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
401 sekai

せかい

Nounthe world
402 seki

せき

Nounseat
403 sen

せん

Nounline
404 senaka

せなか

Nounback (of body)
405 senpai

せんぱい

Nounsenior
406 sensou

せんそう

Noun, Suru verbwar
407 setsumei

せつめい

Noun, Verb, Suru verbexplanation
408 shachou

しゃちょう

Nouncompany president; manager; director
409 shakai

しゃかい

Nounsociety; public; community; the world
410 shi

Nouncity
411 shiai

しあい

Noun, Suru verbmatch,game
412 shikaru

しかる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto scold
413 shikata

しかた

Nounway; method
414 shiken

しけん

Noun, Suru verbexamination
415 shikkari

Adverb, Suru verbfirmly; steadily
416 shima

しま

Nounisland
417 shimin

市民

Nouncitizen
418 shinamono

しなもの

Noungoods; article; thing
419 shinbunsha

しんぶんしゃ

Nounnewspaper company
420 shinsetsu

しんせつ

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivekindness
421 shippai

しっぱい

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

しらべる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto investigate
423 shiraseru

しらせる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto notify
424 shitagi

したぎ

Noununderwear
425 shokuryouhin

しょくりょうひん

Nounfood; groceries
426 shougakkou

しょうがっこう

Nounelementary school
427 shoujiru

しょうじる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto produce
428 shoukai

しょうかい

Noun, Suru verb, の-adjectiveintroduction
429 shourai

しょうらい

Noun, Adverbial Nounfuture
430 shousetsu

しょうせつ

Noun, Adjective, の-adjectivenovel
431 shumi

しゅみ

Nounhobby; pastime; preference
432 shuukan

しゅうかん

Nounhabit; custom; cultural practice.
433 sobo

そぼ

Noungrandmother
434 sodateru

そだてる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto rear,to bring up
435 sofu

そふ

Noungrandfather
436 sofuto

Noun, Katakanasoft
437 sonna

Pre-noun adjectivalthat sort of
438 sore de

Conjunctionbecause of that
439 sore hodo

Adverbto that extent
440 sorosoro

Adverbgradually; soon
441 sotsugyou

そつぎょう

Noun, Suru verbgraduation
442 soudan

そうだん

Noun, Suru verbto discuss
443 subarashii

すばらしい

Adjective, い-adjectivewonderful
444 suberu

すべる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto slide; to slip
445 sugoi

すごい

Adjective, い-adjectiveterrific
446 suidou

すいどう

Nounwater supply
447 suiei

すいえい

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

Adverbcompletely
449 suku

すく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto be hungry
450 sukuriin

Noun, Katakanascreen
451 sumi

すみ

Nouncorner; nook
452 suna

すな

Nounsand
453 suri

Nounpickpocket
454 sustsukeesu

Noun, Katakanasuitcase
455 susumu

すすむ

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto make progress
456 suteeki

Noun, Katakanasteak
457 sutereo

Noun, Katakanastereo
458 suteru

すてる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto throw away
459 suugaku

すうがく

Nounmathematics; arithmetic
460 suutsu

Noun, Katakanasuit
461 tadashii

ただしい

Adjective, い-adjectiveright; correct
462 tai'in

たいいん

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

たいふう

Nountyphoon
464 taipu

Nountype,style
465 taitei

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, Adverbusually
466 tamani

Adverboccasionally
467 tana

たな

Nounshelves
468 tanjou

たんじょう

Noun, Suru verbbirth
469 tanoshimi

たのしみ

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivelooking forward to​
470 taoreru

たおれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verb to fall (over, down)
471 tariru

たりる

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

たす

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

たたみ

NounJapanese straw mat
474 tateru

たてる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto build
475 tazuneru

たずねる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto visit
476 tazuneru

たずねる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto ask
477 tebukuro

てぶくろ

Nounglove
478 teinei

ていねい

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivepolite
479 tekisuto

Noun, Katakanatext; textbook
480 tekitou

てきとう

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivesuitable
481 ten

てん

Nounpoint; dot
482 ten'in

てんいん

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

Noun, Katakanatennis
484 tenkiyohou

てんきよほう

Nounweather forecast
485 tenrankai

てんらんかい

Nounexhibition
486 tera

てら

Nountemple
487 tetsudau

てつだう

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

とちゅう

Noun, Adverbial Nounon the way
489 todokeru

とどける

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto send​
490 tokkyuu

とっきゅう

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

とこや

Nounbarber
492 tokubetsu

とくべつ

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

とくに

Adverbparticularly; especially; in particular; expressly
494 tomaru

とまる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto stay at
495 tomeru

とめる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto stop something
496 tooku

とおく

Noun, Adverbial Noun, の-adjectivedistant
497 torikaeru

とりかえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto exchange; to swap; to replace
498 toutou

とうとう

Adverbfinally, after all
499 tsudzukeru

つづける

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto continue; to keep up; to keep on
500 tsudzuku

つづく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto continue

JLPT N4 vocab List total: (560)

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