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
101 hodo~nai is not as… as~ N3
102 hou ga ii had better; it'd be better to; should~ N5
103 i-adjectives i-adjectives N5
104 ichiban the most; the best N5
105 ichido ni all at once N3
106 ichiou more or less; pretty much; roughly; tentatively~ N2
107 igai with the exception of; excepting~ N2
108 ijou ni more than; not less than; beyond~ N2
109 ijou wa because; since; seeing that~ N2
110 ikinari abruptly; suddenly; all of a sudden; without warning N2
111 ikki ni in one go; without stopping; all at once; immediately; instantly; right away~ N2
112 ikou kei - volitional form volitional form​; let's do~ N4
113 ikura~temo no matter how~ N3
114 ippou da more and more; continue to~ N3
115 ippou de on one hand, on the other hand; although~ N2
116 irassharu to be; to come; to go (polite version) N4
117 issho ni together N5
118 itashimasu to do (polite form of する) N4
119 itsumo always; usually; habitually N5
120 ittai emphasis; what on earth; what in the world~ N3
121 iwayuru what is called; as it is called; the so-called; so to speak​ N2
122 iyoiyo at last; finally; beyond doubt N2
123 janai maybe; most likely; confirmation of information; express surprise towards listener N3
124 janai / dewa nai to not be (am not; is not; are not) N5
125 janai ka right? isn't it? let's~; confirmation N4
126 jou for the sake of; from the standpoint of; as a matter of; in terms of~ N2
127 ka question particle N5
128 ka dou ka whether or not~ N4
129 ka nani ka or something~ N3
130 ka no you ni as if; just like~ N2
131 ka shira I wonder~ N4
132 ka to omottara just when; no sooner than~ N2
133 ka~ka or N5
134 ka~nai ka no uchi ni just as; right after; as soon as~ N2
135 kaette on the contrary; rather; all the more; surprisingly~ N2
136 kagiri as long as; while… is the case; as far as; while~ N2
137 kagiri da to feel strongly N1
138 kai turns a sentence into a yes/no question N4
139 kai ga aru it’s worth one’s efforts to do something N2
140 kakeru half-; not yet finished; in the middle of~ N3
141 kamo shirenai might; perhaps; indicates possibility N4
142 kana I wonder; should I? N4
143 kanenai (someone) might do something; something might happen N2
144 kaneru unable to do something; can’t do something N2
145 kara because; since; from N5
146 kara aru / kara suru / kara no at least; approximately X or more N1
147 kara iu to in terms of; from the point of view of~ N2
148 kara koso precisely because~ N2
149 kara miru to from the point of view of; by the look of; judging from~ N2
150 kara niwa now that; since; so long as; because~ N2
151 kara shite judging from; based on; since; from; even~ N2
152 kara suru to / kara sureba judging from; considering; by the look of~ N2
153 kara to itte just because; even if; even though~ N2
154 kara tsukuru made from; made with N4
155 kara~ni kakete through; from [A] to [B] N3
156 kata the way of doing something; how to do N5
157 katagata while; at the same time; for the purpose of N1
158 katawara while; at the same time; in addition N1
159 kawari ni instead of; as a substitute for​; in exchange for; in return for N3
160 kedo but; however; although~ N5
161 kekka as a result of; after~ N3
162 kekkyoku after all; eventually; in the end~ N3
163 keredo mo but; however; although~ N5
164 kesshite~nai never; by no means~ N3
165 kirenai unable to do; too much to finish/complete N3
166 kiri only; just; since; after~ N3
167 kiru to do something completely to the end N3
168 kitto surely; undoubtedly; almost certainly; most likely N4
169 kke a casual suffix to confirm something you are trying to remember N3
170 kkonai no chance of; …is definitely not possible N2
171 komu to do something for a long time or to move something inside N3
172 koro / goro around; about; when N4
173 koso for sure (emphasize preceding word); precisely; definitely~ N3
174 koso are although; even though N1
175 koso ga/keredo but; although (emphasis) N1
176 koso sure only the first point is true, the second point cannot be true N1
177 koto (must) do N3
178 koto Verb nominalizer N4
179 koto da should do~ (used for suggestions or giving advice) N2
180 koto dakara because; since~ N2
181 koto ga aru there are times when N4
182 koto ga dekiru can; able to N4
183 koto ka how…!; what…! N2
184 koto kara from the fact that~ N3
185 koto naku without doing something even once N2
186 koto nashi ni without doing something N1
187 koto ni emphasize speaker's feelings; to my (surprise/etc) N2
188 koto ni naru It has been decided that..; it turns out that.. N4
189 koto ni natteiru to be expected to; to be scheduled to; it has been decided as a rule that N3
190 koto ni suru to decide on N4
191 koto niwa naranai just because… doesn’t mean~ N2
192 koto no nai you ni so as not to; to not~ N1
193 koto wa nai there is no need to; (something) never happens; there is no possibility that~ N3
194 koto wa~ga although; but~ N3
195 ku suru to make something ~ N4
196 kurai / gurai approximately; about; around; to the extent~ N3
197 kurai nara rather than (do ...)​ N1
198 kurai no mono da only (emphasis) N1
199 kuse ni and yet; although; despite the fact that~ N3
200 kuse shite although~; despite the fact that~; even though~ N2

Total JLPT Japanese Grammar Lessons (681)

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