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JLPT Level N4 Kotoba

Kotoba means Word in Japanese. There are about 1500 words in scope for JLPT Level N4 test.

You have already learned about 800 words in N5. If you have not done that, please do learn JLPT N5 Kotoba first.

In this page, you will see the remaining Level N4 only Words.

I have divided the words into different groups.
This helped me learn faster and repeated revision in intervals helped retain the knowledge.

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Logical Grouping of words:
We have formed the below link to 29 pages with each page having a small set of N4 Japanese words that have something in common. Master the JLPT N4 Vocabs by learning and memorizing each small groups.

Logical grouping of words Total Words
Katakana words 52
Hiragana words 154
Respectful Words 25
Numbers 10
Time-period 19
Color 6
Animal 6
Shape 4
Place 26
Travel 38
City-Country 16
Directions 14
Nature 39
Family 27
people 31
Body PArts 11
Feeling 33
Shopping 12
Food 40
Objects 23
Work 45
Entertainment 14
Education 50
Conditions 16
Opposites 74
Verb 212
Ending with ly 28
Others 11
All 765

Note that some words could be repeated in more than one group.

Check out different groupings here.

A note on the list of JLPT Vocabs and Kanji:

As of 2010, there is no official vocabulary list or kanji publised by JLPT organizers. This list is an approximate guide based on past exams.

In old test, there were 4 levels. Find below the number of words and kanji you are expected to know as per the old test pattern.

Level 4: 800 words and 100 Kanji
Level 3: 1,500 words and 300 Kanji
Level 2: 6,000 words and 1,000 Kanji
Level 1: 10,000 words and 2,000 Kanji

Since there is a huge gap between Level 3 and Level 2, the new N1 to N5 level is introduced.

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