JLPT N2 Grammar List

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This is the list of the Japanese grammar rules needed to study for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2.

The JLPT N2 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 N2 grammar list
#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
5 bakari ni simply because, on account of (=>negative result)
6 chitto mo~nai (not) at all; (not) in the least
7 dake atte being the case; (precisely) because; as might be expected from
8 dake mashi da it’s better than…; one should feel grateful for
9 dake ni being the case; precisely because; as one would expect
10 dake no koto wa aru no wonder; it’s not surprising that
11 dake wa to do all that one can
12 datte because; but; after all; even; too
13 de shika nai merely; nothing but; no more than; there is only
14 dokoro dewa nai this is not the time/occasion for; …is out of the question
15 dou yara it seems like; it appears that
16 douse anyway; anyhow; in any case; after all
17 enai unable to; cannot; it is not possible to
18 eru / uru can; to be able to; is possible
19 futatabi again; once more
20 fuu ni this way; that way; in such a way; how
21 ge seeming; giving the appearance of
22 gyaku ni on the contrary
23 hanmen while, on the other hand
24 hatashite sure enough; really
25 ichiou more or less; though not quite satisfactorily; not perfectly; sort of; tentatively
26 igai with the exception of; excepting
27 ijou ni more than; not less than
28 ijou wa because
29 ikinari suddenly; all of a sudden
30 iwayuru what is called; as it is called; the so-called; so to speak​
31 iyoiyo at last; finally; beyond doubt
32 jou for the sake of; from the standpoint of; as a matter of; in terms of
33 ka no you ni as if; just like
34 ka~nai ka no uchi ni right after; as soon as
35 kaette on the contrary; rather; all the more; surprisingly
36 kagiri as long as; while… is the case; as far as; while
37 kanenai (someone) might do something; something might happen
38 kaneru unable to do something; can’t do something
39 kara iu to in terms of; from the point of view of
40 kara koso precisely because

JLPT N2 Grammar List total: (143)

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