, excel, surpass, actor, superiority, gentleness
フ フウ ブ ソ.おっとhusband, man
シュウ オサ.マおさ.めるincome, obtain, reap, pay, supply, store
ダンた.つ ことわ.る さだ.めるseverance, decline, refuse, apologize, warn, dismiss, prohibit, decision, judgement, cutting
セキ シャク コク イstone
ちが.う ちが.い ちが.える -ちが.える たが.う たが.えるdifference, differ
ショウき.える け.すextinguish, blow out, turn off, neutralize, cancel
シン ジンかみ かん- こうgods, mind, soul
バン ツガ.turn, number in a series
standard, measure
ジュツすべart, technique, skill, means, trick, resources, magic
ビ ツブサ.そな.える そな.わるequip, provision, preparation
home, house, residence, our house, my husband
ガイharm, injury
ハイくば.るdistribute, spouse, exile, rationing
ケイいまし.めるadmonish, commandment
イク ハグク.そだ.つ そだ.ち そだ.てるbring up, grow up, raise, rear
セキむしろseat, mat, occasion, place
ホウ ト.おとず.れる たず.ねるcall on, visit, look up, offer sympathy
ジョウ ショウ ノ.セの.る -の.りride, power, multiplication, record, counter for vehicles, board, mount, join
ザン サンのこ.る のこ.す そこな.う のこ.りremainder, leftover, balance
ソウ ソおも.うconcept, think, idea, thought
セイ ショウこえ こわ-voice
ネンwish, sense, idea, thought, feeling, desire, attention
ジョたす.ける たす.かる す.ける すけhelp, rescue, assist
ロウろう.する いたわ.る いた.ずき ねぎら つか.れる ねぎら.うlabor, thank for, reward for, toil, trouble
レイたと.えるexample, custom, usage, precedent
ゼン ネンしか しか.り しか.し さsort of thing, so, if so, in that case, well
ゲンかぎ.る かぎ.り -かぎ.りlimit, restrict, to best of ability
ツイ オ.chase, drive away, follow, pursue, meanwhile
ショウ アキナ.make a deal, selling, dealing in, merchant
ヨウleaf, plane, lobe, needle, blade, spear, counter for flat things, fragment, piece
デン テン ツつた.わる つた.える つた.う つだ.う -づた.いtransmit, go along, walk along, follow, report, communicate, legend, tradition
ドウ リュク リキ ロク リョクはたら.くwork, (kokuji)
ケイ ギョウ ナかた -がた かたちshape, form, style
scenery, view
ラク オ.トお.ちる お.ちfall, drop, come down
コウ イ.この.む す.く よ.いfond, pleasing, like something
退タイしりぞ.く しりぞ.ける ひ.く の.く の.ける ど.くretreat, withdraw, retire, resign, repel, expel, reject
トウ ズ ト カブあたま かしら -がしらhead, counter for large animals
ま.ける ま.かす お.うdefeat, negative, -, minus, bear, owe, assume a responsibility
ト ワタ.わた.る -わた.るtransit, ford, ferry, cross, import, deliver, diameter, migrate
シツうしな.う う.せるlose, error, fault, disadvantage, loss
さ.す さ.しdistinction, difference, variation, discrepancy, margin, balance
マツ バツすえend, close, tip, powder, posterity
シュ ス カまも.る まも.り もり -もりguard, protect, defend, obey
ジャク ニャク ニャ モ.シクわか.い わか- も.しくわ も.しyoung, if, perhaps, possibly, low number, immature
シュ -グたねspecies, kind, class, variety, seed
ビ ミ ウツク.シbeauty, beautiful
メイ ミョウいのちfate, command, decree, destiny, life, appoint
blessing, fortune, luck, wealth
ボウ モウ モのぞ.むambition, full moon, hope, desire, aspire to, expect
あら.ずun-, mistake, negative, injustice, non-
カンみ.る しめ.すoutlook, look, appearance, condition, view
サツguess, presume, surmise, judge, understand
ダン タンgrade, steps, stairs
