JLPT N2 Grammar List

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Although there is no official JLPT N2 grammar list, most grammar points that have been featured on previous tests are included in this list.

Each lesson is arranged in English romaji alphabetical order. In total, there are over 195 grammar lessons that you need to know in order to pass the N2.

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#Grammar LessonGrammar Meaning
1 ageku to end up; in the end; finally; after all ~
2 aruiwa or; either; maybe; perhaps; possibly ~
3 bakari about, approximately ~
4 bakari da continue to (go in negative direction)
5 bakari ka not only... but also; as well as ~
6 bakari ni simply because; on account of~ (negative result)
7 chinamini by the way; in this connection; incidentally; (conjunction)
8 chitto mo~nai (not) at all; (not) in the least ~
9 dake atte being the case; precisely because; as expected from ~
10 dake mashi da it’s better than; one should feel grateful for ~
11 dake ni being the case; precisely because; as one would expect
12 dake no koto wa aru no wonder; as expected of; not ... for nothing; not ... with nothing to show for it
13 dake wa to do all that one can
14 datte because; but; after all; even; too
15 de shika nai merely; nothing but; no more than; there is only ~
16 dokoro dewa nai not the time for; not the place for; far from; anything but ~
17 dokoro ka far from; anything but; let alone; not to mention; much less ~
18 dou yara possibly; apparently; seems like; somehow; barely ~
19 douse anyhow; in any case; at any rate; after all; no matter what
20 enai unable to; cannot; it is not possible to ~
21 eru / uru can; to be able to; is possible to ~
22 futatabi again; once more
23 fuu ni this way; that way; in such a way; how
24 ga kikkake de / o kikkake ni with… as a start; as a result of; taking advantage of ~
25 ge looks like; seems like; appears to ~
26 gyaku ni conversely; on the contrary ~
27 hanmen while, although; on the other hand~
28 hatashite as was expected; sure enough; really; actually ~
29 ichiou more or less; pretty much; roughly; tentatively ~
30 igai with the exception of; excepting ~
31 ijou ni more than; not less than; beyond ~
32 ijou wa because; since; seeing that ~
33 ikinari abruptly; suddenly; all of a sudden; without warning
34 ikki ni in one go; without stopping; all at once; immediately; instantly; right away ~
35 ippou de on one hand, on the other hand; although ~
36 iwayuru what is called; as it is called; the so-called; so to speak​
37 iyoiyo at last; finally; beyond doubt
38 jou for the sake of; from the standpoint of; as a matter of; in terms of ~
39 ka no you ni as if; just like ~
40 ka to omottara just when; no sooner than ~

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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.