List of na-adjectives for the JLPT N4

All na-adjectives for the JLPT N4

This is the table of all na-adjectives you need to know for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N4. Click on the adjective and all the grammar forms of this adjective.

Kanji Furigana Romaji Meaning
好き  すき  Suki  Like, love
大切 たいせつ taisetsu important, great
結構 けっこう Kekkou wonderful,enviable
大勢 おおぜい oozei lots of people, crowded
有名 ゆうめい Yuumei  Famous
きれい きれい Kirei  Pretty, beautiful
 簡単 かんたん kantan Easy
丁寧 ていねい teinei polite
静か しずか shizuka Quiet
嫌い きらい kirai to not like
静か しずか shizuka quiet
ひま hima free (time)
賑やか にぎやか nigiyaka lively
便利 べんり benri useful, convenient
元気 げんき genki healthy
色々 いろいろ iroiro various
大丈夫 だいじょうぶ daijoubu OK,fine
丈夫 じょうぶ  Joubu  Healthy, robust
大変 たいへん  Taihen  Terrible
らく  Raku comfortable, easy
いや  Iya unpleasant
大切 たいせつ Taisetsu important,precious
上手 じょうず  jyouzu good, skilled
下手 へた heta bad at, unskilled
一生懸命 いっしょうけんめい isshoukenmei to one’s fullest possibility
危険 きけん  kiken Dangerous
残念 ざんねん  zannen  regrettable, dissapointing
心配 しんぱい shinpai care, worry
自由 じゆう  jiyuu free, unrestrained
十分 じゅうぶん jyuubun sufficient
大好き だいすき daisuki Passionate
適当 てきとう tekitou proper, suitable
特別 とくべつ Tokubetsu special
熱心 ねっしん nesshin eager, enthusiastic
必要 ひつよう  Hitsuyou necessary
真面目 まじめ majime  serious, earnest
真直ぐ まっすぐ massugu straight
無理 むり muri unreasonnable
立派 りっぱ Rippa Excellent, splendid,fine
不便 ふべん fuben Inconvenient

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Particle も (mo)

This particle is used to express “too” or “as well”. It always is related to the precedent noun. In case that the noun is followed by the particles が (ga) or は (ha) these are replaced by も (mo). In case that the precedent noun is followed by the particles に (ni) or で (de) the particle も (mo) is attached to the precedent particle.

Example 1:



watashi mo nihonjin desu.

I am Japanese too.

Example 2:



nihon demo otenki ga ii desu.

The weather in Japan is good too.

Example 3:



watashi wa toukyou nimo ikimasu.

I will also go to Tokyo.


Particle の (no)

This particle is used to construct genetive and expresses possession or a relation between two nouns. This also works for multiple relations as shown in the example sentence. The main noun always comes last.




watashi no tomodachi no hon desu.

This is my friend’s book.


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