JLPT N5 Particles List (Beginner Japanese)

JLPT N5 Particles List (Beginner Japanese)

This is a complete JLPT N5 particle list of every beginner Japanese particle you must know.

Japanese particles, 助詞 (joshi), are suffixes or short words in Japanese grammar that immediately follow the modified noun, verb, adjective, or sentence.

Some are are similar to prepositions in English, though there is a wide variety of different uses and meanings.

Click on any of the links in the list for a full lesson with more detailed grammar information & examples of each particle.

JLPT N5 Particles Complete Study Guide

#RomajiJapaneseGrammar MeaningLevel
1 dake only; just; as much as ~ N5
2 ga subject marker; however; but ~ N5
3 ka question particle N5
4 ka~ka or N5
5 kara because; since; from N5
6 kedo but; however; although ~ N5
7 keredo mo but; however; although ~ N5
8 made until; as far as; to (an extent); even ~ N5
9 mo too; also; as well N5
10 naa sentence ending particle; confirmation; admiration, etc N5
11 ndesu to explain something; show emphasis N5
12 ne isn't it? right? eh? N5
13 ni destination particle; in; at; on; to N5
14 ni/e to (indicates direction / destination) N5
15 no possessive particle N5
16 no desu to explain something; show emphasis N5
17 node because of; given that; since ~ N5
18 o / go polite marker; honorific prefix particle N5
19 o / wo object marker particle N5
20 tari~tari do such things as A and B N5
21 to and; with; as; connecting particle N5
22 wa - topic marker topic marker N5
23 ya and; or; connecting particle N5
24 yo you know; emphasis (ending particle) N5
25 yori ~hou ga [2] is more than [1] N5

Total JLPT N5 Particles Lessons (25)

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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.