JLPT N2 Vocabulary List

complete JLPT N2 vocabulary List

This is a list of the vocabulary that you need to know in order to pass the JLPT N2. In total, you will need to have a vocabulary of about 6,000 words.

This list includes lessons for the most common and important words for you to know, all listed in alphabetical order.

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#VocabularyTypeMeaning
1 akegata

あけがた

Noun, Adverbial noun, Temporal noundawn
2 aojiroi

あおじろい

Adjective, い-adjectivepale; bluish-white
3 ashiato

あしあと

Nounfootprints
4 baibai

ばいばい

Noun, Verb, Suru verbtrade; buying and selling
5 baiten

ばいてん

Nounstand; stall; booth; kiosk; store
6 boshuu

ぼしゅう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbrecruitment; invitation; taking applications; solicitation
7 chounan

ちょうなん

Nouneldest son; first-born son
8 daen

だえん

Noun, の-adjectiveellipse
9 daigakuin

だいがくいん

Noungraduate school
10 deiriguchi

でいりぐち

Nounexit and entrance
11 enkai

えんかい

Nounparty; banquet; reception; feast; dinner
12 enshuu

えんしゅう

Noun, の-adjectivecircumference
13 ensoku

えんそく

Noun, Verb, Suru verbexcursion; outing; trip
14 gakka

がっか

Nounstudy subject; course of study​; department
15 gakkai

がっかい

Nounscientific society; academic meeting; academic conference
16 gakuryoku

がくりょく

Nounscholarly ability; scholarship; knowledge; literary ability
17 geka

げか

Noun, の-adjectivesurgery; department of surgery
18 hanabi

はなび

Nounfireworks
19 hankei

はんけい

Nounradius
20 hantou

はんとう

Nounpeninsula
21 hatsubai

はつばい

Noun, Verb, Suru verbsale; release (for sale); launch (product)
22 hayaguchi

はやぐち

Noun, の-adjectivefast-talking; rapid talking
23 hazureru

はずれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto be disconnected; to be off; to miss the mark
24 heikai

へいかい

Verb, Suru verbclosure (of a ceremony, event, meeting, etc.)
25 hirune

ひるね

Noun, Verb, Suru verbnap, siesta
26 ijiwaru

いじわる

Noun, Verb, Adjective, な-adjective, Suru verbmalicious; ill-tempered; unkind
27 iten

いてん

Noun, Verb, Suru verbmoving; relocation; change of address
28 ji'in

じいん

NounBuddhist temple; religious building
29 jinbunkagaku

じんぶんかがく

Noun, の-adjectivehumanities; social sciences; liberal arts
30 jishuu

じしゅう

Noun, Verb, の-adjective, Suru verbself-study; teaching oneself
31 jisoku

じそく

Nounspeed (per hour)
32 jisshuu

じっしゅう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbpractice; training; practical exercise; drill
33 kahansuu

かはんすう

Nounmajority
34 kaikai

かいかい

Noun, Verb, Suru verbopening of a meeting; starting (an event, etc)
35 kaikan

かいかん

Nounmeeting hall; assembly hall
36 kaiten

かいてん

Noun, Verb, Suru verbrotation; revolution; turning
37 kasoku

かぞく

Noun, Verb, Suru verbacceleration; speeding up
38 kasokudo

かそくど

Nounacceleration
39 kengaku

けんがく

Noun, Verb, Suru verbstudy by observation; field trip; tour; review; inspection
40 kokuou

こくおう

Nounking; queen; monarch; sovereign

JLPT N2 vocab List total: (96)

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