JLPT N2 Nouns Vocabulary List

This is a Japanese vocabulary list of Noun(s) you need to know in order to pass the JLPT N2.

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JLPT N2 vocabulary list
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1 akegata

あけがた

dawn
2 ashiato

あしあと

footprints
3 baibai

ばいばい

trade; buying and selling
4 baiten

ばいてん

stand; stall; booth; kiosk; store
5 boshuu

ぼしゅう

recruitment; invitation; taking applications; solicitation
6 chounan

ちょうなん

eldest son; first-born son
7 daen

だえん

ellipse
8 daigakuin

だいがくいん

graduate school
9 deiriguchi

でいりぐち

exit and entrance
10 enkai

えんかい

party; banquet; reception; feast; dinner
11 enshuu

えんしゅう

circumference
12 ensoku

えんそく

excursion; outing; trip
13 gakka

がっか

study subject; course of study​; department
14 gakkai

がっかい

scientific society; academic meeting; academic conference
15 gakuryoku

がくりょく

scholarly ability; scholarship; knowledge; literary ability
16 geka

げか

surgery; department of surgery
17 hanabi

はなび

fireworks
18 hankei

はんけい

radius
19 hantou

はんとう

peninsula
20 hatsubai

はつばい

sale; release (for sale); launch (product)
21 hayaguchi

はやぐち

fast-talking; rapid talking
22 hirune

ひるね

nap, siesta
23 ijiwaru

いじわる

malicious; ill-tempered; unkind
24 iten

いてん

moving; relocation; change of address
25 ji'in

じいん

Buddhist temple; religious building
26 jinbunkagaku

じんぶんかがく

humanities; social sciences; liberal arts
27 jishuu

じしゅう

self-study; teaching oneself
28 jisoku

じそく

speed (per hour)
29 jisshuu

じっしゅう

practice; training; practical exercise; drill
30 kahansuu

かはんすう

majority
31 kaikai

かいかい

opening of a meeting; starting (an event, etc)
32 kaikan

かいかん

meeting hall; assembly hall
33 kaiten

かいてん

rotation; revolution; turning
34 kasoku

かぞく

acceleration; speeding up
35 kasokudo

かそくど

acceleration
36 kengaku

けんがく

study by observation; field trip; tour; review; inspection
37 kokuou

こくおう

king; queen; monarch; sovereign
38 kokuritsu

こくりつ

national
39 kokuseki

こくせき

nationality; citizenship
40 kousha

こうしゃ

school building; schoolhouse
41 koutei

こうてい

schoolyard; playground; school grounds; campus
42 machiaishitsu

まちあいしつ

waiting room
43 madoguchi

まどぐち

ticket window; teller window; counter
44 maido

まいど

each time; always; often; thank you for your continued patronage​
45 massao

まっさお

deep blue; bright blue​; ghastly pale; white as a sheet
46 masshiro

まっしろ

pure white; blank
47 meishi

めいし

business card
48 miseya

みせや

store; shop
49 mokuzai

もくざい

lumber; timber; wood
50 naika

ないか

internal medicine
51 namiki

なみき

roadside tree; row of trees
52 nyuusha

にゅうしゃ

joining a company
53 rika

りか

science (department; course)
54 ryoushuu

りょうしゅう

receipt (of money); receiving
55 sashimi

さしみ

sashimi (raw sliced fish, shellfish or crustaceans)
56 seishounen

せいしょうねん

youth; young person
57 sekidou

せきどう

equator
58 shakaikagaku

しゃかいかがく

social science
59 shasetsu

しゃせつ

editorial; leading article; leader
60 shikai

しかい

master of ceremonies; leading a meeting; presenter; host
61 shinkansen

しんかんせん

Japanese bullet train
62 shiraga

しらが

white hair; grey hair
63 shizenkagaku

しぜんかがく

natural science
64 shoten

しょてん

bookshop; bookstore
65 shousha

しょうしゃ

trading company; firm
66 shouten

しょうてん

shop; small store; business; firm
67 shuugou

しゅうごう

gathering; assembly; meeting
68 shuuji

しゅうじ

calligraphy; penmanship
69 shuukai

しゅうかい

meeting; assembly; gathering; convention; rally
70 sobo

そぼ

father and mother; parents
71 sokuryoku

そくりょく

speed
72 sokutatsu

そくたつ

express; special delivery
73 tabi

たび

Japanese socks (with split toe)
74 tokubai

とくばい

special sale
75 toumei

とうめい

transparent; clear
76 touyou

とうよう

Orient
77 ureyuki

うれゆき

sales; demand
78 uriage

うりあげ

amount sold; sales; proceeds; turnover
79 urikire

うりきれ

sold out
80 youhinten

ようひんてん

shop that handles Western-style apparel and accessories
81 yuketsu

ゆけつ

blood transfusion
82 yusou

ゆそう

transport; transportation
83 zaimoku

ざいもく

lumber; timber

JLPT N2 vocab List total: (83)

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*NOTE* This is not yet a complete list of all JLPT vocabulary lessons, and new lessons are being added every week.