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JLPT Level 1 Vocab (128/147)

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.


もどす to restore; to put back; to return
もどる to turn back; to return
もの person
ものおき storeroom
ものおと sounds
ものがたり tale; story; legend
ものがたる to tell; to indicate
ものごと things; everything
ものさし ruler; measure
ものすごい 凄い earth-shattering; staggering; to a very great extent
ものずき curiosity
ものたりない りない unsatisfied; unsatisfactory
もはや already; now
もはん exemplar; exemplification; exemplum; model; example
もほう imitation; copying
もむ 揉む to rub; to crumple (up); to wrinkle; to massage; to be troubled about; to worry over; to train; to coach
もめる 揉める to disagree; to dispute
もも thigh; femur
もやす やす to burn
もよう pattern; figure; design
もよおし event; festivities; function; social gathering; auspices; opening; holding (a meeting)
もよおす to hold (a meeting); to give (a dinner); to feel; to show signs of; to develop symptoms of; to feel (sick)
もらう 貰う to receive
もらす らす to let leak; to reveal
もり forest
もりあがる がる to rouse; to swell; to rise
もる to leak; to run out
もれる れる to leak out; to escape; to come through; to shine through; to filter out; to be omitted
もろい 脆い brittle; fragile; tender-hearted
もろに completely; all the way
もん problem; question
もんく phrase; complaint
もんだい problem; question
もんどう questions and answers; dialogue
question mark
やおや greengrocer
やかましい 喧しい noisy; strict; fussy
やがい fields; outskirts; open air; suburbs
やがて 軈て before long; soon; at length
やぎょう walking around at night; night train; night travel
やく to bake; to grill
やく approximately; about; some
やくしゃ actor; actress
やくしょ government office; public office
やくしょく post; managerial position; official position
やくす to translate
やくそく arrangement; promise
やくだつ to be useful; to be helpful; to serve the purpose
やくにん government official