JLPT N5 Vocabulary List

complete JLPT N5 vocabulary List

This is a list of the vocabulary that you need to know in order to pass the JLPT N5. In total, you will need to have a vocabulary of about 800 words.

This list includes lessons for the most common and important words for you to know, all listed in alphabetical order.

See our full study guide for how to pass the JLPT N5.

#VocabularyTypeMeaning
1 ageru

あげる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto raise; to elevate
2 aka

あか

Nounred; crimson; scarlet​
3 akai

あかい

Adjective, い-adjectivered; crimson; scarlet​
4 akarui

あかるい

Adjective, い-adjectivebright; light
5 akeru

あける

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto open (a door, etc.); to unwrap (e.g. parcel, package); to unlock
6 aki

あき

Nounautumn; fall
7 aku

あく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto open (e.g. doors, business, etc)
8 amai

あまい

Adjective, い-adjectivesweet; sweet-tasting; sugary; naive; indulgent
9 ame

あめ

Nounrain
10 ane

あね

Nounolder sister; elder sister​
11 ani

あに

Nounelder brother; older brother​
12 ao

あお

Nounblue; azure
13 aoi

あおい

Adjective, い-adjectiveblue; azure
14 aruku

あるく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto walk
15 asa

あさ

Nounmorning
16 asagohan

あさごはん

Nounbreakfast
17 asatte

あさって

Nounday after tomorrow
18 ashi

あし

Nounfoot; leg; paw; arm
19 ashita

あした

Noun, Temporal nountomorrow
20 asobu

あそぶ

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto play; to enjoy oneself
21 atarashii

あたらしい

Adjective, い-adjectivenew; novel; fresh; recent; latest
22 ato

あと

Nounbehind; after; remainder; left; also
23 au

あう

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto meet; to encounter; to see
24 bangohan

ばんごはん

Noundinner; evening meal
25 benri

べんり

な-adjectiveconvenient; handy; useful
26 boushi

ぼうし

Nounhat; cap
27 byouin

びょういん

Nounhospital
28 byouki

びょうき

Noun, の-adjective, Verb, Suru verbillness; disease; sickness
29 chichi

ちち

Nounfather
30 chiisai

ちいさい

Adjective, い-adjectivesmall; little; tiny
31 chiisana

ちいさな

Pre-noun adjectival, Adjective, pre noun adjectivalsmall; little; tiny​
32 chikatetsu

ちかてつ

Nounsubway; underground train
33 chizu

ちず

Nounmap
34 daigaku

だいがく

Noununiversity; college
35 daijoubu

だいじょうぶ

Adjective, な-adjectiveOK; okay; alright; problem free
36 daisuki

だいすき

Adjective, な-adjectivelove; like; like very much
37 dasu

だす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto take out; to get out; to put out; to reveal
38 deguchi

でぐち

Nounexit; gateway; way out
39 dekakeru

でかける

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto go out; to leave; to depart
40 denki

でんき

Nounelectricity

JLPT N5 vocab List total: (273)

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