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.

Vocabulary Type Meaning
akarui

あかるい

Adjective, い-adjective bright; light
akeru

あける

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

あく

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

あまい

Adjective, い-adjective sweet; sweet-tasting; sugary; naive; indulgent
ame

あめ

Noun, の-adjective rain
ane

あね

Noun older sister; elder sister​
ani

あに

Noun elder brother; older brother​
aruku

あるく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verb to walk
asagohan

あさごはん

Noun breakfast
ashita

あした

Noun, Temporal noun tomorrow
bangohan

ばんごはん

Noun dinner; evening meal
benri

べんり

な-adjective convenient; handy; useful
byouin

びょういん

Noun hospital
daigaku

だいがく

Noun university; college
daijoubu

だいじょうぶ

Adjective, な-adjective OK; okay; alright; problem free
daisuki

だいすき

Adjective, な-adjective love; like; like very much
dasu

だす

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

でぐち

Noun exit; gateway; way out
dekakeru

でかける

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

でんき

Noun electricity
densha

でんしゃ

Noun train; electric train
deru

でる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verb to leave; to exit; to appear; to go out
doyoubi

どようび

Noun, Adverbial noun, Temporal noun Saturday
eigakan

えいがかん

Noun movie theater; cinema
futsuka

ふつか

Noun the second day of the month / 2 days
gaikoku

がいこく

Noun, Adjective, の-adjective foreign country
gaikokujin

がいこくじん

Noun foreigner; foreign citizen; foreign national; alien; non-Japanese
gakkou

がっこう

Noun school
gakusei

がくせい

Noun student
getsuyoubi

げつようび

Noun, Adverbial noun, Temporal noun Monday
gohan

ごはん

Noun cooked rice, meal
hagaki

はがき

Noun postcard
hairu

はいる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verb to enter; to go into
hatsuka

はつか

Noun twentieth day of the month / 20 days
hayai

はやい

Adjective, い-adjective fast; quick; hasty; brisk
hayai

はやい

Adjective, い-adjective fast; early
hiru

ひる

Noun noon; midday; daytime; lunch
hirugohan

ひるごはん

Noun lunch
ichinichi

いちにち

Noun, Adverb, Adverbial noun one day, all day
ie

いえ

Noun house, residence, family

JLPT N5 vocab List total: (138)

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