JLPT N3 Grammar List

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This is a complete list of the Japanese grammar rules needed to study for and pass the N3 Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

Although there is no official JLPT N3 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 182 grammar lessons that you need to know in order to pass the N3.

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
1 ageru to finish doing ~
2 amari so much… that
3 amari ni mo too much; so much… that; excessively ~
4 au do something together
5 ba ii should, can, it’d be good if ~
6 ba yokatta should have; would have been better if ~
7 ba~hodo the more… the more
8 ba~noni would have; should have; if only ~
9 bakari de only; just (negative description)
10 bakari denaku not only.. but also; as well as ~
11 beki da should do; must do ~
12 beki dewa nai should not do; must not do ~
13 betsu ni~nai not really, not particularly
14 buri ni for the first time in (period of time)
15 chuu / juu currently; during; at some point; throughout; before the end of ~
16 dake as much as ~
17 dake de naku not only… but also ~
18 dakedo but; however; although; regarding ~
19 darake full of; covered with; a lot of (something undesirable)
20 donna ni~temo no matter how (much)
21 doushitemo no matter what; at any cost; after all ~
22 furi o suru to pretend; to act as if ~
23 futo suddenly; accidentally; unexpectedly; unintentionally ~
24 gachi tend to; tendency to; frequently; often; to do something easily
25 gatai very difficult to; hard to ~
26 gimi -like; -looking; -looked; tending to ~
27 goto ni each; every; at intervals of ~
28 hodo degree; extent; bounds; upper limit
29 hodo~nai is not as… as ~
30 ichido ni all at once
31 ikura~temo no matter how ~
32 ippou da more and more; continue to ~
33 ittai emphasis; what on earth; what in the world
34 janai maybe; most likely; confirmation of information; express surprise towards listener
35 ka nani ka or something ~
36 kakeru half-; not yet finished; in the middle of~
37 kara~ni kakete through; from [A] to [B]
38 kawari ni instead of; as a substitute for​; in exchange for; in return for
39 kekka as a result of; after ~
40 kekkyoku after all; eventually; in the end ~

JLPT N3 Grammar List total: (182)

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