Learn JLPT N1 Grammar (koso are)

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Nounこそあれ
こそあるが
な-adjective + で

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

JLPT grammar こそあれ (koso are)  - Learn Japanese

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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です。
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

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 #3

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 #4

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.

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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