JLPT N5 Vocabulary

Definition:

foreigner; foreign citizen; foreign national; alien; non-Japanese

JLPT N5 vocabulary list

Learn Japanese vocabulary: 【がいこくじん】(gaikokujin)

Meaning:

  • foreigner;
  • foreign citizen;
  • foreign national;
  • alien;
  • non-Japanese

Note: this is often shortened to 外人 【がいじん】 (gaijin)

Type: Noun

Level: JLPT N5 Vocabulary

- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese furigana reading, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

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Example #1

わたしはがいこくじんとはなしたことがない。
watashi wa gaikokujin to hanashita koto ga nai.
I have never spoken to a foreigner before.
Example #2

おおくのがいこくじんあgとうきょうにいる。
ooku no gaikokujin ga toukyou ni iru.
Many foreigners are in Tokyo.
Example #3

わたしはがいこくじんのかれしがほしいです。
watashi wa gaikokujin no kareshi ga hoshii desu.
I want a foreign boyfriend.
Example #4

おおくのがいこくじんがにほんごをじょうずにはなします。
ooku no gaikokujin ga nihongo wo jouzu ni hanashimasu.
Many foreigners speak good Japanese.
Example #5

さいきんにほんごをまなんでいるがいこくじんはおおい。
saikin nihongo wo manandeiru gaikokujin wa ooi.
Lately, many foreigners are studying Japanese.

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