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JLPT Level 1 Vocab (68/147)

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.


すぎ past; after
すくい help; aid; relief
すくう 掬う to scoop; to ladle out
すくう to rescue from; to help out of
すくない ない few; a little; scarce; insufficient; seldom
すくなくとも なくとも at least
すぐ immediately; soon; easily; right (near); honest; upright
すぐれる れる to surpass; to outstrip; to excel
すこし small quantity; little; few; something; little while; short distance
すこしも しも anything of; not one bit
すこやか やか vigorous; healthy; sound
すごい 凄い terrible; dreadful; terrific; amazing; great; wonderful; to a great extent
すごす ごす to pass; to spend; to go through; to tide over
すじ muscle; string; line; stripe; plot; plan; sinew
すすみ progress
すすむ to make progress; to advance; to improve
すすめ recommendation; advice; encouragement
すすめる める to advance; to promote; to hasten
すすめる める to recommend; to advise; to encourage; to offer (wine)
すず bell
すずしい しい cool; refreshing
すずむ to cool oneself; to cool off; to enjoy evening cool
すそ (trouser) cuff; (skirt) hem; cut edge of a hairdo; foot of mountain
すたれる れる to go out of use; to become obsolete; to die out; to go out of fashion
すっかり all; completely; thoroughly
すっきり shapely; clear; neat
すっと straight; quickly; directly; all of a sudden; quietly; gently; softly
すっぱい っぱい sour; acid
すてき lovely; dreamy; beautiful; great; fantastic; superb; cool; capital
すでに already; too late
すな sand; grit
すなお obedient; meek; docile; unaffected
すなわち that is; namely; i.e.
すばしこい nimble; smart; quick
すばやい fast; quick; prompt; agile
すばらしい らしい wonderful; splendid; magnificent
すべて all; the whole; entirely; in general; wholly
すべる to glide; to slide; to slip
すまい まい dwelling; house; residence; address
すます ます to clear; to make clear; to be unruffled; to look unconcerned; to look demure; look prim; put on airs
すませる ませる to be finished
すまない まない sorry (phrase)
すみ ink
すみ corner; nook
すみません みません sorry; excuse me
すむ to abide; to reside; to live in; to inhabit; to dwell
すむ to clear (e.g. weather); to become transparent
すめらぎ Emperor of Japan
すもう sumo wrestling
すり printing