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JLPT Level N1 Resources

Kanji: ~2000 Vocabulary: ~10,000 Summary: Can understand speech in a variety of challenging situations. Can grasp nuance and progression of ideas in abstract and complex materials.

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Here are the grammar, reading and kanji "Kanzen Master" books for JLPT 1/N1. You've probably heard of them already if you're JLPT N1 now. It's an awesome series, and I know most of my JLPT 2 grammar from Kanzen Master.

More books and flashcards...


Grammar usage for JLPT N1

Level N1 grammar list

GrammarList.N1.doc (81 KB)

GrammarList.N1.pdf (149.4 KB)


Level N1 kanji list

KanjiList.N1.doc (1.8 MB)

KanjiList.N1.pdf (2.1 MB)

n1-kanji-char-eng.anki (1.1 MB)

n1-kanji-char-eng.mem (277.5 KB)

All Jouyou Kanji (常用漢字)

Meanings and characters separated so you can test yourself

jouyou_kanji_selftest.doc (642.9 KB)


Level N1 vocabulary list

VocabList.N1.doc (3 MB)

VocabList.N1.pdf (4.6 MB)

n1-vocab-kanji-eng.anki (3.1 MB)

n1-vocab-kanji-hiragana.anki (2.7 MB)

n1-vocab-kanji-eng.mem (821.1 KB)

n1-vocab-kanji-hiragana.mem (738.2 KB)

JLPT 1 level check

Check your JLPT 1 knowledge! Free comprehensive checker.

JLPT 1 vocabulary check
JLPT 1 kanji check
JLPT 1 grammar check

The Conversation Book

Sure up your knowledge of grammar by reading example conversations and answering questions.
The Conversation Book helps you get a grip on JLPT grammar. One conversation for each grammar of JLPT N1, with multiple choice questions to test yourself.

Older stuff


...with Japanese grade

In these files, the numbers are the Japanese school grade in which the kanji is learnt. The katakana is the onyomi reading and the hiragana is the kunyomi reading. (34.8 KB) (15.4 KB) (64.4 KB) (23 KB)

The downloadable files are in UTF-8 (Unicode) format, so can be opened by JWPce or Notepad, if you have the right fonts.

Vocabulary sound files

A few people have commented that this audio is not great, so I have produced some native-speaker japanese vocabulary.

You can also listen to Japanese Internet radio. (188.8 MB) (76.9 KB)

01.mp3 (13.8 MB)
01.utf (13.6 KB) (6.3 KB)
02.mp3 (14.6 MB)
02.utf (12.9 KB) (5.8 KB)
03-part1.mp3 (5.4 MB)
03-part1.utf (4.2 KB) (2.1 KB)
03-part2.mp3 (9.6 MB)
03-part2.utf (9.2 KB) (4.3 KB)
04.mp3 (13.3 MB)
04.utf (12 KB) (5.3 KB)
05.mp3 (14.7 MB)
05.utf (13 KB) (5.9 KB)
06.mp3 (14.4 MB)
06.utf (12.7 KB) (5.6 KB)
07.mp3 (15.4 MB)
07.utf (12.8 KB) (5.7 KB)
08.mp3 (15.6 MB)
08.utf (12.9 KB) (5.8 KB)
09.mp3 (15.7 MB)
09.utf (13.5 KB) (6.1 KB)
10.mp3 (14.6 MB)
10.utf (13.1 KB) (6 KB)
11.mp3 (15.2 MB)
11.utf (13.3 KB) (6.2 KB)
12.mp3 (17.5 MB)
12.utf (13.2 KB) (5.8 KB)
13.mp3 (14.1 MB)
13.utf (12.3 KB) (5.6 KB)