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.

See our full study guide for how to pass the JLPT N4.

#VocabularyTypeMeaning
1 afurika

Noun, KatakanaAfrica
2 aisatsu

あいさつ

Noun, Suru verb, の-adjectiveto greet
3 aji

あじ

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

Noun, KatakanaAsia
5 akachan

あかちゃん

Nounbaby; infant
6 akanbou

あかんぼう

Nounbaby; infant
7 akusesarii

Noun, Katakanaaccessory
8 amerika

Noun, KatakanaAmerica
9 anaunsaa

Noun, Katakanaannouncer
10 annai

あんない

Noun, Suru verbto guide
11 anshin

あんしん

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, Suru verbpeace of mind
12 anzen

あんぜん

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivesafety; security​
13 arubaito

Noun, Suru verb, Katakanapart-time job
14 arukooru

Noun, Katakanaalcohol
15 atsumaru

あつまる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto gather; to collect; to assemble
16 atsumeru

あつめる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto collect; to assemble; to gather
17 ayamaru

あやまる

Verb, Godan verbto apologize
18 bangumi

ばんぐみ

Nounprogram (e.g. TV)
19 basho

ばしょ

Nounplace
20 beru

Noun, Katakanabell
21 bijutsukan

びじゅつかん

Nounart gallery; art museum
22 bikkuri

Adverb, Suru verbto be surprised
23 biru

Noun, Katakanabuilding
24 boku

ぼく

PronounI (used by males)
25 boueki

ぼうえき

Noun, Suru verbtrade
26 buchou

ぶちょう

Nounmanager; head (chief, director) of a section or department
27 budou

Noungrapes
28 bungaku

ぶんがく

Nounliterature
29 bunka

ぶんか

Nounculture
30 bunpou

ぶんぽう

Noun, の-adjectivegrammar
31 chekku

Noun, Suru verb, Katakanato check
32 chikara

ちから

Nounenergy; force; strength; might; power
33 chiri

ちり

Noungeography
34 chuugakkou

ちゅうがっこう

Nounjunior high school; middle school
35 chuui

ちゅうい

Noun, Suru verbcaution
36 chuushajou

ちゅうしゃじょう

Nounparking lot
37 daibu

だいぶ

Adverbconsiderably; greatly; a lot​
38 daigakusei

だいがくせい

Noununiversity student; college student
39 daiji

だいじ

Adjective, な-adjectiveimportant; serious; crucial
40 daitai

だいたい

Nounroughly
41 danbou

だんぼう

Noun, Suru verbheating
42 dansei

だんせい

Nounman; male
43 dekiru dake

Adverb, Expression, の-adjectiveas much as possible
44 denpou

でんぽう

Nountelegram
45 dentou

でんとう

Nounelectric light
46 dondon

Adverbrapidly; more and more
47 dorobou

どろぼう

Nounthief
48 doubutsuen

どうぶつえん

Nounzoo; zoological gardens
49 eda

えだ

Nounbranch
50 erabu

えらぶ

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto choose
51 esukareetaa

Noun, Katakanaescalator
52 fakkusu

Noun, Suru verb, Katakanafax
53 fuben

ふべん

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectiveinconvenience
54 fueru

ふえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto increase
55 fukushuu

ふくしゅう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbreview (of learned material); revision
56 fukuzatsu

ふくざつ

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivecomplexity; complication
57 fune

ふね

Nounship
58 furidasu

ふりだす

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto start to rain
59 futon

ふとん

NounJapanese bedding, futon
60 futoru

ふとる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto become fat
61 futsuu

ふつう

Noun, Adverb, の-adjectiveusually
62 garasu

Noun, Katakanaa glass
63 gasorin

Noun, Katakanagasoline; petrol
64 gasorin sutando

Noun, Katakanapetrol station
65 gasu

Noun, Katakanapetrol
66 genin

げんいん

Noun, Suru verbcause
67 geshuku

げしゅく

Noun, Suru verblodging
68 gijutsu

ぎじゅつ

Nounart,technology,skill
69 gomi

Nounrubbish
70 goshujin

ごしゅじん

Nounyour husband; her husband
71 gozonji

ごぞんじ

Nounknowing
72 guai

ぐあい

Nouncondition; health
73 haisha

はいしゃ

Noundentist
74 hakkiri

Adverbclearly
75 hakobu

はこぶ

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto carry
76 hanami

はなみ

Noun, Verb, Suru verbcherry blossom viewing; flower viewing
77 handobaggu

Noun, Katakanahandbag
78 hantai

はんたい

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, Suru verb, の-adjectiveopposition
79 harau

はらう

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto pay
80 hatsuon

はつおん

Noun, Suru verbpronunciation
81 hazukashii

はずかしい

Adjective, い-adjectiveembarrassed
82 hen

へん

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivestrange; peculiar; weird
83 henji

へんじ

Noun, Suru verbreply; answer; response
84 hieru

ひえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto grow cold
85 hijou ni

ひじょうに

Adverbextremely
86 hikidasu

ひきだす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto withdraw
87 hikkosu

ひっこす

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto move house
88 hikoujou

ひこうじょう

Nounairfield; airport
89 hiraku

ひらく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verb, Transitive verbto open; to undo; to unseal; to unpack
90 hirou

ひろう

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto pick up
91 hiruma

ひるま

Noundaytime; during the day
92 hiruyasumi

ひるやすみ

Nounlunch break; noon recess; noon rest period
93 hisashiburi

ひさしぶり

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, の-adjectiveafter a long time
94 homeru

ほめる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto praise
95 honyaku

ほんやく

Noun, Suru verbtranslation
96 hoshi

ほし

Nounstar
97 hotondo

Adverbial Nounmostly
98 houritsu

ほうりつ

Noun, Adjective, の-adjectivelaw
99 housou

ほうそう

Noun, Suru verb, の-adjectiveto broadcast
100 ichido

いちど

Nounonce; one time; on one occasion

JLPT N4 vocab List total: (404)

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