JLPT N3 Grammar List

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

The JLPT N3 Grammar List lessons are arranged in English romaji alphabetical order.

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

jlpt n3 grammar list 文法
#Grammar LessonGrammar Meaning
1 ageru to finish doing
2 amari so much… that
3 amari ni mo too…; so much… that; too much; excessively
4 ba ii should, can, it’d be good if
5 ba yokatta should have, it would have been better if
6 ba~hodo the more… the more
7 bakari de only; just (negative description)
8 bakari denaku not only.. but also; as well as
9 bakari iru only; nothing but; describe repetitive action
10 bakari ka not only.. but also; as well as.
11 beki 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
15 chuu / juu during, throughout
16 dake de naku not only… but also
17 dakedo however; but
18 darake full of; covered with
19 dokoro ka far from; anything but; let alone; not to mention; much less
20 donna ni~temo no matter how (much)
21 doushite mo 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
25 gatai very difficult to; impossible 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 ippou de on one hand, on the other hand
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 from [A] to [B]
38 kawari ni Instead of; in exchange for; in return
39 kekka as a result of; after
40 kekkyoku after all; eventually; in the end

JLPT N3 Grammar List total: (156)

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