Complete JLPT Grammar List

Japanese Grammar Database to Pass the JLPT

This is our complete JLPT grammar list for all of our Japanese grammar lessons from N5 to N1.

Each lesson is ranked according to appropriate JLPT grammar level and includes the meaning, translation notes, grammar structure, conjugations, example sentences, interactive aids and more.

You can also click on the level to see a list of grammar lessons for that level only.

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Japanese grammar list for all JLPT levels

#EnglishJapaneseGrammar MeaningLevel
1 [x] ga [x] nara, [y] mo [y] da like [father] like [son] (negative meaning) N1
2 ageru to finish doing N3
3 aida while; during N4
4 aida ni while, during (the time when) N4
5 amari so much… that N3
6 amari ni mo too…; so much… that; too much; excessively N3
7 amari~nai not very, not much N4
8 ato de after ~; later N4
9 atte no which owes everything to N1
10 ba if… then (conditional) N4
11 ba ii should, can, it’d be good if N3
12 ba yokatta should have, it would have been better if N3
13 ba~hodo the more… the more N3
14 baai wa in the event of N4
15 bakari only; nothing but N3
16 bakari da continue to N2
17 bakari de only; just (negative description) N3
18 bakari denaku not only.. but also; as well as N3
19 bakari iru only; nothing but; describe repetitive action N3
20 bakari ka not only.. but also; as well as. N3
21 bakari ni simply because, on account of (=>negative result) N2
22 beki should do; must do N3
23 beki dewa nai should not do; must not do N3
24 betsu ni~nai not really, not particularly N3
25 cha ikenai / ja ikenai must not do (spoken Japanese) N5
26 chuu / juu during, throughout N3
27 da / desu to be (am, is, are, were, used to) N5
28 dake only; just; as much as N5
29 dake de just by; just by doing N4
30 dakedo however; but N3
31 dano~dano and; and the like; and so forth N1
32 darake full of; covered with N3
33 darou I think; it seems; probably; right? N5
34 dasu to suddenly begin; to suddenly appear N4
35 de in; at; on; by; with; via N5
36 de are/de arou to whoever / whatever / however N1
37 de are~de are whether [A] or [B] N1
38 de gozaimasu to be (honorific) N4
39 demo ... or something N4
40 demo but; however N5
41 deshou I think; it seems; probably; right? N5
42 dewa nai ka right?; isn't it? N4
43 dokoro ka far from; anything but; let alone; not to mention; much less N3
44 donna ni~temo no matter how (much) N3
45 donna ni~uga/uto(mo) Now matter how/what; even if N1
46 dou yara it seems like; it appears that N2
47 doushite why; for what reason; how N5
48 furi o suru to pretend; to act as if N3
49 futo suddenly; accidentally; unexpectedly; unintentionally N3
50 ga subject marker; however; but N5
51 ga arimasu there is; is (non-living things) N5
52 ga hayai ka as soon as N1
53 ga hitsuyou need; necessary N4
54 ga hoshii to want something N5
55 ga imasu there is; to be; is (living things) N5
56 ga suru to smell; hear; taste N4
57 gachi tend to; tendency to N2
58 gari personality; tend to~; sensitivity towards~ N4
59 garu; gatteiru to show signs of; to appear; to feel, to think N4
60 gatai very difficult to; impossible to N3
61 gatera on the same occasion; at the same time; coincidentally N1
62 ge seeming; giving the appearance of N2
63 gimi -like; -looking; -looked; tending to N2
64 gozaimasu to be, to exist (the polite form of いる/ある) N4
65 gurumi together (with); -wide N1
66 hajimeru to start; to begin to ~ N4
67 hazu da it must be; it should be (expectation) N4
68 hazu ga nai cannot be (impossible) N4
69 hitsuyou ga aru need to; it is necessary to N4
70 hodo degree; extent; bounds; upper limit N3
71 hodo~nai is not as… as N3
72 hou ga ii had better; it'd be better to; should~ N5
73 i-adjectives i-adjectives N5
74 ichiban the most; the best N5
75 ichiou more or less; though not quite satisfactorily; not perfectly; sort of; tentatively N2
76 ikou kei - volitional form volitional form​; let's do ~. N4
77 ikura~temo no matter how N3
78 ippou da more and more, continue to N3
79 ippou de on one hand, on the other hand N3
80 irassharu to be; to come; to go (polite version) N4
81 issho ni together N5
82 itashimasu to do (polite form of する) N4
83 itsumo always; usually; habitually N5
84 janai / dewa nai to not be (am not; is not; are not) N5
85 janai ka right?; isn't it? N4
86 ka - question particle question particle N5
87 ka dou ka whether or not N4
88 ka shira I wonder N4
89 ka~ka or N5
90 kagiri as long as; while… is the case; as far as; while N2
91 kagiri da to feel strongly N1
92 kai turns a sentence into a yes/no question N4
93 kakeru half-; not yet finished; in the middle of N3
94 kamo shirenai might; perhaps; indicates possibility N4
95 kana I wonder; should I? N4
96 kara because; since; from N5
97 kara aru / kara suru / kara no at least; approximately X or more N1
98 kara~ni kakete from [A] to [B] N3
99 kata the way of doing something; how to do N5

Total JLPT Japanese Grammar Lessons (449)

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