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
41 koto ka how…!; what…!
42 koto ni to my…; ~ly
43 koto wa nai there is no need to; (something) never happens; there is no possibility that
44 kurai / gurai approximately; about; around; to the extent
45 kuse ni although; despite; even though
46 mama as it is; current state; without changing
47 maru de as if, as though
48 metta ni~nai hardly, rarely, seldom
49 mon because; indicates reason or excuse; indicates dissatisfaction
50 mono because; indicates reason or excuse; indicates dissatisfaction
51 mono da describe feeling; express memories; state fact
52 moshikashitara perhaps; maybe; perchance; by any chance
53 muke intended for, aimed at
54 muki suitable for
55 nagara mo but; although; despite
56 nai koto wa nai can; is not impossible
57 nakanaka quite~; pretty~; rather~; just not ~
58 nanka; nante; nado Expresses an emphasis of an unexpected feeling or a negative feeling. Usually followed by more negative words.
59 naru beku as much as possible
60 nazenara because
61 ndatte I hear that (using quote)
62 ni chigai nai I’m sure..; no doubt that..
63 ni kakete over (a period), through, concerning
64 ni kan suru / ni kan shite about; regarding; related to
65 ni kawari instead of
66 ni kawatte instead of; replacing; on behalf of
67 ni kurabete compared to, in comparison to
68 ni oite in; at (place); regarding; as for; in relation to~
69 ni okeru in; at (place); regarding; as for; in relation to~
70 ni shite mo even if; even though; regardless of
71 ni shite wa for; considering it’s (something or someone)
72 ni shitemo~ni shitemo regardless of whether~
73 ni taishite in contrast to; while; in regard to
74 ni totte to; for; concerning;
75 ni tsuite concerning; regarding; about; on
76 ni tsurete / ni tsure as; in proportion to; with; as… then…
77 ni yoru to / ni yoreba according to
78 ni yotte / ni yoru by means of; due to; owing to; because of
79 o chuushin ni focused on, centered on
80 o hajime for example; starting with

JLPT N3 Grammar List total: (135)

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