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.

Click on the lesson link for detailed notes about grammar structure, how-to-use, conjugations, example sentences, interactive aids, and more.

JLPT N1 Grammar List
#Grammar LessonGrammar Meaning
201 to iu tokoro da / to itta tokoro da at the most; no more than​; at best; roughly; about ~
202 to iu wake da that's why; no wonder; this means; it is the case that ~
203 to iu wake dewa nai it’s not that; it doesn’t mean that ~
204 to iwazu~to iwazu both; not only A or B, but (overall) ~
205 to kiteiru because of ~
206 to miru to as soon as one realizes ..., then ~
207 to miru ya at the sight of; upon seeing; after confirming ~
208 to naru to / to nareba when it comes to; in such a case; if that happens
209 to sareru is considered to; it is said that ~
210 tokitara when it comes to; concerning ~
211 tokoro wo although (it is a certain time/condition); even though normally
212 tomo arou mono ga of all people (expression showing surprise at a high standing person's misbehavior)
213 tomo naku / tomo nashi ni somehow; without knowing; without thinking; unconsciously​ ~
214 tomo sureba apt to (do); tend to; liable to; prone to ~
215 tomo~tomo unable to draw a conclusion; unable to judge
216 toriwake especially; above all ~
217 toshita koto ga of all people, who would have thought?
218 tossa ni at once; right away; promptly
219 tote even; even if/though ~
220 towa I didn't know ~; I was surprised that ~; the fact that ~
221 towa ie though; although; be that as it may; nonetheless
222 towa kurabemono ni naranai can't compare with ~
223 towa utte kawatte / to wa utte kawari unlike; totally different; very different from ~
224 tsu~tsu and ~ (indicates two contrasting actions)
225 tsukusu to use up (completely without anything remaining); to exhaust; to run out of ~
226 tteba / ttara speaking of; I told you already; come on (annoyance / dissatisfaction)
227 uchi ni hairanai not really; can't be regarded as ~
228 wa feminine sentence ending particle
229 wa dou de are however; whatever​ ~
230 wa oroka let alone; not to mention; needless to say ~
231 wa sateoki setting aside ~
232 wa socchinoke de / o socchinoke de ignoring (one thing) for (another)​​; instead of ~
233 wa~wade and (listing negative things happening at the same time)
234 ya ina ya as soon as; the moment ~
235 ya shinai should do, but don't; absolutely not; there's no way ~
236 yare~yare pattern to give two representative examples (usually negative)
237 you ga / you to even if; no matter how/what ~
238 you ga~you ga / you to~you to no matter; whether; even if [A] or [B]
239 you ni yotte wa / you dewa depending on the way; depending on how; according to how ~
240 you nimo~nai even if I wanted to… I couldn’t ~

JLPT N1 Grammar List total: (247)

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