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
301 kouen

こうえん

Nounpark
302 kousaten

こうさてん

Nounintersection
303 kuchi

くち

Nounmouth, opening
304 kudamono

くだもの

Nounfruit
305 kudasai

ください

Expressionplease
306 kumori

くもり

Nouncloudiness; cloudy weather
307 kumoru

くもる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto become cloudy, to become dim
308 kuni

くに

Nouncountry; state; region
309 kurai

くらい

Adjective, い-adjectivedark; gloomy; murky
310 kurasu

Noun, Katakanaclass
311 kuro

くろ

Nounblack
312 kuroi

くろい

い-adjectiveblack
313 kuru

くる

Verb, Intransitive verbto come
314 kuruma

くるま

Nouncar; automobile; vehicle
315 kusuri

くすり

Nounmedicine
316 kutsu

くつ

Nounshoes
317 kutsushita

くつした

Nounsocks
318 kyonen

きょねん

Nounlast year
319 kyou

きょう

Noun, Temporal nountoday; this day
320 kyoudai

きょうだい

Nounsiblings; brothers and sisters​; mate
321 kyoushitsu

きょうしつ

Nounclassroom
322 kyuu

きゅう

Noun, Numericnine; 9
323 macchi

Noun, Katakanamatch
324 machi

まち

Nountown; block; neighborhood
325 mado

まど

Nounwindow
326 mae

まえ

Noun, Suffixprevious; before; in front; ago
327 magaru

まがる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto turn, to bend
328 maiasa

まいあさ

Nounevery morning
329 maiban

まいばん

Nounevery night
330 mainichi

まいにち

Nounevery day
331 maishuu

まいしゅう

Nounevery week
332 maitoshi / mainen

まいとし / まいねん

Nounevery year; yearly; annually
333 maitsuki

まいつき

Nounevery month; monthly
334 man

まん

Noun, Numeric10,000; ten thousand
335 mannenhitsu

まんねんひつ

Nounfountain pen
336 marui

まるい

Adjective, い-adjectiveround,circular
337 massugu

まっすぐ

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, Adverbstraight ahead,direct
338 matsu

まつ

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verb, Transitive verbto wait​
339 mazui

まずい

Adjective, い-adjectiveunpleasant
340 me

Nouneye
341 meetoru

Noun, Katakanametre; meter
342 megane

めがね

Nounglasses
343 michi

みち

Nounroad; street
344 midori

みどり

Noungreen
345 migaku

みがく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto polish; to shine; to brush (e.g. teeth)
346 migi

みぎ

Noun right; right hand side
347 mijikai

みじかい

Adjective, い-adjectiveshort
348 mikka

みっか

Nounthe third day of the month / 3 days
349 mimi

みみ

Nounear; hearing
350 minami

みなみ

Nounsouth
351 minasan

みなさん

Nouneveryone
352 minna

Noun, Adverball; everyone; everybody
353 miru

みる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto see; to look; to watch; to view; to observe
354 mise

みせ

Nounstore; shop; establishment; restaurant
355 miseru

みせる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto show; to display
356 mitsu

みつ

Noun, Numericthree; 3
357 mizu

みず

Nounwater; fluid; liquid​
358 mokuyoubi

もくようび

NounThursday
359 mon

もん

Noungate
360 mondai

もんだい

Nounproblem; question (e.g. on a test)
361 mono

もの

Nounthing
362 motsu

もつ

Verb, Godan verbto hold
363 motto

Adverbmore; longer; further
364 mouichido

もういちど

Expressiononce more; again
365 muika

むいか

Nounsixth day of the month / 6 days
366 mukou

むこう

Nounover there
367 mura

むら

Nounvillage
368 muttsu

むっつ

Noun, Numericsix; 6
369 muzukashii

むずかしい

Adjective, い-adjectivedifficult
370 nagai

ながい

Adjective, い-adjectivelong (distance)​; long (time); lengthy.
371 naifu

Noun, Katakanaknife
372 naka

なか

Nouninside; in; within; center
373 naku

なく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbanimal noise. to chirp
374 nakusu

なくす

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto lose (something)
375 namae

なまえ

Nounname; full name; given name
376 nanatsu

ななつ

Noun, Numericseven; 7
377 nani

なに

Noun, Pronoun, Prefixwhat
378 nanoka

なのか

Nounseventh day of the month / 7 days
379 naraberu

ならべる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto line up,to set up
380 narabu

ならぶ

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto line up,to stand in a line
381 narau

ならう

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto be taught; to learn (from a teacher)
382 natsu

なつ

Nounsummer
383 natsuyasumi

なつやすみ

Nounsummer vacation; summer holiday
384 naze

なぜ

Adverbwhy; how
385 neko

ねこ

Nouncat
386 nekutai

Noun, Katakanatie; necktie
387 neru

ねる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto sleep; to go to bed; to lie down
388 ni

Noun, Numerictwo; 2
389 nichiyoubi

にちようび

NounSunday
390 nigiyaka

にぎやか

Adjective, な-adjectivebustling,busy
391 nikki

にっき

Noundiary; journal
392 niku

にく

Nounmeat
393 nimotsu

にもつ

Nounluggage; baggage
394 nishi

にし

Nounwest
395 niwa

にわ

Noungarden
396 noboru

のぼる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto climb
397 nomimono

のみもの

Noundrink; beverage
398 nomu

のむ

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto drink
399 nooto

Noun, Katakananotebook
400 noru

のる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto get on (train, plane, bus, ship, etc.)

JLPT N5 vocab List total: (643)

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