JLPT N4 Vocabulary List

complete JLPT N4 vocabulary List

This is a list of the vocabulary that you need to know in order to pass the JLPT N4. In total, you will need to have a vocabulary of about 1,500 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
chuugakkou

ちゅうがっこう

Noun junior high school; middle school
hanami

はなみ

Noun cherry blossom viewing; flower viewing
hiraku

ひらく

Transitive verb to open; to undo; to unseal; to unpack
ichido

いちど

Noun once; one time; on one occasion
iken

いけん

Noun opinion; view; comment
isogu

いそぐ

Intransitive verb to hurry; to rush; to hasten; to make something happen sooner
kaijou

かいじょう

Noun assembly hall; meeting place; venue; grounds
kaiwa

かいわ

Noun conversation
kanai

かない

Noun (my) wife; inside the home; one's family
kondo

こんど

Noun this time; next time
konya

こんや

Noun this evening; tonigh
kouchou

こうちょう

Noun principal; headmaster
koukou

こうこう

Noun senior high school; high school​
koukousei

こうこうせい

Noun high school student
kyuu

きゅう

な-adjective sudden; abrupt; unexpected
kyuukou

きゅうこう

Noun hurrying (to somewhere); rushing; hastening
mieru

みえる

Intransitive verb to be seen; to be in sight; to look; to seem
mitsukaru

みつかる

Intransitive verb to be found; to be discovered
mitsukeru

みつける

Transitive verb to discover; to find; to come across; to detect; to spot
riyou

りよう

Noun use; utilization; application
saraigetsu

さらいげつ

Noun month after next
saraishuu

さらいしゅう

Noun week after next
shougakkou

しょうがっこう

Noun elementary school
tokkyuu

とっきゅう

Noun limited express (train, faster than an express)
tokubetsu

とくべつ

な-adjective special; particular; extraordinary; exceptional
tokuni

とくに

Adverb particularly; especially; in particular; expressly
you

よう

Noun business; task; errand; use; purpose
youi

ようい

Noun preparation; arrangements; provision; getting ready
youji

ようじ

Noun tasks; things to do; errand; business (to take care of)

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