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JLPT3 vocab

JLPT3 vocabulary list

ああ like that,that way
あいさつ・する greeting
あいだ space,interval
あう to fit,to match
あかちゃん baby,infant
あがる to rise,to go up
あかんぼう baby
あく to open,to become empty
アクセサリー accessory
あげる to give
あさい shallow,superficial
あじ flavor,taste
アジア Asia
あす tomorrow
あそび play
あつまる to gather,to collect
あつめる to collect,to assemble
アナウンサー announcer
アフリカ Africa
アメリカ America
あやまる to apologize
アルコール alcohol
アルバイト part-time job
あんしん peace of mind,relief
あんぜん safety,security
あんな such,like that
あんない・する information,guidance
いか less than,below
いがい with the exception of,excepting
いがく medical science
いきる to live,to exist
いくら~ても however much one may ~
いけん opinion,view
いし stone
いじめる to tease,to torment
いじょう more than,this is all
いそぐ to hurry,to rush
いたす (hum) to do
いただく to receive,to take food or drink (hum)
いちど once,one time
いっしょうけんめい as well as one can,with utmost effort
いっぱい full,to the utmost
いと thread
いない within,inside of
いなか rural,countryside
いのる to pray,to wish
いらっしゃる (hon) to be,to come,to go
~いん member of ~
うえる to plant,to grow
うかがう to visit
うかがう to ask
うけつけ receipt,acceptance
うける to take (lesson, test),to undergo
うごく to move
うそ lie
うち within
うつ to hit,to strike
うつくしい beautiful,lovely
うつす copy,to photograph,to film
うつる to move (house),to transfer (department)
うで arm
うまい delicious
うら reverse side,wrong side,back
うりば place where things are sold
うれしい happy,glad
うん yes (informal),alright
うんてんしゅ driver,chauffeur
うんてん・する driving
うんどう・する exercise
エスカレーター escalator
えだ branch,twig
えらぶ to choose,to select
えんりょ・する restraint,reserve
おいでになる (hon) (uk) to be
おいわい congratulation,celebration
オートバイ motorcycle (lit: auto-bi(ke))
オーバー overcoat
おかげ thanks or owing to
おかしい strange,funny
~おき after every ~
おく 100,000,000,hundred million
おくじょう rooftop
おくりもの present,gift
おくる to send (a thing),to dispatch
おくれる to be late,to be delayed
おこさん (someone else's) child
おこす to wake someone
おこなう to be held
おこる to get angry,to be angry
おしいれ closet
おじょうさん (1) (hon) daughter,(2) young lady
おたく (pol) your house,your home
おちる to fall,to drop
おっしゃる (hon) to say,to speak
おっと husband
おつり cahnge (money),balance
おと sound,note
おとす to drop,to lose
おどり dance
おどる to dance
おどろく to be surprised,to be astonished
おまつり festival
おみまい calling on someone who is ill,enquiry
おみやげ souvenir
おもいだす to recall,to remember
おもう to think,to feel
おもちゃ toy
おもて the front,surface,exterior
おや parents
おりる to descend a mountain,to (descend) go down stairs
おる to be (polite version of いる)
おる to break,to fold,to pick a flower
おれい thanking,expression of gratitude
おれる to break,to be folded,to give in,to turn (a corner)
おわり the end
~おわる end of ~
~か professional ~
カーテン curtain
~かい counter for floors/stories
~かい ~ meeting
かいがん coast,beach
かいぎ meeting,conference
かいぎしつ conference room
かいじょう assembly hall,meeting place,the grounds
かいわ conversation
かえり return,coming back
かえる to change,to alter,to vary
かがく science
かがみ mirror
~がくぶ department of a university
かける to hang,to put on (eg wall)
かける to sit down
かける to begin to
かざる to decorate,to ornament,to adorn
かじ fire
ガス gasoline,petrol
