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.
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|#||Grammar Lesson||文法レッスン||Grammar Meaning|
|1||ageru||上げる（あげる）||to finish doing ~|
|2||amari||あまり||so much… that|
|3||amari ni mo||あまりにも||too much; so much… that; excessively ~|
|4||au||合う（あう）||do something together|
|5||ba ii||ばいい||should, can, it’d be good if ~|
|6||ba yokatta||ばよかった||should have; would have been better if ~|
|7||ba~hodo||ば～ほど||the more… the more|
|8||ba~noni||ば～のに||would have; should have; if only ~|
|9||bakari de||ばかりで||only; just (negative description)|
|10||bakari denaku||ばかりでなく||not only.. but also; as well as ~|
|11||beki da||べきだ||should do; must do ~|
|12||beki dewa nai||べきではない||should not do; must not do ~|
|13||betsu ni~nai||別に～ない（べつに～ない）||not really, not particularly|
|14||buri ni||ぶりに||for the first time in (period of time)|
|15||chuu / juu||中（ちゅう）||currently; during; at some point; throughout; before the end of ~|
|16||dake||だけ||as much as ~|
|17||dake de naku||だけでなく||not only… but also ~|
|18||dakedo||だけど||but; however; although; regarding ~|
|19||darake||だらけ||full of; covered with; a lot of (something undesirable)|
|20||donna ni~temo||どんなに～ても||no matter how (much)|
|21||doushitemo||どうしても||no matter what; at any cost; after all ~|
|22||furi o suru||ふりをする||to pretend; to act as if ~|
|23||futo||ふと||suddenly; accidentally; unexpectedly; unintentionally ~|
|24||gachi||がち||tend to; tendency to; frequently; often; to do something easily|
|25||gatai||がたい||very difficult to; hard to ~|
|26||gimi||気味（ぎみ）||-like; -looking; -looked; tending to ~|
|27||goto ni||ごとに||each; every; at intervals of ~|
|28||hodo||ほど||degree; extent; bounds; upper limit|
|29||hodo~nai||ほど～ない||is not as… as ~|
|30||ichido ni||一度に（いちどに）||all at once|
|31||ikura~temo||いくら～ても||no matter how ~|
|32||ippou da||一方だ（いっぽうだ）||more and more; continue to ~|
|33||ittai||一体（いったい）||emphasis; what on earth; what in the world|
|34||janai||じゃない||maybe; most likely; confirmation of information; express surprise towards listener|
|35||ka nani ka||か何か（かなにか）||or something ~|
|36||kakeru||かける||half-; not yet finished; in the middle of~|
|37||kara~ni kakete||から〜にかけて||through; from [A] to [B]|
|38||kawari ni||代わりに（かわりに）||instead of; as a substitute for; in exchange for; in return for|
|39||kekka||結果（けっか）||as a result of; after ~|
|40||kekkyoku||結局（けっきょく）||after all; eventually; in the end ~|
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