JLPT N5 Adjectives Vocabulary 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
#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 chiisana

ちいさな

small; little; tiny​
14 chikai

ちかい

near; close
15 daijoubu

だいじょうぶ

OK; okay; alright; problem free
16 daisuki

だいすき

love; like; like very much
17 furui

ふるい

old (not used for people)
18 futoi

ふとい

fat; thick
19 genki

げんき

lively; full of spirit; energetic; healthy
20 hayai

はやい

fast; early
21 hayai

はやい

fast; quick; hasty; brisk
22 heta

へた

unskillful; poor; awkward​
23 hikui

ひくい

short,low
24 hima

ひま

free time
25 hiroi

ひろい

spacious; vast; wide
26 hontou

ほんとう

truth; reality; actuality; fact
27 hoshii

ほしい

want
28 hosoi

ほそい

thin; slender
29 iroiro

いろいろ

various
30 isogashii

いそがしい

busy
31 itai

いたい

painful; sore​
32 iya

いや

unpleasant
33 joubu

じょうぶ

strong, durable
34 jouzu

じょうず

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

からい

spicy
36 karui

かるい

light
37 kawaii

かわいい

cute
38 kekkou

けっこう

splendid, enough
39 kiiroi

きいろい

yellow
40 kirai

きらい

hate
41 kirei

きれい

pretty; lovely; beautiful
42 kitanai

きたない

dirty
43 kurai

くらい

dark; gloomy; murky
44 kuroi

くろい

black
45 marui

まるい

round,circular
46 massugu

まっすぐ

straight ahead,direct
47 mazui

まずい

unpleasant
48 mijikai

みじかい

short
49 muzukashii

むずかしい

difficult
50 nagai

ながい

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

にぎやか

bustling,busy
52 nurui

ぬるい

luke warm
53 oishii

おいしい

delicious
54 omoi

おもい

heavy
55 omoshiroi

おもしろい

interesting
56 ooi

おおい

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

おおきい

big; large; great; important
58 ookina

おおきな

big; large; great​
59 osoi

おそい

slow; time-consuming; late
60 rippa

りっぱ

splendid
61 samui

さむい

cold
62 semai

せまい

narrow
63 shiroi

しろい

white
64 shizuka

しずか

quiet
65 suki

すき

like
66 sukunai

すくない

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

すずしい

refreshing, cool
68 tabun

たぶん

perhaps; probably
69 taihen

たいへん

very; greatly; terribly; serious; difficult
70 taisetsu

たいせつ

important; necessary; indispensable; beloved
71 takai

たかい

high; tall; expensive; above average
72 takusan

たくさん

many
73 tanoshii

たのしい

enjoyable; fun
74 tooi

とおい

far
75 tsumaranai

つまらない

boring
76 tsumetai

つめたい

cold to the touch
77 tsuyoi

つよい

powerful
78 urusai

うるさい

noisy, annoying
79 usui

うすい

thin; weak
80 wakai

わかい

young
81 warui

わるい

bad; poor; undesirable
82 yasashii

やさしい

easy, simple
83 yasui

やすい

cheap; inexpensive
84 yoi/ii

よい/いい

good
85 yowai

よわい

weak
86 yuumei

ゆうめい

famous

JLPT N5 vocab List total: (86)

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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.