JLPT N5 Adjectives List

This is a Japanese vocabulary list of Adjective(s) you need to know in order to pass the JLPT N5.

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JLPT N5 vocabulary list

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#AdjectiveMeaning
1 abunai

あぶない

dangerous
2 akai

あかい

red; crimson; scarlet​
3 akarui

あかるい

bright; light
4 amai

あまい

sweet; sweet-tasting; sugary; naive; indulgent
5 aoi

あおい

blue; azure
6 atarashii

あたらしい

new; novel; fresh; recent; latest
7 atatakai

あたたかい

warm
8 atsui

あつい

thick
9 atsui

あつい

hot; sultry
10 atsui

あつい

hot
11 benri

べんり

convenient; handy; useful
12 chiisai

ちいさい

small; little; tiny
13 chikai

ちかい

near; close
14 daijoubu

だいじょうぶ

OK; okay; alright; problem free
15 daisuki

だいすき

love; like; like very much
16 furui

ふるい

old (not used for people)
17 futoi

ふとい

fat; thick
18 genki

げんき

lively; full of spirit; energetic; healthy
19 hayai

はやい

fast; early
20 hayai

はやい

fast; quick; hasty; brisk
21 heta

へた

unskillful; poor; awkward​
22 hikui

ひくい

short,low
23 hima

ひま

free time
24 hiroi

ひろい

spacious; vast; wide
25 hontou

ほんとう

truth; reality; actuality; fact
26 hoshii

ほしい

want
27 hosoi

ほそい

thin; slender
28 iroiro

いろいろ

various
29 isogashii

いそがしい

busy
30 itai

いたい

painful; sore​
31 iya

いや

unpleasant
32 joubu

じょうぶ

strong, durable
33 jouzu

じょうず

skillful; skilled; proficient; good (at)
34 karai

からい

spicy
35 karui

かるい

light
36 kawaii

かわいい

cute
37 kekkou

けっこう

splendid, enough
38 kiiroi

きいろい

yellow
39 kirai

きらい

hate
40 kirei

きれい

pretty; lovely; beautiful
41 kitanai

きたない

dirty
42 kurai

くらい

dark; gloomy; murky
43 kuroi

くろい

black
44 marui

まるい

round,circular
45 massugu

まっすぐ

straight ahead,direct
46 mazui

まずい

unpleasant
47 mijikai

みじかい

short
48 muzukashii

むずかしい

difficult
49 nagai

ながい

long (distance)​; long (time); lengthy.
50 nigiyaka

にぎやか

bustling,busy
51 nurui

ぬるい

luke warm
52 oishii

おいしい

delicious
53 omoi

おもい

heavy
54 omoshiroi

おもしろい

interesting
55 ooi

おおい

many; numerous; a lot; large quantity; frequent
56 ookii

おおきい

big; large; great; important
57 osoi

おそい

slow; time-consuming; late
58 rippa

りっぱ

splendid
59 samui

さむい

cold
60 semai

せまい

narrow
61 shiroi

しろい

white
62 shizuka

しずか

quiet
63 suki

すき

like
64 sukunai

すくない

few; a little; scarce; insufficient; seldom
65 suzushii

すずしい

refreshing, cool
66 tabun

たぶん

perhaps; probably
67 taihen

たいへん

very; greatly; terribly; serious; difficult
68 taisetsu

たいせつ

important; necessary; indispensable; beloved
69 takai

たかい

high; tall; expensive; above average
70 takusan

たくさん

many
71 tanoshii

たのしい

enjoyable; fun
72 tooi

とおい

far
73 tsumaranai

つまらない

boring
74 tsumetai

つめたい

cold to the touch
75 tsuyoi

つよい

powerful
76 urusai

うるさい

noisy, annoying
77 usui

うすい

thin; weak
78 wakai

わかい

young
79 warui

わるい

bad; poor; undesirable
80 yasashii

やさしい

easy, simple
81 yasui

やすい

cheap; inexpensive
82 yoi/ii

よい/いい

good
83 yowai

よわい

weak
84 yuumei

ゆうめい

famous

JLPT N5 vocab List total: (84)

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*NOTE* This is not yet a complete list of all JLPT vocabulary lessons, and new lessons are being added every week.