N2 vocabulary and word list

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In this article, we will see a list of words and vocabulary for N2 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 list of words through 3 different dictionaries translating the original in English and the original in Portuguese in order to have a more accurate result. Still, it’s important to check dictionaries like jisho.org

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JLPT Vocabulary List N2

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 2 of JLPT you learn a different meaning for that word. I hope you like this list of words:

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JapaneseRomajiPortuguese
開くhirakuOpen; open (for business)
空くakuOpen; open (e.g. door)
打つutsuto hit; beat (a drum)
事故jikoaccident
適当tekitoappropriate; appropriate
足すtasuadd; Add to
空港kūkōairport
今度kondonow; next time
Kingthanking
手伝うtetsudauto help; help
木綿momencotton; cotton (material)
安心anshinrelief; peace of mind
高等kōtōhigh class; high grade
明日asutomorrow
苦いnigaibitter
両方ryōhōboth sides; both
手袋tebukurolove "}"> glove; glove
動物dōbutsuanimal; animals
正月shōgatsunew Year; new Year's Day
懸命kenmeicraving; seriousness
消しkeshidelete; erasure
急ぐisogurush; hurry up
暖房danbōheating
空気kūkiair
田舎inakarural area; inland
sunasand
押し入れoshiirecloset; wardrobe
約束yakusokuarrangement; promise
投げるnageruthrow; play
beirice; America
美術bijutsuart
技術gijutsuart; technology
忘れ物wasuremonolost article
焼くyakuto bake
sekiseat; thirst
怖いkowaispooky; spooky.
講堂kōdōauditorium
留守rusuabsence; be away from home
進むsusumuadvance; Go forward
通りtōriavenue; how (ie "as is")
飛行hikōaviation; flying
祖母soboGrandfather
祖父sufferedGrandfather
赤ん坊akanbōbaby; kid
tamegood; benefit
親切shinsetsugoodness; kindness
人形ningyōDoll
hayashiwoods
udearm; arm (esp. upper arm)
光るhikarushine; shine
放送hōsōbroadcast; broadcasting
主人shujinhead; master (for example, a trade)
kehair; hair
kamihair; hair (on head)
落ちるochirufall; fall (for example, rain)
倒れるtaorerufall; be defeated (in battle)
途中tochūway; on the way
gonecorner
運ぶhakobuto charge; move
kanHouse
takuHouse; home
場合baaicase
原因gen'incause
景色keshikiscenario
確かtashikaright; if I remember correctly
機会kikaichance; opportunity
部長buchōsection or department head; head of a department
ゴムgummybubble gum; rubber
泣くnakucry; shout
市民shimincitizen
科学kagakuscience
医学igakumedical science; medicine
周りmawaricircumference; perimeter
都合tsugōcircumstances; arrange
frogclass; and others
天気tenkiclimate; time
hinthing; class
集めるatsumerucollect; get together
以外igaiwith the exception of; Besides
試合shiaiMatch; on
最初saishobeginning; first
召し上がるmeshiagarueat
貿易bōekitrade; trade (of goods and services)
間違えるmachigaerumake a mistake; make a mistake (in)
食料shokuryōfood “}”> food; foods
shacompany; company
比べるkuraberuto compare
似るniruto compare; resemble
出席shussekiattendance; be present
複雑fukuzatsucomplex; complicated
交通kōtsūCommunication; traffic
競争kyōsōcompetition
優しいyasashīcontest; kind
rakucomfort
考えるkangaeruconsider; consider
hoshiChinese "star" constellation; star
相談sōdanQuery
連絡renrakucontact; contact
shoseat counter; scene
続けるtsuzukeruContinue
続くtsuzukuContinue
会話kaiwaconversation; conversation
招待shōtaiinvitation
nisimple copulation; two (used in legal documents)
海岸kaigancoast
背中senakaback; back (of a chair)
kokid
起こすokosucreate; wake someone
育てるsodaterucreate; rise
注意chūicaution; attention (for example, to details)
世話sewataking care of; assistance
文化bunkaculture
直すnaosuheal; fix
踊りodoridance
踊るodorto dance; dance
差し上げるsashiageruto give; rise
決めるkimerudecide
sakaslope
飾るkazaruto decorate
深いbukaideep; dense
故障koshōdemolish; breakdown
there istooth
以内inaiinside; inside of
残念zannendeplorable; disappointment
落すotosuto drop; fall under aggravated circumstances
下るkudarugo down
下りるorirugo down; landing
見つけるmitsukeruto discover; find (for example, something is missing)
遠慮enryodistrust; shyness
失礼shitsurei ”}”> shitsureirudeness; Excuse me.
