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JLPT Level 1 Vocab (46/147)

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.


こせい individuality; personality; idiosyncrasy
こせき census; family register
こぜに coins; small change
こたい solid (body)
こたえ answer; response
こたえる える to bear; to stand; to endure; to put up with; to support; to withstand; to resist; to brave; to be fit for; to be equal to
こたえる える to answer; to reply
こたつ table with heater; (orig) charcoal brazier in a floor well
こだい ancient times
こだわる to fuss over; to be particular about; to be concerned about
こちょう exaggeration
こちら this person; this direction; this side
こちらこそ it is I who should say so
こっか state; country; nation
こっかい National Diet; parliament; congress
こっけい funny; humorous; comical; laughable; ridiculous; joking
こっこう diplomatic relations
こっせつ bone fracture
こっそり stealthily; secretly
こっとうひん curio
こづかい personal expenses; pocket money; spending money; incidental expenses; allowance
こづつみ parcel; package
こてい fixation
こてん old book; classics; classic
こと thing; matter; fact; circumstances; business; reason; experience
こと Koto (Japanese harp)
ことがら matter; thing; affair; circumstance
ことごとく 悉く altogether; entirely
ことし this year
ことづける ける to send word; to send a message
ことづて declaration; hearsay
ことなる なる to differ; to vary; to disagree
ことに especially; above all
ことによると によると depending on the circumstances
ことば word(s); language; speech
ことばづかい speech; expression; wording
ことり small bird
ことわざ proverb; maxim
ことわる to refuse; to inform; to ask leave; to decline; to dismiss
こどく isolation; loneliness; solitude
こども child; children
こな flour; meal; powder
こないだ the other day; lately; recently
こなごな in very small pieces
この 此の this
このあいだ この the other day; lately; recently
このごろ この recently
このましい ましい nice; likeable; desirable
このみ liking; taste; choice
このむ to like; to prefer