JLPT N4 Grammar List

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This is the list of the Japanese grammar rules needed to study for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4.

The JLPT N4 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 n4 grammar list 文法
# Grammar Lesson Grammar Meaning
1 ba if… then (conditional)
2 dake de just by; just by doing
3 dewa nai ka right?; isn't it?
4 gari personality; tend to~; sensitivity towards~
5 garu; gatteiru to show signs of; to appear; to feel, to think
6 hajimeru to start; to begin to ~
7 hazu da it must be; it should be (expectation)
8 hazu ga nai cannot be (impossible)
9 hitsuyou ga aru need to; it is necessary to
10 janai ka right?; isn't it?
11 ka shira I wonder
12 kamo shirenai might; perhaps; indicates possibility
13 kana I wonder; should I?
14 koto ga aru there are times when
15 koto ga dekiru can; able to
16 kyuu ni suddenly
17 made ni by; by the time; indicates time limit
18 nagara while; during; as; simultaneously
19 nara if; in the case that ~
20 ni mieru to look; to seem; to appear
21 nikui difficult to do
22 owaru to finish; to end
23 rareru able to do something / passive voice
24 saserareru to be made to do something (passive causative)
25 saseru to make/let somebody do something
26 sou da looks like; appears like
27 sou da I heard that; it is said that
28 sou ni / sou na seems like; looks like
29 ta bakari just finished; something just occurred
30 tagaru want to do~ (third person)
31 te ageru to do for; to do a favor
32 te hoshii I want you to; need you to~
33 te iku to start; to continue; to go on
34 te kureru to do a favor; do something for someone
35 te kuru to do… and come back; to become; to continue; to start
36 te miru try doing
37 te morau to get somebody to do something
38 te yaru to do for; to do a favor (casual)
39 to ittemo ii you could say; one might say
40 to mieru it seems that..

JLPT N4 Grammar List total: (48)

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