JLPT N1 Grammar (koso are)


although; even though

How to use

な-adjective + で

Learn Japanese grammar: (koso are) & (koso aru ga). Meaning: although; even though.

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Example #1

koko wa, fuben de koso are, midori ga ookute ii tokoro desu.
Although this location is a little inconvenient, there is a lot of nature and it is a nice area.
Example #2

kanojo no nihongo wa chiisai machigai koso are, hotondo kanpeki da.
Although she makes some small mistakes, her Japanese is nearly perfect.
Example #3

kurou koso are, kaigo no shigoto wa yarigai ga arimasu.
Although it is very hard work, nursing care is a job worth doing.
Example #4

kodomo de koso are otona mo oyobanai tokoro ga atta.
Child as he was, he was more than a man in some respects.

Vocabulary List

みどりgreen (but also can refer to nature)
苦労くろうstruggle; hard work
介護かいごnursing care

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