ガソリン gasoline,petrol
ガソリンスタンド gasoline stand,gas station,petrol station
かた way of doing
かたい solid,hard,firm
かたち shape
かたづける to tidy up,to put in order,to put away
かちょう section manager
かつ to win,to gain victory
かっこう appearance,manner
かない housewife
かなしい sad,sorrowful
かならず certainly,necessarily,invariably
かねもち/おかねもち rich man
かのじょ she,girl-friend
かべ wall
かまう to mind,to care about
かみ hair
かむ to bite,to chew
かよう (1) to go back and forth,(2) to commute
ガラス glass,pane
かれ he,boyfriend
かれら they (usually male)
かわく to get dry
かわり substitute,alternate
かわる to change,to be transformed,to vary
かんがえる to consider
かんけい relation,connection
かんごふ (female) nurse
かんたん simple
がんばる to try one's best,to persist
きかい chance,opportunity
きけん danger,peril,hazard
きこえる to be heard,to be audible
きしゃ train (steam)
ぎじゅつ art,technique,technology,skill
きせつ season
きそく rule,regulations
きっと surely,definitely
きぬ silk
きびしい strict
きぶん feeling,mood
きまる to be decided,to be settled
きみ You (masculine term for female)
きめる to decide
きもち feeling,sensation,mood
きもの kimono
きゃく guest,customer
きゅう (1) urgent,sudden,(2) steep
きゅうこう express (eg train that bypasses stations)
きょういく training,education
きょうかい church
きょうそう competition,contest
きょうみ interest (in something)
きんじょ neighbourhood
~く district ~
ぐあい condition,state,health
くうき air,atmosphere
くうこう airport
くさ grass
くださる (hon) to give,to confer
くび neck
くも cloud
くらべる to compare
くれる to give,to do for
くれる to get dark,to come to an end
~くん Mr (junior) ~,master ~
けいかく・する plan,project,schedule
けいけん・する experience
けいざい economics,finance,economy
けいさつ police
けが・する injury (to animate object),hurt
ケーキ cake
けしき scenery,scene,landscape
けしゴム eraser
げしゅく boarding,lodging,boarding house
けっして never
けれど/けれども but,however
~けん counter for houses
げんいん cause,origin,source
けんか・する quarrel
げんかん entrance way (in Japanese house)
けんきゅう study,research,investigation
けんきゅうしつ study room,laboratory
けんぶつ a sight,an attraction
ご~ honourable ~
こう like this,this way
こうがい suburb,outskirts
こうぎ lecture
こうぎょう (manufacturing) industry
こうこう/こうとうがっこう high school/senior high school
こうこうせい high school student
こうじょう factory
こうちょう principal,headmaster
こうつう traffic,transportation
こうどう auditorium
こうむいん government worker,public servant
こくさい international
こころ core,heart
~ございます to be (polite),to exist
ごしゅじん your husband,her husband
こしょう・する break-down
ごぞんじ knowing,acquaintance
こたえ answer,response
ごちそう feast,treating (someone)
こっち (1) (uk) this person,(2) this direction,(3) this side,(4) thereafter
こと thing,matter,fact
ことり small bird
このあいだ the other day,recently
このごろ these days,nowadays
こまかい (1) small,(2) fine,minute
ごみ rubbish,trash,garbage
こむ to be crowded
こめ uncooked rice
ごらんになる (hon) to see
これから after this
こわい scary,frightening
こわす to break,to break down
こわれる to be broken,to break
コンサート concert
こんど now,next time
コンピュータ/コンピューター computer
こんや this evening,tonight
さいきん latest,most recent,nowadays
さいご last,end,conclusion
さいしょ beginning,first
さか slope,hill
さがす to search,to seek,to look for
さがる to get down,to descend
さかん popularity,prosperous
さげる to hang,to lower,to move back
さしあげる (polite) to give,to offer
さっき some time ago
