JLPT N4 Grammar List

learn Japanese JLPT N4 grammar list

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 132 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.

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JLPT N4 Grammar List Flashcards, Japanese 文法

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#Grammar LessonGrammar Meaning
81 sou da [1] I heard that; it is said that ~
82 sou da [2] looks like; appears like; seeming ~
83 sou ni / sou na seems like; looks like ~
84 ta bakari just finished; something just occurred
85 ta tokoro just finished doing, was just doing
86 tadoushi & jidoushi Transitive & Intransitive Verbs
87 tagaru wants to do ~ (third person)
88 tara if; after; when ~
89 tara dou why don't you; how about ~ (used to give advice)
90 tara ii desu ka what should I do?; speaker seeking instructions from listener
91 te / de conjunctive particle; so; because of [A], [B]...
92 te ageru to do for; to do a favor
93 te hoshii I want you to; need you to ~
94 te iku to start; to continue; to go on
95 te ita was doing something (past continuous)
96 te itadakemasen ka could you please ~
97 te kureru to do a favor; do something for someone
98 te kuru to do… and come back; to become; to continue; to start ~
99 te miru try doing
100 te morau to get somebody to do something
101 te oku to do something in advance
102 te shimau / chau to do something by accident, to finish completely
103 te sumimasen I’m sorry for
104 te yaru to do for; to do a favor (casual)
105 te yokatta I’m glad that ~
106 teiru tokoro in the process of doing
107 temo even; even if; even though ~
108 to whenever [A] happens, [B] also happens
109 to ittemo ii you could say; one might say; I'd say ~
110 to iu called; named; that ~
111 to iu koto convert phrase into noun
112 to iwarete iru it is said that ~
113 to kiita I heard...
114 to omou to think…; I think…; you think…
115 toka~toka among other things; such as; like ~
116 tokoro just about to; on the verge of doing something
117 tsuzukeru continue to; keen on ~
118 tte named; called ~
119 ukemi kei passive form; passive voice
120 wa~ga... wa [A] but [B]; however; comparison

JLPT N4 Grammar List total: (132)

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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.