List of Japanese Vocabulary and Words

In this article, we will see a list of words and vocabulary for N1 students in Japanese according to the JLPT (Japanese language proficiency test). I hope you make good use of that list of words.

We passed this word list through 3 different dictionaries translating the original in English and the original in English in order to have a more accurate result. Still, it's important to check out dictionaries like jisho.org

The jlpt- nihongo nouryoku shiken - Japanese proficiency exam
N1 is a JLPT level

JLPT Vocabulary List N1

It is worth remembering that the words in the list below may have another meaning, some more simplified or that you already know, but that at Level 1 of JLPT you learn a different meaning for that word. I hope you like this list of words:

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JapaneseRomajiEnglish
放棄houkiabandonment; 
廃止haishiabolition; 
近づくchikazukuapproaches; get closer to
富むtomuabundant; Be rich
行為kouiaction; law
蓄積chikusekiaccumulation; 
適応tekiouadaptation; 
忠告chuukokuaddendum; advice
助言jogenaddendum; advice
相応しいfusawashiiappropriate; appropriate
政権seikenadministration; 
採用saiyouadopt; adoption
依然izenstill; until now
整えるtotonoeruadjust; get ready
到達toutatsureaching; getting at
一部ichibusome; 
同盟doumeialliance; 
軽減keigenrelief; mitigation
救済kyuusairelief; salvation
野心yashinambition; 
脅威kyouithreat; 
事前jizenin advance; 
統制I usedto control; 
把握haakutightness; Grab
施すhodokosuapply; sprinkle
支持shijiSupport; support
指摘shitekipointing out; 
退職taishokuretirement (from office); 
賭けるkakerubet; 
賭けkakebets; betting
享受kyoujuenjoy; reception
領域ryouikiarea; 
wanatrap; tie
武装soughtarmament; armed
兵器heikiweapons; 
配置haichiarrangement; implantation
後悔koukairegret; am sorry
軍事gunjimilitary; military affairs
襲うosouattack; make an assault
警戒keikaiattention; surveillance
上陸jourikulanding; landing
態勢suchattitude; preparation
増強zoukyouincrease; increase
権限kengenauthority; 
権威ken’iauthority; 
突破toppaadvance; breaking with
根拠konkyobase; 
戦闘sat downbattle; combat
封鎖fuseblockages; 
爆弾bakudanpump; bomb
勇敢yuukanbravery; courageous
視野shiya of vision; field of vision
負担futancharge; onus
肉体nikutaibeef; the body
経歴keirekicareer; 
携帯keitaicell phone; 
動揺douyouupset; turmoil
嫉妬shittojealous; 
明瞭meiryouclarity; 
階級kaikyuuclass; 
崩壊houkaicollapse; 
収集shuushuucollection; 
連中renchuucolleagues; company (of people)
有するyuusuruwith; to possess
弁解benkaiExcuse; excuse
弁明blessExcuse; excuse
指揮shikicommand; 
対処taishoCombined; dealing with
燃料nenryoufuel; 
着手chakushubegin; boarding
仕組みshikumihow it works; structure
分配bunpaisharing; distribution
競うkisou with; compete with
買収baishuupurchase; acquisition
購入kounyuupurchase; 
悟るsatoruI understand; perform
犯すokasucompromise; transgress
妥協dakyoucommitment; 
概念gainenconcept; 
譲歩jouhoconcession; 
非難hinanconviction; fault
営むitonamuconduct; running a business
率いるhikiirudrive; lead
設定setteiconfiguration; 
白状hakujouconfession; 
征服seifukuconquest; 
自覚jikakuconsciousness; self-awareness
良心ryoushinconsciousness; 
配慮hairyoconsideration; 
固めるkatameruconsolidate; strengthen
企むtakuramuconspire; plan
築くkizukuramp up; stack up
接触sesshokucontact; 
持続jizokucontinuation; 
転換tenkanto convert; conversion
確信kakushinconviction; conviction
募るtsunoruinvitation; recruit (for example, candidates)
度胸dokyoucourage; 
追跡tsuisekiChase; search
対応taioucorrespondence; 
腐敗fuhaicorruption; decadence
背後haigoback; backstage
創造souzoucreation; 
悪事akujicrime; bad deed
危機kikicrisis; 
残酷zankokucruelty; 
過ちayamachifault; indiscretion
養うyashinaugrow crops; 
損なうsokonauDamage; do not do
資産shisanasset; patrimony
討論tourondebate; 
決断ketsudandecision; 
衰退suitaidecline; decadence
弁護bengodefense; 
防衛boueidefense; 
赤字akajideficit; red text
依存izondependency; 
挑戦chousenchallenger; challenge
未知michiunknown; 
欲望yokubouwish; 