謝るayamaruapologize; apologize
昼間hirumaday; during the day
日記nikkidiary
辞典jitendictionary
固いkataidifficult; unpolished (e.g. writing)
正しいtadashīright; fair
校長kōchōdirector; main
betsudistinction; different
申し上げるmōshiagerutell; let's say
具合guaidisease; condition
nichiSunday; day of the week
寝坊nebōSleep until it's late; sleeping too much
眠るnemuruto sleep; go to sleep
yumedream; dream
baitwice; double
toughness; rigidity
経済keizaieconomy
彼女kanojoshe; girlfriend
niin +; two (used in legal documents)
案内annaitraining; guide
下宿geshukuboarding; pension
非常hijōemergency
向かうmukauto stare; go towards
漬けるtsukerusoak; dive in
会議kaigimeeting; conference
住所jūshoAddress; address (for example, a home)
看護kangonursing
saSo; therefore
玄関genkaninput; foyer
届けるtodokerudeliver
送るokurusubmit; send (one person) home
逃げるnigeruescape; to run away
学校gakkōschool
高校kōkōSecondary school; high school
選ぶerabuto choose; select
暮れるkurerudarken; reach the end
冷えるhierucool down; stay cold
特別tokubetsuSpecial
専門senmonspecialty
kagamimirror
kispirit; disposition
tsumawife
家内kanaiwife; someone's family
今夜kon'yatonight; tonight
駐車chūshaparking; parking (e.g. car)
tanabookcase; shelf
間に合うmaniaube in time for
遅れるokureruto be late
込むgummybe crowded; be packed
ぶりburistyle; after (time period)
henweird
研究kenkyūstudy; search
bokuI
夕飯yūhanevening meal; evening meal
試験shikenexam; test
調べるshiraberuto examine
行うokonaurun; of
展覧tenranexhibition; exposure
経験keikenexperience
説明setsumeiexplanation; description.
輸出yushutsuexport; export
特急tokkyūlimited express; limited express (train, bus, etc.)
工場kōjōfactory
致すitasudo it; of
失敗shippaifailure; mistake
騒ぐsawagumake noise
netsufever; feverish
沸かすwakasuboil; boil
祭りmatsurifestival
怒るokoruget angry
musumedaughter; girl (ie a woman)
息子musukoson
yubifinger; finger
itothread; rope
moriforest
火事kajifire; fire
there isleaf
chikaraforce; energy
katachiform
厳しいkibishīstrong; stern
布団futonfuton; futon (Japanese style padded mattress)
将来shōraifuture
勝つkatsuwin
引き出しhikidashidrawer
地理chirigeography
大体daitaigeneral
普通futsūgeneral; ordinary
課長kachōsection manager; section chief
卒業sotsugyōUniversity graduate; Graduation
文法bunpōgrammar “}”> grammar; grammar
戦争sensewar
yakuwar; paper
歴史rekishistory
男性dancedman
金持ちkanemochirich man; rich person
gohonorable; five
gohonorable; imperial
kyakuguest; Visitor
入院nyūinhospitalization
yuhot water; hot water
旅館ryokanJapanese hotel; ryokan
教会kyōkaichurch
shimaisland
道具dōguimplement; to implement
大事daijiimportant
輸入yunyūimportation; import
珍しいmezurashīunusual
不便fubeninconvenience
工業kōgyōindustry
産業sangyōindustry
urabottom; opposite side
注射chūshainjection
mushibug; worm
興味kyōmiinterest; interest (in)
国際kokusaiInternational
紹介shōkaiintroduction
参るmairugo; get upset
無理muriirrational; impossible
karethat, or something understood w; he
engarden; garden (esp. made by man)
遊びasobiPlaying
捨てるsuteruthrow away
新聞shinbunnewspaper
柔道judojudo; judo
kenken; force
side; way
泥棒dorobōthief; thief
mizuumilake
法律hōritsulaw
建てtateget up; ramp up
建てるtateruget up; ramp up
立てるtateruget up; establish
自由jiyūfreedom
連れるtsurerulead; take you to
美しいutsukushīpretty; pretty.
