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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# Vocabulary Type Meaning
1 akegata

あけがた

Noun, Adverbial Noun dawn
2 aojiroi

あおじろい

Adjective, い-adjective pale; bluish-white
3 ashiato

あしあと

Noun footprints
4 baibai

ばいばい

Noun, Verb, Suru verb trade; buying and selling
5 baiten

ばいてん

Noun stand; stall; booth; kiosk; store
6 boshuu

ぼしゅう

Noun, Verb, Suru verb recruitment; invitation; taking applications; solicitation
7 chounan

ちょうなん

Noun eldest son; first-born son
8 daen

だえん

Noun ellipse
9 daigakuin

だいがくいん

Noun graduate school
10 deiriguchi

でいりぐち

Noun exit and entrance
11 enkai

えんかい

Noun party; banquet; reception; feast; dinner
12 enshuu

えんしゅう

Noun circumference
13 ensoku

えんそく

Noun, Verb, Suru verb excursion; outing; trip
14 gakka

がっか

Noun study subject; course of study​; department
15 gakkai

がっかい

Noun scientific society; academic meeting; academic conference
16 gakuryoku

がくりょく

Noun scholarly ability; scholarship; knowledge; literary ability
17 geka

げか

Noun surgery; department of surgery
18 hanabi

はなび

Noun fireworks
19 hankei

はんけい

Noun radius
20 hantou

はんとう

Noun peninsula
21 hatsubai

はつばい

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

はやぐち

Noun fast-talking; rapid talking
23 hazureru

はずれる

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

へいかい

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

ひるね

Noun, Verb, Suru verb nap, siesta
26 ijiwaru

いじわる

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

いてん

Noun, Verb, Suru verb moving; relocation; change of address
28 ittan

いったん

Adverb once; for a short time; briefly; temporarily
29 ji'in

じいん

Noun Buddhist temple; religious building
30 jinbunkagaku

じんぶんかがく

Noun humanities; social sciences; liberal arts
31 jishuu

じしゅう

Noun, Verb, Suru verb self-study; teaching oneself
32 jisoku

じそく

Noun speed (per hour)
33 jisshuu

じっしゅう

Noun, Verb, Suru verb practice; training; practical exercise; drill
34 kahansuu

かはんすう

Noun majority
35 kaikai

かいかい

Noun, Verb, Suru verb opening of a meeting; starting (an event, etc)
36 kaikan

かいかん

Noun meeting hall; assembly hall
37 kaiten

かいてん

Noun, Verb, Suru verb rotation; revolution; turning
38 kasoku

かぞく

Noun, Verb, Suru verb acceleration; speeding up
39 kasokudo

かそくど

Noun acceleration
40 kengaku

けんがく

Noun, Verb, Suru verb study by observation; field trip; tour; review; inspection
41 kokuou

こくおう

Noun king; queen; monarch; sovereign
42 kokuritsu

こくりつ

Noun national
43 kokuseki

こくせき

Noun nationality; citizenship
44 korogaru

ころがる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verb to roll; to fall over; to lie down
45 korogasu

ころがす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verb to roll; to turn over
46 kousha

こうしゃ

Noun school building; schoolhouse
47 koutei

こうてい

Noun schoolyard; playground; school grounds; campus
48 machiaishitsu

まちあいしつ

Noun waiting room
49 machiawaseru

まちあわせる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verb to rendezvous; to meet at a prearranged place and time; to arrange to meet
50 madoguchi

まどぐち

Noun ticket window; teller window; counter
51 maido

まいど

Noun, Adverbial Noun each time; always; often; thank you for your continued patronage​
52 massao

まっさお

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective deep blue; bright blue​; ghastly pale; white as a sheet
53 masshiro

まっしろ

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective pure white; blank
54 meishi

めいし

Noun business card
55 miseya

みせや

Noun store; shop
56 mokuzai

もくざい

Noun lumber; timber; wood
57 motomoto

もともと

Adverb originally, by nature, from the start
58 naika

ないか

Noun internal medicine
59 namiki

なみき

Noun roadside tree; row of trees
60 nyuusha

にゅうしゃ

Noun, Verb, Suru verb joining a company
61 osaeru

おさえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verb to pin down; to hold down; to press down
62 rika

りか

Noun science (department; course)
63 ryoushuu

りょうしゅう

Noun, Verb, Suru verb receipt (of money); receiving
64 saisan

さいさん

Adverb again and again; repeatedly
65 sasaru

ささる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verb to stick into (with a sharp point); to prick; to get stuck (in);
66 sashimi

さしみ

Noun sashimi (raw sliced fish, shellfish or crustaceans)
67 sassoku

さっそく

Adverb at once; immediately; without delay; promptly
68 sasu

さす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verb to pierce; to stab; to prick; to stick; to thrust; to sting
69 seishounen

せいしょうねん

Noun youth; young person
70 sekidou

せきどう

Noun equator
71 shakaikagaku

しゃかいかがく

Noun social science
72 shasetsu

しゃせつ

Noun editorial; leading article; leader
73 shikai

しかい

Noun, Verb, Suru verb master of ceremonies; leading a meeting; presenter; host
74 shinkansen

しんかんせん

Noun Japanese bullet train
75 shiraga

しらが

Noun white hair; grey hair
76 shizenkagaku

しぜんかがく

Noun natural science
77 shoten

しょてん

Noun bookshop; bookstore
78 shousha

しょうしゃ

Noun trading company; firm
79 shouten

しょうてん

Noun shop; small store; business; firm
80 shuugou

しゅうごう

Noun, Verb, Suru verb gathering; assembly; meeting
81 shuuji

しゅうじ

Noun calligraphy; penmanship
82 shuukai

しゅうかい

Noun, Verb, Suru verb meeting; assembly; gathering; convention; rally
83 sobo

そぼ

Noun father and mother; parents
84 sokuryoku

そくりょく

Noun speed
85 sokutatsu

そくたつ

Noun, Verb, Suru verb express; special delivery
86 tabi

たび

Noun Japanese socks (with split toe)
87 taru

たる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verb to be sufficient; to be enough​; to be worth doing; to be worthy of; to deserve​
88 tokubai

とくばい

Noun, Verb, Suru verb special sale
89 toumei

とうめい

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective transparent; clear
90 touyou

とうよう

Noun Orient
91 ureyuki

うれゆき

Noun sales; demand
92 uriage

うりあげ

Noun amount sold; sales; proceeds; turnover
93 urikire

うりきれ

Noun sold out
94 urikireru

うりきれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verb to be sold out
95 waga

わが

Pre-noun adjectival my; our; one's own
96 youhinten

ようひんてん

Noun shop that handles Western-style apparel and accessories
97 yuketsu

ゆけつ

Noun, Verb, Suru verb blood transfusion
98 yusou

ゆそう

Noun, Verb, Suru verb transport; transportation
99 zaimoku

ざいもく

Noun lumber; timber

JLPT N2 vocab List total: (99)

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