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
501 tokkyuu

とっきゅう

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

とこや

Nounbarber
503 tokubetsu

とくべつ

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

とくに

Adverbparticularly; especially; in particular; expressly
505 tomaru

とまる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto stay at
506 tomeru

とめる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto stop something
507 tooku

とおく

Noun, Adverbial Noundistant
508 tooru

とおる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto go through
509 torikaeru

とりかえる

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

とうとう

Adverbfinally, after all
511 tsudzukeru

つづける

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

つづく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto continue
513 tsugou

つごう

Noun, Adverbconvenience
514 tsukamaeru

つかまえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto catch
515 tsukeru

つける

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto soak; to pickle
516 tsuki

つき

Nounmoon
517 tsuku

つく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto be attached
518 tsuma

つま

Noun(humble) wife
519 tsureru

つれる

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

つる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto fish
521 tsutaeru

つたえる

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

つつむ

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto wrap
523 ude

うで

Nounarm
524 ueru

うえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto plant; to grow
525 ugoku

うごく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto move
526 ukagau

うかがう

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto visit
527 ukeru

うける

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto take a lesson or test
528 uketsuke

うけつけ

Nounreception (desk); information desk​
529 umare

うまれ

Nounbirth
530 untenshu

うんてんしゅ

Noundriver; chauffeur
531 ura

うら

Nounreverse side
532 ureshii

うれしい

Adjective, い-adjectivehappy
533 uriba

うりば

Nounselling area
534 uso

うそ

Nouna lie
535 utsu

うつ

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto hit
536 utsukushii

うつくしい

Adjective, い-adjectivebeautiful
537 utsuru

うつる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto move house or transfer
538 utsusu

うつす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto copy or photograph
539 waapuro

Noun, Katakanaword processor
540 wakareru

わかれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto separate
541 wakasu

わかす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto boil; to heat
542 waku

わく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto boil
543 warau

わらう

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto laugh; to smile
544 wareru

われる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto break
545 wariai

わりあい

Nounrate; ratio
546 wasuremono

わすれもの

Nounlost article
547 yakeru

やける

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto burn; to be roasted
548 yaku

やく

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto bake; to grill
549 yakunitatsu

やくにたつ

Verb, Godan verb, Expressionto be helpful
550 yakusoku

やくそく

Noun, Suru verbpromise
551 yamu

やむ

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto stop
552 yappari

Adverbas I thought
553 yasashii

やさしい

Adjective, い-adjectivekind
554 yaseru

やせる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto become thin
555 yawarakai

やわらかい

Adjective, い-adjectivesoft
556 yogoreru

よごれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto get dirty
557 yorokobu

よろこぶ

Verb, Godan verbto be delighted
558 yoru

よる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto visit; to drop by
559 yoshuu

よしゅう

Noun, Verb, Suru verbpreparation for a lesson
560 yotei

よてい

Noun, Suru verbplan
561 you

よう

Noun, Suffixbusiness; task; errand; use; purpose
562 youi

ようい

Noun, Verb, Suru verbpreparation; arrangements; provision; getting ready
563 youji

ようじ

Nountasks; things to do; errand; business (to take care of)
564 yoyaku

よやく

Noun, Suru verbreservation
565 yu

Nounhot water
566 yubi

ゆび

Nounfinger
567 yubiwa

ゆびわ

Nounfinger ring
568 yume

ゆめ

Noundream
569 yureru

ゆれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto shake
570 zannen

ざんねん

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectiveregrettable; unfortunate
571 zenzen

ぜんぜん

Adverbnot entirely (used in a negative sentence)

JLPT N4 vocab List total: (571)

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*NOTE* This is not a complete list of every JLPT vocab yet.

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