Complete Japanese Adverbs List

Complete Japanese Adverbs List

This is a complete list of all Japanese adverbs arranged in alphabetical order with JLPT levels.

Adverbs are words that modify other words (verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, and even full sentences).

In Japanese, adjectives can be turned into adverbs by adding に (ni) at the end. This is similar to the English ‘ly’, as in quickly.

Japanese adverbs Complete Study Guide

#RomajiJapaneseGrammar MeaningLevel
1 aa ah; yes N4
2 aete dare to; daringly; deliberately; purposely ~ N1
3 aida ni while; during~ something happened N4
4 akumade mo to the end; persistently; absolutely; is still very ~ N1
5 amari so much… that N3
6 amari ni mo too much; so much… that; excessively ~ N3
7 amari~nai not very, not much ~ N4
8 an no jou just as one thought; as usual; sure enough N1
9 arakajime beforehand; in advance; previously​ N1
10 aruiwa or; either; maybe; perhaps; possibly ~ N2
11 ato de after~; later N4
12 bakari ni simply because; on account of~ (negative result) N2
13 betsu ni~nai not really, not particularly N3
14 bikkuri to be surprised N4
15 chotto a little N5
16 choudo exactly N5
17 daibu considerably; greatly; a lot​ N4
18 daijoubu OK; okay; alright; problem free N5
19 dandan gradually N5
20 dekiru dake as much as possible N4
21 dondon rapidly; more and more N4
22 donna ni~temo no matter how (much) N3
23 dou how; in what way; how about​ N5
24 dou nimo~nai not … by any means; no matter how hard one tries, cannot ~ N1
25 dou yara possibly; apparently; seems like; somehow; barely ~ N2
26 doumo thank you; thanks N5
27 douse anyhow; in any case; at any rate; after all; no matter what N2
28 doushite why; for what reason; how N5
29 doushitemo no matter what; at any cost; after all ~ N3
30 douzo please N5
31 futatabi again; once more N2
32 futatabi again; once more; a second time N3
33 futo suddenly; accidentally; unexpectedly; unintentionally ~ N3
34 futsuu usually N4
35 gotoki / gotoku / gotoshi like; as if; the same as ~ N1
36 gyaku ni conversely; on the contrary ~ N2
37 hajimete for the first time N5
38 hakkiri clearly N4
39 hanmen while, although; on the other hand~ N2
40 hatashite as was expected; sure enough; really; actually ~ N2
41 hijou ni extremely N4
42 hitori one person​; alone; single N5
43 ichiban number one; first; 1st, first place​; best; most​ N5
44 ichido ni all at once N3
45 ichiou more or less; pretty much; roughly; tentatively ~ N2
46 igai with the exception of; excepting ~ N2
47 igai unexpected; surprising N3
48 ijou ni more than; not less than; beyond ~ N2
49 ikaga how; in what way; how about​ N5
50 ikani how; in what way; how much; to what extent N1
51 ikani mo indeed; really; truly; just (like); very; extremely ~ N1
52 ikinari abruptly; suddenly; all of a sudden; without warning N2
53 ikki ni in one go; without stopping; all at once; immediately; instantly; right away ~ N2
54 ikura how much?; how many?​ N5
55 ikura~temo no matter how ~ N3
56 ikutsu how many?,how old? N5
57 imani before long; even now N3
58 imanimo at any moment; at any minute; on the verge of N3
59 ippai full N4
60 iroiro various N5
61 issho ni together N5
62 isshu species; kind; variety N3
63 issou much more; still more; all the more; single layer; sooner; preferably​ N3
64 itsumo always; usually; habitually N5
65 ittai emphasis; what on earth; what in the world N3
66 ittai (what) the heck; (why) in the world N3
67 ittan once; for a short time; briefly; temporarily N2
68 juubun enough; sufficient; plenty; adequate; satisfactory N4
69 ka dou ka whether or not ~ N4
70 ka nani ka or something ~ N3
71 kanarazu always; certainly N4
72 katagata while; at the same time; incidentally; for the purpose of ~ N1
73 katawara while; besides; at the same time; in addition N1
74 katsute once; before; formerly; ever; former; ex- N1
75 kekkou splendid, enough N5
76 kekkyoku after all; eventually; in the end ~ N3
77 kesshite~nai never; by no means ~ N3
78 kitto surely; undoubtedly; almost certainly; most likely N4
79 koto gotoku altogether; entirely; completely ~ N1
80 kou this way N4
81 ku suru to make something ~ N4
82 kyuu ni quickly; immediately; hastily; suddenly; abruptly; unexpectedly ~ N4
83 kyuuni swiftly; rapidly; quickly; immediately; hastily N3
84 mada still; not yet N5
85 mada ~te imasen have not yet ~ N5
86 madashimo rather; better​ ~ N2
87 made ni by; by the time; indicates time limit N4
88 mae ni before; in front of ~ N5
89 manichi emergency; unlikely event​; by some chance; by some possibility N3
90 maru de as if; as though; just like ~ N3
91 marukkiri completely; absolutely; totally; (not) at all​ ~ N1
92 massugu straight ahead,direct N5
93 mattaku~nai not at all ~ N2
94 mazu first of all N4
95 metta ni~nai hardly; rarely; seldom N3
96 minna all; everyone; everybody N5
97 mitai ni like; similar to ~ N4
98 mohaya already; now; no longer; not anymore N1
99 moshi if; in case; supposing N4
100 moshika shitara perhaps; maybe; perchance; by any chance ~ N3

Total Japanese adverbs Lessons (204)

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