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.

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Grammar Lesson Grammar Meaning
[x] ga [x] nara, [y] mo [y] da like [father] like [son] (negative meaning)
atte no which owes everything to
dano~dano and; and the like; and so forth
de are/de arou to whoever / whatever / however
de are~de are whether [A] or [B]
donna ni~uga/uto(mo) Now matter how/what; even if
ga hayai ka as soon as
gatera on the same occasion; at the same time; coincidentally
gurumi together (with); -wide
kagiri da to feel strongly
kara aru / kara suru / kara no at least; approximately X or more
katagata while; at the same time; for the purpose of
katawara while; at the same time; in addition
koso are although; even though
koso ga/keredo but; although (emphasis)
koso sure part [B] of sentence is definitely not (strong emphasis)
koto nashi ni without doing; unless
koto no nai you ni so as not to; to not
kurai nara rather than...
kurai no mono da only
made da only; just; nothing else
made mo nai it is not necessary to~
mamire covered with; stained; smeared with
mono to suru often used in legal documents to express rules or conditions
mono toshite to assume; to suppose
mono wo although; but; even though; I wish that
nai made mo even if [A] is not done, then [B]
nakushite without
nami same level as; equal to; on par with​; each; row of
nara dewa distinctive of~; special to~
nari as soon as
nari ni / nari no In one's own way/style
nari tomo at least; even a little
nari~nari or
nashi ni without
ni atte at; on; during; in the condition of​
ni iwasereba if you ask...; if one may say...
ni kagitta koto de wa nai not limited to only~
ni shite only; even; at (place, time); in (time span)
no yara; mono yara; koto yara I wonder..; unsure

JLPT N1 Grammar List total: (84)

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