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
41 kesshite~nai never; by no means ~
42 kirenai unable to do; too much to finish/complete
43 kiri only; just; since; after ~
44 kiru to do something completely to the end
45 kke a casual suffix to confirm something you are trying to remember
46 komu to do something for a long time or to move something inside
47 koso for sure (emphasize preceding word); precisely; definitely ~
48 koto (must) do
49 koto kara from the fact that ~
50 koto ni natteiru expresses a standard, rule or expectation
51 koto wa nai there is no need to; (something) never happens; there is no possibility that ~
52 koto wa~ga although; but ~
53 kurai / gurai approximately; about; around; to the extent ~
54 kuse ni and yet; though; in spite of; despite ~
55 maru de as if; as though; just like ~
56 masaka there's no way; that's impossible; you must be joking
57 metta ni~nai hardly; rarely; seldom
58 mo~ba~mo and; also; as well; either/or; neither/nor
59 moshika shitara perhaps; maybe; perchance; by any chance ~
60 moshimo~tara if; in the case; supposing ~
61 muke intended for; aimed at ~
62 muki suitable for ~
63 mushiro rather; instead; better ~
64 nagara mo but; although; despite ~
65 nai koto wa nai can do; is not impossible to ~
66 naito must do; unless/if you don't ~
67 nakanaka very; quite; pretty; rather; just not ~
68 nanka / nante / nado give examples; show modesty; make light of ~
69 naosu to do something again; to do over
70 naru beku as much as possible
71 nazenara because; the reason is; if you want to know why
72 ndatte I hear that; heard that ~
73 ni chigai nai I’m sure/ certain; no doubt that ~
74 ni hanshite against; contrary to; in contrast to ~
75 ni kakete over (a period); through; concerning; regarding ~
76 ni kan suru / ni kan shite about; regarding; related to ~
77 ni kawatte / ni kawari instead of; replacing; on behalf of ~
78 ni kurabete compared to; in comparison to ~
79 ni nareru to be used to something
80 ni oite / ni okeru in; at (place); regarding; as for; in relation to ~

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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.