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JLPT Level 1 Vocab (1/147)

Vocab List

Here is our unofficial vocab list for level 1 of the JLPT. It also includes the vocab that appeared on levels 2, 3 and 4. You can download an excel version of this data by clicking on the download button below. You may also add them to your vocab list by clicking the checkbox next to them and clicking on the "Add to Vocab List" button at the bottom of the page.


ああ Ah!; Oh!; Alas!
あい together; mutually; fellow
あい love
あいかわらず わらず as ever; as usual; the same
あいさつ 挨拶 greeting; salutation
あいじょう love; affection
あいする する to love
あいず sign; signal
あいそ civility; courtesy; compliments; sociability; graces
あいたい confrontation; facing; between ourselves; no third party; tete-a-tete
あいだがら relation(ship)
あいて companion; partner; company
あいにく likes and dislikes
あいま interval
あいまい 曖昧 vague; ambiguous
あう to fit; to suit; to agree with; to match; to be correct; to be profitable
あう to meet; to interview
あう to meet; to encounter (undesirable nuance)
あえて えて dare (to do); challenge (to do)
あお blue; green; green light
あおい blue; pale; green; unripe; inexperienced
あおぐ to look up (to); to respect; to depend on; to ask for; to seek; to revere; to drink; to take
あおじろい pale; pallid
あか dirt; filth
あか suborder; subfamily
あかい red
あかがね copper
あかし proof; evidence
あかじ deficit; go in the red
あかす かす to pass; spend; to reveal; to divulge
あかちゃん ちゃん baby; infant
あからさま obvious; overt; plainly; frankly
あからむ らむ to become red; to redden; to blush
あかり かり lamplight; light (in general); brightness
あかるい るい bright; cheerful
あかんぼう baby
あがり がり 1. slope; advance income; crop yield; ascent; rise; advance; death; spinning; completion; stop; finish; after (rain); ex (official, etc.); 2. freshly-drawn green tea (esp. in sushi shops)
あがる がる to enter; to go up; to rise; to climb up; to advance; to appreciate; to be promoted; to improve; to call on; to be offered; to accrue; to be finished; to come to (expenses); to go bankrupt; to begin spinning (cocoons); to be caught; to get ruffled; to eat; to drink; to die; to weaken (as a battery); to let up (rain)
あき autumn; fall
あき room; time to spare; emptiness; vacant
あき room; time to spare; emptiness; vacant
あきうど trader; shopkeeper; merchant
あきま vacancy; room for rent or lease
あきらか らか obvious; evident; clear; plain
あきらめ 諦め resignation; acceptance; consolation
あきらめる 諦める to give up; to abandon
あきる きる to get tired of; to lose interest in; to have enough
あきれる 呆れる to be amazed; to be shocked
あく evil; wickedness
あく to be open