This section offers three ways to help you master the Japanese reading section for the JLPT N5 test:

  • 短文(80文字) short paragraphs with about 80 characters followed by one or more questions for comprehension.
  • 中分 (250文字) Mid-length paragraphs with about 250 characters followed by one or more questions for comprehension
  •  情報検索 In this section, you will be asked to extract necessary information using short text, graphs, or other visuals (such as timetables, schedules, or pamphlets).

While we do include a few N4-level kanji (with furigana), the majority of the kanji shown is for N5. Vocabulary, likewise, is mostly limited to N5 vocabulary, but we have also included a few higher-level vocabulary if the word is extremely useful for the student. We have tried to indicate these non-N5 words when possible.

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Section One: Short Paragraphs

Section Two: Longer Paragraphs

Section Three: Information

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