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

Total Japanese adverbs Lessons (174)

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