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 bangumi

ばんぐみ

program (e.g. TV)
16 basho

ばしょ

place
17 beru

bell
18 bijutsukan

びじゅつかん

art gallery; art museum
19 biru

building
20 boueki

ぼうえき

trade
21 buchou

ぶちょう

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

grapes
23 bungaku

ぶんがく

literature
24 bunka

ぶんか

culture
25 bunpou

ぶんぽう

grammar
26 chekku

to check
27 chikara

ちから

energy; force; strength; might; power
28 chiri

ちり

geography
29 chuugakkou

ちゅうがっこう

junior high school; middle school
30 chuui

ちゅうい

caution
31 chuusha

ちゅうしゃ

injection
32 chuushajou

ちゅうしゃじょう

parking lot
33 daigakusei

だいがくせい

university student; college student
34 daitai

だいたい

roughly
35 danbou

だんぼう

heating
36 dansei

だんせい

man; male
37 denpou

でんぽう

telegram
38 dentou

でんとう

electric light
39 dorobou

どろぼう

thief
40 doubutsuen

どうぶつえん

zoo; zoological gardens
41 eda

えだ

branch
42 esukareetaa

escalator
43 fakkusu

fax
44 fuben

ふべん

inconvenience
45 fukushuu

ふくしゅう

review (of learned material); revision
46 fukuzatsu

ふくざつ

complexity; complication
47 fune

ふね

ship
48 futon

ふとん

Japanese bedding, futon
49 futsuu

ふつう

usually
50 garasu

a glass
51 gasorin

gasoline; petrol
52 gasorin sutando

petrol station
53 gasu

petrol
54 genin

げんいん

cause
55 geshuku

げしゅく

lodging
56 gijutsu

ぎじゅつ

art,technology,skill
57 gochisou

a feast
58 gomi

rubbish
59 goshujin

ごしゅじん

your husband; her husband
60 gozonji

ごぞんじ

knowing
61 guai

ぐあい

condition; health
62 haisha

はいしゃ

dentist
63 hanami

はなみ

cherry blossom viewing; flower viewing
64 handobaggu

handbag
65 hantai

はんたい

opposition
66 hatsuon

はつおん

pronunciation
67 hen

へん

strange; peculiar; weird
68 henji

へんじ

reply; answer; response
69 hi

fire
70 hige

ひげ

beard
71 hikidashi

ひきだし

drawer
72 hikoujou

ひこうじょう

airfield; airport
73 hiruma

ひるま

daytime; during the day
74 hiruyasumi

ひるやすみ

lunch break; noon recess; noon rest period
75 hisashiburi

ひさしぶり

after a long time
76 honyaku

ほんやく

translation
77 hoshi

ほし

star
78 hotondo

mostly
79 houritsu

ほうりつ

law
80 housou

ほうそう

to broadcast
81 ichido

いちど

once; one time; on one occasion
82 igai

いがい

with the exception of; excepting
83 igaku

いがく

medical science; medicine
84 ijou

いじょう

... and more; ... and upwards​
85 ika

いか

not exceeding
86 iken

いけん

opinion; view; comment
87 ikimono

いきもの

living thing
88 inai

いない

within
89 inaka

いなか

countryside
90 ishi

いし

stone
91 isshoukenmei

いっしょうけんめい

very hard; with utmost effort
92 jamu

jam
93 jidai

じだい

period
94 jiko

じこ

accident
95 jimusho

じむしょ

office
96 jinja

じんじゃ

Shinto shrine
97 jinkou

じんこう

population
98 jinsei

じんせい

human life
99 jishin

じしん

earthquake
100 jiten

じてん

dictionary

JLPT N4 vocab List total: (314)

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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.