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 taberu

たべる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto eat
542 tabun

たぶん

Adjective, な-adjective, Adverbperhaps; probably
543 taihen

たいへん

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

たいせつ

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

たいしかん

Nounembassy
546 takai

たかい

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

たくさん

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

Noun, Katakanataxi
549 tamago

たまご

Nouneggs; egg
550 tanjoubi

たんじょうび

Nounbirthday
551 tanomu

たのむ

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto ask
552 tanoshii

たのしい

Adjective, い-adjectiveenjoyable; fun
553 tate

たて

Nounlength,height
554 tatemono

たてもの

Nounbuilding
555 tatsu

たつ

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

Nounhand; arm
557 teeburu

Noun, Katakanatable
558 teepu

Noun, Katakanatape
559 teepu rekoodaa

Noun, Katakanatape recorder
560 tegami

てがみ

NounLetter (message)​
561 tenki

てんき

Nounweather; the elements
562 terebi

Noun, Katakanatelevision; TV​
563 tesuto

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

NounJapanese style door
565 tobu

とぶ

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

Noun, Katakanatoilet
567 tokei

とけい

Nounwatch; clock; timepiece
568 toki

とき

Nountime; moment; occasion; chance
569 tokidoki

ときどき

Noun, Adverbsometimes; at times
570 tokoro

ところ

Noun, Suffixplace
571 tomaru

とまる

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

ともだち

Noun friend; companion
573 tonari

となり

Nounnext door to
574 tooi

とおい

Adjective, い-adjectivefar
575 tooka

とおか

Nountenth day of the month / 10 days
576 tori

とり

Nounbird
577 toriniku

とりにく

Nounchicken meat
578 toru

とる

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

とる

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

とし

Nounyear; age
581 toshokan

としょかん

Nounlibrary
582 tsugi

つぎ

Nounnext
583 tsuitachi

ついたち

Nounfirst day of the month
584 tsukareru

つかれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto get tired
585 tsukau

つかう

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto use
586 tsukeru

Verb, Ichidan verb, Transitive verbto turn on
587 tsuku

つく

Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verbto arrive at
588 tsukue

つくえ

Noundesk
589 tsukuru

つくる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto make
590 tsumaranai

つまらない

Adjective, い-adjectiveboring
591 tsumetai

つめたい

い-adjectivecold to the touch
592 tsutomeru

つとめる

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

つよい

Adjective, い-adjectivepowerful
594 ue

うえ

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

うまれる

Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verbto be born
596 umi

うみ

Nounsea
597 uru

うる

Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verbto sell
598 urusai

うるさい

い-adjectivenoisy, annoying
599 ushiro

うしろ

Nounback; behind; rear
600 usui

うすい

Adjective, い-adjectivethin; weak

JLPT N5 vocab List total: (642)

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