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.

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JLPT N2 grammar list
#Grammar LessonGrammar Meaning
1 bakari da continue to
2 bakari ni simply because, on account of (=>negative result)
3 dou yara it seems like; it appears that
4 gachi tend to; tendency to
5 ge seeming; giving the appearance of
6 gimi -like; -looking; -looked; tending to
7 ichiou more or less; though not quite satisfactorily; not perfectly; sort of; tentatively
8 kagiri as long as; while… is the case; as far as; while
9 koto dakara because; since
10 koto ni natteiru to be expected to; to be scheduled to; it has been decided as a rule that
11 madashimo would be better; better; rather; if it were
12 mono dakara so; therefore (explaining something unavoidable)
13 mono nara if [A] is possible, then [B]; if one can do something.
14 monono but; although; even though
15 mushiro rather; instead; better
16 ni atatte at the time; on the occasion of
17 ni kagiru is best; nothing is better than~
18 ni saishite on the occasion of; at the time of
19 ni seyo/ ni shiro even if; regardless; whether... or
20 nuki ni shite / nuki de without; leaving out; cutting out
21 osoraku perhaps; likely; probably; I dare say
22 ppoi -ish; -like
23 sai ni at the time of; in the case of.
24 te bakari wa irarenai can’t keep doing something
25 te demo even if I have to..; by all means
26 te irai since
27 te shou ga nai/te shikata ga nai can't help but~; very; extremely
28 te tamaranai can't help but do; dying to do; extremely
29 to douji ni at the same time as; while; simultaneously
30 to iu mono da something like~; something called~
31 toka I heard that
32 tokoro datta was just about to do something, something almost happened
33 tomo even if; no matter
34 toshitemo assuming; even if
35 tsutsu while; although
36 tsutsu aru to be doing; to be in the process of doing
37 wa moto yori also; let alone; from the beginning
38 wa tomokaku whether or not; nevermind; regardless of; not to mention
39 yara~yara such as; and so on..
40 yori from

JLPT N2 Grammar List total: (40)

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