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
101 hen

へん

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

へんじ

Noun, Suru verbreply; answer; response
103 hi

Nounfire
104 hidoi

ひどい

Adjective, い-adjectiveterrible; awful​
105 hieru

ひえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto grow cold
106 hige

ひげ

Nounbeard
107 hijou ni

ひじょうに

Adverbextremely
108 hikari

ひかり

Nounlight
109 hikaru

ひかる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto shine
110 hikidashi

ひきだし

Noundrawer
111 hikidasu

ひきだす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto withdraw
112 hikkosu

ひっこす

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto move house
113 hikoujou

ひこうじょう

Nounairfield; airport
114 hiraku

ひらく

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

ひろう

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto pick up
116 hiruma

ひるま

Noundaytime; during the day
117 hiruyasumi

ひるやすみ

Nounlunch break; noon recess; noon rest period
118 hisashiburi

ひさしぶり

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectiveafter a long time
119 homeru

ほめる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto praise
120 honyaku

ほんやく

Noun, Suru verbtranslation
121 hoshi

ほし

Nounstar
122 hotondo

Adverbial Nounmostly
123 houritsu

ほうりつ

Nounlaw
124 housou

ほうそう

Noun, Suru verbto broadcast
125 ichido

いちど

Nounonce; one time; on one occasion
126 igai

いがい

Nounwith the exception of; excepting
127 igaku

いがく

Nounmedical science; medicine
128 ijimeru

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto tease
129 ijou

いじょう

Noun, Adverbial Noun... and more; ... and upwards​
130 ika

いか

Nounnot exceeding
131 iken

いけん

Noun, Verb, Suru verbopinion; view; comment
132 ikimono

いきもの

Nounliving thing
133 ikiru

いきる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto live
134 inai

いない

Noun, Suffixwithin
135 inaka

いなか

Nouncountryside
136 inoru

いのる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto pray
137 ippai

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, Adverbfull
138 ironna

いろんな

Pre-noun adjectivalvarious
139 ishi

いし

Nounstone
140 isogu

いそぐ

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto hurry; to rush; to hasten; to make something happen sooner
141 isshoukenmei

いっしょうけんめい

Noun, Adverbial Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivevery hard; with utmost effort
142 itadaku

いただく

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verb(humble) to receive
143 itasu

いたす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verb(humble) to do
144 ito

いと

Nounthread
145 jamu

Noun, Katakanajam
146 ji

Nouncharacter
147 jidai

じだい

Nounperiod
148 jiko

じこ

Nounaccident
149 jimusho

じむしょ

Nounoffice
150 jinja

じんじゃ

NounShinto shrine
151 jinkou

じんこう

Nounpopulation
152 jinsei

じんせい

Nounhuman life
153 jishin

じしん

Nounearthquake
154 jiten

じてん

Noundictionary
155 jiyuu

じゆう

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, Expressionfreedom
156 josei

じょせい

Nounwoman; female
157 junbi

じゅんび

Noun, Suru verbto prepare
158 juubun

じゅうぶん

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, Adverbenough; sufficient; plenty; adequate; satisfactory
159 juudou

じゅうどう

Nounjudo
160 juusho

じゅうしょ

Nounaddress
161 kaaten

Noun, Katakanacurtain
162 kabe

かべ

Nounwall
163 kachou

かちょう

Nounsection manager; section chief
164 kaeri

かえり

Nounreturn; coming back
165 kaeru

かえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto change; to transform
166 kagaku

かがく

Nounscience
167 kagami

かがみ

Nounmirror
168 kaigan

かいがん

Nouncoast
169 kaigi

かいぎ

Noun, Verb, Suru verbmeeting; conference; session; assembly
170 kaigishitsu

かいぎしつ

Nounconference room; conference hall; council room
171 kaijou

かいじょう

Nounassembly hall; meeting place; venue; grounds
172 kaiwa

かいわ

Noun, Verb, Suru verbconversation
173 kaji

かじ

Nounfire
174 kakkou

かっこう

Nounappearance
175 kamau

かまう

Verb, Godan verbto mind
176 kami

かみ

Nounhair
177 kamu

かむ

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto bite,to chew
178 kanai

かない

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

かならず

Adverbalways; certainly
180 kanashii

かなしい

Adjective, い-adjectivesad
181 kangaeru

かんがえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto think
182 kangofu

かんごふ

Nounfemale nurse
183 kankei

かんけい

Noun, Suru verbrelationship
184 kanojo

かのじょ

Pronounshe; her​
185 kantan

かんたん

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivesimple; easy
186 kare

かれ

Pronounhe; him​; his
187 karera

かれら

Pronounthey; them
188 katachi

かたち

Nounshape
189 katadzukeru

かたづける

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto tidy up
190 katai

かたい

Adjective, い-adjectivehard
191 katsu

かつ

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto win
192 kawaku

かわく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto get dry
193 kawari

かわり

Nouninstead; in place
194 kawaru

かわる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto change
195 kayou

かよう

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto commute
196 kazaru

かざる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto decorate
197 ke

Nounhair or fur
198 keeki

Noun, Katakanacake
199 kega

けが

Noun, Suru verbto injure
200 keikaku

けいかく

Noun, Suru verbto plan

JLPT N4 vocab List total: (571)

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