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JLPT Level 1 Vocab (11/147)

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.


うたたね dozing; napping on the floor (in one's clothes)
うち house (one's own)
うち inside
うちあける ける to be frank; to speak one's mind; to open one's heart
うちあわせ わせ business meeting; previous arrangement; appointment
うちあわせる わせる to knock together; to arrange
うちきる to stop; to abort; to discontinue; to close
うちけし negation; denial; negative
うちけす to deny; to negate; to contradict
うちこむ to drive in (e.g. nail, stake); to devote oneself to; to shoot into; to smash; to throw into; to cast into
うちゅう universe; cosmos; space
うちわ fan
うちわけ the items; breakdown; classification
うっかり carelessly; thoughtlessly; inadvertently
うったえ lawsuit; complaint
うったえる える to sue (a person); to resort to; to appeal to
うっとうしい しい gloomy; depressing
うつ to hit; to strike
うつ to attack; to avenge
うつ to attack; to defeat; to destroy
うつくしい しい beautiful; lovely
うつし copy; duplicate; facsimile; transcript
うつす to remove; to transfer; to infect
うつす to film; to transcribe; to duplicate; to reproduce; to trace; to describe; to picture; to photograph; to imitate
うつす to project; to reflect; to cast (shadow)
うつむく 俯く to hang one's head for shame
うつる to move (house); to be infected; to be contagious; to transfer (department)
うつる to be photographed; to be projected
うつる to be reflected; to harmonize with; to come out (photo)
うつろ blank; cavity; hollow; empty (space)
うつわ bowl; vessel; container
うてん rainy weather
うで arm
うでまえ ability; skill; facility
うどん 饂飩 noodles (Japanese)
うながす to urge; to press; to suggest; to demand; to stimulate; to quicken; to incite; to invite (attention to)
うなずく 頷く to nod; to bow one's head in assent
うなる 唸る to groan; to moan; to roar; to howl; to growl; to hum; to buzz; to sough
うぬぼれ 惚れ pretension; conceit; hubris
うばう to snatch away
うま 1. horse; 2. promoted bishop (shogi)
うまい delicious
うまれ まれ birth; birth-place
うまれつき まれつき by nature; by birth; native
うまれる まれる to be born
うみじ sea route
うむ to give birth; to deliver; to produce
うむ yes or no; existence; flag indicator (comp); presence or absence marker
うめ plum; plum-tree; lowest (of a three-tier ranking system)
うめこむ to bury