オウよこsideways, side, horizontal, width, woof
シンふか.い -ぶか.い ふか.まる ふか.める み-deep, heighten, intensify, strengthen
シンもう.す もう.し- さるhave the honor to, sign of the monkey, 3-5PM, ninth sign of Chinese zodiac
ヨウ ショウさま さんEsq., way, manner, situation, polite suffix
ザイ サイ ゾproperty, money, wealth, assets
discriminating, know, write
コ ヨ.call, call out to, invite
タツ ダ -タaccomplished, reach, arrive, attain
リョウ -イ.よ.い -よ.い い.いgood, pleasing, skilled
コウそうろうclimate, season, weather
テイ -ホほどextent, degree, law, formula, distance, limits, amount
マン バン ミ.タみ.ちる み.つfull, enough, pride, satisfy
ハイやぶ.れるfailure, defeat, reversal
チ アタprice, cost, value
トツ カつ.くstab, protruding, thrusting, thrust, pierce, prick
コウ ヒカひか.るray, light
ロ ル-じ みちpath, route, road, distance
department, course, section
セキ ツ.モつ.む -づ.み つ.もるvolume, product (x*y), acreage, contents, pile up, stack, load, amass
ほかother, another, the others
ショところ -こ お.るdispose, manage, deal with, sentence, condemn, act, behave, place
タイ タ フト.ふと.いplump, thick, big around
キャク カクguest, visitor, customer, client
いな いやnegate, no, noes, refuse, decline, deny
expert, teacher, master, army, war
トウ ト ドウ ショウ チョウ ア.ガのぼ.るascend, climb up
エキ イやさ.しい やす.いeasy, ready to, simple, fortune-telling, divination
ソク スミ.ヤはや.い はや- はや.めるquick, fast
ソン ゾsuppose, be aware of, believe, feel
ヒ -ト.バと.ぶ と.ばすfly, skip (pages), scatter
サツ サイ セツころ.す -ごろ.し そ.ぐkill, murder, butcher, slice off, split, diminish, reduce, spoil
ゴウさけ.ぶ よびなnickname, number, item, title, pseudonym, name, call
タンひとえsimple, one, single, merely
すわ.るsquat, seat, cushion, gathering, sit
ハ ヤブ.レやぶ.るrend, rip, tear, break, destroy, defeat, frustrate
ジョ ジのぞ.く -よ.けexclude, division (x, 3), remove, abolish, cancel, except
カンperfect, completion, end
コウ ゴ クダ.お.りる お.ろす ふ.る ふ.り くだ.るdescend, precipitate, fall, surrender
セキせ.めるblame, condemn, censure
と.らえる と.らわれる と.る とら.える とら.われる つか.まえる つか.まるcatch, capture
あぶ.ない あや.うい あや.ぶむdangerous, fear, uneasy
キュウ -タマ.たま.う たも.うsalary, wage, gift, allow, grant, bestow on
くる.しい -ぐる.しい くる.しむ くる.しめる にが.い にが.るsuffering, trial, worry, hardship, feel bitter, scowl
ゲイ ムカ.エwelcome, meet, greet
エン ソpark, garden, yard, farm
グ ツブサ.そな.えるtool, utensil, means, possess, ingredients, counter for armor, suits, sets of furniture
や.める いな.むresign, word, term, expression
イン チナ.よ.るcause, factor, be associated with, depend on, be limited to
うま うま-horse
アイ イト.シlove, affection, favourite
フ フウ トと.むwealth, enrich, abundant
ヒ カ.かれ かのhe, that, the
ミ ビいま.だ ま.だ ひつじun-, not yet, hitherto, still, even now, sign of the ram, 1-3PM, eighth sign of Chinese zodiac
ま.う -ま.う まいdance, flit, circle, wheel
ボウ モウな.い な.き- ほろ.びる ほろ.ぶ ほろ.ぼすdeceased, the late, dying, perish
レイつめ.たい ひ.える ひ.や ひ.ややか ひ.やす ひ.やかす さ.める さ.ますcool, cold (beer, person), chill
テキかな.うsuitable, occasional, rare, qualified, capable
lady, woman, wife, bride
