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.
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|#||Grammar Lesson||文法レッスン||Grammar Meaning|
|121||tatoe~temo||たとえ～ても||even if… is the case|
|122||tatoeba||例えば（たとえば）||for example; for instance ~|
|123||tatte||たって||even if; even though; no matter how ~|
|124||te bakari iru||てばかりいる||only; nothing but ~|
|125||te goran||てごらん||(please) try to; (please) look|
|126||te hajimete||てはじめて||not until; only after [x] did I|
|127||te kara de nai to||てからでないと||must first do; cannot do without first doing ~|
|128||te shou ga nai/te shikata ga nai||てしょうがない・てしかたがない||can't help but; very; extremely ~|
|129||te sumu||て済む（てすむ）||sufficient by; no problem to; resolve by ~|
|130||te wa ikenai kara||てはいけないから||in order to not~; to prevent a negative situation|
|131||teiru baai janai||ている場合じゃない（ているばあいじゃない）||this is no time to be doing ~|
|132||teki||的（てき）||change noun into na-adjective or adverb|
|133||temo hajimaranai||ても始まらない（てもはじまらない）||even if you... it’s no use; there is no point to ~|
|134||temo kamawanai||ても構わない（てもかまわない）||it doesn't matter if ~|
|135||temo shou ga nai / temo shikata ga nai||てもしょうがない / てもしかたがない||there's no point to~; it's no use to~; it cannot be helped|
|136||to ieba||と言えば（といえば）||speaking of; when you talk of; when you say; if it were the case that ~|
|137||to ii / tara ii||といい / たらいい||it would be nice if; should; I hope ~|
|138||to ittemo||といっても||although I say; although one might say ~|
|139||to iu koto da||ということだ||I heard; it means that; in other words ~|
|140||to iu nowa||というのは||this means; the meaning of … is; because; that is to say ~|
|141||to iu to||と言うと（というと）||speaking of; when you talk of; when you say ~|
|142||to iu yori||というより||rather than ~|
|143||to mieru / to miete||とみえる / とみえて||it seems that ~|
|144||to sureba / to shitara / to suru to||とすれば・としたら・とすると||in the case of~; assuming~; if A then B|
|145||to tomo ni||と共に（とともに）||together with; at the same time as; as well as ~|
|146||tochuu de / tochuu ni||途中で/途中に（とちゅうで/とちゅうに）||on the way; in the middle of ~|
|147||tokoro de||ところで||by the way ~|
|148||tokoro ga||ところが||even so; however; even though ~|
|149||toori ni||とおりに||in the same way as; in the way; as ~|
|150||toosu||通す（とおす）||to do until the end; to continually do; through ~|
|151||toshite||として||as; in the role of ~|
|152||totemo~nai||とても～ない||cannot possibly be; hardly ~|
|153||towa kagiranai||とは限らない（とはかぎらない）||not necessarily so; is not always true|
|154||tsui||つい||accidentally; unintentionally; by mistake|
|155||tsui ni||ついに||finally; at last; in the end ~|
|156||tsuide ni||ついでに||while, incidentally, at the same time, on the way ~|
|157||tsumari||つまり||in other words; in summary; in short ~|
|158||tsumori datta||つもりだった||I thought I~; I believe I~; was planning to~; was intending to ~|
|159||tsumori de||つもりで||with the intention of doing ~|
|160||uchi ni||うちに||while; before ~|
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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.