JLPT N2 Particles List (Advanced Japanese)

JLPT N2 Particles List (Advanced Japanese)

This is a complete JLPT N2 particle list of every upper-intermediate Japanese particle you must know.

Japanese particles, 助詞 (joshi), are suffixes or short words in Japanese grammar that immediately follow the modified noun, verb, adjective, or sentence.

Some are are similar to prepositions in English, though there is a wide variety of different uses and meanings.

Click on any of the links in the list for a full lesson with more detailed grammar information & examples of each particle.

JLPT N2 Particles Complete Study Guide

#RomajiJapaneseGrammar MeaningLevel
1 bakari about, approximately ~ N2
2 bakari ka not only... but also; as well as ~ N2
3 dokoro ka far from; anything but; let alone; not to mention; much less ~ N2
4 ka~nai ka no uchi ni just as; right after; as soon as ~ N2
5 mono / mon because; indicates reason/ excuse/ dissatisfaction N2
6 mono ka / mon ka as if (something untrue were actually true); there's no way ~ N2
7 monono but; although; even though ~ N2
8 nite in, at, with, by (formal particle) N2
9 nomi only; nothing but​ N2
10 tewa / dewa whenever; if; when~; repetitive action N2
11 tewa~tewa repetitive situations/actions N2
12 toka (de) I heard that ~ N2
13 tomo even if; no matter (who, what, when, where, why, how); though ~ N2
14 tsutsu while; even though; despite ~ N2
15 yara~yara such things as A and B; A and B and so on ~ N2
16 yori from~ (a time, place, or person) N2

Total JLPT N2 Particles Lessons (16)

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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.