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JLPT Level 1 Vocab (29/147)

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.


がっき term (school)
がっきゅう grade in school
がっくり heartbroken
がっこう school
がっしょう chorus; singing in a chorus
がっしり firmly; solidly; tough
がっち agreement; concurrence; conforming to
がっちり solidly built; tightly; shrewd; calculating
がっぴ (the) date
がっぺい combination; union; amalgamation; consolidation; merger; coalition; fusion; annexation; affiliation; incorporation
がまん patience; endurance; perseverance; tolerance; self-control; self-denial
がる feel
がわ side; row; surroundings; part; (watch) case
がん cancer
がんか ophthalmology
がんきゅう eyeball
がんきょう spectacles; glasses
がんこ stubbornness; obstinacy
がんしょ written application or petition
がんじつ New Year's Day
がんじょう solid; firm; stout; burly; strong; sturdy
がんせき rock
がんねん first year (of a specific reign)
がんばる to persist; to insist on; to stand firm; to try one's best
がんぶつ imitation; counterfeit; forgery; sham
がんらい originally; primarily; essentially; logically; naturally
tree; wood; timber
spirit; mood
period; time
きあつ atmospheric pressure
きいろい yellow
きえる える to go out; to vanish; to disappear
きおく memory; recollection; remembrance
きおん temperature
きかい chance; opportunity
きかい machine; mechanism
きかえる える to change one's clothes
きかく planning; project
きかく standard; norm
きかざる to dress up
きかん organ (of body); instrument
きかん quarterly (e.g. magazine)
きかん period; term
きかん organ; mechanism; facility; engine
きかんしゃ locomotive; engine
きがい injury; harm; danger
きがね hesitance; diffidence; feeling constraint; fear of troubling someone; having scruples about doing something
きがる cheerful; buoyant; lighthearted
きき crisis
ききとり listening comprehension