さびしい lonely,lonesome
~さま Mr or Mrs ~
さらいげつ the month after next
さらいしゅう the week after next
サラダ salad
さわぐ to make noise,to clamor,to be excited
さわる to touch,to feel
さんぎょう industry
サンダル sandal
サンドイッチ sandwich
ざんねん bad luck,disappointment
しあい match,game,contest
しかた way,method
しかる a particular,a certain
~しき ceremony
しけん examination,test,study
じこ accident
じしん earthquake
じだい period,epoch,era
したぎ underwear
したく・する preparation
しっかり firmly,tightly,steady
しっぱい failure,mistake,blunder
しつれい (1) discourtesy,impoliteness,(2) Excuse me,Goodbye
じてん dictionary
しなもの goods
しばらく little while
しま island
(~て)しまう to end up ~
しみん citizen
じむしょ office
しゃかい society,public
しゃちょう company president,manager,director
じゃま hindrance,intrusion
ジャム jam
じゆう freedom
しゅうかん custom,habit,manners
じゅうしょ address (eg of house),residence,domicile
じゅうどう judo
じゅうぶん enough ,sufficient
しゅっせき・する attendance,presence
しゅっぱつ・する departure
しゅみ hobby
じゅんび・する prepare
しょうかい introduction
しょうがつ New Year,New Year's Day
しょうがっこう primary school,elementary school
しょうせつ novel,story
しょうたい・する invitation
しょうち・する consent,acceptance
しょうらい future,prospects
しょくじ・する meal
しょくりょうひん foodstuff,groceries
じょせい woman
しらせる to notify,to advise
しらべる to investigate,to check up
じんこう population
じんじゃ Shinto shrine
しんせつ kindness,gentleness
しんぱい・する worry,concern
しんぶんしゃ newspaper company
すいえい swimming
すいどう water service,water supply
ずいぶん extremely
すうがく mathematics,arithmetic
スーツ suit
スーツケース suitcase
スーパー(マーケット) super (market)
すぎる to exceed,to go beyond
すく to become empty
すく to be less crowded
スクリーン screen
すごい terrific,amazing,to a great extent
すすむ to make progress,to advance,to proceed
すっかり all,completely,thoroughly
すっと straight,quickly,all of a sudden
ステーキ steak
ステレオ stereo
すてる to throw away
すな sand
すばらしい wonderful,splendid
すべる to slide,to slip
すみ corner,nook
すむ to finish,to end
すり pickpocket
すると and,then
~せい ~ made
せいかつ・する living,life (one's daily existence),livelihood
せいさん・する production,manufacture
せいじ politics,government
せいよう the west,Western countries
せかい the world
せき seat
せつめい explanation
せなか back (of body)
ぜひ certainly,without fail
せわ・する looking after,help
せん line,wire
ぜんぜん wholly,entirely
せんそう war
せんぱい senior,superior,elder
せんもん speciality,study major
そう really
そうだん・する consultation,discussion
そだてる to raise,to rear,to bring up
そつぎょう graduation
そふ grandfather
ソフト soft
そぼ grandmother
それで and (conj),thereupon,because of that
それに besides,moreover
それほど (uk) to that degree,extent
そろそろ gradually,steadily,soon
そんな such,like that,that sort of
そんなに so much,like that
~だい ~ age/period
たいいん・する leaving hospital
だいがくせい college student,university student
だいじ important,valuable,serious matter
だいたい generally,substantially
たいてい generally,usually
タイプ type,style
だいぶ considerably,greatly,a lot
たいふう typhoon
たおれる to collapse,to break down
だから so,therefore
たしか certain,sure,definite
たす to add (numbers),to do (eg. one's business)
~だす to draw from ~,to come out of ~
たずねる to visit
たずねる to ask
ただしい right,just,correct
たたみ tatami mat (Japanese straw mat)
~だて two storied,separate housing
たてる to stand (something) up,to erect (something)
たてる to build,to construct
たとえば for example,eg.