開発kaihatsu in; development
絶望zetsuboudespair; 
専用senyoudesignated; dedicated
気絶kizetsufainting; tenuous
派遣hakendispatch; send
浪費rouhiwaste; extravagance
経費keihiexpenses; 
運命I joineddestiny; 
破壊hakaiundoing; 
薄れるusurerufade away; fan of
細部saibuDetails; 
決意ketsuidetermination; 
職務shokumuduties; 
阻むhabamuhinder; to prevent
勤勉kinbendiligence; diligent
減少genshoudecrease; 
発言hatsugenspeech; 
分散bunsandispersal; decentralization
処分shobundisposition; elimination
紛争funsoudispute; 
独裁dokusaidictatorship; 
文書bunshodocuments; document
痛めるitameruit hurt; hurt
傷つけるkizutsukeruit hurt; hurt
痛むitamusore; hurt
効率kouritsuefficiency; 
選挙senkyoelection; 
緊急kinkyuuemergency; 
共感kyoukanempathy; sympathy
従業員juugyouinemployee; employee
雇用koyouemployment (long term); 
融資yuushiloan; financing
奨励shoureiencouragement; 
弱めるyowameruweaken; 
直面chokumenfaced; face to face
同士doushieach other; countrymen
熱意netsuienthusiasm; 
装備I am biequipments; 
規模kiboscale; 
脱出dasshutsuescape; exhaust
本質honshitsuessence; 
肝心kanjinessential; 
定めるsadameruestablish; 
設立setsuritsuestablishment; 
停滞teitaistagnation; 
株式kabushikistock; shares (company)
作戦sakusenstrategy; 
戦略senryakustrategy; 
愚かorokaStupid; 
回避kaihievasion; 
進化shinkaevolution; 
誇張kochouoverkill; 
興奮koufunexcitement; 
排除haijoexclusion; 
遂行suikouexecution; 
展示tenjiexhibition; exposure
膨張bouchouexpansion; swelling
体験taikenexperience; 
消滅shoumetsuextinction; 
極端kyokutanextreme; 
疲労hiroufatigue; 
打ち明けるuchiakerusay what you think; open up to the world
身近midjikafamiliar; close to yourself
要因youinfactor; 
好意kouifavor; 
農場noujoufarm (agriculture); 
閉鎖heisaclose; closure
負傷fushouinjuries; injuries
忠実chuujitsufidelity; faithful
究極kyuukyokuFinal; 
財政zaiseifinance; 
固定koteifixation; fixed
柔軟juunanflexible; 
栄えるsakaeruflourish; 
変動hendoufluctuation; 
minamotosource; 
強制kyouseiforce; compulsion
強いるshiiruforce; 
形成keiseiformation; 
備わるsonawaruprovided; be one of
強烈kyouretsustrong; intense
頻繁hinpanfrequency; frequent
官僚kanryouemployees; bureaucracy
土台dodaifoundation; 
資金shikinfunds; 
収益shuuekigain; recipe
確保kakuhoensure; safe
費やすtsuiyasuspend; 
天才straingenius; 
世代sedaigeneration; 
運営un'eimanagement; administration
打撃dagekiblow; strike
妊娠ninshinpregnancy; 
悲鳴himeishout; shout out
名誉meiyohonor; 
屈辱kutsujokuhumiliation; 
同等doutouequal; equivalence
照明shoumeilighting; 
幻想gensouillusion; 
即座にsokuza niimmediately; on site
移住ijuuimmigration; migration
移民iminimmigration; immigrant
不動産fudousanreal estate; real Estate
無力muryokuimpotence; helplessness
衝動shoudouimpulse; 
傾けるkatamukeruto lean; inclination
必然hitsuzeninevitable; 
察知sacchiinfer; to detect
地獄jigokuhell; 
告げるtsugeruinform; say it
主導shudouinitiative; leadership
不当futouunfair; injustice
無実mujitsuinnocent; 
点検tenkeninspection; 
本能honnouinstinct; 
指示shijiinstruction; instructions
侮辱bujokuinsult; 
統合tougouintegration; 
知性chiseiintelligence; 
意図itointention; 
利息risokuinterest; interest (bank)
干渉kanshouinterference; 
中断chuudaninterruption; 
介入kainyuuintervention; 
脅迫kyouhakubullying; 
直感chokkanintuition; 
無効mukouinvalid; 
侵略shinryakuinvasion; 
捜査sousainvestigation; 
投資toushiinvestment; 
運用unyouinvestment; operation
演じるenjiruplay (a role); 
正義seigijustice; righteousness
正当sectlawful; 
覚えoboeremember; memory
解除kaijorelease; launch
公開koukairelease; open to the public
教訓kyoukunlesson; 
訴訟soshoulitigation; litigation
現地genchilocal; 
地元jimotolocal; 
論理purrlogic; 
詳細shousaimore details; 
強まるtsuyomarustronger; gain strength
保つtamotsukeep; be durable
成熟seijukumaturity; 
機構kikoumechanism; 
措置sochimeasure; 
恐れosorefear; horror
最善saizenthe best; 
同類gilded type; of the same type
移行ikoumigration; transition
奇跡kisekimiracle; 
悲惨hisanmisery; miserable
使命shimeimission.; 
動員douinmobilization; 
一刻ikkokutime; a moment
独占dokusenmonopoly; 
shideath; 
摸索mosakumosaku; grope for
動機doukireason; 
動きugokimovement; 
変革henkakuchange; to change
