JLPT N5 Adverbs List (Beginner Japanese)

JLPT N5 Adverbs List (Beginner Japanese)

This is a complete list of beginner Japanese adverbs that you must know in order to pass the JLPT N5.

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 N5 Adverbs Complete Study Guide

#RomajiJapaneseGrammar MeaningLevel
1 chotto a little N5
2 choudo exactly N5
3 daijoubu OK; okay; alright; problem free N5
4 dandan gradually N5
5 dou how; in what way; how about​ N5
6 doumo thank you; thanks N5
7 doushite why; for what reason; how N5
8 douzo please N5
9 hajimete for the first time N5
10 hitori one person​; alone; single N5
11 ichiban number one; first; 1st, first place​; best; most​ N5
12 ikaga how; in what way; how about​ N5
13 ikura how much?; how many?​ N5
14 ikutsu how many?,how old? N5
15 iroiro various N5
16 issho ni together N5
17 itsumo always; usually; habitually N5
18 kekkou splendid, enough N5
19 mada still; not yet N5
20 mada ~te imasen have not yet ~ N5
21 mae ni before; in front of ~ N5
22 massugu straight ahead,direct N5
23 minna all; everyone; everybody N5
24 motto more; longer; further N5
25 mou already; anymore; again; other N5
26 naze why; how N5
27 onaji same N5
28 sugu ni immediately; right away; instantly​ N5
29 sukoshi a little (bit); small quantity; few; short distance N5
30 tabun perhaps; probably N5
31 taihen very; greatly; terribly; serious; difficult N5
32 tokidoki sometimes; at times N5
33 totemo very; awfully; exceedingly​ N5
34 yoku often, well N5
35 yukkuri slowly N5

Total JLPT N5 Adverbs Lessons (35)

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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.