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

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