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JLPT Level 1 Vocab (34/147)

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.


きょねん last year
きょひ denial; veto; rejection; refusal
きょよう permission; pardon
きょり distance; range
きよ contribution; service
きよい clear; pure; noble
きよう skillful; handy
きよらか らか clean; pure; chaste
きらい dislike; hate
きらう to hate; to dislike; to loathe
きらく at ease; comfortable
きらびやか 煌びやか gorgeous; gaudy; dazzling; gay
きり limits; end; bounds; period; place to leave off; closing sentence; all there is; only; since
きり fog; mist
きり paulownia tree
きりかえる える to change; to exchange; to convert; to renew; to throw a switch; to replace; to switch over
きりつ order; rules; law
きりゅう atmospheric current
きる to cut; to chop; to hash; to carve; to saw; to clip; to shear; to slice; to strip; to fell; to cut down; to punch; to sever (connections); to pause; to break off; to disconnect; to turn off; to hang up; to cross (a street); to discount; to sell below cost; to shake (water) off; to finish; to be through; to complete
きる to wear; to put on (from shoulders down)
きれい pretty; clean; nice; tidy; beautiful; fair
きれめ break; pause; gap; end; rift; interruption; cut; section; notch; incision; end (of a task)
きれる れる to cut well; to be sharp; to break; to snap; to wear out; to be injured; to burst; to collapse; to break off; to be disconnected; to be out of; to expire; to sever (connections) with; sharp; shrewd; less than
きろく record; minutes; document
きわ edge; brink; verge; side
きわた 綿 cotton
きわめて めて exceedingly; extremely
きをつける ける to be careful; to pay attention; to take care
きん a little; small quantity
きんえん No Smoking!
きんがく amount of money
きんがん nearsightedness; shortsightedness; myopia
きんきゅう urgent; pressing; emergency
きんきん nearness; before long
きんぎょ goldfish
きんこう suburbs; outskirts
きんこう equilibrium; balance
きんし shortsightedness
きんし prohibition; ban
きんじょ neighbourhood
きんじる じる to prohibit
きんずる ずる to forbid; to suppress
きんせん money; cash
きんぞく metal
きんだい present day
きんちょう tension; mental strain; nervousness
きんにく muscle; sinew
きんべん industry; diligence
きんむ service; duty; work
きんもつ taboo; forbidden thing