senline
文学bungakuliterature
tenlocal; Score
遠くtōkufar; distant
久しhisashilong; a long time ago)
売り場uribaplace where things are sold; point of sale
place, put; field (for example, study)
場所bashoplace, put; location
hikarilight
電灯dentōelectrical light
最近saikinlast; recently
真中manakamanaka; among
仕方shikataway; method
shuhand; hand (e.g. clock, etc.)
ottohusband; he
数学sūgakumathematics
医者ishadoctor
chūmedium
inmember
kokoromind; heart
shiMarketplace; City
品物shinamonogoods
tometropolitan; Metropolitan area
funminute; division
味噌misomiso; miso
噛むkamuto bite; chew
亡くなるnakunarudie; die
急行kyūkōmoving at high speed; express (e.g. train, bus, etc.)
動くugokuto move; move
引っ越すhikkosuto move; change residence
移るutsuruto move; move to the next level
運動undōmovement; exercise
mumu; nothing
変えるkaeruto change
変わるkawaruto change; be different
中々nakanakavery; very good
女性joseiwoman
fumarried woman; wife
Single woman; (after a name) Miss
以下ikado not exceed; the next
以上ijōnot less than; above mentioned
水泳suieiswimming
funeship; boat
必要hitsuyōrequired
公務kōmuofficial business; official business
決してkesshiteNever; Never.
kumoa cloud
終わりowarithe end
世界sekaithe world
事務jimuthe business; Business
西洋seiyōthe West; western countries
kubideath; head of a clan
大分ōitaōita; very
運転untenoperation
意見ikenopinion
反対hantaiopposition
払うharaupay; sweep
oyadad
講義kōgilecture
片付けるkatazukeruto pack; save
増えるfueruto increase; multiply
無くなるnakunaruto disappear; lose yourself
包むtsutsumuto finish; wrap up
太るfutoruto put on weight; gain weight
泊まるtookto stay in; be leaning
沸くwakuto stay warm; be in a state of excitement
立つtatsuto stay; rise
始めるhajimeruto start; begin
通うkayouto come and go; go back and forth
残るnokoruto stay; remain
踏むfumuto step; step on
祈るinoruto pray; pray
迎えるmukaeruto go out to find; to receive
慣れるnareruto get used to it; become domesticated
驚くodorokuto be surprised; be surprised
点くtsukuto be attached; be enlightened
喜ぶyorokobuto be enjoyed; be delighted
治るnaoruto be healed; be healed
直るnaoruto be healed; be repaired
別れるwakareruto be divided; partial ways
足りるtariruto be sufficient; be enough
汚れるyogoreruto be violated; be spotted
見えるmieruto have an audience; Look
取り替えるtorikaeruto exchange; replace
合うauto come together; fit
祝いiwaicongratulations; celebration
止めるtomerustop
kabewall
特にtokuniparticularly; especially
過ぎるsuggestedto pass through; be too much
通るtōrupass; pass by (e.g. name)
趣味shumihobby; hobby
見物kenbutsusightseeing tours; sightseer
昼休みhiruyasumibreak for lunch; lunch break
ishistone
拾うhiroutake
捕まえるtsukamaerutake
掛けるkakeruto hang; put an effect (for example, on)
釣るtsuruto hang; fish
下げるsageruto hang; come back
思うomouthink; think about)
小鳥kotorilittle bird
細かいkomakailittle; traffic ticket
shōlittle; little
負けるmakerulose
尋ねるtazuneruto ask; search for
危険kikenDanger
時代jidaiperiod
頑張るganbarupersist; maintain posture
習慣shūkanpersonalized; habit
塗るnuruto paint; defamation
滑るsuberuto soar; be slippery
計画keikakuplan
予定yoteiplans; programming
植えるueruto plant; grow up
警察keisatsupolice
丁寧teineipolite “}”> polite; polite
政治seijipolicy
人口jinkōpopulation
盛んsakanpopular; vigorous
例えばtatoebafor example
minatoport
楽しみtanoshimipleasure; enjoy
心配shinpaiconcern
準備junbipreparation
支度shitakupreparation
用意yōipreparation
