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Level Criteria
Learning hours Kanji Vocabulary
N5 150 hours 100 characters 800 words
N4 300 hours 300 characters 1,500 words
N3 450 hours 700 characters 3,500 words
N2 600 hours 1,000 characters 6,000 words
N1 900 hours 2,000 characters 10,000 words

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If these levels are too easy for you, please go to Level Check from Pre-intermediate to Pre-advanced level.

Beginner's level (Textbook: Japanese For Busy People Vol.1)
Chapter Grammar Please choose.
1 ...wa ...desu/dewa arimasen. (... is/isn't ....) OK so-so not yet
...wa ...desu ka. (Is ...?) OK so-so not yet
...no ... ('s, of) OK so-so not yet
2 Denwabango (telephone number) OK so-so not yet
1, 2, 3, 4 ... 9 OK so-so not yet
3 ...kara ...made (from...to...) OK so-so not yet
...ji...fun/pun(time) OK so-so not yet
4 kore/sore/are (this/that) OK so-so not yet
10〜90 OK so-so not yet
...sen-en/...man-en (1,000 yen ×.../ 10,000 yen ×...) OK so-so not yet
5 ...mai/...hon/...tsu (counter) OK so-so not yet
[object] o [quantity] kudasai. OK so-so not yet
dore (which) OK so-so not yet
doko (where) OK so-so not yet
6 ...ni ikimasu/kimasu/kaerimasu (go/come/return) OK so-so not yet
itsu (when) OK so-so not yet
hitori de (alone) OK so-so not yet
to(with) OK so-so not yet
ne(agreement) OK so-so not yet
senshu/konshu/raishu
(last week/this week/next week)
OK so-so not yet
sengetsu/kongetsu/raigetsu
(last month/this month/next month)
OK so-so not yet
kyonen, kotoshi, rainen (last year/this year/next year) OK so-so not yet
7 ...de kimashita. (by means of) OK so-so not yet
[time] ni (at) OK so-so not yet
...youbi OK so-so not yet
...gatsu ...nichi (date) OK so-so not yet
8 ...ni...ga arimasu/imasu. (There is...) OK so-so not yet
...no ue/mae/chikaku (on/in front/nearby) OK so-so not yet
yo (telling) OK so-so not yet
ya (and so on) OK so-so not yet
nanimo/daremo ...masen (nothing/no one) OK so-so not yet
9 asoko OK so-so not yet
hitori, futari, sannin .... OK so-so not yet
takusan (many) OK so-so not yet
10 [place] de [object] o [verb]. OK so-so not yet
mai... (every ...) OK so-so not yet
11 [object] ni [object] o [verb]. OK so-so not yet
...kara (because) OK so-so not yet
itsumo/yoku/tokidoki/tamani/
amari ...masen. zenzen ...masen. (frequency)
OK so-so not yet
otousan/chichi, okaasan/haha
shujin・otto/goshujin, kanai・tsuma/okusan (family)
OK so-so not yet
12

takaidesu/takakunaidesu. (i-adjective present tense)

OK so-so not yet
shizuka desu/shizuka dewa arimasen.
(na-adjective present tense)
OK so-so not yet
13 agemasu/kuremasu/moraimasu (give/give/receive) OK so-so not yet
14 takakatta/takakunakatta desu. (i-adjective past tense) OK so-so not yet
shizuka deshita/dewaarimasen deshita.
(na-adjective past tense)
OK so-so not yet
15 ...mashou / ...mashou ka / ...masen ka.
(Let's ... / Shall we ...? / Will you ...?)
OK so-so not yet
...de [event] ga arimasu. (There is ... at ...) OK so-so not yet
16 ...mashoka. (Shall I ...?) OK so-so not yet
doushite (why) OK so-so not yet
...wa ...ga arimasu/imasu. (have ...) OK so-so not yet
17 verb Te-form OK so-so not yet
...te, ... (and then) OK so-so not yet
18 ...tekudasai. (Please do...) OK so-so not yet
19 ...de ...ni norimasu / ...de ...o orimasu.
(get on ... from ... / get off ... at ...)
OK so-so not yet
20 ...temo iidesuka. (May I ...?) OK so-so not yet
21 verb Nai-form OK so-so not yet
...naidekudasai. (Please do not ....) OK so-so not yet
22 ...teimasu. (be ...ing) OK so-so not yet
23 ...ni sunde imasu. (live in ...) OK so-so not yet
...ni tsutomete imasu (work for ...) OK so-so not yet
shitteimasu(know) OK so-so not yet
utteimasu. (sell) OK so-so not yet
24 ...wa ...ga jozu desu/sukidesu/wakarimasu.
(good at/like/understand)
OK so-so not yet
25 ...taidesu. (would like to...) OK so-so not yet
...wa ...ga[adjective] OK so-so not yet
...yasui / .. nikui (easy to ... / difficult to ...) OK so-so not yet

