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
121 sono tame ni hence; for that reason; because of..
122 soretomo or; or else
123 sou mo nai very unlikely to
124 sou ni nai extremely unlikely to
125 sunawachi in other words; namely
126 ta totan as soon as; just as; expresses a feeling of unexpectedness or surprise after an event
127 tabi ni whenever; every time
128 tame ni for; in order to; for the benefit of; because of; as a result of
129 tara ii it would be nice if; should; I hope
130 tashika ni surely, certainly
131 tatoe~temo even if… is the case
132 tatoeba for example
133 tatte even if; even though; no matter how
134 te goran (please) try to; (please) look
135 te hajimete not until; only after [x] did I
136 te moraitai to express desire/want for something
137 te shou ga nai/te shikata ga nai can't help but~; very; extremely
138 te sumu sufficient by; no problem to; resolve by
139 temo hajimaranai it’s no use…
140 temo kamawanai it doesn't matter if ~
141 to ieba speaking of; when you talk of; when you say; if it were the case that…
142 to ii it would be nice if; should; I hope
143 to ittemo although I say; although one might say
144 to iu koto da I heard; It means that; It seems that
145 to iu nowa means; the meaning of … is; because; that is to say
146 to iu to speaking of; when you talk of; when you say..
147 to iu yori rather than
148 to mieru / to miete it seems that..
149 to sureba / to shitara / to suru to in the case of..; assuming..
150 to tomo ni together with; at the same time as; as well as
151 tochuu de / tochuu ni on the way; in the middle of
152 tokoro de by the way
153 tokoro ga even so; however; even though
154 tono koto da I'm told; I hear that
155 toori ni in the same way as; in the way; as
156 toshite as (i.e. in the role of)
157 towa kagiranai not necessarily so; is not always true
158 tsuide ni Taking the opportunity while doing something; incidentally.
159 tsumari in other words; in summary; in short
160 tsumori datta Was planning to

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