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
101 hirou

ひろう

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto pick up
102 hiruma

ひるま

Noundaytime; during the day
103 hiruyasumi

ひるやすみ

Nounlunch break; noon recess; noon rest period
104 hisashiburi

ひさしぶり

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

ほめる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto praise
106 honyaku

ほんやく

Noun, Suru verbtranslation
107 hoshi

ほし

Nounstar
108 hotondo

Adverbial Nounmostly
109 houritsu

ほうりつ

Noun, Adjective, の-adjectivelaw
110 housou

ほうそう

Noun, Suru verb, の-adjectiveto broadcast
111 ichido

いちど

Nounonce; one time; on one occasion
112 igai

いがい

Nounwith the exception of; excepting
113 igaku

いがく

Nounmedical science; medicine
114 ijimeru

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto tease
115 ijou

いじょう

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

いか

Nounnot exceeding
117 iken

いけん

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

いきもの

Nounliving thing
119 inai

いない

Noun, Suffixwithin
120 inaka

いなか

Noun, の-adjectivecountryside
121 inoru

いのる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto pray
122 ippai

Adjective, な-adjective, Adverb, の-adjectivefull
123 ishi

いし

Nounstone
124 isogu

いそぐ

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

いっしょうけんめい

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivevery hard; with utmost effort
126 itasu

いたす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verb(humble) to do
127 jamu

Noun, Katakanajam
128 jidai

じだい

Nounperiod
129 jiko

じこ

Nounaccident
130 jimusho

じむしょ

Nounoffice
131 jinja

じんじゃ

NounShinto shrine
132 jinkou

じんこう

Nounpopulation
133 jinsei

じんせい

Nounhuman life
134 jishin

じしん

Nounearthquake
135 jiten

じてん

Noundictionary
136 jiyuu

じゆう

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, Expressionfreedom
137 josei

じょせい

Nounwoman; female
138 junbi

じゅんび

Noun, Suru verbto prepare
139 juubun

じゅうぶん

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

じゅうどう

Nounjudo
141 juusho

じゅうしょ

Nounaddress
142 kaaten

Noun, Katakanacurtain
143 kabe

かべ

Nounwall
144 kachou

かちょう

Nounsection manager; section chief
145 kaeri

かえり

Nounreturn; coming back
146 kaeru

かえる

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

かがく

Nounscience
148 kagami

かがみ

Nounmirror
149 kaigan

かいがん

Noun, の-adjectivecoast
150 kaigi

かいぎ

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

かいぎしつ

Nounconference room; conference hall; council room
152 kaijou

かいじょう

Nounassembly hall; meeting place; venue; grounds
153 kaiwa

かいわ

Noun, Verb, Suru verbconversation
154 kaji

かじ

Nounfire
155 kami

かみ

Nounhair
156 kamu

かむ

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

かない

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

かならず

Adverbalways; certainly
159 kanashii

かなしい

Adjective, い-adjectivesad
160 kangaeru

かんがえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto think
161 kankei

かんけい

Noun, Suru verb, の-adjectiverelationship
162 kanojo

かのじょ

Pronounshe; her​
163 kantan

かんたん

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivesimple
164 kare

かれ

Pronounhe; him​; his
165 karera

かれら

Pronounthey; them
166 katachi

かたち

Nounshape
167 katadzukeru

かたづける

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto tidy up
168 katai

かたい

Adjective, い-adjectivehard
169 katsu

かつ

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto win
170 kawaku

かわく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto get dry
171 kawari

かわり

Noun, の-adjectiveinstead; in place
172 kawaru

かわる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto change
173 kazaru

かざる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto decorate
174 keeki

Noun, Katakanacake
175 kega

けが

Noun, Suru verbto injure
176 keikaku

けいかく

Noun, Suru verbto plan
177 keiken

けいけん

Noun, Suru verbto experience
178 keisatsu

けいさつ

Nounpolice
179 keizai

けいざい

Noun, Suru verbfinance, economy
180 kenbutsu

けんぶつ

Noun, Suru verbsightseeing; visit
181 kenka

けんか

Noun, Suru verbto quarrel
182 kenkyuu

けんきゅう

Noun, Suru verbresearch
183 kenkyuushitsu

けんきゅうしつ

Nounlaboratory
184 keshigomu

Nouneraser
185 keshiki

けしき

Noun, の-adjectivescenery
186 kibishii

きびしい

Adjective, い-adjectivestrict
187 kibun

きぶん

Nounfeeling; mood
188 kikai

きかい

Nounchance; opportunity
189 kiken

きけん

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivedanger
190 kikoeru

きこえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto be heard; to be audible; to be said
191 kimaru

きまる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto be decided
192 kimeru

きめる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto decide
193 kimi

きみ

PronounYou
194 kimochi

きもち

Nounfeeling
195 kimono

きもの

Nounkimono; Japanese traditional clothing
196 kinjo

きんじょ

Noun, Adjective, の-adjectiveneighbourhood
197 kisetsu

きせつ

Nounseason
198 kisha

きしゃ

Nountrain
199 kisoku

きそく

Nounrule
200 ko

Nounchild

JLPT N4 vocab List total: (455)

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