JLPT N1 Grammar (koso~ga/keredo)

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Noun + こそ~が…
~けれど…
koso~ga~kedo こそ~が~けど jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (koso ga/keredo). Meaning: but; although (emphasis).

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Example #1

このせいとはじこそきたないが、いいぶんしょうをかく。
kono seito wa ji koso kitanai ga, ii bunshou o kaku.
This student's handwriting is difficult to read, but their story is good.
Example #2

あのおとこはゆうめいなだいがくこそつうがくするが、じつはなにもしらないよ。
ano otoko wa yuumei na daigaku koso tsuugaku suru ga, jitsu wa nani mo shiranai yo.
That guy goes to a famous university, but he doesn't really know anything.
Example #3

このけいたいでんわはかたちこそいいですが、ねだんがちょっとたかいです。
kono geitai denwa wa katachi koso ii desu ga, nedan ga chotto takai desu.
This cell phone has a nice shape, but it's a little expensive.
Example #4

このほんはひょうしこそめだつだが、たいしたないようでもなくてつまらないんだ。
kono hon wa hyoushi koso medatsu da ga, taishita naiyou demo nakute tsumaranain da.
This book has an eye-catching cover, but the content is nothing special and rather boring.
Example #5

かのじょはしどうしゃでこそあるが、せきにんはまったくない。
kanojo wa shidousha de koso aru ga, sekinin wa mattakunai.
She is a leader, but she has absolutely no responsibility.
Example #6

そのキノコはいろとかたちこそきれいだが、どくがあってたべるとびょうきになりますよ。
sono kinoko wa iro to katachi koso kirei da ga, doku ga atte taberu to byouki ni narimasu yo.
The color and shape of that mushroom is beautiful, but it is poisonous and you will get sick if you eat it.
Example #7

かれしのりょうりはみためこそわるいが、とてもいいあじをしている。
kareshi no ryouri wa mitame koso warui ga, totemo ii aji o shiteiru.
My boyfriend's cooking usually looks bad, but the taste is really good.
Example #8

このとちはめんせきこそせまいが、えきにちかいし、となりのこうえんもひろいし、とてもいいとおもいます。
kono tochi wa menseki koso semai ga, eki ni chikai shi, tonari no kouen mo hiroi shi, totemo ii to omoimasu.
This land is small in area, but it is close to the station and the park next door is large, so I think it is very good.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
生徒せいとstudent; pupil
汚いきたないdirty
文章ぶんしょうsentence; composition
奇麗きれいbeautiful
どくpoison
病気びょうきsick; sickness
料理りょうりcooking; food
見た目みためappearance
あじflavor

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