English to Japanese / Japanese to English Dictionary

Enter a word (Romaji or Kana, Japanese or English):

Kanji Dictionary

Enter meaning/reading/kanji/stroke count,
romaji or kana, Japanese or English:
click here to search by radical Radical Glyphs

JLPT Level 1 Vocab (40/147)

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.


けつごう combination; union
けつだん decision; determination
けつぼう want; shortage; famine
けつろん conclusion
けとばす ばす to kick away; to kick off; to kick (someone); to refuse; to reject
けなす 貶す to speak ill of
けむい smoky
けむたい たい smoky; feeling awkward
けむり smoke; fumes
けむる to smoke (e.g. fire)
けらい retainer; retinue; servant
ける 蹴る to kick
けれど but; however
けわしい しい inaccessible place; impregnable position; steep place; sharp eyes
けん ticket; coupon; bond; certificate
けん sphere; circle; range
けん authority; the right (to do something)
けんい authority; power; influence
けんか 喧嘩 quarrel; (drunken) brawl; failure
けんかい opinion; point of view
けんがく inspection; study by observation; field trip
けんきゅう study; research; investigation
けんきょ modesty; humility
けんぎょう side line; second business
けんげん power; authority; jurisdiction
けんこう health; sound; wholesome
けんさ inspection (e.g. customs, factory); examination
けんざい in good health; well
けんしゅう training
けんしょう offering prizes; winning; reward
けんじ public prosecutor
けんせつ construction; establishment
けんぜん health; soundness; wholesome
けんそん humble; humility; modesty
けんち point of view
けんちく construction; architecture
けんちょう prefectural office
けんとう be found; aim; mark; estimate; guess; approx; direction
けんとう consideration; examination; investigation; study; scrutiny
けんびきょう microscope
けんぶつ sightseeing
けんぽう constitution
けんめい wisdom; intelligence; prudence
けんめい eagerness; earnestness; risking one's life
けんやく thrift; economy; frugality
けんよう multi-use; combined use; combination; serving two purposes
けんり right; privilege
けんりょく power; authority; influence
げいじゅつ (fine) art; the arts
げいのう public entertainment; accomplishments; attainments