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JLPT Vocabulary

Native-speaker vocabulary recording - Grammar Plus!

Native speaker vocabulary for JLPT N4 and N5.
More information and a sample download.

Native speaker vocabulary for JLPT N4 and N5. (With a classical music backing track)
More information and a sample download.

Example Japanese sentences

Not sure how to use a word?

Use this Japanese example sentences tool to see how a word is used in Japanese.

Note: If you're wondering how to use a particular grammar, maybe it's better to use this grammar tool, and for kanji, this kanji tool.


Streaming Japanese vocabulary. Just like Internet radio, but it's just lists of Japanese words.

There may be a short delay after clicking the play button.
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It sits next to your clock and pops up a bubble every minute to teach you a new Japanese word. Vocabulary for all JLPT levels is included, but you can make your own files, or delete some of the provided vocabulary files to study just your level.

The word bubbles start automatically after one minute. You can force a word bubble to appear by right-clicking the icon.

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Basically, intelligent digital flashcards.

Anki uses a well-researched "spaced repetition system" which knows how the memory works. By showing you the cards in the best possible order, you memory gets the excercise it needs, and you can learn vocabulary in the lowest possible time.

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How many words do you know?

Just like the level checker on this site, estimates the size of your Japanese vocabulary. All Japanese.

Try 語彙数推定テスト.

Japanese dictionary site

I use this site all the time. Example sentences for even the most unusual of words and links to bilingual news articles and conversations on many, many topics.

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Vocabulary sound files (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)


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)


Vocabulary sound files

The word list for these files has been taken from this Level 2 vocabulary list (XLS file). (108.1 MB)

jlpt2_0001-0200.mp3 (3.8 MB)

jlpt2_0201-0400.mp3 (3.7 MB)

jlpt2_0401-0600.mp3 (3.5 MB)

jlpt2_0601-0800.mp3 (3.5 MB)

jlpt2_0801-1000.mp3 (3.6 MB)

jlpt2_1001-1200.mp3 (3.3 MB)

jlpt2_1201-1400.mp3 (3.7 MB)

jlpt2_1401-1600.mp3 (3.7 MB)

jlpt2_1601-1800.mp3 (3.3 MB)

jlpt2_1801-2000.mp3 (3.7 MB)

jlpt2_2001-2200.mp3 (3.6 MB)

jlpt2_2201-2400.mp3 (3.4 MB)

jlpt2_2400-2599.mp3 (8.3 MB)

jlpt2_2600-2799.mp3 (7.2 MB)

jlpt2_2800-2999.mp3 (5.7 MB)

jlpt2_3000-3199.mp3 (4.9 MB)

jlpt2_3200-3399.mp3 (5.1 MB)

jlpt2_3400-3599.mp3 (5.7 MB)

jlpt2_3600-3799.mp3 (6.3 MB)

jlpt2_3800-3999.mp3 (5.4 MB)

jlpt2_4000-4199.mp3 (5 MB)

jlpt2_4200-4399.mp3 (5 MB)

jlpt2_4400-4599.mp3 (5 MB)

jlpt2_4600-4790.mp3 (5.2 MB)


Level N2 vocabulary list

VocabList.N2.doc (1.6 MB)

VocabList.N2.pdf (2.4 MB)

n2-vocab-kanji-eng.anki (1.6 MB)

n2-vocab-kanji-hiragana.anki (1.3 MB)

n2-vocab-kanji-eng.mem (424.7 KB)

n2-vocab-kanji-hiragana.mem (349.9 KB)



N3 vocabulary list

VocabList.N3.doc (1.6 MB)

VocabList.N3.pdf (2.4 MB)

n3-vocab-kanji-eng.anki (1.6 MB)

n3-vocab-kanji-hiragana.anki (1.4 MB)

n3-vocab-kanji-eng.mem (413.1 KB)

n3-vocab-kanji-hiragana.mem (363.4 KB)


Vocabulary sound files (20 MB)

jlpt4_0001-0200.mp3 (6.8 MB)

jlpt4_0201-0400.mp3 (7.2 MB)

jlpt4_0401-0602.mp3 (6.9 MB)


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)


Vocabulary sound files (13 MB)

jlpt5_part1.mp3 (2.4 MB)
ああ to (かみ)
jlpt5_part2.mp3 (3.8 MB)
(かみ) to それから
jlpt5_part3.mp3 (3.7 MB)
それから to 働く(はたらく)
jlpt5_part4.mp3 (4.1 MB)
働く(はたらく) to 悪い(わるい)


N5 vocabulary list

VocabList.N5.doc (615 KB)

VocabList.N5.pdf (933.5 KB)

n5-vocab-kanji-eng.anki (696 KB)

n5-vocab-kanji-hiragana.anki (600 KB)

n5-vocab-kanji-eng.mem (144.6 KB)

n5-vocab-kanji-hiragana.mem (112.7 KB)