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JLPT Level 1 Vocab (108/147)

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.


ばん evening
ばん size (of paper or books)
ばんぐみ program (e.g. TV)
ばんごう number; series of digits
ばんざい hurrah; longlife; congratulations; cheers
ばんじん all people; everybody; 10000 people
ばんち house number; address
ばんねん (one's) last years
ばんのう all-purpose; almighty; omnipotent
ばんめ cardinal number suffix
faulty-; non-
cost; expense
ひいては いては not only...but also; in addition to; consequently
ひえる える to grow cold; to get chilly; to cool down
ひかえしつ waiting room
ひかえる える to draw in; to hold back; to make notes; to be temperate in
ひかく comparison
ひかくてき comparatively; relatively
ひかげ shadow
ひかる to shine; to glitter; to be bright
ひかん pessimism; disappointment
ひがい damage
ひがえり day trip
ひき head; small animal counter; roll of cloth
ひきあげる げる to withdraw; to leave; to pull out; to retire
ひきいる いる to lead; to spearhead (a group); to command (troops)
ひきうける ける to undertake; to take up; to take over; to be responsible for; to guarantee; to contract (disease)
ひきおこす こす to cause
ひきかえす to repeat; to send back; to bring back; to retrace one's steps
ひきさげる げる to pull down; to lower; to reduce; to withdraw
ひきざん subtraction
ひきずる きずる to seduce; to drag along; to pull; to prolong; to support
ひきだし drawer; drawing out
ひきだす to pull out; to take out; to draw out; to withdraw
ひきとめる める to detain; to check; to restrain
ひきとる to take charge of; to take over; to retire to a private place
ひきょう cowardice; meanness; unfairness
ひきわけ a draw (in competition); tie game
ひく minus; to pull; to play (string instr.)
ひく 轢く to run somebody over (with vehicle); to knock someone down
ひくい short; low; humble; low (voice)
ひけつ rejection; negation; voting down
ひげ moustache; beard; whiskers
ひげき tragedy
ひこう delinquency; misconduct
ひこう aviation
ひこうじょう airport
ひごろ normally; habitually
ひさしい しい long; long-continued; old (story)
ひさしぶり after a long time