New to Kanji? Click here for a quick introduction. Or jump right in with beginner-level kanji below or specific kanji-related articles below that. If you use Anki (highly recommended), our friend, Florian-san, created an Anki deck for JLPT N5 kanji. Click here to download for free.

Whether you are just starting out with kanji or you are an old kanji hand, may we recommend Risu Press' Kanji Poster Set for a great motivational and decorative study tool for your walls. 

JLPT N5 Kanji (Beginner Level Kanji)

Watch the video or click on the individual kanji for readings, meanings, examples, and sound files.


JLPT N4 Kanji (Upper Beginner Level Kanji)

JLPT N3 Kanji ( Intermediate Level Kanji)

JLPT N2 Kanji (Upper Intermediate Level Kanji)

JLPT N1 Kanji (Advanced Level Kanji)

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Directions in Japanese Quick Kanji Lesson
Hiragana and Katakana iPhone and iPad App Quiz Words
Learning Japanese Kanji: What are On and Kun Readings and When to Use Them
Reversable Kanji Combinations
The Many Mushis
Cats & Bears
Kanji for Countries

  • Thanks for the kanji section!
    It would be great if there would be a kanji JLPT N5 – N1 Download sheet with blank space to fill in.
    For example: Onyomi -Reading- Kun Reading , Meaning , how many Strokes
    to use it for learning and checking =D

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