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
201 iru

いる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto be needed
202 isha

いしゃ

Noun(medical) doctor; physician
203 isogashii

いそがしい

Adjective, い-adjectivebusy
204 issho

いっしょ

Nountogether; at the same time; same; identical
205 isu

いす

Nounchair
206 itai

いたい

Adjective, い-adjectivepainful; sore​
207 itsu

Pronounwhen
208 itsuka

いつか

Nounthe fifth day of the month / 5 days
209 itsutsu

いつつ

Noun, Numericfive; 5
210 iu

いう

Verb, Godan verbto say; to call
211 iya

いや

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectiveunpleasant
212 jaa

Conjunctionthen; well; so; well then
213 jibiki

じびき

Noundictionary
214 jibun

じぶん

Pronounmyself; yourself; oneself; himself; herself; i; me
215 jidousha

じどうしゃ

Nounautomobile; motorcar; motor vehicle; car
216 jikan

じかん

Nountime; hour(s)
217 jisho

じしょ

Noundictionary
218 jitensha

じてんしゃ

Nounbicycle
219 joubu

じょうぶ

Adjective, な-adjectivestrong, durable
220 jouzu

じょうず

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectiveskillful; skilled; proficient; good (at)
221 jugyou

じゅぎょう

Noun, Suru verblesson; class work
222 juu

じゅう

Noun, Numericten; 10
223 kaban

Nounbag; basket​
224 kabin

かびん

Nouna vase
225 kado

かど

Nouna corner; angle​
226 kaeru

かえる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto go back​
227 kaesu

かえす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto return something
228 kagi

かぎ

Nounkey
229 kaidan

かいだん

Nounstairs; stairway; staircase
230 kaimono

かいもの

Nounshopping; purchased goods
231 kaisha

かいしゃ

Nouncompany; corporation
232 kakaru

かかる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto take (a resource, e.g. time or money)
233 kakeru

かける

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto hang up; to make (a call)​;
234 kaku

かく

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto write; to compose; to pen; to draw
235 kamera

Noun, Katakanacamera
236 kami

かみ

Nounpaper
237 kanji

かんじ

Nounkanji
238 kappu

Noun, Katakanacup
239 karada

からだ

Nounbody
240 karai

からい

い-adjectivespicy
241 karee

Noun, Katakanacurry
242 karendaa

Noun, Katakanacalendar
243 kariru

かりる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto borrow
244 karui

かるい

Adjective, い-adjectivelight
245 kasa

かさ

Nounumbrella
246 kasu

かす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto lend; to loan
247 kata

かた

Nounway of doing something
248 katei

かてい

Nounhousehold
249 kau

かう

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto buy; to purchase
250 kawa

かわ

Noun, Suffixriver; stream​
251 kawaii

かわいい

Adjective, い-adjectivecute
252 kayoubi

かようび

NounTuesday
253 kaze

かぜ

Nouna cold
254 kaze

かぜ

Nounwind
255 kazoku

かぞく

Nounfamily; members of a family
256 keikan

けいかん

Nounpoliceman; police officer
257 kekkon

けっこん

Noun, Suru verbmarriage
258 kekkou

けっこう

Noun, Adverbial Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, Adverbsplendid, enough
259 kesa

けさ

Noun, Temporal nounthis morning
260 kesu

けす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto erase, to turn off power
261 ki

Nountree; shrub; bush; wood; timber
262 kieru

きえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto disappear
263 kiiroi

きいろい

Adjective, い-adjectiveyellow
264 kiku

きく

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto hear; to listen (to music); to ask; to learn of
265 kinou

きのう

Nounyesterday
266 kinyoubi

きんようび

NounFriday
267 kippu

きっぷ

Nounticket
268 kirai

きらい

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivehate
269 kirei

きれい

Adjective, な-adjectivepretty; lovely; beautiful
270 kiro guramu

Noun, Katakanakilogram
271 kiro meetoru

Noun, Katakanakilometer
272 kiru

きる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto cut
273 kiru

きる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto wear
274 kissaten

きっさてん

Nouncoffee shop; tearoom; cafe
275 kita

きた

Nounnorth
276 kitanai

きたない

Adjective, い-adjectivedirty
277 kitte

きって

Nounstamp (postage)
278 kocchi

Nounthis person or way
279 kochira

Nounthis way; this direction​
280 kodomo

こども

Nounchild
281 koe

こえ

Nounvoice
282 koko

Pronounhere; this place
283 kokonoka

ここのか

Nounninth day of the month / 9 days
284 kokonotsu

ここのつ

Noun, Numericnine; 9
285 komaru

こまる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto be worried
286 konban

こんばん

Nountonight; this evening
287 kongetsu

こんげつ

Nounthis month
288 konna

Pre-noun adjectivalsuch; like this​
289 kono

Pre-noun adjectivalthis​
290 konshuu

こんしゅう

Nounthis week
291 koohii

Noun, KatakanaCoffee
292 kooto

Noun, Katakanacoat
293 kopii

Noun, Suru verb, Katakanacopy; photocopy
294 koppu

Noun, Katakanaglass (drinking vessel); tumbler​
295 kore

Pronounthis
296 kotaeru

こたえる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto answer
297 kotoba

ことば

Nounword; words
298 kotoshi

ことし

Nounthis year
299 kouban

こうばん

Noun, Suru verbpolice box
300 koucha

こうちゃ

Nounblack tea

JLPT N5 vocab List total: (642)

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