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
301muri

むり

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, Suru verbimpossible
302mushi

むし

Nouninsect
303musuko

むすこ

Nounson
304musume

むすめ

Noundaughter
305nageru

なげる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto throw or cast away
306naku

なく

Verb, Godan verbto weep
307naku naru

なくなる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto disappear; to get lost
308nakunaru

なくなる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto die
309nama

なま

Noun, Prefixraw
310naoru

なおる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto be fixed,to be repaired
311naoru

なおる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto be cured; to heal
312nareru

なれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto get used to
313naru

なる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto sound
314naruhodo

Adverb, Expressionnow I understand
315nebou

ねぼう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbsleeping in late; oversleeping
316nedan

ねだん

Nounprice; cost
317nemui

ねむい

Adjective, い-adjectivesleepy
318nemuru

ねむる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto sleep
319netsu

ねつ

Nounfever
320nigai

にがい

Adjective, い-adjectivebitter
321nigeru

にげる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto escape
322nikaidate

にかいだて

Nountwo-storied building
323ningyou

にんぎょう

Noundoll
324nioi

におい

Nouna smell
325niru

にる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto be similar
326nodo

のど

Nounthroat
327nokoru

のこる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto remain
328norikaeru

のりかえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto change between buses or trains
329norimono

のりもの

Nounvehicle
330nureru

ぬれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto get wet
331nuru

ぬる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto paint; to plaster
332nusumu

ぬすむ

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto steal
333nyuugaku

にゅうがく

Noun, Verb, Suru verbentry to school or university; enrollment
334nyuuin

にゅういん

Noun, Verb, Suru verbhospitalization
335ochiru

おちる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto fall or drop
336odori

おどり

Nouna dance
337odoroku

おどろく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto be surprised
338odoru

おどる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto dance
339oide ni naru

おいでになる

Verb, Godan verb, Expression(respectful) to be
340oiwai

おいわい

Noun, Suru verbcongratulation
341ojousan

おじょうさん

Noun(another's) daughter
342okashii

おかしい

Adjective, い-adjectivestrange or funny
343okonau

おこなう

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto do
344okoru

おこる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto be angry
345okosu

おこす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto wake
346oku

おく

Numericone hundred million
347okujou

おくじょう

Nounrooftop​
348okureru

おくれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto be late
349okurimono

おくりもの

Nounpresent; gift
350okuru

おくる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto send
351omatsuri

おまつり

Nounfestival
352omimai

おみまい

Nounvisiting ill or distressed people
353omiyage

おみやげ

Nounsouvenir
354omocha

Nountoy
355omoidasu

おもいだす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto remember
356omote

おもて

Nounthe front
357ootobai

Noun, Katakanamotorcycle
358orei

おれい

Nounthanks
359oreru

おれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto break or be folded
360oriru

おりる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto get off
361oru

おる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto break or to fold
362oshiire

おしいれ

Nouncloset
363ossharu

おっしゃる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verb(respectful) to say
364otaku

おたく

Nounyour home
365oto

おと

Nounsound; note
366otosu

おとす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto drop
367otsuri

おつり

Nounchange (for a purchase)​
368otto

おっと

Nounhusband
369owari

おわり

Nounthe end
370oya

おや

Nounparents
371oyogikata

およぎかた

Nounway of swimming
372paato

Noun, Katakanapart; part time
373pasokon

Noun, Katakanapersonal computer
374piano

Noun, Katakanapiano
375purezento

Noun, Katakanapresent; gift
376reibou

れいぼう

Noun, Suru verbair conditioning
377reji

Noun, Katakanacashier​
378rekishi

れきし

Nounhistory
379renraku

れんらく

Suru verbto contact; to get in touch​
380repooto

Noun, Katakanareport
381riyou

りよう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbuse; utilization; application
382riyuu

りゆう

Nounreason
383rusu

るす

Noun, Suru verbabsence
384ryokan

りょかん

Nountraditional inn; Japanese-style lodging
385ryouhou

りょうほう

Nounboth sides
386sabishii

さびしい

Adjective, い-adjectivelonely
387sagaru

さがる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto get down
388sagasu

さがす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto look for
389sageru

さげる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto lower
390saigo

さいご

Nounend; last
391saikin

さいきん

Noun, Adverbial Nounrecently
392saisho

さいしょ

Noun, Adverbial Nounbeginning; first
393saka

さか

Nounslope; hill
394sakan

さかん

Adjective, な-adjectivepopularity; prosperous
395sakuya

さくや

Noun, Adverbial Nounlast night
396sandaru

Noun, Katakanasandal
397sandoicchi

Noun, Katakanasandwich
398sangyou

さんぎょう

Nounindustry
399sarada

Noun, Katakanasalad
400saraigetsu

さらいげつ

Noun, Adverbial Nounmonth after next

JLPT N4 vocab List total: (571)

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