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JLPT Level 1 Vocab (9/147)

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.


いなびかり (flash of) lightning
いにしえ antiquity; ancient times
いぬ dog
いね rice-plant
いねむり dozing; nodding off
いのち (mortal) life
いのり prayer; supplication
いのる to pray; to wish
いはん violation (of law); transgression; infringement; breach
いばる to be proud; to swagger
いびき snoring
いふく clothes
いま living room (western style)
いまさら now; at this late hour
いまだ as yet; hitherto; not yet (neg)
いまに before long; even now
いまにも にも at any time; soon
いみ meaning; significance
いみん emigration; immigration; emigrant; immigrant
いもうと younger sister
いや disagreeable; detestable; unpleasant; reluctant
いやいや 厭々 unwillingly; grudgingly; shaking head in refusal (to children)
いやがる がる to hate; to dislike
いやしい しい greedy; vulgar; shabby; humble; base; mean; vile
いやに awfully; terribly
いやらしい 厭やらしい detestable; disagreeable
いよいよ 愈々 more and more; all the more; increasingly; at last; beyond doubt
いよく will; desire; ambition
いらい since; henceforth
いらい request; commission; dispatch; dependence; trust
いらいら 苛々 getting nervous; irritation
いらっしゃる to be; to come; to go
いりくち entrance; gate; approach; mouth
いりょう clothing
いりょう medical care; medical treatment
いりょく power; might; authority; influence
いる to need
いる to get in; to go in; to come in; to flow into; to set; to set in
いる 煎る to parch; to fry; to fire; to broil; to roast; to boil down (in oil)
いるい clothes; clothing; garments
いれもの container; case; receptacle
いれる れる to put in; to take in; to bring in; to let in; to admit; to introduce; to commit (to prison); to usher in; to insert; to set (jewels); to employ; to listen to; to tolerate; to comprehend; to include; to pay (interest); to cast (votes)
いろいろ various
いろん different opinion; objection
いわ rock; crag
いわい celebration; festival
いわう to congratulate; to celebrate
いわば わば so to speak
いわゆる the so-called; so to speak
いん seal; stamp; mark; print