JLPT N1 Grammar (koso are)

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Nounこそあれ
こそあるが
な-adjective + で
koso are こそあれ jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

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

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Example #1

ここは、ふべんでこそあれ、みどりがおおくていいところだ。
koko wa, fuben de koso are, midori ga ookute ii tokoro da.
Although this location is a little inconvenient, there is a lot of nature and it is a nice area.
Example #2

すこしびんぼうでこそあれ、かぞくとすごせるじかんがおおいのでしあわせだ。
sukoshi binbou de koso are, kazoku to sugoseru jikan ga ooi no de shiawase da.
Even if I am a little poor, I am happy because I have a lot of time to spend with my family.
Example #3

あのこはほんとうにいばりこそあれ、せいせきがよくて、いろいろなしょうももらった。
ano ko wa hontou ni ibari koso are, seiseki ga yokute, iroiro na shou mo moratta.
Although that child is arrogant, he’s got good marks and won a lot of prizes.
Example #4

かのじょのにほんごはちいさいまちがいこそあれ、ほとんどかんぺきだ。
kanojo no nihongo wa chiisai machigai koso are, hotondo kanpeki da.
Although she makes some small mistakes, her Japanese is nearly perfect.
Example #5

くろうこそあれ、かいごのしごとはやりがいがあります。
kurou koso are, kaigo no shigoto wa yarigai ga arimasu.
Although it is very hard work, nursing care is a job worth doing.
Example #6

こどもでこそあれおとなもおよばないところがあった。
kodomo de koso are otona mo oyobanai tokoro ga atta.
Child as he was, he was more than a man in some respects.
Example #7

こんどのちがいこそあれ、わるいことをしたのはみなおなじだ。
kondo no chigai koso are, warui koto o shita no wa mina onaji da.
Although this time is different, everyone is in the wrong.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
不便ふべんinconvenient
みどりgreen (but also can refer to nature)
完璧かんぺきperfect
苦労くろうstruggle; hard work
介護かいごnursing care

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