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JLPT Level N4 Resources

Kanji: ~300 Vocabulary: ~1,500 Summary: Can understand daily-life conversations, if spoken slowly. Can read simple materials aimed at non-native speakers.

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Vocabulary sound files

I have produced some native-speaker japanese vocabulary too.

You can also listen to JLPT vocabulary radio.

These files just contain the level N4 vocabulary (602 words). Combine these files with the ones from level N5 to have all the vocabulary you need to pass the JLPT N4. (20 MB)

jlpt4_0001-0200.mp3 (6.8 MB)

jlpt4_0201-0400.mp3 (7.2 MB)

jlpt4_0401-0602.mp3 (6.9 MB)


Level N4 vocabulary list

VocabList.N4.doc (584.5 KB)

VocabList.N4.pdf (907.4 KB)

n4-vocab-kanji-eng.anki (676 KB)

n4-vocab-kanji-hiragana.anki (564 KB)

n4-vocab-kanji-eng.mem (139.2 KB)

n4-vocab-kanji-hiragana.mem (112.1 KB)


Level N4 kanji list

KanjiList.N4.doc (284.5 KB)

KanjiList.N4.pdf (369.5 KB)

n4-kanji-char-eng.anki (316 KB)

n4-kanji-char-eng.mem (36.4 KB)

...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. (5.4 KB) (3.9 KB) (7.5 KB) (4.6 KB)

All Jouyou Kanji (常用漢字)

Meanings and characters separated so you can test yourself

jouyou_kanji_selftest.doc (642.9 KB)

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


Level N4 grammar list

GrammarList.N4.doc (64.5 KB)

GrammarList.N4.pdf (118.3 KB)

JLPT 4 level check

Check your JLPT 4 knowledge! Free comprehensive checker.

JLPT 4 vocabulary check
JLPT 4 kanji check
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Vocabulary builder - Grammar Plus!

This audio, recorded by a Japanese native speaker and English native speaker, contains all the of the core vocabulary needed to pass the JLPT N4.

As well as 652 words, recorded in Japanese and English, it also contains all the other vocabulary items you need for this level. For example all the counters needed for that level and word suffixes such as てしまう, ばかり, まま, にくい and によると.

It also comes with a transcript in English, kanji and hiragana.

Click here for more information and a sample download.

Vocabulary builder - Grammar Plus! Music

As above but with a classical music backing track.

Click here for more information and a sample download.

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 N4, with multiple choice questions to test yourself.