JLPT N5 point summary (Grammar)
If you study Japanese language, you may hear about JLPT once at least and target as one of your goal.
JLPT is short for Japanese Language Proficiency Test, 日本語能力試験 and recognized passport to show your Japanese language ability. You may take test in July and December.
I have some friend studying for JLPT N5 level. (JLPT has five level category N5 to N1 and N5 is easiest one)
In this post, I will summarize points you should master for N5 in grammar area.
This is link for N4 level.
At first, JLPT official website explains about requirement to pass N5 test as bellow;
” The ability to understand some basic Japanese.
- One is able to read and understand typical expressions and sentences written in hiragana, katakana, and basic kanji
- One is able to listen and comprehend conversations about topics regularly encountered in daily life and classroom situations, and is able to pick up necessary information from short conversations spoken slowly. ”
50 check points for N5 level in grammar
JLPT does not officially disclose points to be studied now. However, they did until 2004.
I believe it does not change more or less even now.
These are points you should master for N5 level but this does not mean I cannot guarantee you will pass test if you completely master these points.
Let’s check your current status whether you already master or not!
For more information and example with sound, please click link (some are not updated yet. I will do that!).
|1||を||Particle||object, place where motion takes place||Link|
|2||が||Particle||subject, subject in a subordinate sentence||Link|
|5||も||Particle||too, also, and||Link|
|7||〜な||Particle||prohibition (used at end of sentence)||Link|
|8||に||Particle||location, indirect object, point in time||Link|
|9||に/へ||Particle||destination, direction of motion||Link|
|10||の||Particle||possession, equivalent, location||Link|
|11||と||Particle||link nouns in a complete list||Link|
|12||や||Particle||link nouns as example||Link|
|13||で||Particle||place, means, cause||Link|
|15||だけ||Particle||restriction and limitation||Link|
|19||けれども||Conjunction||in spite of, but|
|20||てから||Conjunction||and then, after that|
|21||ので||Conjunction||therefore, because, as|
|23||だ/です||Copula||copula (ex. I am Japanese)||Link|
|25||でしょう||Phrasing||I think, it will||Link|
|26||〜がある||Phrasing||There is (in case of inanimate object)||Link|
|27||〜がいる||Phrasing||There is (in case of something alive such as animal, human etc)||Link|
|28||ほうがいい||Phrasing||it’s better to, rather than|
|29||〜のなかで〜がいちばん||Phrasing||the best 〜of〜|
|32||ましょうか||Phrasing||Shall we〜?, Shall I〜?|
|33||ないでください||Phrasing||please do not to do|
|35||〜にいく||Phrasing||to go to〜|
|36||〜にする||Phrasing||I will take〜, I decide to do〜|
|37||のがじょうず||Phrasing||be good at〜||Link|
|38||のがすき||Phrasing||like to do|
|39||のがへた||Phrasing||be not good at〜||Link|
|40||したい||Phrasing||want to do|
|41||たことがある||Phrasing||experience, have done|
|42||〜たり〜たりする||Phrasing||do something and do other thing|
|43||ている||Phrasing||I am doing|
|44||てください||Phrasing||ask to do|
|45||てもいい||Phrasing||you may/can do|
|46||てはいけない||Phrasing||must not do|
|47||つもりだ||Phrasing||I will do|
|49||〜すぎる||Phrasing||do too much, too many|
|50||〜なくちゃいけない||Phrasing||have to do|
How many points have you mastered out of 50 points?
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