予習yoshūpreparation; preparing for a class
贈り物okurimonogift
社長shachōcompany president; president
予報yohōforecast
探すsagasuSearch for; search for)
生産sixanproduction
土産miyageland product
番組bangumiprogram; program (e.g. tv)
発音hatsuonpronunciation
来月raigetsunext month
漫画mangocomic; comics
shitsubedroom; living room
壊すkowasuto break; wreck
折るoruto break; break up
割れるwareruto break; be identified
折れるoreruto break; be broken
焼けるyakeruburn; be roasted
edabranch; branch
浅いasaishallow; shallow (ie a river)
理由riyūreason
受けるukeruto receive; accept (for example, a challenge)
受付uketsukereception; reception desk
思い出すomoidasuto recall; remember if
kairetreat; meeting
承知shōchirecognition
食事shokujimeal
規則kisokurules
関係kankeirelationship; relationship
kusagrass; grass
予約yoyakureservation; reservation
冷房reibōcooling; cooling
返事henjianswer
kotaeanswer
帰りkaeriReturns; returning
集るtakaruget together
復習fukushūreview; review
指輪yubiwaring; ring
笑うwaraulaugh; lol
小説shōsetsuromance
屋上okujōrooftop; roof
盗むnusumuto steal
下着shitagiunderwear; underwear
着物kimono ”}”> kimonoclothes; kimono (or other clothes)
存じzonjiknowing
知らshirato know; unknown
ajiflavor
出発shuppatsuoutput
退院taiinleaving the hospital; discharged from hospital
会場kaijōassembly hall; local
chiblood
神社jinjashinto shrine; shinto shrine
jivillage section; character (ie kanji)
乾くkawakudry; stay dry
kinusilk
安全anzensafety
来週raishūnext week; next week
必ずkanarazuever; without fail
さんsansir, madam, miss or madam; three
先輩senpaisenior; veteran
気分kibunfeeling myself; humor
気持ちkimochifeeling myself; feeling
申すmōsube called; let's say
決るkimarube decided; be liquidated
見つかるmitsukarube found
聞こえるkikoerube heard; i can hear you.
壊れるkowarerube broken
水道suidōwater service; water supply
簡単kantansimple
鳴るnarusound; doorbell (e.g. doorbell)
社会shakaisociety
寂しいsabishīlonely
onsound
眠いnemuisleepy
samamr., mrs. or mrs; form of…
柔らかいyawarakaisoft; soft
上がるgrabbedmove up; be created
代わりkawarisubstitute; second help
郊外kōgaisuburb; suburbs
hyōsurface; front (of a building)
tatamitatami mat; folding paper box
assignment; use
用事yōjitasks; things to do
割合wariairate; proportion
電報denpōtelegram
oftime; exactly
will havetemple; Budhist temple)
季節kisetsuseason
kaTuesday; fire
済むsumufinish
凄いsucked ”}”> suckedterrible; great
恥ずかしいhazukashīshy; ashamed
揺れるyureruto shake; shake
触るsawarutouch; Touch
mineall
翻訳hon'yakuTranslation
yakuTranslation; reason
写すutsusutranscribe; transcribe
乗り換えるnorikaerutransfer; move on to (for example, a new love interest)
伝えるtsutaeruto transmit
教育kyōikutraining; education
汽車kishatrain
地震jishinearthquake; earthquake
悲しいkanashīsad
台風taifūtyphoon
最後I leavelast
大学daigakuuniversity, college, etc.}; university
入学nyūgakuuniversity}; school entrance
kyūurgent; suddenly
利用riyōuse; use
乗り物norimonovehicle
mukashiold days
店員ten'insalesman; clerk
拝見haikenseeing; look at
せるseruverb indicating the causative}; press (someone for something)
knowlife
knowlife 
一生isshōwhole life; the whole world
回るmawaruturn; Turn around
見舞いspoilvisiting sick or anguished people; Query
寄るyoruvisit; approach
訪ねるtazuneruvisit; visit
花見hanamicherry blossom visualization; flower viewing
生きるikiruto live; Live
生活seikatsualive; life
近所kinjoneighborhood; neighborhood
kimiyou; sovereign
戻るmodorugo back; come back