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
161 sa ending particle; indicates assertion
162 samo really (seem, appear, etc.); truly; as if ~
163 samonaito otherwise; or else; if not ~
164 sazo surely; certainly; no doubt; indeed​ ~
165 shimatsu da end up; in the end; as a result (negative)
166 soba kara as soon as; right after​ ~
167 sobireru to miss a chance; to fail to do ~
168 sokonau / sokoneru / sonjiru to do something wrong; by mistake; to miss a chance; to fail to ~
169 sube ga nai there is no way / means; cannot do ~
170 sura / de sura even ~ (with emphasis)
171 ta hazumi ni / ta hyoushi ni the moment [A], unintentionally / inadvertently caused something to happen
172 ta koto ni suru / ta koto ni naru pretend to; see things as untrue; contrary to the truth ~
173 ta tokoro de even if; no matter (who, what, when, where, why, how)
174 ta tsumori wa nai have no intention to / didn't mean to ~
175 tada~nomi da all we can do is; can do nothing but; only ~
176 tameshi ga nai is never the case; has never happened; I have never seen or heard of ~
177 tara saigo / taga saigo if you do... negative result
178 tara~tade if / in the case... of course / should ~
179 tara~tokoro da if... (counterfactual condition), then would be ~
180 tari tomo not even; not any ~
181 taru mono / taru (those) who are; (that) which is; in the capacity of ... should ~
182 te kanawanai can't bear to; unable to; troublesome to; can’t stand to ~
183 te kara to iu mono ever since ~
184 te miseru I’ll do my best; I'll definitely do; I'll show you ~
185 te shikaru beki da should; appropriate; it is natural to do ~
186 te sumu koto dewa nai ~ is not enough to solve the problem; cannot be resolved by ~
187 te yamanai always; never stop; can’t help but ~
188 temae considering; before; in front of; one’s standpoint
189 temo sashitsukaenai can ~; it’s okay if ~ (indicates permission or compromise)
190 temo shiranai if (you) continue... you'll end up / I don't care about it
191 to aimatte together with..., more; because of the influence of..., more ~
192 to areba if it is the case that; if ~
193 to atte due to the fact that; because of ~
194 to bakari ni as if to say; as though~
195 to ie domo even if; even though; despite ~
196 to ienaku mo nai one can even say that; it can also be said that ~
197 to ii~to ii both ... and; not only ... also; whether it be ... or ~
198 to ittara nai extremely; very; nothing more ... than this; as ... as it could possibly be
199 to iu ka~to iu ka or rather; or perhaps I should say; I mean ~
200 to iu mono during; for; since; over a period of time

JLPT N1 Grammar List total: (247)

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