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JLPT Level 1 Vocab (61/147)

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.


しょむ general affairs
しょめい signature
しょもつ books
しょゆう one's possessions; ownership
しょり processing; dealing with; treatment; disposition; disposal
しょるい documents; official papers
しよう personal use; private business
しよう way; method; resource; remedy; (technical) specification
しよう 使 use; application; employment; utilization
しようにん 使 employee; servant
しらが white or grey hair; trendy hair bleaching
しらせ らせ notice
しらせる らせる to notify; to advise
しらべ 調 preparation; investigation; inspection
しらべる 調べる to investigate; to check up
しり buttocks; bottom
しりあい acquaintance
しりぞく 退 to retreat; to recede; to withdraw
しりぞける 退ける to repel; to drive away
しりつ private (establishment)
しりょう materials; data
しる juice; sap; soup; broth
しる to know; to understand; to be acquainted with; to feel
しるす to note; to write down
しれい orders; instructions; directive
しろ white
しろ castle
しろ price; materials; substitution
しろい white
しろうと amateur; novice
しわ wrinkles; creases
しん core; heart; wick; marrow
しん new
しんか evolution; progress
しんかんせん bullet train (very high speed); shinkansen
しんがく going on to university
しんがり 殿 rear; rear unit guard
しんぎ deliberation
しんくう vacuum; hollow; empty
しんけい nerve; sensitivity
しんけん seriousness; earnestness
しんこう advance
しんこう rising; developing; emergent
しんこう promotion; encouragement
しんこう (religious) faith; belief; creed
しんこく report; statement; filing a return; notification
しんこく serious
しんこん newly-wed
しんごう traffic lights; signal; semaphore
しんさ judging; inspection; examination; investigation