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JLPT Level 1 Vocab (120/147)

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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.

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まあまあ so-so
まい counter for flat objects (e.g. sheets of paper)
まいご lost (stray) child
まいすう the number of flat things
まいぞう buried property; treasure trove
まいど each time; common service-sector greeting
まいる to go; to come; to call; to visit; to visit a shrine; to be defeated; to be nonplussed; to be madly in love; to die
まう to dance; to flutter about; to revolve
まうえ just above; right overhead
まえうり advance sale; booking
まえおき preface; introduction
まえもって もって in advance; beforehand; previously
まかす to entrust; to leave to a person
まかす かす to defeat
まかせる せる 1. to entrust to another; to leave to; 2. to do something at one's leisure
まかなう to give board to; to provide meals; to pay
まがる がる to turn; to bend
まき volume
まぎらわしい らわしい confusing; misleading; equivocal; ambiguous
まぎれる れる to be diverted; to slip into
まく membrane; film
まく to wind; to coil; to roll
まく 蒔く to sow (seeds)
まく 撒く to scatter; to sprinkle; to sow
まくら pillow; bolster
まくる 捲る verb suffix to indicate reckless abandon to the activity
まけ defeat; loss; losing (a game)
まける ける to lose; to be defeated
まげる げる to bend; to crook; to lean
まこころ sincerity; devotion
まこと truth; faith; fidelity; sincerity; trust; confidence; reliance; devotion
まことに truly; actually; really
まご grandchild
まごつく to be confused; to be flustered
まごまご confused
まさか Never!; Well, I never!; You don't say!
まさしく しく surely; no doubt; evidently
まさつ friction; rubbing; rubdown; chafe
まさに correctly; surely
まさる to excel; to surpass; to outrival
まざる ざる to be mixed; to be blended with; to associate with; to mingle with; to join
まざる ざる to be mixed; to be blended with; to associate with; to mingle with; to join
まし extra; additional; less objectionable; better; preferable
ました right under; directly below
まして して still more; still less (with neg. verb); to say nothing of; not to mention
まじえる える to mix; to converse with; to cross (swords)
まじる じる to be mixed; to be blended with; to associate with; to mingle with; to interest; to join
まじる じる to be mixed; to be blended with; to associate with; to mingle with; to interest; to join
まじわる わる to cross; to intersect; to associate with; to mingle with; to interest; to join
ます to increase; to grow