JLPT N3 Grammar List

learn Japanese JLPT N3 grammar list

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.

JLPT N3 Grammar Master ebook 文法マスター preview shot
JLPT N3 Grammar List Flashcards, Japanese 文法

Bonus downloads for supporters on Patreon:

#Grammar LessonGrammar Meaning
161 ue de upon; after; when; for; in order to
162 ue ni as well; besides; in addition to; not only… but also ~
163 wa betsu toshite aside from; apart from; except for; whether or not ~
164 wa mochiron not to mention; not only ... but also ~
165 wa~de yuumei famous for ~
166 wake da for that reason; no wonder; as you’d expect; the fact is; so you mean ~
167 wake dewa nai it doesn’t mean that; it is not the case that; I don’t mean that; it is not true that ~
168 wake ga nai there is no way that; it is impossible to ~
169 wake niwa ikanai must not; cannot afford to; must, have no choice but to ~
170 wari ni considering; comparatively; relatively; unexpectedly; unusually ~
171 wazato on purpose; intentionally ~
172 wazawaza to go to the trouble of; to go out of one's way to ~
173 yorimo in comparison to; rather than; more than ~
174 you ga nai there is no way to; it’s impossible to ~
175 you na ki ga suru have a feeling that; feels like; seems like; think that ~
176 you ni in order to, so that ~
177 you ni mieru to look; to seem; to appear ~
178 you to shinai not try to; not make an effort to ~
179 you to suru try to; attempt to; be about to ~
180 zuni without doing ~
181 zuni wa irarenai can’t help but feel; can’t help but do; must do ~
182 zutsu apiece; each; at a time

JLPT N3 Grammar List total: (182)

Currently viewing page 5 of 5

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