JLPT N5 Grammar List

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This is the list of the Japanese grammar rules needed to study for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5.

The JLPT N5 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.

Grammar Lesson Grammar Meaning
ato de after ~; later
cha ikenai / ja ikenai must not do (spoken Japanese)
da / desu to be (am, is, are, were, used to)
dake only; just; as much as
darou I think; it seems; probably; right?
de in; at; on; by; with; via
demo but; however
deshou I think; it seems; probably; right?
doushite why; for what reason; how
ga subject marker; however; but
ga arimasu there is; is (non-living things)
ga hoshii to want something
ga imasu there is; to be; is (living things)
hou ga ii had better; it'd be better to; should~
ichiban the most; the best
issho ni together
itsumo always; usually; habitually
janai / dewa nai to not be (am not; is not; are not)
ka - question particle question particle
ka~ka or
kara because; since; from
kata the way of doing something; how to do
kedo but; however; although
keredo mo but; however; although
mada still; not yet
mada ~te imasen have not yet
made until ~; as far as ~; to (an extent); even ~
mae ni before ~; in front of ~
masen ka would you; do you want to; shall we~
mashou let's ~; shall we ~
mashouka shall I ~; used to offer help to the listener
mo too; also; as well
mou already; anymore; again; other
naa - sentence ending particle sentence ending particle
naide without doing~ ; To do [B] without doing [A]
naide kudasai please don't do
naku temo ii don't have to
nakucha must do
nakute wa ikenai must do
nakute wa naranai must do

JLPT N5 Grammar List total: (75)

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