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 kono aida

このあいだ

Adverbial Nounthe other day; recently
202 kono goro

Adverbial Nounthese days; nowadays
203 konpyuuta

Noun, Katakanacomputer
204 konsaato

Noun, Katakanaconcert
205 konya

こんや

Noun this evening; tonigh
206 korekara

Conjunctionafter this
207 koshou

こしょう

Noun, Suru verbto break-down
208 kotori

ことり

Nounsmall bird
209 kouchou

こうちょう

Nounprincipal; headmaster
210 kougai

こうがい

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

こうぎ

Noun, Suru verblecture
212 koujou

こうじょう

Nounfactory
213 koukou

こうこう

Nounsenior high school; high school​
214 koukousei

こうこうせい

Nounhigh school student
215 koumuin

こうむいん

Noungovernment worker
216 koutougakkou

こうとうがっこう

Nounhigh school
217 kowai

こわい

Adjective, い-adjectivefrightening
218 kowareru

こわれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto be broken
219 kubi

くび

Nounneck
220 kumo

くも

Nouncloud
221 kusa

くさ

Noungrass
222 kuuki

くうき

Nounair
223 kuukou

くうこう

Nounairport
224 kyaku

きゃく

Nounguest; customer
225 kyouiku

きょういく

Noun, Suru verbeducation
226 kyoukai

きょうかい

Nounchurch; congregation; Christian church
227 kyoumi

きょうみ

Nouninterest (in something); curiosity (about something); zest (for)
228 kyuu

きゅう

Adjective, な-adjectivesudden; abrupt; unexpected
229 kyuukou

きゅうこう

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

まちがえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto make a mistake (in)
231 majime

まじめ

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectiveserious
232 makeru

まける

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto lose
233 manga

まんが

Nouncomic
234 maniau

まにあう

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

まんなか

Nounmiddle; centre; center
236 mawari

まわり

Nounaround
237 meshiagaru

めしあがる

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

めずらしい

Adjective, い-adjectiveunusual; rare
239 mieru

みえる

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

みなと

Nounharbour
241 miso

みそ

Nounfermented condiment made from soybeans
242 mitsukaru

みつかる

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

みつける

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto discover; to find; to come across; to detect; to spot
244 mizuumi

みずうみ

Nounlake
245 modoru

もどる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto turn back
246 momen

もめん

Nouncotton (material)
247 mori

もり

Nounforest
248 moshi

Adverbif; in case; supposing
249 mousugu

Adverb, Expressionsoon
250 mukaeru

むかえる

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

むかし

の-adjective, Adverbial nounolden days, former
252 muri

むり

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, Suru verbimpossible
253 mushi

むし

Nouninsect
254 musuko

むすこ

Nounson
255 musume

むすめ

Noundaughter
256 nageru

なげる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto throw or cast away
257 naku naru

なくなる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto disappear; to get lost
258 nakunaru

なくなる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto die
259 nama

なま

Noun, Adjective, の-adjectiveraw
260 nareru

なれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto get used to
261 nebou

ねぼう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbsleeping in late; oversleeping
262 nedan

ねだん

Nounprice; cost
263 nemui

ねむい

Adjective, い-adjectivesleepy
264 nesshin

ねっしん

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectiveenthusiasm
265 netsu

ねつ

Nounfever
266 nigai

にがい

Adjective, い-adjectivebitter
267 nigeru

にげる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto escape
268 nikaidate

にかいだて

Nountwo-storied building
269 ningyou

にんぎょう

Noundoll
270 nioi

におい

Nouna smell
271 nodo

のど

Nounthroat
272 nokoru

のこる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto remain
273 norikaeru

のりかえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto change between buses or trains
274 norimono

のりもの

Nounvehicle
275 nyuugaku

にゅうがく

Noun, Verb, Suru verbentry to school or university; enrollment
276 nyuuin

にゅういん

Noun, Verb, Suru verbhospitalization
277 ochiru

おちる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto fall or drop
278 odori

おどり

Nouna dance
279 odoru

おどる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto dance
280 oiwai

おいわい

Noun, Suru verbcongratulation
281 ojousan

おじょうさん

Noun(another's) daughter
282 okashii

おかしい

Adjective, い-adjectivestrange or funny
283 okoru

おこる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto be angry
284 okujou

おくじょう

Nounrooftop​
285 okureru

おくれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto be late
286 okurimono

おくりもの

Nounpresent; gift
287 okuru

おくる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto send
288 omatsuri

おまつり

Nounfestival
289 omiyage

おみやげ

Nounsouvenir
290 omocha

Nountoy
291 omoidasu

おもいだす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto remember
292 ootobai

Noun, Katakanamotorcycle
293 orei

おれい

Nounthanks
294 oshiire

おしいれ

Nouncloset
295 otaku

おたく

Nounyour home
296 oto

おと

Nounsound; note
297 otsuri

おつり

Nounchange (for a purchase)​
298 otto

おっと

Nounhusband
299 owari

おわり

Nounthe end
300 oya

おや

Nounparents

JLPT N4 vocab List total: (442)

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