手遅れteokurevery late; it's too late
不可欠fukaketsurequired; essential
拒否kyohidenial; rejection
交渉koushounegotiation; negotiations
通常tsuujounormal; 
著しいichijirushiiremarkable; impressive
共産kyousan communism; communist party
重荷omoni burden; heavy load
業務gyoumu business; job
事業jigyou business; Business
用件youken business; Business
映像carried out video; Image
明白meihakuobvious; frank
発生hasseioccurrence; 
占領senryouoccupation; catch
憎しみnikushimihate; 
提供teikyouoffer; 
視線shisenlook; 
秩序chitsujoorder; order
楽観rakkanoptimism; 
大胆daitandaring; boldness
辛抱shinboupatience; 
情熱jounetsupassion; 
関与kanyoparticipation; participating in
思考shikouthought; thinking
損失sonshitsuloss; 
完璧kanpekiperfection; Perfect
追求tsuikyuupersecution; chase (e.g. goal)
個性koseipersonality; 
説得settokupersuasion; 
最悪Saiakuthe worst case scenario; 
乏しいtoboshiipoor; sparse
貧乏binboupoverty; dispossessed
貧困hinkonpoverty; poor
権力kenryokupower; energy
方策housakupolicy; 
政策seisakupolicy; 
見方mikatapoint of view; way of seeing things
tobiradoor; 
実践jissen “}”> Practice; put into practice
偏見henkenpreconception; 
果たすhatasufill in; accomplish
満たすmitasufill in; to accomplish
前提I didpremise; 
予感yokanpremonition; hunch
圧力atsuryokupressure; 
阻止soshiprevention; block
原則gensokuprinciple; 
優先yuusenpriority; 
特権tokenprivilege; 
悩みnayamiproblem; anguish
手順tejunprocedure; 
経過keikaprogress; Traffic
進展shintenprogress; 
昇進shoushinpromotion; 
促進sokushinpromotion; facilitation
促すunagasuready; urgency
所有shoyuuproperty; 
推進suishinpropulsion; promotion (for example, a policy)
繁栄han'eiprosperity; 
保護hogoprotection; 
抗議kougiprotest; 
証拠shoukoevidences; evidence
規定kiteiprovision; provisions
大衆taishuugeneral public; the masses
hailung; lungs
資格shikakuqualification; qualifications
余地yochibedroom; place
調達choutatsuraising; lifting up
怒りikarirage; fury
理性riseireason; 
反応hannoureaction; answer
成果seikaachievement; results
達成tasseiachievement; 
反乱hanranrebellion; 
認識ninshikirecognition; knowledge
拒むkobamurefuse; reject
改革kaikakureforming; 
避難hinanrefuge; evacuation
再生saiseiregeneration; 
規制kiseiregulation; 
報酬houshuuremuneration; reward
所得shotokuincome; 
担うninauresponsible; withstand (load)
業績gyousekiresults; performance
漏らすmorasuto reveal; leave out
革命kakumeirevolution; 
厳密genmitsustrict; strict
tomiwealth; 
匹敵hittekirival; 
経路keiroroute; way
無礼burei “}”> Rude; 
犠牲giseisacrifice; 
賃金chinginsalary; 
守衛shueisafety; garrison
保険hokensafe; 
敏感binkansensitive; 
本心honshin true feelings; 
大幅oohabasignificantly; big
沈黙chinmokusilence; 
象徴shouchousymbol; 
同情doujousympathy; 
誠実seijitsusincere; 
合成I likedsynthesis; compound
情勢jouseisituation; 
圧倒attouoverloaded; overwhelm
苦しみkurushimisuffering; anguish
兵士heishiSoldier; 
要請youseisolicitation; 
孤独kodokuloneliness; 
微笑bishousmile; smile
高まるtakamarumove up; 
部下bukasubordinate; subordinate person
実質jisshitsusubstance; noun
抑制yokuseisuppression; 
課題kadaiassignment; 
手法shuhoutechnical; 
生涯shougailifetime; a person’s life
恵むmegumuhave mercy on; Bless
誘惑yuuwakutemptation; 
試みるkokoromirutry; try it
理屈rikutsutheory; reason
理論rirontheory; 
好くsukutreasure; often
証言shougena testimony; 
天井hadceiling; 
染まるsummeddye; be steep
寛容kanyoutolerance; patience
口調kuchoutone (for example, voice); 
要するyou surutakes; demand
取引torihikitransaction; transactions
投入tounyuutransformed; inserting
扱いatsukaitreatment; 
齎すmotarasubring; take it
yamidarkness; darkness
法廷there wascourt; courtroom
交わすkawasuexchange; cross
少数shousuua little; few
hyouone vote; voting
意欲iyokua will; urgency
団結danketsuunity; 
制服seifukuuniform; 
負うortake responsibility for; 
迅速jinsokufast; expeditious
真実shinjitsutruth; 
真理shinritruth; 
真相shinsoutruth; 
正体shoutaitrue colors; true identity
監視kanshisurveillance; 
復讐fukushuurevenge; 
暴力bouryokuviolence; 
訪れるotozureruvisit; 
勝利shourivictory; 

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