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.

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#VocabularyTypeMeaning
1 abiru

あびる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto bathe, to shower
2 abunai

あぶない

Adjective, い-adjectivedangerous
3 acchi

Pronounover there
4 achira

Pronounthere
5 ageru

あげる

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

あか

Nounred; crimson; scarlet​
7 akai

あかい

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

あかるい

Adjective, い-adjectivebright; light
9 akeru

あける

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

あき

Nounautumn; fall
11 aku

あく

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

あまい

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

あめ

Nouncandy
14 ame

あめ

Nounrain
15 anata

Pronounyou
16 ane

あね

Nounolder sister; elder sister​
17 ani

あに

Nounelder brother; older brother​
18 ano

Pre-noun adjectivalthat
19 ao

あお

Nounblue; azure
20 aoi

あおい

Adjective, い-adjectiveblue; azure
21 apaato

Noun, Katakanaapartment
22 arau

あらう

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto wash
23 are

Pronounthat
24 aruku

あるく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto walk
25 asa

あさ

Nounmorning
26 asagohan

あさごはん

Nounbreakfast
27 asatte

あさって

Nounday after tomorrow
28 ashi

あし

Nounfoot; leg; paw; arm
29 ashita

あした

Noun, Temporal nountomorrow
30 asobu

あそぶ

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto play; to enjoy oneself
31 asoko

Pronounover there
32 atama

あたま

Nounhead
33 atarashii

あたらしい

Adjective, い-adjectivenew; novel; fresh; recent; latest
34 atatakai

あたたかい

Adjective, い-adjectivewarm
35 ato

あと

Nounbehind; after; remainder; left; also
36 atsui

あつい

Adjective, い-adjectivethick
37 atsui

あつい

Adjective, い-adjectivehot; sultry
38 atsui

あつい

Adjective, い-adjectivehot
39 au

あう

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

ばんごはん

Noundinner; evening meal
41 bangou

ばんごう

Nounnumber
42 basu

Noun, Katakanabus
43 bataa

Noun, Katakanabutter​
44 beddo

Noun, Katakanabed
45 benkyou

べんきょう

Noun, Suru verbto study
46 benri

べんり

な-adjectiveconvenient; handy; useful
47 boorupen

Noun, Katakanaball-point pen
48 botan

Noun, Katakanabutton
49 boushi

ぼうし

Nounhat; cap
50 bunshou

ぶんしょう

Nounsentence
51 butaniku

ぶたにく

Nounpork
52 byouin

びょういん

Nounhospital
53 byouki

びょうき

Noun, Verb, Suru verbillness; disease; sickness
54 chairo

ちゃいろ

Nounbrown
55 chawan

ちゃわん

Nounrice bowl; tea cup; teacup
56 chichi

ちち

Nounfather
57 chigau

ちがう

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto differ
58 chiisai

ちいさい

Adjective, い-adjectivesmall; little; tiny
59 chiisana

ちいさな

Pre-noun adjectival, Adjectivesmall; little; tiny​
60 chikai

ちかい

い-adjectivenear; close
61 chikatetsu

ちかてつ

Nounsubway; underground train
62 chizu

ちず

Nounmap
63 chotto

Adverba little
64 choudo

ちょうど

Adverbexactly
65 daidokoro

だいどころ

Nounkitchen
66 daigaku

だいがく

Noununiversity; college
67 daijoubu

だいじょうぶ

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

だいすき

Adjective, な-adjectivelove; like; like very much
69 dandan

Adverbgradually
70 dare

だれ

Pronounwho
71 dareka

だれか

Pronounsomeone; somebody
72 dasu

だす

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

でぐち

Nounexit; gateway; way out
74 dekakeru

でかける

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

でんき

Nounelectricity
76 densha

でんしゃ

Nountrain; electric train
77 denwa

でんわ

Noun, Verb, Suru verbtelephone (call / device)l; phone call
78 depaato

Noun, Katakanadepartment store
79 deru

でる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto leave; to exit; to appear; to go out
80 doa

Noun, Katakanadoor
81 docchi

Pronounwhich; which one
82 dochira

Pronounwhich of two
83 doko

Pronounwhere; what place​
84 donata

Nounwho
85 dono

Pre-noun adjectivalwhich
86 dore

Pronounwhich (of three or more)​
87 dou

Adverbhow; in what way; how about​
88 doubutsu

どうぶつ

Nounanimal
89 doumo

Adverbthank you; thanks
90 douzo

Adverbplease
91 doyoubi

どようび

NounSaturday
92 e

Nounpicture
93 eiga

えいが

Nounmovie; film
94 eigakan

えいがかん

Nounmovie theater; cinema
95 eigo

えいご

NounEnglish language
96 eki

えき

Nounstation
97 enpitsu

えんぴつ

Nounpencil
98 erebeetaa

Noun, Katakanaelevator
99 firumu

Noun, Katakanafilm
100 fooku

Noun, Katakanafork

JLPT N5 vocab List total: (621)

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