JLPT N1 Grammar List

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This is the list of the Japanese grammar rules needed to study for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1.

The JLPT N1 Grammar List lessons are arranged in English romaji alphabetical order.

Click on the lesson link for detailed notes about grammar structure, how-to-use, conjugations, example sentences, interactive aids, and more.

JLPT N1 Grammar List
#Grammar LessonGrammar Meaning
1 atte no which can exist solely due to the presence of; which owes everything to
2 ba koso only because ~
3 beku in order to; for the purpose of ~
4 beku mo nai cannot possibly be
5 dano~dano and; and the like; and so forth~
6 darou ni (1) surely..., but ~; although... is likely, ~ (2) should have (regret); might / must have been ~
7 de are / de arou to whoever; whatever; however; even ~
8 de are~de are whether [A] or [B]
9 demo ari~demo aru to also be; both… and ~
10 demo nan demo nai / kumo nan tomo nai not in the least; nothing like that
11 denakute nan darou must be; is definitely ~
12 dewa arumai ka isn't it; I wonder if it’s not ~
13 dewa arumai shi it’s not like; it isn’t as if ~
14 dewa sumanai it doesn’t end with just ~; it will take more than ~
15 ga hayai ka no sooner than; as soon as ~
16 ga/mo~nara, ~mo~da negative connection/comparison (like father like son)
17 gatera while; on the same occasion; at the same time; coincidentally ~
18 gurumi together (with); -wide
19 ikan da / ikan dewa / ikan ni yotte wa in accordance with; depending on; whether or not ~
20 ikan ni kakawarazu / ikan ni yorazu / ikan o towazu regardless of; whether or not; doesn't matter whether ~
21 ka ina ka whether or not ~
22 ka to omoikiya contrary to expectations; or so we thought, but ~
23 kagiri da to feel strongly
24 kanousei ga aru may/might; there’s a possibility that ~
25 kara aru / kara suru / kara no at least; as much as; as many as ~
26 kare~kare sooner or later; more or less
27 katagata while; at the same time; incidentally; for the purpose of ~
28 katawara while; besides; at the same time; in addition
29 kirai ga aru bad habit; to have a tendency to ~
30 kiwamaru / kiwamarinai extremely; very
31 koso are although; even though ~
32 koso sure and; although; but
33 koso~ga/keredo but; although (emphasis)
34 koto mo atte partly because; also because of; plus the reason for ~
35 koto nashi ni without doing something
36 koto no nai you ni so as not to; to not ~
37 koto tote because; since
38 kurai nara rather than (do ...)​
39 kurai no mono da only (emphasis)
40 made da / made no koto da only; just; nothing else

JLPT N1 Grammar List total: (151)

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