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JLPT Level N5 Kanji

There are about 103 Kanji in scope for JLPT Level N5 test.

The Kanji lists are provided in a table that contains Kanji and its OnYomi, KunYomi and Meaning. OnYomi and KunYomi represents reading of a Kanji. In most of the cases, if a Kanji is used alone, then the KunYomi reading is used and if that Kanji is combined with another Kanji then OnYomi reading is used.

I have divided these Kanji into different groups.
This helped me learn faster and repeated revision in intervals helped retain the knowledge.

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Logical Grouping of Kanji:
We have formed the below link to 14 pages with each page having a small set of N5 Japanese Kanji that have something in common. Master the JLPT N5 Kanjis by learning and memorizing each small groups.

Logical grouping of Kanji Total Kanji
Numbers 14
Family 7
Body Parts 5
Prefix-Suffix 11
Calendar/Week 9
Nature 14
Time 6
Directions 14
Place 5
School 11
Verbs 19
Opposites 18
Others 4
All N5 Kanji 103

Note that some Kanji are presented in more than one group just to show their presence in a common grouping.
Check out different groupings here.

For Kanji learning, I have seen people are comfortable learning the Kanji by the Japanese school grade syllabus. By default we are drawn to JLPT when we start learning Japanese. However, once you check out the school syllabus you will find this is kind of easy to complete. Go to kanji.harushi.com to learn more.

A note on the list of JLPT Vocabs and Kanji:

As of 2010, there is no official vocabulary list or kanji publised by JLPT organizers. This list is an approximate guide based on past exams.

In old test, there were 4 levels. Find below the number of words and kanji you are expected to know as per the old test pattern.

Level 4: 800 words and 100 Kanji
Level 3: 1,500 words and 300 Kanji
Level 2: 6,000 words and 1,000 Kanji
Level 1: 10,000 words and 2,000 Kanji

Since there is a huge gap between Level 3 and Level 2, the new N1 to N5 level is introduced.

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