JLPT N3 Adverbs List (Intermediate Japanese)

JLPT N3 Adverbs List (Intermediate Japanese)

This is a complete list of intermediate Japanese adverbs that you must know in order to pass the JLPT N3.

Adverbs are words that modify other words (verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, and even full sentences).

In Japanese, adjectives can be turned into adverbs by adding に (ni) at the end. This is similar to the English ‘ly’, as in quickly.

JLPT N3 Adverbs Complete Study Guide

#RomajiJapaneseGrammar MeaningLevel
1 amari so much… that N3
2 amari ni mo too much; so much… that; excessively ~ N3
3 betsu ni~nai not really, not particularly N3
4 donna ni~temo no matter how (much) N3
5 doushitemo no matter what; at any cost; after all ~ N3
6 futatabi again; once more; a second time N3
7 futo suddenly; accidentally; unexpectedly; unintentionally ~ N3
8 ichido ni all at once N3
9 igai unexpected; surprising N3
10 ikura~temo no matter how ~ N3
11 imani before long; even now N3
12 imanimo at any moment; at any minute; on the verge of N3
13 isshu species; kind; variety N3
14 issou much more; still more; all the more; single layer; sooner; preferably​ N3
15 ittai emphasis; what on earth; what in the world N3
16 ittai (what) the heck; (why) in the world N3
17 ka nani ka or something ~ N3
18 kekkyoku after all; eventually; in the end ~ N3
19 kesshite~nai never; by no means ~ N3
20 kyuuni swiftly; rapidly; quickly; immediately; hastily N3
21 manichi emergency; unlikely event​; by some chance; by some possibility N3
22 maru de as if; as though; just like ~ N3
23 metta ni~nai hardly; rarely; seldom N3
24 moshika shitara perhaps; maybe; perchance; by any chance ~ N3
25 moshimo~tara if; in the case; supposing ~ N3
26 mushiro rather; instead; better ~ N3
27 nakanaka very; quite; pretty; rather; just not ~ N3
28 nanka / nante / nado give examples; show modesty; make light of ~ N3
29 naru beku as much as possible N3
30 sai ni when; at the time of; in the case of ~ N3
31 saichuu ni while; during; in the middle of ~ N3
32 sara ni furthermore; again; more and more ~ N3
33 seizei at the most; at best; to the utmost N3
34 shibaraku for a moment; for a while; for the time being N3
35 sude ni something has already been done/taken place; is already the case N3
36 sukoshimo anything of; not one bit (with negative sentence) N3
37 sunawachi in other words; namely ~ N3
38 ta totan as soon as; just as ~ N3
39 tabi ni whenever; every time ~ N3
40 tashika ni surely, certainly ~ N3
41 tashou more or less; somewhat; a little; a few; some N3
42 tatoe~temo even if… is the case N3
43 tatoeba for example; for instance ~ N3
44 to tomo ni together with; at the same time as; as well as ~ N3
45 tochuu de / tochuu ni on the way; in the middle of ~ N3
46 toori ni in the same way as; in the way; as ~ N3
47 totemo~nai cannot possibly be; hardly ~ N3
48 tsui accidentally; unintentionally; by mistake N3
49 tsui ni finally; at last; in the end ~ N3
50 tsuide ni while, incidentally, at the same time, on the way ~ N3
51 tsumari in other words; in summary; in short ~ N3
52 wa mochiron not to mention; not only ... but also ~ N3
53 wari ni considering ~; for ~; despite ~ N3
54 wazato on purpose; intentionally ~ N3
55 wazawaza to go to the trouble of; to go out of one's way to ~ N3
56 zuibun very; extremely; surprisingly; considerably; awfully N3

Total JLPT N3 Adverbs Lessons (56)

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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.