キ ヨ.セよ.る -よ.りdraw near, stop in, bring near, gather, collect, send, forward
コ.メ-こ.む こ.む こ.み -こ.みcrowded, mixture, in bulk, included, (kokuji)
ガンかおface, expression
ルイたぐ.いsort, kind, variety, class, genus
ヨ アマ.あま.る あま.りtoo much, myself, surplus, other, remainder
オウ -ノking, rule, magnate
ヘンかえ.す -かえ.す かえ.る -かえ.るreturn, answer, fade, repay
サイ ツwife, spouse
ハイせ せい そむ.く そむ.けるstature, height, back, behind, disobey, defy, go back on, rebel
ネツ アツ.heat, temperature, fever, mania, passion
宿シュク ヤド.やど やど.るinn, lodging, relay station, dwell, lodge, be pregnant, home, dwelling
ヤク クスmedicine, chemical, enamel, gunpowder, benefit
ケンけわ.しいprecipitous, inaccessible place, impregnable position, steep place, sharp eyes
ライ タヨ.たの.む たの.もしいtrust, request
カクおぼ.える さ.ます さ.める さと.るmemorize, learn, remember, awake, sober up
センふね ふなship, boat
route, way, road
キョゆる.す もとpermit, approve
バツ ハツ ハイ ヌ.カぬ.く -ぬ.く ぬ.き ぬ.ける ぬ.かすslip out, extract, pull out, pilfer, quote, remove, omit
便ベン ビンたよ.りconvenience
リュウ ル ルウブと.める と.まる とど.める とど.まるdetain, fasten, halt, stop
ザイつみguilt, sin, crime, fault, blame, offense
つと.めるtoil, diligent, as much as possible
セイ ショウ シヤrefined, ghost, fairy, energy, vitality, semen, excellence, purity, skill
サン バち.る ち.らす -ち.らす ち.らかす ち.らかるscatter, disperse, spend, squander
セイ ジョウ シズ.メしず- しず.か しず.まるquiet
キ ヨロコ.バよろこ.ぶrejoice, take pleasure in
フ ウ.カベう.く う.かれる う.かぶ むfloating, float, rise to surface
ゼツた.える た.やす た.つdiscontinue, beyond, sever, cut off, abstain, interrupt, suppress
コウ シアワ.さいわ.い さちhappiness, blessing, fortune
オウ オサ.エお.す お.し- お.っ- お.さえるpush, stop, check, subdue, attach, seize, weight, shove, press, seal, do in spite of
トウたお.れる -だお.れ たお.すoverthrow, fall, collapse, drop, break down
トウ –ひと.しい などetc., and so forth, class (first), quality, equal, similar
ロウ フ.ケお.いるold man, old age, grow old
キョク マ.ゲま.がるbend, music, melody, composition, pleasure, injustice, fault, curve, crooked, perverse, lean
フツ ヒツ ホツ -バラ.はら.う -はら.いpay, clear out, prune, banish, dispose of
テイ ニcourtyard, garden, yard
ト アいたずらjunior, emptiness, vanity, futility, uselessness, ephemeral thing, gang, set, party, people
キン ゴンつと.める -づと.め つと.まる いそ.しむdiligence, become employed, serve
チ オソ.おく.れる おく.らすslow, late, back, later
キョ コ オ.い.る -いreside, to be, exist, live with
ザツ ゾウまじ.える まじ.るmiscellaneous
ショウまね.くbeckon, invite, summon, engage
コンこま.るquandary, become distressed, annoyed
あくびlack, gap, fail
コウさら さら.に ふ.ける ふ.かすgrow late, night watch, sit up late, of course
コクきざ.む きざ.みengrave, cut fine, chop, hash, mince, time, carving
サンたす.ける たた.えるapprove, praise, title or inscription on picture, assist, agree with
ホウ カカ.エだ.く いだ.くembrace, hug, hold in arms
ハン ボンおか.すcrime, sin, offense
キョウおそ.れる おそ.る おそ.ろしい こわ.い こわ.がるfear, dread, awe
ソクいきbreath, respiration, son, interest (on money)
エン オン トオ.distant, far
レイもど.す もど.るre-, return, revert, resume, restore, go backwards
