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.

Click on the lesson link for detailed notes about grammar structure, how-to-use, conjugations, example sentences, interactive aids, and more.

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#Grammar LessonGrammar Meaning
41 ka~nai ka no uchi ni just as; right after; as soon as ~
42 kaette on the contrary; rather; all the more; surprisingly ~
43 kagiri as long as; while… is the case; as far as; while ~
44 kai ga aru it’s worth one’s efforts to do something
45 kanenai (someone) might do something; something might happen
46 kaneru unable to do something; can’t do something
47 kara iu to in terms of; from the point of view of ~
48 kara koso precisely because ~
49 kara miru to from the point of view of; by the look of; judging from ~
50 kara niwa now that; since; so long as; because ~
51 kara shite judging from; based on; since; from; even ~
52 kara suru to / kara sureba judging from; considering; by the look of ~
53 kara to itte just because; even if; even though ~
54 kkonai no chance of; … is definitely not possible
55 koto da should do~ (used for suggestions or giving advice)
56 koto dakara because; since ~
57 koto ka how…!; what…!
58 koto naku without doing something even once
59 koto ni emphasize speaker's feelings; to my (surprise/etc)
60 koto niwa naranai just because… doesn’t mean ~
61 kuse shite although; despite the fact that; even though ~
62 madashimo rather; better​ ~
63 mai will not; will probably not; intend not to; must not ~
64 mama ni as, to do as ~
65 mattaku~nai not at all ~
66 mo kamawazu without caring; without worrying about ~
67 mo touzen da it’s only natural; no wonder; might as well ~
68 mono / mon because; indicates reason/ excuse/ dissatisfaction
69 mono da describe feeling; express memories; state fact
70 mono dakara so; therefore; the reason for something
71 mono dewa nai shouldn’t do something; it’s impossible to ~
72 mono ga aru there is such a thing; to be the case that​; feels like ~
73 mono ka / mon ka as if (something untrue were actually true); there's no way ~
74 mono nara if I/we could; if [A] is possible, then [B]; if one can do something, then ~
75 monono but; although; even though ~
76 motto mo but then; although; though ~
77 mou sukoshi de almost; nearly, close to ~
78 nai dewa irarenai can’t help but feel; can’t help but do ~
79 nai koto niwa~nai unless you ~
80 naka o / naka dewa in; on; in the midst of; when; while ~

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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.