High-beginner's level (Textbook: Japanese For Busy People Vol.2)
Chapter Grammar Please choose.
1 dokoka, nanika, dareka OK so-so not yet
nani ga iidesu ka/iidesho ka. OK so-so not yet
...no houga ...yori ... (comparisons) OK so-so not yet
...de ...ga ichiban .... OK so-so not yet
...temimasu.(try) OK so-so not yet
2 ...taindesuga, ... OK so-so not yet
...wa ...yori ...desu. OK so-so not yet
...wa ichiban ...desu. OK so-so not yet
...ni shimasu. (choosing and decision) OK so-so not yet
3 ...de, ...desu. (Connective of Noun)
takai/takakute, kireina/kireide (Connective of Adj.)
OK so-so not yet
...teimasu.(Completion and result) OK so-so not yet
...ni ikimasu(go to do ...) OK so-so not yet
4 Verb group OK so-so not yet
Dictionary form OK so-so not yet
[verb] + ndesu. OK so-so not yet
...ni ...kai (... per ...) OK so-so not yet
5 Ta-form OK so-so not yet
“Nakatta”-form (plain, past, negative form) OK so-so not yet
...takotoga arimasu. (experience) OK so-so not yet
6 takai/takaku, kireina/kireini (Adj.→Adv.) OK so-so not yet
...tekimasu.(go, do something and return) OK so-so not yet
...ta hoga iidesu. / ...nai hoga iidesu. (should /should not) OK so-so not yet
mada ...te imasen. OK so-so not yet
[adjective/noun] + ndesu. OK so-so not yet
7 [Dictionary form] + mae ni OK so-so not yet
... tekara (after ...ing) OK so-so not yet
[noun]no tok i/ [adjective] toki OK so-so not yet
8 ...ku/ni narimasu. OK so-so not yet
[verb] + toki OK so-so not yet
...oishi./benrida./ameda.
(plain forms of adjectives and of nouns)
OK so-so not yet
...to omoimasu. (I think ...) OK so-so not yet
...to itte imashita. (... said ...) OK so-so not yet
9 pati ni kita hito (Modifying the noun) OK so-so not yet
[verb]+no (Nominslizing sentences) OK so-so not yet
10 ...node OK so-so not yet
Potential form OK so-so not yet
11 いこうけい Volitional form OK so-so not yet
[Volitional form] + to omoimasu/to omotte imasu. OK so-so not yet
te/de (te-form indicating reason) OK so-so not yet
...ka / ...kadou ka. (Quoted yes/no question) OK so-so not yet
12 ...kamoshirimasen. (maybe) OK so-so not yet
...tara (when) OK so-so not yet
13 ...tekimashita. (Describing a change in state) OK so-so not yet
...tara (if) OK so-so not yet
14 ...tara ...mashita. (unexpected, surprise, result) OK so-so not yet
...teshimaimashita. (regret / completion) OK so-so not yet
Conditional form "...ba" OK so-so not yet
15 ...to (when) OK so-so not yet
...nakereba narimasen. (have to) OK so-so not yet

