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 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

Nounellipse
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

Nouncircumference
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

Nounsurgery; 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

Nounfast-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 ittan

いったん

Adverbonce; for a short time; briefly; temporarily
29 ji'in

じいん

NounBuddhist temple; religious building
30 jinbunkagaku

じんぶんかがく

Nounhumanities; social sciences; liberal arts
31 jishuu

じしゅう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbself-study; teaching oneself
32 jisoku

じそく

Nounspeed (per hour)
33 jisshuu

じっしゅう

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

かはんすう

Nounmajority
35 kaikai

かいかい

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

かいかん

Nounmeeting hall; assembly hall
37 kaiten

かいてん

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

かぞく

Noun, Verb, Suru verbacceleration; speeding up
39 kasokudo

かそくど

Nounacceleration
40 kengaku

けんがく

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

こくおう

Nounking; queen; monarch; sovereign
42 kokuritsu

こくりつ

Nounnational
43 kokuseki

こくせき

Nounnationality; citizenship
44 korogaru

ころがる

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

ころがす

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

こうしゃ

Nounschool building; schoolhouse
47 koutei

こうてい

Nounschoolyard; playground; school grounds; campus
48 machiaishitsu

まちあいしつ

Nounwaiting room
49 machiawaseru

まちあわせる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto 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 Nouneach time; always; often; thank you for your continued patronage​
52 massao

まっさお

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

まっしろ

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivepure white; blank
54 meishi

めいし

Nounbusiness card
55 miseya

みせや

Nounstore; shop
56 mokuzai

もくざい

Nounlumber; timber; wood
57 motomoto

もともと

Adverboriginally, by nature, from the start
58 naika

ないか

Nouninternal medicine
59 namiki

なみき

Nounroadside tree; row of trees
60 nyuusha

にゅうしゃ

Noun, Verb, Suru verbjoining a company
61 osaeru

おさえる

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

りか

Nounscience (department; course)
63 ryoushuu

りょうしゅう

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

さいさん

Adverbagain and again; repeatedly
65 sasaru

ささる

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

さしみ

Nounsashimi (raw sliced fish, shellfish or crustaceans)
67 sassoku

さっそく

Adverbat once; immediately; without delay; promptly
68 sasu

さす

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

せいしょうねん

Nounyouth; young person
70 sekidou

せきどう

Nounequator
71 shakaikagaku

しゃかいかがく

Nounsocial science
72 shasetsu

しゃせつ

Nouneditorial; leading article; leader
73 shikai

しかい

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

しんかんせん

NounJapanese bullet train
75 shiraga

しらが

Nounwhite hair; grey hair
76 shizenkagaku

しぜんかがく

Nounnatural science
77 shoten

しょてん

Nounbookshop; bookstore
78 shousha

しょうしゃ

Nountrading company; firm
79 shouten

しょうてん

Nounshop; small store; business; firm
80 shuugou

しゅうごう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbgathering; assembly; meeting
81 shuuji

しゅうじ

Nouncalligraphy; penmanship
82 shuukai

しゅうかい

Noun, Verb, Suru verbmeeting; assembly; gathering; convention; rally
83 sobo

そぼ

Nounfather and mother; parents
84 sokuryoku

そくりょく

Nounspeed
85 sokutatsu

そくたつ

Noun, Verb, Suru verbexpress; special delivery
86 tabi

たび

NounJapanese socks (with split toe)
87 taru

たる

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

とくばい

Noun, Verb, Suru verbspecial sale
89 toumei

とうめい

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivetransparent; clear
90 touyou

とうよう

NounOrient
91 ureyuki

うれゆき

Nounsales; demand
92 uriage

うりあげ

Nounamount sold; sales; proceeds; turnover
93 urikire

うりきれ

Nounsold out
94 urikireru

うりきれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto be sold out
95 youhinten

ようひんてん

Nounshop that handles Western-style apparel and accessories
96 yuketsu

ゆけつ

Noun, Verb, Suru verbblood transfusion
97 yusou

ゆそう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbtransport; transportation
98 zaimoku

ざいもく

Nounlumber; timber

JLPT N2 vocab List total: (98)

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