JLPT N4 Adverbs List (Beginner Japanese)

JLPT N4 Adverbs List (Beginner Japanese)

This is a complete list of beginner Japanese adverbs that you must know in order to pass the JLPT N4.

Adverbs are words that modify other words (verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, and even full sentences).

In Japanese, adjectives can be turned into adverbs by adding に (ni) at the end. This is similar to the English ‘ly’, as in quickly.

JLPT N4 Adverbs Complete Study Guide

#RomajiJapaneseGrammar MeaningLevel
1 aa ah; yes N4
2 aida ni while; during~ something happened N4
3 amari~nai not very, not much ~ N4
4 ato de after~; later N4
5 bikkuri to be surprised N4
6 daibu considerably; greatly; a lot​ N4
7 dekiru dake as much as possible N4
8 dondon rapidly; more and more N4
9 futsuu usually N4
10 hakkiri clearly N4
11 hijou ni extremely N4
12 ippai full N4
13 juubun enough; sufficient; plenty; adequate; satisfactory N4
14 ka dou ka whether or not ~ N4
15 kanarazu always; certainly N4
16 kitto surely; undoubtedly; almost certainly; most likely N4
17 kou this way N4
18 ku suru to make something ~ N4
19 kyuu ni quickly; immediately; hastily; suddenly; abruptly; unexpectedly ~ N4
20 made ni by; by the time; indicates time limit N4
21 mazu first of all N4
22 mitai ni like; similar to ~ N4
23 moshi if; in case; supposing N4
24 mousugu soon N4
25 nakanaka~nai not easy to; struggling to; not able to ~ N4
26 naruhodo now I understand N4
27 no naka de in; among ~ N4
28 sasuga as one would expect; as is to be expected; even ~ N4
29 shikkari firmly; steadily N4
30 sonna ni so much; so; like that N4
31 sore hodo to that extent N4
32 sorosoro gradually; soon N4
33 sou da [2] looks like; appears like; seeming ~ N4
34 sukkari completely N4
35 taitei usually N4
36 tamani occasionally N4
37 tokuni particularly; especially; in particular; expressly N4
38 toutou finally, after all N4
39 tsugou convenience N4
40 yappari as I thought N4
41 yatto at last; finally; barely; narrowly ~ N4
42 yori than; rather than; more than ~ N4
43 zehi by all means; certainly; definitely ~ N4
44 zenzen not entirely (used in a negative sentence) N4
45 zenzen~nai (not) at all N4

Total JLPT N4 Adverbs Lessons (45)

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