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 文法 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 80 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 Flashcards, Japanese 文法

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#Grammar LessonGrammar Meaning
41 naku temo ii don't have to
42 nakucha must do; need to; gotta do ~
43 nakute wa ikenai must do; need to do
44 nakute wa naranai must do; need to do ~
45 naru to become
46 ndesu to explain something; show emphasis
47 ne isn't it? right? eh?
48 ni destination particle; in; at; on; to
49 ni iku go to do ~
50 ni suru to decide on
51 ni/e to (indicates direction / destination)
52 no possessive particle
53 no desu to explain something; show emphasis
54 no ga heta to be bad at doing something
55 no ga jouzu to be good at
56 no ga suki to like doing something
57 no naka de [A] ga ichiban out of this group, [A] is best
58 node because of; given that; since ~
59 o / go polite marker; honorific prefix particle
60 o / wo object marker particle
61 o kudasai please give me ~
62 shikashi but; however ~
63 sore kara and; and then; after that; since then
64 soshite and; and then; thus; and now ~
65 sugiru too much
66 ta koto ga aru to have done something before
67 tai want to do something
68 tari~tari do such things as A and B
69 te aru is/has been done (resulting state)
70 te iru ongoing action or current state
71 te kara after doing ~
72 te kudasai please do
73 te wa ikenai must not; may not; cannot
74 temo ii desu is OK to ~; is alright to ~; may I ~?
75 to and; with; as; connecting particle
76 toki when; at this time
77 totemo very; awfully; exceedingly​
78 tsumori plan to ~; intend to ~
79 wa - topic marker topic marker
80 wa ~yori... desu [Noun-1] is more ~ than [Noun-2]

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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.