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.
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|#||Grammar Lesson||文法レッスン||Grammar Meaning|
|81||sou da ||そうだ||I heard that; it is said that ~|
|82||sou da ||そうだ||looks like; appears like; seeming ~|
|83||sou ni / sou na||そうに / そうな||seems like; looks like ~|
|84||ta bakari||たばかり||just finished; something just occurred|
|85||ta tokoro||たところ||just finished doing, was just doing|
|86||tadoushi & jidoushi||他動詞 & 自動詞（たどうし & じどうし）||Transitive & Intransitive Verbs|
|87||tagaru||たがる||wants to do ~ (third person)|
|88||tara||たら||if; after; when ~|
|89||tara dou||たらどう||why don't you; how about ~ (used to give advice)|
|90||tara ii desu ka||たらいいですか||what should I do?; speaker seeking instructions from listener|
|91||te / de||て / で||conjunctive particle; so; because of [A], [B]...|
|92||te ageru||てあげる||to do for; to do a favor|
|93||te hoshii||てほしい||I want you to; need you to ~|
|94||te iku||ていく||to start; to continue; to go on|
|95||te ita||ていた||was doing something (past continuous)|
|96||te itadakemasen ka||ていただけませんか||could you please ~|
|97||te kureru||てくれる||to do a favor; do something for someone|
|98||te kuru||てくる||to do… and come back; to become; to continue; to start ~|
|99||te miru||てみる||try doing|
|100||te morau||てもらう||to get somebody to do something|
|101||te oku||ておく||to do something in advance|
|102||te shimau / chau||てしまう / ちゃう||to do something by accident, to finish completely|
|103||te sumimasen||てすみません||I’m sorry for|
|104||te yaru||てやる||to do for; to do a favor (casual)|
|105||te yokatta||てよかった||I’m glad that ~|
|106||teiru tokoro||ているところ||in the process of doing|
|107||temo||ても||even; even if; even though ~|
|108||to||と||whenever [A] happens, [B] also happens|
|109||to ittemo ii||と言ってもいい（といってもいい）||you could say; one might say; I'd say ~|
|110||to iu||という||called; named; that ~|
|111||to iu koto||ということ||convert phrase into noun|
|112||to iwarete iru||と言われている（といわれている）||it is said that ~|
|113||to kiita||と聞いた（ときいた）||I heard...|
|114||to omou||と思う（とおもう）||to think…; I think…; you think…|
|115||toka~toka||とか～とか||among other things; such as; like ~|
|116||tokoro||ところ||just about to; on the verge of doing something|
|117||tsuzukeru||続ける（つづける）||continue to; keen on ~|
|118||tte||って||named; called ~|
|119||ukemi kei||受身形（うけみけい）||passive form; passive voice|
|120||wa~ga... wa||は〜が… は||[A] but [B]; however; comparison|
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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.