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JLPT Level 1 Vocab (84/147)

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.


ちゅうにん go-between; matchmaker
ちゅうねん middle-aged
ちゅうはん lunch; midday meal
ちゅうもく notice; attention; observation
ちゅうもん order; request
ちゅうりつ neutrality
ちゅうわ neutralize; counteract
ちょう guts; bowels; intestines
ちょう butterfly
ちょう super-; ultra-; hyper-
ちょう government office
ちょういん 調 signature; sign; sealing
ちょうか excess; being more than
ちょうかく the sense of hearing
ちょうかん chief; (government) secretary
ちょうき long time period
ちょうこう lecture attendance; auditing
ちょうこく carving; engraving; sculpture
ちょうさ 調 investigation; examination; inquiry; survey
ちょうし 調 tune; tone; key; pitch; time; rhythm; vein; mood; way; manner; style; knack; condition; state of health; strain; impetus; spur of the moment; trend
ちょうしゅう collection; levy
ちょうしょ strong point
ちょうしんき stethoscope
ちょうじょ eldest daughter
ちょうじょう top; summit; peak
ちょうせい 調 regulation; adjustment; tuning
ちょうせつ 調 regulation; adjustment; control
ちょうせん challenge; defiance
ちょうたん length; long and short; +-
ちょうだい very long; great length
ちょうてい 調 arbitration; conciliation; mediation
ちょうてん top; summit
ちょうど just; right; exactly
ちょうなん eldest son
ちょうへん long (e.g. novel, film)
ちょうほうけい rectangle; oblong
ちょうみりょう 調 condiment; seasoning
ちょうめ district of a town; city block (of irregular size)
ちょうり 調 cooking
ちょうわ 調 harmony
ちょきん (bank) savings
ちょくご immediately following
ちょくせつ direct; immediate; personal; firsthand
ちょくせん straight line
ちょくぜん just before
ちょくちょく often; frequently; now and then; occasionally
ちょくつう direct communication
ちょくめん confrontation
ちょくりゅう direct current
ちょしゃ author; writer