JLPT N4 Nouns Vocabulary List

Here is our vocabulary list of lessons for all of the Noun(s) you need to know in order to pass the JLPT N4.

You can click on any of the words below to go to a customized lesson for that word with more details and example sentences.

For extra study, you can also use our full JLPT N4 vocabulary list or our JLPT N4 Study Guide.

JLPT N4 vocabulary list
#NounMeaning
1 aji

あじ

flavor; taste​; uniqueness; attractiveness; experience
2 akanbou

あかんぼう

baby; infant
3 bijutsukan

びじゅつかん

art gallery; art museum
4 buchou

ぶちょう

manager; head (chief, director) of a section or department
5 bungaku

ぶんがく

literature
6 chikara

ちから

energy; force; strength; might; power
7 chiri

ちり

geography
8 chuugakkou

ちゅうがっこう

junior high school; middle school
9 daigakusei

だいがくせい

university student; college student
10 dansei

だんせい

man; male
11 fukushuu

ふくしゅう

review (of learned material); revision
12 hanami

はなみ

cherry blossom viewing; flower viewing
13 hiruma

ひるま

daytime; during the day
14 hiruyasumi

ひるやすみ

lunch break; noon recess; noon rest period
15 ichido

いちど

once; one time; on one occasion
16 igai

いがい

with the exception of; excepting
17 iken

いけん

opinion; view; comment
18 isshoukenmei

いっしょうけんめい

very hard; with utmost effort
19 jinja

じんじゃ

Shinto shrine
20 jinkou

じんこう

population
21 jishin

じしん

earthquake
22 juubun

じゅうぶん

enough; sufficient; plenty; adequate; satisfactory
23 kachou

かちょう

section manager; section chief
24 kagaku

かがく

science
25 kaigi

かいぎ

meeting; conference; session; assembly
26 kaigishitsu

かいぎしつ

conference room; conference hall; council room
27 kaijou

かいじょう

assembly hall; meeting place; venue; grounds
28 kaiwa

かいわ

conversation
29 kanai

かない

(my) wife; inside the home; one's family
30 kibun

きぶん

feeling; mood
31 kikai

きかい

chance; opportunity
32 kokusai

こくさい

international
33 kondo

こんど

this time; next time
34 konya

こんや

this evening; tonigh
35 kouchou

こうちょう

principal; headmaster
36 kougai

こうがい

suburb; residential area on the outskirt of a city
37 koukou

こうこう

senior high school; high school​
38 koukousei

こうこうせい

high school student
39 koutougakkou

こうとうがっこう

high school
40 kyoukai

きょうかい

church; congregation; Christian church
41 kyoumi

きょうみ

interest (in something); curiosity (about something); zest (for)
42 kyuukou

きゅうこう

hurrying (to somewhere); rushing; hastening
43 miso

みそ

fermented condiment made from soybeans
44 momen

もめん

cotton (material)
45 nebou

ねぼう

sleeping in late; oversleeping
46 nyuugaku

にゅうがく

entry to school or university; enrollment
47 nyuuin

にゅういん

hospitalization
48 oshiire

おしいれ

closet
49 riyou

りよう

use; utilization; application
50 ryokan

りょかん

traditional inn; Japanese-style lodging

JLPT N4 vocab List total: (77)

Currently viewing page 1 of 2

Recommended JLPT N4 Books

Nihongo So-matome: JLPT N4 Grammar

This book covers all of the JLPT N4 Grammar in 6 weeks! (It also includes reading and listening practice)
See price on Amazon

GENKI II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese

This is the best all around book for beginners learning Japanese in English. I used this in my first year studying Japanese. I found it to be far better and easier to use than the many other books I was using. This is the second book in the series and should cover most of what you need to pass JLPT N4.
See price on Amazon

Kanzen Master Jlpt Grammar N4

This book covers all of the grammar that you need to know to pass the JLPT N4, and includes great practice excercises. One down side though, is it's mostly in Japanese, but that will help you in the long run.
See price on Amazon

Jlpt N4 Japanese Lauguage Proficiency Test Official Practice Test

This is the official practice test of the JLPT N4. I highly recommend doing at least 1 practice test before taking the real test.
See price on Amazon


*NOTE* This is not a complete list of every JLPT vocab yet.

I am working hard to add new lessons every day. If you have any requests, use the contact page to let me know.

Join our subscription list to get the latest lessons / content