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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#VocabularyTypeMeaning
1 akanbou

あかんぼう

Nounbaby; infant
2 bijutsukan

びじゅつかん

Nounart gallery; art museum
3 buchou

ぶちょう

Nounmanager; head (chief, director) of a section or department
4 bungaku

ぶんがく

Nounliterature
5 chikara

ちから

Nounenergy; force; strength; might; power
6 chuugakkou

ちゅうがっこう

Nounjunior high school; middle school
7 daigakusei

だいがくせい

Noununiversity student; college student
8 dansei

だんせい

Noun, の-adjectiveman; male
9 fukushuu

ふくしゅう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbreview (of learned material); revision
10 hanami

はなみ

Noun, Verb, Suru verbcherry blossom viewing; flower viewing
11 hiraku

ひらく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verb, Transitive verbto open; to undo; to unseal; to unpack
12 hiruma

ひるま

Noun, Adverb, Adverbial noun, Temporal noundaytime; during the day
13 hiruyasumi

ひるやすみ

Nounlunch break; noon recess; noon rest period
14 ichido

いちど

Noun, Adverbial nounonce; one time; on one occasion
15 igai

いがい

Noun, Adverb, Adverbial nounwith the exception of; excepting
16 iken

いけん

Noun, Verb, の-adjective, Suru verbopinion; view; comment
17 isogu

いそぐ

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto hurry; to rush; to hasten; to make something happen sooner
18 jinja

じんじゃ

NounShinto shrine
19 jinkou

じんこう

Nounpopulation
20 kachou

かちょう

Nounsection manager; section chief
21 kagaku

かがく

Nounscience
22 kaijou

かいじょう

Nounassembly hall; meeting place; venue; grounds
23 kaiwa

かいわ

Noun, Verb, Suru verbconversation
24 kanai

かない

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

きこえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto be heard; to be audible; to be said
26 kokusai

こくさい

Noun, Adjective, の-adjectiveinternational
27 kondo

こんど

Noun, Adverb, Adverbial noun, Temporal nounthis time; next time
28 konya

こんや

Noun, Adverb, Adverbial noun, Temporal noun this evening; tonigh
29 kouchou

こうちょう

Nounprincipal; headmaster
30 kougai

こうがい

Nounsuburb; residential area on the outskirt of a city
31 koukou

こうこう

Nounsenior high school; high school​
32 koukousei

こうこうせい

Nounhigh school student
33 koutougakkou

こうとうがっこう

Nounhigh school
34 kyuu

きゅう

Adjective, な-adjectivesudden; abrupt; unexpected
35 kyuukou

きゅうこう

Noun, Verb, の-adjective, Suru verbhurrying (to somewhere); rushing; hastening
36 mieru

みえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto be seen; to be in sight; to look; to seem
37 mitsukaru

みつかる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto be found; to be discovered
38 mitsukeru

みつける

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto discover; to find; to come across; to detect; to spot
39 momen

もめん

Nouncotton (material)
40 nebou

ねぼう

Noun, Verb, の-adjective, Suru verbsleeping in late; oversleeping

JLPT N4 vocab List total: (70)

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