JLPT N5 Grammar List

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

Although there is no official JLPT N5 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 70 grammar lessons that you need to know in order to pass the N5.

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 i-adjectives i-adjectives
15 ichiban the most; the best
16 issho ni together
17 itsumo always; usually; habitually
18 janai / dewa nai to not be (am not; is not; are not)
19 ka - question particle question particle
20 ka~ka or
21 kara because; since; from
22 kata the way of doing something; how to do
23 kedo but; however; although
24 keredo mo but; however; although
25 mada still; not yet
26 mada ~te imasen have not yet
27 made until ~; as far as ~; to (an extent); even ~
28 mae ni before ~; in front of ~
29 masen ka would you; do you want to; shall we~
30 mashou let's ~; shall we ~
31 mashouka shall I ~; used to offer help to the listener
32 mo too; also; as well
33 mou already; anymore; again; other
34 na-adjectives na-adjectives
35 naa - sentence ending particle sentence ending particle
36 naide without doing~ ; To do [B] without doing [A]
37 naide kudasai please don't do
38 naku temo ii don't have to
39 nakucha must do
40 nakute wa ikenai must do

JLPT N5 Grammar List total: (76)

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