ガン -ネガねが.うpetition, request, vow, wish, hope
カイ エpicture, drawing, painting, sketch
エツ オツ -ゴ.こ.す -こ.す -ご.し こ.えるsurpass, cross over, move to, exceed, Vietnam
ヨクほっ.する ほ.しいlonging, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, craving
ツウいた.い いた.む いた.ましい いた.めるpain, hurt, damage, bruise
ショウ エ.わら.うlaugh
たが.い かたみ.にmutually, reciprocally, together
ソクたば たば.ねる つか つか.ねるbundle, sheaf, ream, tie in bundles, govern, manage, control
ジ ヒ.に.るbecoming, resemble, counterfeit, imitate, suitable
レツfile, row, rank, tier, column
タンさぐ.る さが.すgrope, search, look for
トウに.げる に.がす のが.す のが.れるescape, flee, shirk, evade, set free
ユウ ユ アソ.バあそ.ぶplay
メイまよ.うastray, be perplexed, in doubt, lost, err, illusion
ム ボウゆめ ゆめ.みる くら.いdream, vision, illusion
クン -ギきみold boy, name-suffix
ヘイ タ.テと.じる と.ざす し.める し.まるclosed, shut
ショ チョ イトグthong, beginning, inception, end, cord, strap
セツ オ.レお.る おり お.り -お.りfold, break, fracture, bend, yield, submit
ソウ -グくさ くさ-grass, weeds, herbs, pasture, write, draft
ボ ク.ラく.れるlivelihood, make a living, spend time
シュさけ さかsake, alcohol
かな.しい かな.しむjail cell, grieve, sad, deplore, regret
セイ ハ.ラは.れる は.れ は.れ- -ば.れclear up
カイ ケイ -ガカか.ける -か.ける か.け -か.け -が.け か.かる -か.かる -が.かる か.かり -が.かり かかりhang, suspend, depend, arrive at, tax, pour
トウいた.るarrival, proceed, reach, attain, result in
シンね.る ね.かす い.ぬ みたまや や.めるlie down, sleep, rest, bed, remain unsold
アンくら.いdarkness, disappear, shade, informal, grow dark, be blinded
トウぬす.む ぬす.みsteal, rob, pilfer
キュウす.うsuck, imbibe, inhale, sip
ヨウsunshine, yang principle, positive, male, heaven, daytime
ギョ ゴおん- お- みhonorable, manipulate, govern
よわい は よわ.い よわい.するtooth, cog
セツ ユsnow
スイ フ.blow, breathe, puff, emit, smoke
ジョウむすめ こdaughter, girl
あやま.る -あやま.るmistake, err, do wrong, mislead
セン アラ.wash, inquire into, probe
カンな.れる な.らすaccustomed, get used to, become experienced
レイ ラsalute, bow, ceremony, thanks, remuneration
ソウ スまど てんまど けむだしwindow, pane
セキ シャクむかしonce upon a time, antiquity, old times
ヒン ビンまず.しいpoverty, poor
ド ヌいか.る おこ.るangry, be offended
ancestor, pioneer, founder
ハイさかずきcounter for cupfuls, wine glass, glass, toast
つか.れる -づか.れ つか.らすexhausted, tire, weary
カイ ミンみなall, everything
メイ ナ.ラな.く な.るchirp, cry, bark, sound, ring, echo, honk
フクはらabdomen, belly, stomach
エン ケム.けむ.る けむりsmoke
ミン ネム.ねむ.るsleep, die, sleepy
フ ホこわ.い こわ.がる お.じる おそ.れるdreadful, be frightened, fearful
ジ ミear
チョウいただ.く いただきplace on the head, receive, top of head, top, summit, peak
ソウはこbox, chest, case, bin, railway car
バンnightfall, night
カン サム.cold
ハツ カhair of the head
ボウ モウいそが.しい せわ.しい おそ.れる うれえるさまbusy, occupied, restless
サイgenius, years old, cubic shaku
は.じる はじ は.じらう は.ずかしいshame, dishonor
グウたまaccidentally, even number, couple, man & wife, same kind
イ エラ.admirable, greatness, remarkable, conceited, famous, excellent
キ イク.いく- いく.つhow many, how much, how far, how long

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