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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JLPT N5 vocabulary list
#VerbMeaning
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 byouki

びょうき

illness; disease; sickness
12 chigau

ちがう

to differ
13 chotto

a little
14 choudo

ちょうど

exactly
15 dandan

gradually
16 dasu

だす

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

でかける

to go out; to leave; to depart
18 denwa

でんわ

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

でる

to leave; to exit; to appear; to go out
20 dou

how; in what way; how about​
21 doumo

thank you; thanks
22 douzo

please
23 fuku

ふく

to blow (of the wind)
24 furu

ふる

to fall
25 hairu

はいる

to enter; to go into
26 hajimaru

はじまる

to begin
27 hajimete

はじめて

for the first time
28 haku

はく

to wear,to put on trousers
29 hanasu

はなす

to speak; to talk; to converse
30 hareru

はれる

to be sunny
31 haru

はる

to stick; to paste
32 hashiru

はしる

to run
33 hataraku

はたらく

to work
34 hiku

ひく

to pull
35 hiku

ひく

to play
36 hitori

ひとり

one person​; alone; single
37 ichiban

いちばん

number one; first; 1st, first place​; best; most​
38 ichinichi

いちにち

one day, all day
39 ikaga

how; in what way; how about​
40 iku

いく

to go; to move
41 ikura

how much?; how many?​
42 ikutsu

how many?,how old?
43 ima

いま

now; the present time; soon
44 imi

いみ

meaning; significance; sense
45 ireru

いれる

to put in; to let in; to take in; to bring in; to insert; to install
46 iroiro

いろいろ

various
47 iru

いる

to be, to have
48 iru

いる

to be needed
49 iu

いう

to say; to call
50 jugyou

じゅぎょう

lesson; class work
51 kaeru

かえる

to go back​
52 kaesu

かえす

to return something
53 kakaru

かかる

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

かける

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

かく

to write; to compose; to pen; to draw
56 kariru

かりる

to borrow
57 kasu

かす

to lend; to loan
58 kau

かう

to buy; to purchase
59 kekkon

けっこん

marriage
60 kekkou

けっこう

splendid, enough
61 kesu

けす

to erase, to turn off power
62 kieru

きえる

to disappear
63 kiku

きく

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

きる

to cut
65 kiru

きる

to wear
66 komaru

こまる

to be worried
67 kopii

copy; photocopy
68 kotaeru

こたえる

to answer
69 kouban

こうばん

police box
70 kumoru

くもる

to become cloudy, to become dim
71 kuru

くる

to come
72 magaru

まがる

to turn,to bend
73 massugu

まっすぐ

straight ahead,direct
74 matsu

まつ

to wait​
75 migaku

みがく

to polish; to shine; to brush (e.g. teeth)
76 minna

all; everyone; everybody
77 miru

みる

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

みせる

to show; to display
79 motsu

もつ

to hold
80 motto

more; longer; further
81 naku

なく

animal noise. to chirp
82 nakusu

なくす

to lose (something)
83 naraberu

ならべる

to line up,to set up
84 narabu

ならぶ

to line up,to stand in a line
85 narau

ならう

to be taught; to learn (from a teacher)
86 naze

なぜ

why; how
87 neru

ねる

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

のぼる

to climb
89 nomu

のむ

to drink
90 noru

のる

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

ぬぐ

to take off clothes
92 oboeru

おぼえる

to remember
93 okiru

おきる

to get up; to wake up
94 oku

おく

to put; to place​
95 onaji

おなじ

same
96 oriru

おりる

to get off
97 oshieru

おしえる

to teach
98 osu

おす

to push; to press​
99 owaru

おわる

to finish; to end
100 oyogu

およぐ

to swim

JLPT N5 vocab List total: (153)

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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.