JLPT N3 Grammar List

learn Japanese JLPT N3 grammar list

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
81 okage de Expresses a good result for the speaker, usually also expressing thanks or gratitude.
82 ppanashi leaving something in an improper state; leaving on/in use
83 rashii it seems like; I heard; apparently~
84 sae even; so much as; not even
85 sae~ba if only; as long as
86 saichuu ni while; during; in the middle of
87 sei; seide; seika Places blame to something/someone else.
88 shikanai have no choice but
89 sono tame ni hence; for that reason; because of..
90 sou mo nai very unlikely to
91 tabi ni Each time; every time; whenever (something happens).
92 tame ni for; in order to; for the benefit of; because of; as a result of
93 tara ii it would be nice if; should; I hope
94 tashika ni surely, certainly
95 tatoe~temo even if… is the case
96 tatoeba for example
97 te goran (please) try to; (please) look
98 te hajimete not until; only after [x] did I
99 te moraitai to express desire/want for something
100 temo kamawanai it doesn't matter if ~
101 to ieba speaking of; when you talk of; when you say; if it were the case that…
102 to ii it would be nice if; should; I hope
103 to ittemo although I say; although one might say
104 to iu It is said; called thus
105 to iu koto da I heard; It means that; It seems that
106 to iu nowa means; the meaning of … is; because; that is to say
107 to iu to speaking of; when you talk of; when you say..
108 to iu yori rather than
109 to sureba / to shitara / to suru to in the case of..; assuming..
110 to tomo ni together with; at the same time as; as well as
111 tochuu de / tochuu ni on the way; in the middle of
112 tokoro de by the way
113 tokoro ga even so; however; even though
114 toori in the same way as; in the way; as
115 toshite as (i.e. in the role of)
116 totan just as; in the act of; simultaneous action
117 towa kagiranai not necessarily so; is not always true
118 tsuide ni Taking the opportunity while doing something; incidentally.
119 tsumari in other words; in summary; in short
120 tsumori datta Was planning to

JLPT N3 Grammar List total: (135)

Currently viewing page 3 of 4

Recommended JLPT N3 Books

Nihongo So-matome: JLPT N3 Grammar

In my opinion, this is the best book for studying JLPT N3 grammar. This is the book I used and it helped me pass the JLPT on my first try. It covers all of the JLPT N3 Grammar in 6 weeks, with an easy to follow study schedule. There are translations in English (and other languages), but most of the book and explainations are written in Japanese.
See price on Amazon

Kanzen Master Jlpt N3 Grammar

This is my second recommded JLPT N3 grammar book., which also covers all of the grammar that you need to know to pass the JLPT n3, and includes great practice excercises. One down side though, is it's mostly in Japanese, but that will help you in the long run.
See price on Amazon

Tobira Gateway to Intermediate Japanese

This textbook was designed to help beginner Japanese learners go to the intermediate / advanced level. It's extremely highly rated, well-structured, full of visual aids and tons if information. It's about the same size as the Genki books, but full of more information and entirely in Japanese. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to get more serious with their Japanese studies.
See price on Amazon

Jlpt N3 Japanese Lauguage Proficiency Test Official Practice Test

This is the official practice test of the JLPT N3. I highly recommend doing at least 1 practice test before taking the real test.
See price on Amazon

*NOTE* This is not a complete list of every JLPT grammar yet.

I am working hard to add new lessons every day. If you have any requests, use the contact page to let me know.

Join our subscription list to get the latest lessons / content