JLPT N1 Particles List (Advanced Japanese)

JLPT N1 Particles List (Advanced Japanese)

This is a complete JLPT N1 particle list of every advanced Japanese particle you must know.

Japanese particles, 助詞 (joshi), are suffixes or short words in Japanese grammar that immediately follow the modified noun, verb, adjective, or sentence.

Some are are similar to prepositions in English, though there is a wide variety of different uses and meanings.

Click on any of the links in the list for a full lesson with more detailed grammar information & examples of each particle.

JLPT N1 Particles Complete Study Guide

#RomajiJapaneseGrammar MeaningLevel
1 dani / dani shinai even; not even ~ N1
2 dano~dano and; and the like; and so forth ~ N1
3 ga hayai ka no sooner than; as soon as ~ N1
4 koso are although; even though ~ N1
5 koso sure and; although; but ~ N1
6 koso~ga/keredo but; although (emphasis) N1
7 mono de because; for that reason N1
8 nari as soon as; right after ~ N1
9 nari tomo at least; even just a little (adverbial particle) N1
10 nari~nari [A] or [B] or something; for instance ~ N1
11 ni and; in addition to; the combination of ~ N1
12 no yara~no yara or ~ (I don't know) N1
13 sa ending particle; indicates assertion N1
14 sura / de sura even ~ (with emphasis) N1
15 tada~nomi da all we can do is; can do nothing but; only ~ N1
16 tara saigo / taga saigo if you do... negative result N1
17 tara~tade if / in the case... of course / should ~ N1
18 tara~tokoro da if... (counterfactual condition), then would be ~ N1
19 tokoro o although (it is a certain time/condition); even though normally N1
20 tote even; even if/though ~ N1
21 towa I didn't know; I was surprised that; the fact that ~ N1
22 tteba / ttara speaking of; I told you already; come on (annoyance / dissatisfaction) N1
23 wa feminine sentence ending particle N1
24 wa~wade and (listing negative things happening at the same time) N1
25 ya ina ya as soon as; the moment ~ N1
26 yare~yare pattern to give two representative examples (usually negative) N1
27 zo / ze ending particle; adds force or indicates command N1

Total JLPT N1 Particles Lessons (27)

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*NOTE* Officially, there are no kanji, vocabulary, or grammar lists for the JLPT. As a result, it is not possible to be certain which kanji, words, or grammar will or will not appear in a given test. Our study lists are based on prior test data and comparisons with other available lists of JLPT kanji, vocabulary, grammar, etc.