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JLPT Level 1 Vocab (109/147)

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.


ひさん misery
ひざ knee; lap
ひざし sunlight; rays of the sun
ひしょ (private) secretary
ひじ elbow
ひじゅう specific gravity
ひそか secret; private; surreptitious
ひたす to soak; to dip; to drench
ひたすら earnestly
ひだり left hand side
ひだりきき left-handedness; sake drinker; left-hander
ひっかかる かる to be caught in; to be stuck in; to be cheated
ひっかく っ掻く to scratch
ひっかける ける 1. to hang (something) on (something); to throw on (clothes); 2. to hook; to catch; to trap; to ensnare; 3. to cheat; to evade payment; to jump a bill; 4. to drink (alcohol); 5. to spit at (a person); 6. to hit the ball off the end of the bat (baseball)
ひっき (taking) notes; copying
ひっくりかえす to turn over; to overturn; to knock over; to upset; to turn inside out
ひっくりかえる to be overturned; to be upset; to topple over; to be reversed
ひっこし moving (dwelling, office, etc.); changing residence
ひっこす to move; to change residence
ひっこむ to draw back; to sink; to cave in
ひっし inevitable death; desperation; frantic; inevitable result
ひっしゃ writer; author
ひっしゅう required (subject)
ひってき comparing with; match; rival; equal
ひっぱる 1. to pull; to draw; to stretch; to drag; 2. to pull the ball (baseball)
ひつじ eighth sign of Chinese zodiac (The Ram, 1pm-3pm, south-southwest, June)
ひつじゅひん necessities; necessary article; requisite; essential
ひつぜん inevitable; necessary
ひつよう necessary; essential; indispensable
ひてい negation; denial; repudiation
ひといき puffy; a breath; a pause; an effort
ひとえ one layer; single
ひとがら personality; character; personal appearance; gentility
ひところ once; some time ago
ひとごみ crowd of people
ひとさしゆび index finger
ひとしい しい equal
ひとじち hostage; prisoner
ひとすき a line; earnestly; blindly; straightforwardly
ひとつ one
ひととおり ordinary; usual; in general; briefly
ひとどおり pedestrian traffic
ひとまず まず for the present; once; in outline
ひとみ pupil (of eye)
ひとやすみ a rest
ひとり alone; unmarried
ひとりごと a soliloquy; a monologue; speaking to oneself
ひとりでに でに by itself; automatically; naturally
ひとりひとり one by one; each; one at a time
ひどい cruel; awful; severe; very bad; serious; terrible; heavy; violent