JLPT N4 Grammar List

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

Although there is no official JLPT N4 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 100 grammar lessons that you need to know in order to pass the N4.

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 LessonGrammar Meaning
41 mitai na like, similar to
42 mitai ni like, similar to
43 na don’t ~ (order somebody to not do something)
44 nado such as, things like
45 nagara while; during; as; simultaneously
46 nakanaka~nai not easy to; struggling to; not able to~
47 nakereba ikenai must do something; have to do something
48 nakereba naranai must do something; have to do something
49 nara if; in the case that ~
50 nasai do this (soft/firm command)
51 nasaru to do (honorific)
52 ni mieru to look; to seem; to appear
53 ni suru to make something ~
54 nikui difficult to do
55 no naka de in, among
56 noni although, in spite of, even though
57 noni to (do something); in order to
58 o~kudasai please do (honorific)
59 o~ni naru to do (honorific)
60 oki ni repeated at intervals, every
61 owaru to finish; to end
62 rareru able to do something
63 sa -ness​ ; nominalizer for adjective
64 sakki some time ago; just now
65 saserareru (passive causative) to be made to do something (passive causative)
66 saseru to make/let somebody do something
67 shi and; and what’s more
68 sonnna ni so much; so; like that
69 sore demo but still; and yet; even so
70 sou da looks like; appears like
71 sou da I heard that; it is said that
72 sou ni / sou na seems like; looks like
73 ta bakari just finished; something just occurred
74 ta tokoro just finished doing, was just doing
75 tadoushi & jidoushi - transitive & intransitive verbs Transitive & Intransitive Verbs
76 tagaru want to do~ (third person)
77 tara if, after, when
78 tara dou why don't you
79 tara ii desu ka what should I do?; speaker seeking instructions from listener
80 te ageru to do for; to do a favor

JLPT N4 Grammar List total: (112)

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