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
81 mono o if only; I wish; I'm sorry it's not actually (regret)
82 mono to omowareru / mono to mirareru to think; to suppose; it is believed/expected that ~
83 mono to suru shall; to assume; understood as ~
84 mono toshite to assume; to suppose; on the presumption that ~
85 moshikuwa or; otherwise
86 n bakari ni as if; as though ~
87 n ga tame ni in order to ~
88 nagara ni / nagara no while; during; without change; performed in this condition
89 nai made mo not to say; although it does not reach the level of ~
90 nai mono demo nai is not entirely impossible
91 nai mono ka / nai mono darou ka isn't there; can’t we…?; can’t I…?
92 nai tomo kagiranai not necessarily; I can't say that; maybe; might ~
93 nakushite wa cannot do without ~
94 nami average; ordinary; same level as; equal to; on par with ~
95 nan to iu / nanto / nante how (beautiful, etc.); what a ~
96 nani shiro at any rate; after all; anyhow; anyway; in any case; because; as you know ~
97 nara dewa distinctive of; uniquely applying to; special to ~
98 nara iza shirazu / wa iza shirazu I don't know about ... but; it may be possible for ... but ~
99 nari as soon as; right after ~
100 nari ni / nari no suitable; in one's own way/style
101 nari tomo at least; even just a little (adverbial particle)
102 nari~nari [A] or [B] or something; for instance ~
103 nashi ni / nashi de without; without doing ~
104 ni and; in addition to; the combination of ~
105 ni atai suru to be worth; to be worthy of; to deserve; to merit​ ~
106 ni atte at; on; during; in the condition of​ ~
107 ni hikikae compared to; in contrast to; unlike; while; whereas ~
108 ni itaru / ni itatta leads to; come to a conclusion
109 ni itaru made as far as; up until; everything from ... to ~
110 ni itattemo even if; even though; although something reached the point ~
111 ni ittate wa when it comes to; as for ~
112 ni iwasereba if you ask; if one may say ~
113 ni kagitta koto dewa nai not limited to only ~
114 ni kakatte wa / ni kakattara / ni kakaru to / kakareba when handled by (N), becomes a completely different result
115 ni kakatteiru depending on; to depend on; whether or not
116 ni kako tsukete to use as a pretext; to use as an excuse
117 ni kamakete to be too busy; to focus / concentrate only on ~
118 ni katakunai easy to do; it’s not hard to (imagine, understand, guess)
119 ni matsuwaru to be related to; to concern; associated with ~
120 ni nottotte based on; according to; in accordance with ~

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