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JLPT Level N2 Resources

Kanji: ~1000 Vocabulary: ~6,000 Summary: Can read written materials on general topics and understand conversations and news at natural speed.

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Here are the grammar, reading and kanji "Kanzen Master" books for JLPT 2/N2. Very good series. I have the green one.
For kanji, get the super-awesome-fantastic White Rabbit Press kanji flashcards. They're better than the Tuttle ones.

More books and flashcards...


Level N2 grammar list

Grammar usage for JLPT N2

GrammarList.N2.doc (75 KB)

GrammarList.N2.pdf (143.6 KB)


Level N2 kanji list

KanjiList.N2.doc (587 KB)

KanjiList.N2.pdf (715.2 KB)

n2-kanji-char-eng.anki (492 KB)

n2-kanji-char-eng.mem (83.1 KB)

All Jouyou Kanji (常用漢字)

Meanings and characters separated so you can test yourself

jouyou_kanji_selftest.doc (642.9 KB)


Level N2 vocabulary list

VocabList.N2.doc (1.6 MB)

VocabList.N2.pdf (2.4 MB)

n2-vocab-kanji-eng.anki (1.6 MB)

n2-vocab-kanji-hiragana.anki (1.3 MB)

n2-vocab-kanji-eng.mem (424.7 KB)

n2-vocab-kanji-hiragana.mem (349.9 KB)

JLPT 2 level check

Check your JLPT 2 knowledge! Free comprehensive checker.

JLPT 2 vocabulary check
JLPT 2 kanji check
JLPT 2 grammar check

The Conversation Book

Sure up your knowledge of grammar by reading example conversations and answering questions.
The Conversation Book helps you get a grip on JLPT grammar. One conversation for each grammar of JLPT N2, with multiple choice questions to test yourself.

Older stuff


...with Japanese grade

In these files, the numbers are the Japanese school grade in which the kanji is learnt. The katakana is the onyomi reading and the hiragana is the kunyomi reading. (24.5 KB) (10.9 KB) (31.1 KB) (12.7 KB)

The downloadable files are in UTF-8 (Unicode) format, so can be opened by JWPce or Notepad, if you have the right fonts.

Vocabulary sound files

A few people have commented that this audio is not great, so I have produced some native-speaker japanese vocabulary.

You can also listen to Japanese Internet radio.

The word list for these files has been taken from this Level 2 vocabulary list (XLS file). (108.1 MB)
jlpt2_0001-0200.mp3 (3.8 MB)
jlpt2_0201-0400.mp3 (3.7 MB)
jlpt2_0401-0600.mp3 (3.5 MB)
jlpt2_0601-0800.mp3 (3.5 MB)
jlpt2_0801-1000.mp3 (3.6 MB)
jlpt2_1001-1200.mp3 (3.3 MB)
jlpt2_1201-1400.mp3 (3.7 MB)
jlpt2_1401-1600.mp3 (3.7 MB)
jlpt2_1601-1800.mp3 (3.3 MB)
jlpt2_1801-2000.mp3 (3.7 MB)
jlpt2_2001-2200.mp3 (3.6 MB)
jlpt2_2201-2400.mp3 (3.4 MB)
jlpt2_2400-2599.mp3 (8.3 MB)
jlpt2_2600-2799.mp3 (7.2 MB)
jlpt2_2800-2999.mp3 (5.7 MB)
jlpt2_3000-3199.mp3 (4.9 MB)
jlpt2_3200-3399.mp3 (5.1 MB)
jlpt2_3400-3599.mp3 (5.7 MB)
jlpt2_3600-3799.mp3 (6.3 MB)
jlpt2_3800-3999.mp3 (5.4 MB)
jlpt2_4000-4199.mp3 (5 MB)
jlpt2_4200-4399.mp3 (5 MB)
jlpt2_4400-4599.mp3 (5 MB)
jlpt2_4600-4790.mp3 (5.2 MB)