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
501 shimaru

しまる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto close, to be closed
502 shimeru

しめる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto tie; to fasten; to tighten​
503 shimeru

しめる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto close; to shut
504 shinbun

しんぶん

Nounnewspaper
505 shinu

しぬ

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto die
506 shio

しお

Nounsalt
507 shiro

しろ

Nounwhite; innocence; innocent person
508 shiroi

しろい

Adjective, い-adjectivewhite
509 shiru

しる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto know
510 shita

した

Nounbelow; down; under; bottom
511 shitsumon

しつもん

Noun, Verb, Suru verbquestion; inquiry
512 shizuka

しずか

Adjective, な-adjectivequiet
513 shokudou

しょくどう

Nouncafeteria; dining room
514 shouyu

しょうゆ

Nounsoy sauce
515 shukudai

しゅくだい

Nounhomework; assignment; pending issue
516 soba

Nounnear; beside
517 socchi

Pronounthat way; ​over there
518 sochira

Pronounthat way (distant from speaker, close to listener); you; your family
519 soko

Pronounthat place​; there
520 sono

Pre-noun adjectivalthat
521 sora

そら

Nounsky; the air
522 sore

Pronounthat
523 sore dewa

Expressionin that situation
524 soto

そと

Nounoutside; exterior;
525 souji

そうじ

Noun, Suru verbto clean, to sweep
526 sugu ni

Adverbimmediately; right away; instantly​
527 suiyoubi

すいようび

NounWednesday
528 sukaato

Noun, Katakanaskirt
529 suki

すき

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivelike
530 sukoshi

すこし

Noun, Adverba little (bit); small quantity; few; short distance
531 sukunai

すくない

い-adjectivefew; a little; scarce; insufficient; seldom
532 sumu

すむ

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto live in; to reside; to inhabit; to dwell; to abide
533 supootsu

Noun, Katakanasport; sports
534 supuun

Noun, Katakanaspoon
535 surippa

Noun, Katakanaslipper; slippers
536 sutoobu

Noun, Katakanaheater; stove
537 suu

すう

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto smoke, to suck
538 suwaru

すわる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto sit
539 suzushii

すずしい

Adjective, い-adjectiverefreshing, cool
540 tabako

Nountobacco; cigarette
541 tabemono

たべもの

Nounfood
542 taberu

たべる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto eat
543 tabun

たぶん

Adjective, な-adjective, Adverbperhaps; probably
544 taihen

たいへん

Noun, Adjective, な-adjective, Adverbvery; greatly; terribly; serious; difficult
545 taisetsu

たいせつ

Noun, Adjective, な-adjectiveimportant; necessary; indispensable; beloved
546 taishikan

たいしかん

Nounembassy
547 takai

たかい

Adjective, い-adjectivehigh; tall; expensive; above average
548 takusan

たくさん

Noun, Adverbial Noun, Adjective, な-adjectivemany
549 takushii

Noun, Katakanataxi
550 tamago

たまご

Nouneggs; egg
551 tanjoubi

たんじょうび

Nounbirthday
552 tanomu

たのむ

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto ask
553 tanoshii

たのしい

Adjective, い-adjectiveenjoyable; fun
554 tate

たて

Nounlength,height
555 tatemono

たてもの

Nounbuilding
556 tatsu

たつ

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto stand; to stand up​
557 te

Nounhand; arm
558 teeburu

Noun, Katakanatable
559 teepu

Noun, Katakanatape
560 teepu rekoodaa

Noun, Katakanatape recorder
561 tegami

てがみ

NounLetter (message)​
562 tenki

てんき

Nounweather; the elements
563 terebi

Noun, Katakanatelevision; TV​
564 tesuto

Noun, Suru verb, Katakanaexamination; quiz; test
565 to

NounJapanese style door
566 tobu

とぶ

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto fly; to hop
567 toire

Noun, Katakanatoilet
568 tokei

とけい

Nounwatch; clock; timepiece
569 toki

とき

Nountime; moment; occasion; chance
570 tokidoki

ときどき

Noun, Adverbsometimes; at times
571 tokoro

ところ

Noun, Suffixplace
572 tomaru

とまる

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto stop; to come to a halt
573 tomodachi

ともだち

Noun friend; companion
574 tonari

となり

Nounnext door to
575 tooi

とおい

Adjective, い-adjectivefar
576 tooka

とおか

Nountenth day of the month / 10 days
577 tori

とり

Nounbird
578 toriniku

とりにく

Nounchicken meat
579 toru

とる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto take a photo or record a film
580 toru

とる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto take; to pick up; to harvest; to earn; to win; to choose
581 toshi

とし

Nounyear; age
582 toshokan

としょかん

Nounlibrary
583 tsugi

つぎ

Nounnext
584 tsuitachi

ついたち

Nounfirst day of the month
585 tsukareru

つかれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto get tired
586 tsukau

つかう

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto use
587 tsukeru

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto turn on
588 tsuku

つく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto arrive at
589 tsukue

つくえ

Noundesk
590 tsukuru

つくる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto make
591 tsumaranai

つまらない

Adjective, い-adjectiveboring
592 tsumetai

つめたい

い-adjectivecold to the touch
593 tsutomeru

つとめる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto work for someone
594 tsuyoi

つよい

Adjective, い-adjectivepowerful
595 ue

うえ

Noun, Suffixabove; up; over; top; surface
596 umareru

うまれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto be born
597 umi

うみ

Nounsea
598 uru

うる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto sell
599 urusai

うるさい

い-adjectivenoisy, annoying
600 ushiro

うしろ

Nounback; behind; rear

JLPT N5 vocab List total: (643)

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