JLPT N5 I-Adjectives List

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

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#い-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 chiisai

ちいさい

small; little; tiny
12 chikai

ちかい

near; close
13 furui

ふるい

old (not used for people)
14 futoi

ふとい

fat; thick
15 hayai

はやい

fast; early
16 hayai

はやい

fast; quick; hasty; brisk
17 hikui

ひくい

short,low
18 hiroi

ひろい

spacious; vast; wide
19 hoshii

ほしい

want
20 hosoi

ほそい

thin; slender
21 isogashii

いそがしい

busy
22 itai

いたい

painful; sore​
23 karai

からい

spicy
24 karui

かるい

light
25 kawaii

かわいい

cute
26 kiiroi

きいろい

yellow
27 kitanai

きたない

dirty
28 kurai

くらい

dark; gloomy; murky
29 kuroi

くろい

black
30 marui

まるい

round,circular
31 mazui

まずい

unpleasant
32 mijikai

みじかい

short
33 muzukashii

むずかしい

difficult
34 nagai

ながい

long (distance)​; long (time); lengthy.
35 nurui

ぬるい

luke warm
36 oishii

おいしい

delicious
37 omoi

おもい

heavy
38 omoshiroi

おもしろい

interesting
39 ooi

おおい

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

おおきい

big; large; great; important
41 osoi

おそい

slow; time-consuming; late
42 samui

さむい

cold
43 semai

せまい

narrow
44 shiroi

しろい

white
45 sukunai

すくない

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

すずしい

refreshing, cool
47 takai

たかい

high; tall; expensive; above average
48 tanoshii

たのしい

enjoyable; fun
49 tooi

とおい

far
50 tsumaranai

つまらない

boring
51 tsumetai

つめたい

cold to the touch
52 tsuyoi

つよい

powerful
53 urusai

うるさい

noisy, annoying
54 usui

うすい

thin; weak
55 wakai

わかい

young
56 warui

わるい

bad; poor; undesirable
57 yasashii

やさしい

easy, simple
58 yasui

やすい

cheap; inexpensive
59 yoi/ii

よい/いい

good
60 yowai

よわい

weak

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