JLPT N2 Adverbs List (Intermediate Japanese)

JLPT N2 Adverbs List (Intermediate Japanese)

This is a complete list of upper-intermediate Japanese adverbs that you must know in order to pass the JLPT N2.

Adverbs are words that modify other words (verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, and even full sentences).

In Japanese, adjectives can be turned into adverbs by adding に (ni) at the end. This is similar to the English ‘ly’, as in quickly.

JLPT N2 Adverbs Complete Study Guide

#RomajiJapaneseGrammar MeaningLevel
1 aruiwa or; either; maybe; perhaps; possibly ~ N2
2 bakari ni simply because; on account of~ (negative result) N2
3 dou yara possibly; apparently; seems like; somehow; barely ~ N2
4 douse anyhow; in any case; at any rate; after all; no matter what N2
5 futatabi again; once more N2
6 gyaku ni conversely; on the contrary ~ N2
7 hanmen while, although; on the other hand~ N2
8 hatashite as was expected; sure enough; really; actually ~ N2
9 ichiou more or less; pretty much; roughly; tentatively ~ N2
10 igai with the exception of; excepting ~ N2
11 ijou ni more than; not less than; beyond ~ N2
12 ikinari abruptly; suddenly; all of a sudden; without warning N2
13 ikki ni in one go; without stopping; all at once; immediately; instantly; right away ~ N2
14 ittan once; for a short time; briefly; temporarily N2
15 madashimo rather; better​ ~ N2
16 mattaku~nai not at all ~ N2
17 motomoto originally, by nature, from the start N2
18 nao still; yet​; furthermore; in addition ~ N2
19 osoraku perhaps; likely; probably; I dare say ~ N2
20 roku ni~nai not well; not enough; improperly; insufficiently; unsatisfactorily​ ~ N2
21 saisan again and again; repeatedly N2
22 saiwai na koto ni fortunately; luckily; thankfully ~ N2
23 sassoku at once; immediately; without delay; promptly N2
24 sekkaku especially; (thank you for) troubling to, going to great pains for ~ N2
25 semete at least; at most ~ N2
26 shidai ni gradually (progress into a state); in sequence; in order N2
27 sono ue besides; in addition; furthermore ~ N2
28 sue ni finally; after; following; at the end/ conclusion of ~ N2
29 sukoshi mo~nai not one bit; not even a little ~ N2
30 sukunaku tomo at least ~ N2
31 tadachi ni at once; immediately; directly; in person; automatically ~ N2
32 to douji ni at the same time as; while; simultaneously ~ N2
33 tokku ni long ago; already; a long time ago N2
34 wa moto yori also; let alone; from the beginning N2
35 wa tomokaku anyhow; anyway; regardless; in any case; whether or not ~ N2
36 wazuka ni slightly; only; barely; narrowly ~ N2
37 yagate before long; soon; almost; eventually ~ N2
38 yohodo / yoppodo very; greatly; much; to a large extent N2
39 you suru ni in short; in a word; to sum up; to put it simply ~ N2

Total JLPT N2 Adverbs Lessons (39)

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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.