たな shelves,rack
たのしむ to enjoy oneself
たのしみ pleasure,joy
たまに occasionally,once in a while
ため good,advantage,in order to
だめ useless,no good,hopeless
たりる to be sufficient,to be enough
だんせい male,man
だんぼう heating
チェック・する check
ちから strength,power
ちっとも not at all (neg. verb)
~ちゃん suffix for familiar (female) person
ちゅうい caution,being careful,attention (heed)
ちゅうがっこう junior high school,middle school pupil
ちゅうしゃ injection
ちゅうしゃじょう parking lot,parking place
~ちょう ~ of the town
ちり geography
~(に)ついて about,concerning,regarding
つかまえる to catch,to arrest,to seize
つき moon
~つき month
つく to be started,to be switched on
つける to take
つける to soak,to moisten,to pickle
つごう circumstances,condition,convenience
つたえる to tell,to report
つづく to be continued
~つづける to continue doing ~
つづける to continue,to keep up,to keep on
つつむ wrap,pack
つま (hum) wife
つもり intention,plan
つる to fish
つれる to lead,to take (a person)
ていねい polite,courteous
テキスト (1)text,(2)text book
てきとう fitness,suitability
できる to be made/built TODO-check
できるだけ if at all possible,as much as possible
てつだう to help,to assist,to take part in
テニス tennis
てぶくろ glove
てら temple
てん spot,mark,point,dot
てんいん shop assistant,employee,clerk,salesperson
てんきよほう weather forecast,weather report
でんとう electric light
でんぽう telegram
てんらんかい exhibition
どうぐ tool,means
とうとう vast,calm
どうぶつえん zoo
とおく far away,distant
とおり ~ Street,~ Avenue
とおる to pass (by),to go through
とくに particularly,especially
とくべつ special
とこや barber
とちゅう on the way,en route,midway
とっきゅう limited express (train, faster than an express)
とどける to reach
とまる to stay at (eg. hotel)
とめる to stop (something)
とりかえる to exchange,to replace
どろぼう thief,burglar,robber
どんどん steadily,little by little
なおす to fix,to repair
なおる to be fixed,to be repaired
なおる to be cured,to heal
なかなか very,considerably,quite
なく to cry,to sing (bird)
なくなる to disappear,to get lost
なくなる to die
なげる to throw,to cast away
なさる (hon) to do
なる to sound,to ring,to resound
なるべく as much as possible
なるほど I see,now I understand
なれる to grow accustomed to
におい odour,scent,smell
にがい bitter
~にくい difficult to do ~
にげる to escape,to run away
にっき diary,journal
にゅういん・する hospitalization
にゅうがく・する entry to school or university,matriculation
にる to resemble,to be similar
にんぎょう doll,puppet,figure
ぬすむ to steal
ぬる to paint,to plaster
ぬれる to get wet
ねだん price,cost
ねつ fever,temperature
ねっしん zeal,enthusiasm
ねぼう sleeping in late
ねむい sleepy,drowsy
ねむる to sleep
のこる to remain,to be left
のど throat
のりかえる to transfer (trains),to change (bus, train)
のりもの vehicle
ばあい case,situation
パート(タイム) part time (esp female part time employees)
ばい twice,double
はいけん・する (hum) (pol) seeing,look at
はいしゃ dentist
~ばかり just did ~,only
はこぶ to transport,to carry
~はじめる to start doing ~,the beginning of ~
はじめる to start,to begin
ばしょ place,location
はず it should be so
はずかしい shy,ashamed,embarrassed
パソコン (personal) computer
はつおん pronunciation
はっきり clearly,plainly,distinctly
はなみ cherry-blossom viewing,flower viewing
パパ papa,father
はやし woods,forester
はらう to pay
ばんぐみ program (eg. TV)
はんたい oppose,opposition,resistance
ハンバーグ handbag
ピアノ piano
ひえる to grow cold,to get chilly,to cool down
ひかる to shine,to glitter
ひかり light
ひきだし drawer,drawing out
ひげ beard
