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.

jlpt n5 grammar list 文法
#Grammar LessonGrammar Meaning
1 cha ikenai / ja ikenai must not do (spoken Japanese)
2 da / desu to be (am, is, are, were, used to)
3 dake only; just; as much as
4 darou I think; it seems; probably; right?
5 de in; at; on; by; with; via
6 demo but; however
7 deshou I think; it seems; probably; right?
8 doushite why; for what reason; how
9 ga subject marker; however; but
10 ga arimasu there is; is (non-living things)
11 ga hoshii to want something
12 ga imasu there is; to be; is (living things)
13 hou ga ii had better; it'd be better to; should~
14 ichiban the most; the best
15 issho ni together
16 itsumo always; usually; habitually
17 janai / dewa nai to not be (am not; is not; are not)
18 ka - question particle question particle
19 ka~ka or
20 kara because; since; from
21 kata the way of doing something; how to do
22 kedo but; however; although
23 keredo mo but; however; although
24 mada still; not yet
25 mada ~te imasen have not yet
26 made until ~; as far as ~; to (an extent); even ~
27 mae ni before ~; in front of ~
28 masen ka would you; do you want to; shall we~
29 mashou let's ~; shall we ~
30 mashouka shall I ~; used to offer help to the listener
31 mo too; also; as well
32 mou already; anymore; again; other
33 naa - sentence ending particle sentence ending particle
34 naide without doing~ ; To do [B] without doing [A]
35 naide kudasai please don't do
36 naku temo ii don't have to
37 nakucha must do
38 nakute wa ikenai must do
39 nakute wa naranai must do
40 naru to become

JLPT N5 Grammar List total: (74)

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