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

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