JLPT N4 Nouns Vocabulary List

This is a Japanese vocabulary list of Noun(s) you need to know in order to pass the JLPT N4.

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JLPT N4 vocabulary list
#NounMeaning
1 afurika

Africa
2 aisatsu

あいさつ

to greet
3 aji

あじ

flavor; taste​; uniqueness; attractiveness; experience
4 ajia

Asia
5 akachan

あかちゃん

baby; infant
6 akanbou

あかんぼう

baby; infant
7 akusesarii

accessory
8 amerika

America
9 anaunsaa

announcer
10 annai

あんない

to guide
11 anshin

あんしん

peace of mind
12 anzen

あんぜん

safety; security​
13 arubaito

part-time job
14 arukooru

alcohol
15 asobi

あそび

playing
16 bai

ばい

double
17 bangumi

ばんぐみ

program (e.g. TV)
18 basho

ばしょ

place
19 beru

bell
20 bijutsukan

びじゅつかん

art gallery; art museum
21 biru

building
22 boueki

ぼうえき

trade
23 buchou

ぶちょう

manager; head (chief, director) of a section or department
24 budou

grapes
25 bungaku

ぶんがく

literature
26 bunka

ぶんか

culture
27 bunpou

ぶんぽう

grammar
28 chekku

to check
29 chi

blood
30 chikara

ちから

energy; force; strength; might; power
31 chiri

ちり

geography
32 chuugakkou

ちゅうがっこう

junior high school; middle school
33 chuui

ちゅうい

caution
34 chuusha

ちゅうしゃ

injection
35 chuushajou

ちゅうしゃじょう

parking lot
36 daigakusei

だいがくせい

university student; college student
37 daitai

だいたい

roughly
38 danbou

だんぼう

heating
39 dansei

だんせい

man; male
40 denpou

でんぽう

telegram
41 dentou

でんとう

electric light
42 dorobou

どろぼう

thief
43 doubutsuen

どうぶつえん

zoo; zoological gardens
44 dougu

どうぐ

tool
45 eda

えだ

branch
46 enryo

えんりょ

reserve; refraining
47 esukareetaa

escalator
48 fakkusu

fax
49 fuben

ふべん

inconvenience
50 fukushuu

ふくしゅう

review (of learned material); revision
51 fukuzatsu

ふくざつ

complexity; complication
52 fune

ふね

ship
53 futon

ふとん

Japanese bedding, futon
54 futsuu

ふつう

usually
55 garasu

a glass
56 gasorin

gasoline; petrol
57 gasorin sutando

petrol station
58 gasu

petrol
59 genin

げんいん

cause
60 geshuku

げしゅく

lodging
61 gijutsu

ぎじゅつ

art,technology,skill
62 gochisou

a feast
63 gomi

rubbish
64 goshujin

ごしゅじん

your husband; her husband
65 gozonji

ごぞんじ

knowing
66 guai

ぐあい

condition; health
67 ha

leaves; leaf
68 haiken

はいけん

seeing; looking at​
69 haisha

はいしゃ

dentist
70 hanami

はなみ

cherry blossom viewing; flower viewing
71 handobaggu

handbag
72 hantai

はんたい

opposition
73 hatsuon

はつおん

pronunciation
74 hayashi

はやし

woods; forest
75 hen

へん

strange; peculiar; weird
76 henji

へんじ

reply; answer; response
77 hi

fire
78 hige

ひげ

beard
79 hikari

ひかり

light
80 hikidashi

ひきだし

drawer
81 hikoujou

ひこうじょう

airfield; airport
82 hiruma

ひるま

daytime; during the day
83 hiruyasumi

ひるやすみ

lunch break; noon recess; noon rest period
84 hisashiburi

ひさしぶり

after a long time
85 honyaku

ほんやく

translation
86 hoshi

ほし

star
87 hotondo

mostly
88 houritsu

ほうりつ

law
89 housou

ほうそう

to broadcast
90 ichido

いちど

once; one time; on one occasion
91 igai

いがい

with the exception of; excepting
92 igaku

いがく

medical science; medicine
93 ijou

いじょう

... and more; ... and upwards​
94 ika

いか

not exceeding
95 iken

いけん

opinion; view; comment
96 ikimono

いきもの

living thing
97 inai

いない

within
98 inaka

いなか

countryside
99 ippai

full
100 ishi

いし

stone

JLPT N4 vocab List total: (363)

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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.