JLPT N1 Grammar (koso sure)

How to use

Nounこそすれ + Point 2
Verb ます (stem form)
koso sure こそすれ jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (koso sure). Meaning: and; although; but ~.

This pattern is used to strongly emphasize that only the first point is true, the second point cannot be true.

This can be used similarly to .

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Example #1

kachi koso sure kesshite makemasen.
I may win, but I shall never lose.
Example #2

shiraga wa futsuu fue koso sure, heru koto wa nai.
Gray hair never decreases, it only increases.
Example #3

kimi no yatta koto wa, homerare koso sure, hinan sareru mono dewa nai.
What you've done is praiseworthy and should not be criticized.
Example #4

ano shouhin no kagaku ga agari koso sure, sagaru koto wa kesshite nai.
The price of that product will only go up.
Example #5

anata ni wa kansha koso sure, urande nado imasen.
I appreciate everything you've done and have no ill feelings.
Example #6

kimi no koto o home koso sure kesshite waruku itta oboe wa nai.
I may have spoken well of you, but I never spoke ill of you.
Example #7

kono mura kara hito ga dete iki koso sure, atarashii mono ga sumitsuku koto wa nai.
Only people from this village have left, there are no newcomers who come to live here.

Vocabulary List

褒めるほめるto praise
白髪しらがgray hair
普通ふつうnormal; normally
増えるふえるto increase
減るへるto decrease
感謝かんしゃto appreciate; be thankful
恨むうらむto resent

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