ひこうじょう airport
ひさしぶり after a long time
びじゅつかん art gallery,art museum
ひじょうに very,extremely,exceedingly
びっくりする to be surprised
ひっこす to move,to change residence
ひつよう necessary,essential
ひどい cruel,awful
ひらく to open (eg. a festival)
ビル (abbr) building,bill
ひるま daytime,during the day
ひるやすみ lunch break,noon recess,noon rest period
ひろう to pick up,to find,to gather
ファックス fax
ふえる to increase,to multiply
ふかい deep,profound,thick
ふくざつ complexity,complication
ふくしゅう review,revision
ぶちょう head of a section
ふつう (1) generally,ordinarily,usually,(2) train that stops at every station
ぶどう grapes
ふとる to grow fat (stout, plump),to become fat
ふとん bedding (Japanese style),futon
ふね ship,boat
ふべん inconvenience
ふむ to step on,to tread on
プレゼント present,gift
ぶんか culture,civilization
ぶんがく literature
ぶんぽう grammar
べつ distinction,different
ベル bell
へん strange,odd,peculiar
へんじ reply,answer
ぼうえき trade (foreign)
ほうそう・する broadcast,broadcasting
ほうりつ law
ぼく (male) I,manservant
ほし star
ほど degree,extent
ほとんど mostly,almost
ほめる to praise
ほんやく translation (written)
まいる (1) (hum) to go,to come
まける to lose,to be defeated
まじめ diligent,serious
まず first (of all),to start with
または or,otherwise
まちがえる to err,to make a mistake
まにあう (1) to be in time for
~まま as it is
まわり surroundings,circulation
まわる to go around,to revolve
まんが comic,cartoon
まんなか middle,centre
みえる to be seen,to be in sight
みずうみ lake
みそ miso,bean paste
みつかる (uk) to be found,to be discovered
みつける to discover,to find
みな everyone,everybody
みなと harbour,port
むかえる to go out to meet
むかう to face,to go towards
むかし olden days,former
むし insect
むすこ (hum) son
むすめ (hum) daughter
むり unreasonable,impossible
~め number ~ sequence,~nd/th
めしあがる (pol) to eat
めずらしい unusual,rare
もうしあげる to say,to tell
もうす (hum) to be called,to say
もうすぐ soon, very soon
もし if
もちろん certainly,of course
もっとも most,extremely
もどる to turn back,to return
もめん cotton
もらう (uk) to receive
もり forest
やく to bake,to grill
やくにたつ to be helpful,to be useful
やくそく arrangement,promise
やける to burn,to be roasted,to be sunburnt
やさしい kind,gentle
~やすい easy to do ~
やせる to become thin,to lose weight
やっと at last,at length
やはり/やっぱり as I thought,absolutely
やむ to cease,to stop
やめる to end,to stop,to resign
やる (col)to do
やわらかい soft,tender
hot water
ゆうはん evening meal
ゆしゅつ・する export
ゆにゅう import
ゆび finger
ゆびわ (finger) ring
ゆめ dream
ゆれる to shake,to sway
よう way,manner,kind
よう task,business,use
ようい preparation
ようじ tasks,chores
よごれる to get dirty,to become dirty
よしゅう preparation for a lesson
よてい plans,arrangement,schedule
よやく reservation,booking
よる to visit,to drop in
(~に)よると according to ~
よろこぶ to be delighted,to be glad
よろしい (hon) good,OK,all right
りゆう reason,pretext,motive
りよう use,utilization
りょうほう both sides,both parties
りょかん Japanese hotel,inn
るす absence,being away from home
れいぼう cooling,air conditioning
れきし history
レジ register
レポート/リポート report
れんらく communication,contact,connection
ワープロ word processor
わかす to boil,to heat
わかれる to be divided,to part from,to separate
わく to boil,to grow hot,to get excited
わけ (uk) meaning,reason
わすれもの lost article,something forgotten
わらう to laugh,to smile
わりあい rate,ratio,percentage
われる to break
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