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JLPT Level 1 Vocab (134/147)

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.


りし interest (bank)
りじゅん profit; returns
りせい reason; sense
りそう ideal
りそく interest (bank)
りったい solid body
りっぱ splendid; fine; handsome; elegant; imposing; prominent; legal; legitimate
りっぽう legislation; lawmaking
りつ rate; ratio; proportion; percentage
りてん advantage; point in favor
りゃくご abbreviation; acronym
りゃくす to abbreviate
りゃくだつ pillage; plunder; looting; robbery
りゅう styleof; method of; manner of
りゅういき (river) basin
りゅうがく studying abroad
りゅうつう circulation of money or goods; flow of water or air; distribution
りゆう reason; pretext; motive
りょう quantity; amount; volume; portion (of food)
りょう hostel; dormitory
りょう material; charge; rate; fee
りょういき area; domain; territory; field; region; regime
りょうかい comprehension; consent; understanding; roger (on the radio)
りょうかい territorial waters
りょうがえ change; money exchange
りょうがわ both sides
りょうきょく both extremities; north and south poles; positive and negative poles
りょうきん fee; charge; fare
りょうこう favorable; satisfactory
りょうし fisherman
りょうしき good sense
りょうしつ good quality; superior quality
りょうしゅう receipt; voucher
りょうしょう acknowledgement; understanding (e.g. "please be understanding of the mess during our renovation")
りょうしん conscience
りょうじ consul
りょうち territory; dominion
りょうど dominion; territory; possession
りょうり cooking; cookery; cuisine
りょうりつ compatibility; coexistence; standing together
りょかく passenger (transport)
りょかん Japanese hotel; inn
りょけん passport
りょこう travel; trip
りよう use; utilization; application
りれき personal history; background; career; log
りろん theory
りん counter for wheels and flowers
りんぎょう forestry
りんじ temporary; special; extraordinary