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 [x] ga [x] nara, [y] mo [y] da like [father] like [son] (negative meaning)
2 atte no which owes everything to
3 dano~dano and; and the like; and so forth
4 de are/de arou to whoever / whatever / however
5 de are~de are whether [A] or [B]
6 donna ni~uga/uto(mo) Now matter how/what; even if
7 ga hayai ka as soon as
8 gatera on the same occasion; at the same time; coincidentally
9 gurumi together (with); -wide
10 kagiri da to feel strongly
11 kara aru / kara suru / kara no at least; approximately X or more
12 katagata while; at the same time; for the purpose of
13 katawara while; at the same time; in addition
14 koso are although; even though
15 koso ga/keredo but; although (emphasis)
16 koso sure only the first point is true, the second point cannot be true
17 koto nashi ni without doing something
18 koto no nai you ni so as not to; to not
19 kurai nara rather than (do ...)​
20 kurai no mono da only (emphasis)
21 made da only; just; nothing else
22 made mo nai it is not necessary to~
23 mamire covered with; stained; smeared with
24 mono to suru shall; to assume; understood as
25 mono toshite to assume; to suppose
26 mono wo although; but; even though; I wish that
27 nai made mo even if [A] is not done, then [B]
28 nakushite without
29 nami same level as; equal to; on par with​; each; row of
30 nara dewa distinctive of~; special to~
31 nari as soon as
32 nari ni / nari no In one's own way/style
33 nari tomo at least; even a little
34 nari~nari or
35 nashi ni without
36 ni atte at; on; during; in the condition of​
37 ni iwasereba if you ask...; if one may say...
38 ni kagitta koto de wa nai not limited to only~
39 ni shite only; just because; although; even; at (place, time); in (time span)
40 no yara; mono yara; koto yara I wonder..; unsure

JLPT N1 Grammar List total: (87)

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