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JLPT Level 1 Vocab (59/147)

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.


しょうか digestion
しょうかい introduction
しょうがい one's lifetime (i.e., one's existance until death)
しょうがい obstacle; impediment (fault)
しょうがくきん scholarship
しょうがくせい grade school student
しょうがっこう primary school; elementary school
しょうがつ New Year; New Year's Day; the first month; January
しょうきょ elimination; erasing; dying out; melting away
しょうきょくてき passive
しょうきん prize; monetary award
しょうぎ Japanese chess
しょうぎょう commerce; trade; business
しょうげき shock; crash; impact; ballistic
しょうげん evidence; testimony
しょうこ evidence; proof
しょうこう exhaustion; consumption
しょうご noon; mid-day
しょうごう collation; comparison
しょうさい detail; particulars
しょうしゃ trading company; firm
しょうしょう just a minute; small quantity
しょうしん promotion
しょうじ paper sliding door
しょうじき honesty; integrity; frankness
しょうじょう symptoms; condition
しょうじる じる to produce; to yield; to result from; to arise; to be generated
しょうすう minority; few
しょうする する to pretend; to take the name of; to feign; to purport
しょうせつ novel; story
しょうそく news; letter; circumstances
しょうたい natural shape; one's true colors; true character; consciousness; senses
しょうたい invitation
しょうだく consent; acquiescence; agreement
しょうち consent; acceptance; assent; admitting; acknowledgment; compliance; agreement; awareness
しょうちょう symbol
しょうてん shop; business firm
しょうてん focus; point
しょうとつ collision; conflict
しょうどく disinfection; sterilization
しょうにか pediatrics
しょうにん witness
しょうにん recognition; acknowledgement; approval; consent; agreement
しょうねん boys; juveniles
しょうはい victory or defeat; issue (of battle)
しょうばい trade; business; commerce; transaction; occupation
しょうひ consumption; expenditure
しょうひん commodity; article of commerce; goods; stock; merchandise
しょうひん prize; trophy
しょうぶ victory or defeat; match; contest; game; bout