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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JLPT N1 Grammar List
#Grammar LessonGrammar Meaning
41 ikani mo indeed; really; truly; just (like); very; extremely ~
42 izure ni shitemo / izure ni shiro / izure ni seyo anyhow; anyway; either way; in any case ~
43 jimita to become; to appear like; to look like; tainted with ~
44 ka ina ka whether or not ~
45 ka to omoikiya contrary to expectations; or so we thought, but ~
46 kagiri da to feel strongly
47 kai mo naku despite; even though ~
48 kanousei ga aru may/might; there’s a possibility that ~
49 kara aru / kara suru / kara no at least; as much as; as many as ~
50 kare~kare sooner or later; more or less
51 katagata while; at the same time; incidentally; for the purpose of ~
52 katawara while; besides; at the same time; in addition
53 katsute once; before; formerly; ever; former; ex-
54 kirai ga aru bad habit; to have a tendency to ~
55 kiri ga nai endless; boundless; going on forever​; there’s no end to ~
56 kitte no the most / greatest … of all
57 kiwamaru / kiwamarinai extremely; very ~
58 koso are although; even though ~
59 koso sure and; although; but ~
60 koso~ga/keredo but; although (emphasis)
61 koto gotoku altogether; entirely; completely ~
62 koto kono ue nai / kono ue nai / kono ue naku the most of all; the best; nothing is more ... than ~
63 koto mo atte partly because; also because of; plus the reason for ~
64 koto nashi ni without doing something
65 koto no nai you ni so as not to; to not ~
66 koto tote because; since ~
67 kurai nara rather than (do ...)​
68 kurai no mono da only (emphasis)
69 made da / made no koto da only; just; nothing else
70 made mo nai / made mo naku there's no need to; it’s not necessary to ~
71 majiki should not; must not ~
72 makuru to do over and over again; to do relentlessly
73 mamire covered with; stained; smeared with ~
74 marukkiri completely; absolutely; totally; (not) at all​ ~
75 meku seems; show signs of; to have the appearance of ~
76 mo douzen da just like; same as ~
77 mo saru koto nagara one may well say so, but~; not only... but also ~
78 mo shinai de without even doing ~
79 mohaya already; now; no longer; not anymore
80 mono de because; for that reason

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