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 a

ExpressionAh; oh
2 aa

Adverbah; yes
3 afurika

Noun, KatakanaAfrica
4 agaru

あがる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto rise
5 aisatsu

あいさつ

Noun, Suru verbto greet
6 aji

あじ

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

Noun, KatakanaAsia
8 akachan

あかちゃん

Nounbaby; infant
9 akanbou

あかんぼう

Nounbaby; infant
10 akusesarii

Noun, Katakanaaccessory
11 amerika

Noun, KatakanaAmerica
12 anaunsaa

Noun, Katakanaannouncer
13 anna

Pre-noun adjectivalsuch
14 annai

あんない

Noun, Suru verbto guide
15 anshin

あんしん

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

あんぜん

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

Noun, Suru verb, Katakanapart-time job
18 arukooru

Noun, Katakanaalcohol
19 asai

あさい

Adjective, い-adjectiveshallow
20 asobi

あそび

Nounplaying
21 atsumaru

あつまる

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

あつめる

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

あやまる

Verb, Godan verbto apologize
24 bai

ばい

Noundouble
25 bangumi

ばんぐみ

Nounprogram (e.g. TV)
26 basho

ばしょ

Nounplace
27 beru

Noun, Katakanabell
28 bijutsukan

びじゅつかん

Nounart gallery; art museum
29 bikkuri

Adverb, Suru verbto be surprised
30 biru

Noun, Katakanabuilding
31 boku

ぼく

PronounI (used by males)
32 boueki

ぼうえき

Noun, Suru verbtrade
33 buchou

ぶちょう

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

Noungrapes
35 bungaku

ぶんがく

Nounliterature
36 bunka

ぶんか

Nounculture
37 bunpou

ぶんぽう

Noungrammar
38 chan

Suffixsuffix for familiar female person
39 chekku

Noun, Suru verb, Katakanato check
40 chi

Nounblood
41 chikara

ちから

Nounenergy; force; strength; might; power
42 chiri

ちり

Noungeography
43 chuugakkou

ちゅうがっこう

Nounjunior high school; middle school
44 chuui

ちゅうい

Noun, Suru verbcaution
45 chuusha

ちゅうしゃ

Noun, Suru verbinjection
46 chuushajou

ちゅうしゃじょう

Nounparking lot
47 daibu

だいぶ

Adverbconsiderably; greatly; a lot​
48 daigakusei

だいがくせい

Noununiversity student; college student
49 daiji

だいじ

Adjective, な-adjectiveimportant; serious; crucial
50 daitai

だいたい

Nounroughly
51 danbou

だんぼう

Noun, Suru verbheating
52 dansei

だんせい

Nounman; male
53 dekiru dake

Adverb, Expressionas much as possible
54 denpou

でんぽう

Nountelegram
55 dentou

でんとう

Nounelectric light
56 dondon

Adverbrapidly; more and more
57 dorobou

どろぼう

Nounthief
58 doubutsuen

どうぶつえん

Nounzoo; zoological gardens
59 dougu

どうぐ

Nountool
60 eda

えだ

Nounbranch
61 enryo

えんりょ

Noun, Suru verbreserve; refraining
62 erabu

えらぶ

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto choose
63 esukareetaa

Noun, Katakanaescalator
64 fakkusu

Noun, Suru verb, Katakanafax
65 fuben

ふべん

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectiveinconvenience
66 fueru

ふえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto increase
67 fukai

ふかい

Adjective, い-adjectivedeep
68 fukushuu

ふくしゅう

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

ふくざつ

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivecomplexity; complication
70 fumu

ふむ

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto step on
71 fune

ふね

Nounship
72 furidasu

ふりだす

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

ふとん

NounJapanese bedding, futon
74 futoru

ふとる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto become fat
75 futsuu

ふつう

Noun, Adverbusually
76 garasu

Noun, Katakanaa glass
77 gasorin

Noun, Katakanagasoline; petrol
78 gasorin sutando

Noun, Katakanapetrol station
79 gasu

Noun, Katakanapetrol
80 genin

げんいん

Noun, Suru verbcause
81 geshuku

げしゅく

Noun, Suru verblodging
82 gijutsu

ぎじゅつ

Nounart,technology,skill
83 gochisou

Noun, Suru verba feast
84 gomi

Nounrubbish
85 goran ni naru

ごらんになる

Verb, Godan verb, Expression(respectful) to see
86 goshujin

ごしゅじん

Nounyour husband; her husband
87 gozonji

ごぞんじ

Nounknowing
88 guai

ぐあい

Nouncondition; health
89 ha

Nounleaves; leaf
90 haiken

はいけん

Noun, Suru verbseeing; looking at​
91 haisha

はいしゃ

Noundentist
92 hakkiri

Adverbclearly
93 hakobu

はこぶ

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto carry
94 hanami

はなみ

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

Noun, Katakanahandbag
96 hantai

はんたい

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, Suru verbopposition
97 harau

はらう

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto pay
98 hatsuon

はつおん

Noun, Suru verbpronunciation
99 hayashi

はやし

Nounwoods; forest
100 hazukashii

はずかしい

Adjective, い-adjectiveembarrassed

JLPT N4 vocab List total: (571)

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