Pre-intermediate level (Textbook: Japanese For Busy People Vol.3)
Chapter Grammar Please choose.
1 ...deshou / ...darou. OK so-so not yet
...youdesu. (seems/like) OK so-so not yet
...mitaidesu. (seems/like) OK so-so not yet
...soudesu. (I heard ... / I read ...) OK so-so not yet
...teokimasu. OK so-so not yet
Jidoushi, Tadoushi (Intransitive Verb, Transitive Verb) OK so-so not yet
[sound/voice/smell/taste] ga shimasu. OK so-so not yet
[time] shimasu. OK so-so not yet
[an accessory / accessories] o shimasu. OK so-so not yet
[occupation] o shimasu. OK so-so not yet
[cost] shimasu. OK so-so not yet
2 ...hazu desu. OK so-so not yet
...rashii desu. (seems)  OK so-so not yet
...sou desu. (looks) OK so-so not yet
...noni ... (in spite of) OK so-so not yet
Sashiagemasu. / Itadakimasu. / Kudasaimasu. OK so-so not yet
3 ...tame(ni) (cause) OK so-so not yet
...youninarimasu. (become possible) OK so-so not yet
...teikimasu. OK so-so not yet
...seide  OK so-so not yet
...okagede OK so-so not yet
...to iu + [noun] OK so-so not yet
...toshite (as) OK so-so not yet
4 [verb] + koto (Nominalizing sentences) OK so-so not yet
...te/de , ...naide/zuni (without ...ing) OK so-so not yet
...tearimasu. OK so-so not yet
...youni OK so-so not yet
...koso OK so-so not yet
5 ...teimasu. ...teimashita. OK so-so not yet
...ku/ni shimasu. OK so-so not yet
...tame(ni) (in order to) OK so-so not yet
...nagara OK so-so not yet
(ame ga) furi hajimemasu. (Verb + Verb) OK so-so not yet
6 ...temo (even if) OK so-so not yet
...nakutemo iidesu. OK so-so not yet
...tari, ...tari shimasu. OK so-so not yet
...koto ni narimasu. (to be decided) OK so-so not yet
...koto ni shimasu. (I decide) OK so-so not yet
...nara OK so-so not yet
...ni totte OK so-so not yet
7 ...te agemasu. / ...te kuremasu. / ...te moraimasu. OK so-so not yet
...tsumoridesu. OK so-so not yet
...kotoni natteimasu.(rule) OK so-so not yet
8 UKEMI (Passive) OK so-so not yet
[Volitional form] + toshimasu. OK so-so not yet
...aida (ni) OK so-so not yet
9 SHIEKI (Causative) OK so-so not yet
SHIEKIUKEMI (Causative Passive) OK so-so not yet
...tagatteimasu. (wants to...) OK so-so not yet
10 KEIGO: "irasshaimasu" OK so-so not yet
KEIGO: "o...ninarimasu" "o...shimasu" OK so-so not yet
KEIGO: "...teitadakimasu" "...tekudasaimasu" "...tesashiagemasu" OK so-so not yet
11 "...youni tsutaetekudasai. OK so-so not yet
MEIREIKEI (Plain imperatives)
"nome/nomuna" "tabero/taberuna"
OK so-so not yet
...nasai. OK so-so not yet
UKEMIKEI o tsukatta KEIGO: "...reru/rareru." OK so-so not yet
12 (...wa) ...karada. OK so-so not yet
Written Styles OK so-so not yet
Spoken Styles OK so-so not yet
13 nanninmo OK so-so not yet
...shidai OK so-so not yet
...tabakari OK so-so not yet
...jhanakute OK so-so not yet
wake OK so-so not yet
...tatokorodesu. OK so-so not yet
14 ...mashite, ... OK so-so not yet
moushiagemasu. OK so-so not yet
15 ...ba ...hodo OK so-so not yet
...hodo ...nai. OK so-so not yet

If these levels are too easy for you, please go to Level Check from Pre-intermediate to Pre-advanced level.

Hiragana OK so-so not yet
Katakana OK so-so not yet
Kanji I can read kanji characters. Kanji Level check

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