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
301 riyuu

りゆう

Nounreason
302 rusu

るす

Noun, Adjective, Suru verb, の-adjectiveabsence
303 ryokan

りょかん

Nountraditional inn; Japanese-style lodging
304 sabishii

さびしい

Adjective, い-adjectivelonely
305 sagasu

さがす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto look for
306 saigo

さいご

Noun, の-adjectiveend; last
307 saikin

さいきん

Adverbial Noun, の-adjectiverecently
308 saisho

さいしょ

Adverbial Noun, の-adjectivebeginning; first
309 saka

さか

Nounslope; hill
310 sakuya

さくや

Noun, Adverbial Nounlast night
311 sandaru

Noun, Katakanasandal
312 sandoicchi

Noun, Katakanasandwich
313 sarada

Noun, Katakanasalad
314 saraigetsu

さらいげつ

Noun, Adverbial Nounmonth after next
315 saraishuu

さらいしゅう

Noun, Adverbial Nounweek after next
316 sawagu

さわぐ

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto make noise,to be excited
317 sawaru

さわる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto touch
318 seikatsu

せいかつ

Noun, Suru verbto live
319 seimei

せいめい

Nounlife
320 seisan

せいさん

Noun, Suru verbproduction
321 seiyou

せいよう

Nounthe west; Western countries
322 sekai

せかい

Nounthe world
323 sen

せん

Nounline
324 senaka

せなか

Nounback (of body)
325 senpai

せんぱい

Nounsenior
326 sensou

せんそう

Noun, Suru verbwar
327 setsumei

せつめい

Noun, Verb, Suru verbexplanation
328 shachou

しゃちょう

Nouncompany president; manager; director
329 shakai

しゃかい

Nounsociety; public; community; the world
330 shi

Nouncity
331 shiai

しあい

Noun, Suru verbmatch,game
332 shiken

しけん

Noun, Suru verbexamination
333 shikkari

Adverb, Suru verbfirmly; steadily
334 shima

しま

Nounisland
335 shinamono

しなもの

Noungoods; article; thing
336 shinbunsha

しんぶんしゃ

Nounnewspaper company
337 shinsetsu

しんせつ

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivekindness
338 shippai

しっぱい

Noun, Adjective, Suru verb, の-adjectivefailure
339 shiraberu

しらべる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto investigate
340 shitagi

したぎ

Noununderwear
341 shokuryouhin

しょくりょうひん

Nounfood; groceries
342 shougakkou

しょうがっこう

Nounelementary school
343 shoukai

しょうかい

Noun, Suru verb, の-adjectiveintroduction
344 shourai

しょうらい

Noun, Adverbial Nounfuture
345 shousetsu

しょうせつ

Noun, Adjective, の-adjectivenovel
346 shumi

しゅみ

Nounhobby; pastime; preference
347 shuukan

しゅうかん

Nounhabit; custom; cultural practice.
348 sobo

そぼ

Noungrandmother
349 sofu

そふ

Noungrandfather
350 sofuto

Noun, Katakanasoft
351 sonna

Pre-noun adjectivalthat sort of
352 sore hodo

Adverbto that extent
353 sorosoro

Adverbgradually; soon
354 sotsugyou

そつぎょう

Noun, Suru verbgraduation
355 soudan

そうだん

Noun, Suru verbto discuss
356 subarashii

すばらしい

Adjective, い-adjectivewonderful
357 sugoi

すごい

Adjective, い-adjectiveterrific
358 suidou

すいどう

Nounwater supply
359 suiei

すいえい

Noun, Adjective, Suru verb, の-adjectiveswimming
360 sukkari

Adverbcompletely
361 suku

すく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto be hungry
362 sustsukeesu

Noun, Katakanasuitcase
363 susumu

すすむ

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto make progress
364 suteeki

Noun, Katakanasteak
365 suteru

すてる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto throw away
366 suugaku

すうがく

Nounmathematics; arithmetic
367 suutsu

Noun, Katakanasuit
368 tadashii

ただしい

Adjective, い-adjectiveright; correct
369 tai'in

たいいん

Noun, Verb, Suru verbleaving hospital; discharge from hospital
370 taifuu

たいふう

Nountyphoon
371 taipu

Nountype,style
372 tamani

Adverboccasionally
373 tariru

たりる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto be sufficient; to be enough
374 tasu

たす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto add (numbers / something)
375 tatami

たたみ

NounJapanese straw mat
376 tateru

たてる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto build
377 tebukuro

てぶくろ

Nounglove
378 teinei

ていねい

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivepolite
379 tekisuto

Noun, Katakanatext; textbook
380 tekitou

てきとう

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivesuitable
381 ten'in

てんいん

Nounemployee (of a store); shop assistant; clerk
382 tenisu

Noun, Katakanatennis
383 tenkiyohou

てんきよほう

Nounweather forecast
384 tenrankai

てんらんかい

Nounexhibition
385 tera

てら

Nountemple
386 tetsudau

てつだう

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto help; to assist; to aid​
387 tochuu

とちゅう

Noun, Adverbial Nounon the way
388 tokkyuu

とっきゅう

Nounlimited express (train, faster than an express)
389 tokoya

とこや

Nounbarber
390 tokubetsu

とくべつ

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivespecial; particular; extraordinary; exceptional
391 tokuni

とくに

Adverbparticularly; especially; in particular; expressly
392 tooku

とおく

Noun, Adverbial Noun, の-adjectivedistant
393 torikaeru

とりかえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto exchange; to swap; to replace
394 tsugou

つごう

Noun, Adverbconvenience
395 tsukamaeru

つかまえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto catch
396 tsuma

つま

Noun(humble) wife
397 tsureru

つれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto take (someone) with one
398 tsuru

つる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto fish
399 tsutaeru

つたえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto report; to tell
400 tsutsumu

つつむ

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto wrap

JLPT N4 vocab List total: (432)

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