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
101 firumu

Noun, Katakanafilm
102 fooku

Noun, Katakanafork
103 fuku

ふく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto blow (of the wind)
104 fuku

ふく

Nounclothes
105 furu

ふる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto fall
106 furui

ふるい

い-adjectiveold (not used for people)
107 futari

ふたり

Nountwo people; pair; couple
108 futatsu

ふたつ

Noun, Numerictwo; 2
109 futoi

ふとい

Adjective, い-adjectivefat; thick
110 futsuka

ふつか

Nounthe second day of the month / 2 days
111 fuutou

ふうとう

Nounenvelope
112 fuyu

ふゆ

Nounwinter
113 gaikoku

がいこく

Nounforeign country
114 gaikokujin

がいこくじん

Nounforeigner; foreign citizen; foreign national; alien; non-Japanese
115 gakkou

がっこう

Nounschool
116 gakusei

がくせい

Nounstudent
117 genkan

げんかん

Nounentrance
118 genki

げんき

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivelively; full of spirit; energetic; healthy
119 getsuyoubi

げつようび

NounMonday
120 ginkou

ぎんこう

Nounbank
121 gitaa

Noun, Katakanaguitar
122 go

Noun, Numericfive; 5
123 gogo

ごご

Nounafternoon; p.m.
124 gohan

ごはん

Nouncooked rice, meal
125 gozen

ごぜん

Nounmorning; a.m.
126 guramu

Noun, Katakanagram
127 gyuuniku

ぎゅうにく

Nounbeef
128 gyuunyuu

ぎゅうにゅう

Noun(cow's) milk
129 ha

Nountooth
130 hachi

はち

Noun, Numericeight: 8
131 hagaki

はがき

Nounpostcard
132 haha

はは

Nounmother
133 hai

Nounyes; that is correct​
134 hairu

はいる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto enter; to go into
135 haizara

はいざら

Nounashtray
136 hajimaru

はじまる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto begin
137 hajimete

はじめて

Adverbfor the first time
138 hako

はこ

Nounbox; crate
139 haku

はく

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto wear,to put on trousers
140 han

はん

Nounhalf; semi-; half-past
141 hana

はな

Nounflower
142 hana

はな

Nounnose
143 hanashi

はなし

Noun talk; speech; chat; conversation​
144 hanasu

はなす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto speak; to talk; to converse
145 hanbun

はんぶん

Nounhalf
146 hankachi

Noun, Katakanahandkerchief​
147 hare

はれ

Nounclear weather
148 hareru

はれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto be sunny
149 haru

はる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto stick; to paste
150 haru

はる

Nounspring; springtime
151 hashi

はし

Nounchopsticks
152 hashi

はし

Nounbridge
153 hashiru

はしる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto run
154 hatachi

はたち

Noun20 years old; twenty years old
155 hataraku

はたらく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto work
156 hatsuka

はつか

Nountwentieth day of the month / 20 days
157 hayai

はやい

Adjective, い-adjectivefast; early
158 hayai

はやい

Adjective, い-adjectivefast; quick; hasty; brisk
159 hen

へん

Nounarea
160 heta

へた

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectiveunskillful; poor; awkward​
161 heya

へや

Nounroom
162 hidari

ひだり

Nounleft; left hand side
163 higashi

ひがし

Nouneast
164 hikouki

ひこうき

Nounairplane; aircraft
165 hiku

ひく

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto pull
166 hiku

ひく

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto play
167 hikui

ひくい

い-adjectiveshort,low
168 hima

ひま

Noun, な-adjectivefree time
169 hiroi

ひろい

い-adjectivespacious; vast; wide
170 hiru

ひる

Nounnoon; midday; daytime; lunch
171 hirugohan

ひるごはん

Nounlunch
172 hito

ひと

Nounperson; human
173 hitori

ひとり

Noun, Adverbone person​; alone; single
174 hitotsu

ひとつ

Noun, Numericone thing; only
175 hoka

Nounother (place, thing, person); the rest
176 hon

ほん

Nounbook; volume; script
177 hondana

ほんだな

Nounbookshelf; bookcase
178 hontou

ほんとう

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivetruth; reality; actuality; fact
179 hoshii

ほしい

Adjective, い-adjectivewant
180 hosoi

ほそい

Adjective, い-adjectivethin; slender
181 hoteru

Noun, Katakanahotel
182 hyaku

ひゃく

Noun, Numeric100; hundred
183 ichi

いち

Noun, Prefix, Suffix, Numericone; best; first; foremost; start
184 ichiban

いちばん

Noun, Adverbnumber one; first; 1st, first place​; best; most​
185 ichinichi

いちにち

Noun, Adverbial Nounone day, all day
186 ie

いえ

Nounhouse, residence, family
187 ikaga

Adverbhow; in what way; how about​
188 ike

いけ

Nounpond
189 iku

いく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto go; to move
190 ikura

Noun, Adverbhow much?; how many?​
191 ikutsu

Adverbhow many?,how old?
192 ima

いま

Noun, Adverbial Nounnow; the present time; soon
193 imi

いみ

Noun, Verb, Suru verbmeaning; significance; sense
194 imouto

いもうと

Nounyounger sister
195 inu

いぬ

Noundog
196 ireru

いれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto put in; to let in; to take in; to bring in; to insert; to install
197 iriguchi

いりぐち

Nounentrance; entry; gate
198 iro

いろ

Nouncolour; color
199 iroiro

いろいろ

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, Adverbvarious
200 iru

いる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto be, to have

JLPT N5 vocab List total: (642)

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