JLPT N5 Verbs Vocabulary List

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

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1 abiru

あびる

to bathe, to shower
2 ageru

あげる

to raise; to elevate
3 akeru

あける

to open (a door, etc.); to unwrap (e.g. parcel, package); to unlock
4 aku

あく

to open (e.g. doors, business, etc)
5 arau

あらう

to wash
6 aru

to be, to have
7 aruku

あるく

to walk
8 asobu

あそぶ

to play; to enjoy oneself
9 au

あう

to meet; to encounter; to see
10 benkyou

べんきょう

to study
11 chigau

ちがう

to differ
12 dasu

だす

to take out; to get out; to put out; to reveal
13 dekakeru

でかける

to go out; to leave; to depart
14 denwa

でんわ

telephone (call / device)l; phone call
15 deru

でる

to leave; to exit; to appear; to go out
16 fuku

ふく

to blow (of the wind)
17 furu

ふる

to fall
18 hairu

はいる

to enter; to go into
19 hajimaru

はじまる

to begin
20 haku

はく

to wear, to put on trousers
21 hanasu

はなす

to speak; to talk; to converse
22 hareru

はれる

to be sunny
23 haru

はる

to stick; to paste
24 hashiru

はしる

to run
25 hataraku

はたらく

to work
26 hiku

ひく

to pull
27 hiku

ひく

to play
28 iku

いく

to go; to move
29 ireru

いれる

to put in; to let in; to take in; to bring in; to insert; to install
30 iru

いる

to be, to have
31 iru

いる

to be needed
32 iu

いう

to say; to call
33 jugyou

じゅぎょう

lesson; class work
34 kaeru

かえる

to go back​
35 kaesu

かえす

to return something
36 kakaru

かかる

to take (a resource, e.g. time or money)
37 kakeru

かける

to hang up; to make (a call)​;
38 kaku

かく

to write; to compose; to pen; to draw
39 kariru

かりる

to borrow
40 kasu

かす

to lend; to loan
41 kau

かう

to buy; to purchase
42 kekkon

けっこん

marriage
43 kesu

けす

to erase, to turn off power
44 kieru

きえる

to disappear
45 kiku

きく

to hear; to listen (to music); to ask; to learn of
46 kiru

きる

to cut
47 kiru

きる

to wear
48 komaru

こまる

to be troubled
49 kopii

copy; photocopy
50 kotaeru

こたえる

to answer
51 kumoru

くもる

to become cloudy, to become dim
52 kuru

くる

to come
53 magaru

まがる

to turn, to bend
54 matsu

まつ

to wait​
55 migaku

みがく

to polish; to shine; to brush (e.g. teeth)
56 miru

みる

to see; to look; to watch; to view; to observe
57 miseru

みせる

to show; to display
58 motsu

もつ

to hold
59 naku

なく

animal noise. to chirp
60 nakusu

なくす

to lose (something)
61 naraberu

ならべる

to line up,to set up
62 narabu

ならぶ

to line up,to stand in a line
63 narau

ならう

to be taught; to learn (from a teacher)
64 neru

ねる

to sleep; to go to bed; to lie down
65 noboru

のぼる

to climb
66 nomu

のむ

to drink
67 noru

のる

to get on (train, plane, bus, ship, etc.)
68 nugu

ぬぐ

to take off clothes
69 oboeru

おぼえる

to remember
70 okiru

おきる

to get up; to wake up
71 oku

おく

to put; to place​
72 oriru

おりる

to get off
73 oshieru

おしえる

to teach
74 osu

おす

to push; to press​
75 owaru

おわる

to finish; to end
76 oyogu

およぐ

to swim
77 renshuu

れんしゅう

practice; practicing
78 ryokou

りょこう

travel; trip; journey; excursion; tour
79 ryouri

りょうり

cuisine
80 saku

さく

to bloom
81 sanpo

さんぽ

walk; stroll
82 sasu

さす

to stretch out hands, to raise an umbrella
83 sentaku

せんたく

washing; laundry
84 shigoto

しごと

work; job; business
85 shimaru

しまる

to close, to be closed
86 shimeru

しめる

to tie; to fasten; to tighten​
87 shimeru

しめる

to close; to shut
88 shinu

しぬ

to die
89 shiru

しる

to know
90 shitsumon

しつもん

question; inquiry
91 souji

そうじ

to clean, to sweep
92 sumu

すむ

to live in; to reside; to inhabit; to dwell; to abide
93 suu

すう

to smoke, to suck
94 suwaru

すわる

to sit
95 taberu

たべる

to eat
96 tanomu

たのむ

to ask
97 tatsu

たつ

to stand; to stand up​
98 tesuto

examination; quiz; test
99 tobu

とぶ

to fly; to hop
100 tomaru

とまる

to stop; to come to a halt

JLPT N5 vocab List total: (119)

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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.