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
201 keiken

けいけん

Noun, Suru verbto experience
202 keisatsu

けいさつ

Nounpolice
203 keizai

けいざい

Noun, Suru verbfinance, economy
204 kenbutsu

けんぶつ

Noun, Suru verbsightseeing; visit
205 kenka

けんか

Noun, Suru verbto quarrel
206 kenkyuu

けんきゅう

Noun, Suru verbresearch
207 kenkyuushitsu

けんきゅうしつ

Nounlaboratory
208 keshigomu

Nouneraser
209 keshiki

けしき

Nounscenery
210 ki

Nounspirit
211 kibishii

きびしい

Adjective, い-adjectivestrict
212 kibun

きぶん

Nounfeeling; mood
213 kikai

きかい

Nounchance; opportunity
214 kiken

きけん

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivedanger
215 kikoeru

きこえる

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

きまる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto be decided
217 kimeru

きめる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto decide
218 kimi

きみ

PronounYou
219 kimochi

きもち

Nounfeeling
220 kimono

きもの

Nounkimono; Japanese traditional clothing
221 kinjo

きんじょ

Nounneighbourhood
222 kinu

きぬ

Nounsilk
223 kisetsu

きせつ

Nounseason
224 kisha

きしゃ

Nountrain
225 kisoku

きそく

Nounrule
226 ko

Nounchild
227 kokoro

こころ

Nounheart
228 kokusai

こくさい

Nouninternational
229 komakai

こまかい

Adjective, い-adjectivesmall, fine
230 kome

こめ

Noun(husked grains of) rice
231 komu

こむ

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto be crowded
232 kondo

こんど

Nounthis time; next time
233 kono aida

このあいだ

Adverbial Nounthe other day; recently
234 kono goro

Adverbial Nounthese days; nowadays
235 konpyuuta

Noun, Katakanacomputer
236 konsaato

Noun, Katakanaconcert
237 konya

こんや

Noun this evening; tonigh
238 korekara

Conjunctionafter this
239 koshou

こしょう

Noun, Suru verbto break-down
240 kotae

こたえ

Nounresponse
241 kotori

ことり

Nounsmall bird
242 kou

Adverbthis way
243 kouchou

こうちょう

Nounprincipal; headmaster
244 koudou

こうどう

Nounauditorium
245 kougai

こうがい

Nounsuburb; residential area on the outskirt of a city
246 kougi

こうぎ

Noun, Suru verblecture
247 kougyou

こうぎょう

Nounindustry
248 koujou

こうじょう

Nounfactory
249 koukou

こうこう

Nounsenior high school; high school​
250 koukousei

こうこうせい

Nounhigh school student
251 koumuin

こうむいん

Noungovernment worker
252 koutougakkou

こうとうがっこう

Nounhigh school
253 koutsuu

こうつう

Noun, Suru verbtraffic
254 kowai

こわい

Adjective, い-adjectivefrightening
255 kowareru

こわれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto be broken
256 kowasu

こわす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto break
257 kubi

くび

Nounneck
258 kudasaru

くださる

Verb, Godan verb(respectful) to give
259 kumo

くも

Nouncloud
260 kun

くん

Suffixsuffix for familiar young male
261 kuraberu

くらべる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto compare
262 kureru

くれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto get dark
263 kusa

くさ

Noungrass
264 kuuki

くうき

Nounair
265 kuukou

くうこう

Nounairport
266 kyaku

きゃく

Nounguest; customer
267 kyouiku

きょういく

Noun, Suru verbeducation
268 kyoukai

きょうかい

Nounchurch; congregation; Christian church
269 kyoumi

きょうみ

Nouninterest (in something); curiosity (about something); zest (for)
270 kyousou

きょうそう

Noun, Suru verbcompetition
271 kyuu

きゅう

Adjective, な-adjectivesudden; abrupt; unexpected
272 kyuukou

きゅうこう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbhurrying (to somewhere); rushing; hastening
273 machigaeru

まちがえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto make a mistake (in)
274 mairu

まいる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verb(humble) to go; to come
275 makeru

まける

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto lose
276 manga

まんが

Nouncomic
277 maniau

まにあう

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto be in time (for)
278 mannaka

まんなか

Nounmiddle; centre; center
279 mawari

まわり

Nounaround
280 mawaru

まわる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto go around
281 mazu

Adverbfirst of all
282 meshiagaru

めしあがる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto eat; to drink​
283 mezurashii

めずらしい

Adjective, い-adjectiveunusual; rare
284 mieru

みえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto be seen; to be in sight; to look; to seem
285 minato

みなと

Nounharbour
286 miso

みそ

Nounfermented condiment made from soybeans
287 mitsukaru

みつかる

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

みつける

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto discover; to find; to come across; to detect; to spot
289 miyako

みやこ

Nouncapital
290 mizuumi

みずうみ

Nounlake
291 modoru

もどる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto turn back
292 momen

もめん

Nouncotton (material)
293 mori

もり

Nounforest
294 moshi

Adverbif; in case; supposing
295 moushiageru

もうしあげる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto say; to offer
296 mousu

もうす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto be called; to say
297 mousugu

Adverb, Expressionsoon
298 mukaeru

むかえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto go out to meet
299 mukashi

むかし

Noun, Adverbial nounolden days, former
300 mukau

むかう

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto head towards

JLPT N4 vocab List total: (571)

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