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
201 to ii~to ii both ... and; not only ... also; whether it be ... or ~
202 to ittara nai extremely; very; nothing more ... than this; as ... as it could possibly be
203 to iu all; every single ~ (no exceptions)
204 to iu ka~to iu ka or rather; or perhaps I should say; I mean ~
205 to iu mono during; for; since; over a period of time
206 to iu tokoro da / to itta tokoro da at the most; no more than​; at best; roughly; about ~
207 to iu wake da that's why; no wonder; this means; it is the case that ~
208 to iu wake dewa nai it’s not that; it doesn’t mean that ~
209 to iwazu~to iwazu both; not only A or B, but (overall) ~
210 to kiteiru because of ~
211 to miru to as soon as one realizes ..., then ~
212 to miru ya at the sight of; upon seeing; after confirming ~
213 to naru to / to nareba when it comes to; in such a case; if that happens
214 to sareru is considered to; it is said that ~
215 tokitara when it comes to; concerning ~
216 tokoro o although (it is a certain time/condition); even though normally
217 tomo arou mono ga of all people (expression showing surprise at a high standing person's misbehavior)
218 tomo naku / tomo nashi ni somehow; without knowing; without thinking; unconsciously​ ~
219 tomo sureba apt to (do); tend to; liable to; prone to ~
220 tomo~tomo unable to draw a conclusion; unable to judge
221 toriwake especially; above all ~
222 toshita koto ga of all people, who would have thought?
223 tossa ni at once; right away; promptly
224 tote even; even if/though ~
225 towa I didn't know; I was surprised that; the fact that ~
226 towa ie though; although; be that as it may; nonetheless
227 towa kurabemono ni naranai can't compare with ~
228 towa utte kawatte / to wa utte kawari unlike; totally different; very different from ~
229 tsu~tsu and ~ (indicates two contrasting actions)
230 tsukusu to use up (completely without anything remaining); to exhaust; to run out of ~
231 tteba / ttara speaking of; I told you already; come on (annoyance / dissatisfaction)
232 uchi ni hairanai not really; can't be regarded as ~
233 wa feminine sentence ending particle
234 wa dou de are however; whatever​ ~
235 wa oroka let alone; not to mention; needless to say ~
236 wa sateoki setting aside ~
237 wa socchinoke de / o socchinoke de ignoring (one thing) for (another)​​; instead of ~
238 wa~wade and (listing negative things happening at the same time)
239 ya ina ya as soon as; the moment ~
240 ya shinai should do, but don't; absolutely not; there's no way ~

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