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
401 saraishuu

さらいしゅう

Noun, Adverbial Nounweek after next
402 sashiageru

さしあげる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto give
403 sawagu

さわぐ

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

さわる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto touch
405 seibutsu

せいぶつ

Nounliving thing
406 seiji

せいじ

Nounpolitics
407 seikatsu

せいかつ

Noun, Suru verbto live
408 seimei

せいめい

Nounlife
409 seisan

せいさん

Noun, Suru verbproduction
410 seiyou

せいよう

Nounthe west; Western countries
411 sekai

せかい

Nounthe world
412 seki

せき

Nounseat
413 sen

せん

Nounline
414 senaka

せなか

Nounback (of body)
415 senpai

せんぱい

Nounsenior
416 sensou

せんそう

Noun, Suru verbwar
417 setsumei

せつめい

Noun, Verb, Suru verbexplanation
418 shachou

しゃちょう

Nouncompany president; manager; director
419 shakai

しゃかい

Nounsociety; public; community; the world
420 shi

Nouncity
421 shiai

しあい

Noun, Suru verbmatch,game
422 shikaru

しかる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto scold
423 shikata

しかた

Nounway; method
424 shiken

しけん

Noun, Suru verbexamination
425 shikkari

Adverb, Suru verbfirmly; steadily
426 shima

しま

Nounisland
427 shimin

市民

Nouncitizen
428 shinamono

しなもの

Noungoods; article; thing
429 shinbunsha

しんぶんしゃ

Nounnewspaper company
430 shinsetsu

しんせつ

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivekindness
431 shippai

しっぱい

Noun, Suru verbfailure
432 shiraberu

しらべる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto investigate
433 shiraseru

しらせる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto notify
434 shitagi

したぎ

Noununderwear
435 shokuryouhin

しょくりょうひん

Nounfood; groceries
436 shougakkou

しょうがっこう

Nounelementary school
437 shoujiru

しょうじる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto produce
438 shoukai

しょうかい

Noun, Suru verbintroduction
439 shourai

しょうらい

Noun, Adverbial Nounfuture
440 shousetsu

しょうせつ

Nounnovel
441 shumi

しゅみ

Nounhobby; pastime; preference
442 shuukan

しゅうかん

Nounhabit; custom; cultural practice.
443 sobo

そぼ

Noungrandmother
444 sodateru

そだてる

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

そふ

Noungrandfather
446 sofuto

Noun, Katakanasoft
447 sonna

Pre-noun adjectivalthat sort of
448 sore de

Conjunctionbecause of that
449 sore hodo

Adverbto that extent
450 sorosoro

Adverbgradually; soon
451 sotsugyou

そつぎょう

Noun, Suru verbgraduation
452 soudan

そうだん

Noun, Suru verbto discuss
453 subarashii

すばらしい

Adjective, い-adjectivewonderful
454 suberu

すべる

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

すごい

Adjective, い-adjectiveterrific
456 suidou

すいどう

Nounwater supply
457 suiei

すいえい

Noun, Suru verbswimming
458 sukkari

Adverbcompletely
459 suku

すく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto be hungry
460 sukuriin

Noun, Katakanascreen
461 sumi

すみ

Nouncorner; nook
462 sumu

すむ

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto finish
463 suna

すな

Nounsand
464 suri

Nounpickpocket
465 sustsukeesu

Noun, Katakanasuitcase
466 susumu

すすむ

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto make progress
467 suteeki

Noun, Katakanasteak
468 sutereo

Noun, Katakanastereo
469 suteru

すてる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto throw away
470 suugaku

すうがく

Nounmathematics; arithmetic
471 suutsu

Noun, Katakanasuit
472 tadashii

ただしい

Adjective, い-adjectiveright; correct
473 tai'in

たいいん

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

たいふう

Nountyphoon
475 taipu

Nountype,style
476 taitei

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, Adverbusually
477 tamani

Adverboccasionally
478 tana

たな

Nounshelves
479 tanjou

たんじょう

Noun, Suru verbbirth
480 tanoshimi

たのしみ

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

たおれる

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

たりる

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

たす

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

たたみ

NounJapanese straw mat
485 tateru

たてる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto build
486 tazuneru

たずねる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto visit
487 tazuneru

たずねる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto ask
488 tebukuro

てぶくろ

Nounglove
489 teinei

ていねい

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivepolite
490 tekisuto

Noun, Katakanatext; textbook
491 tekitou

てきとう

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivesuitable
492 ten

てん

Nounpoint; dot
493 ten'in

てんいん

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

Noun, Katakanatennis
495 tenkiyohou

てんきよほう

Nounweather forecast
496 tenrankai

てんらんかい

Nounexhibition
497 tera

てら

Nountemple
498 tetsudau

てつだう

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

とちゅう

Noun, Adverbial Nounon the way
500 todokeru

とどける

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto send​

JLPT N4 vocab List total: (571)

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