Learn JLPT N1 Grammar (koso ga/keredo)

Meaning

but; although (emphasis)

How to use

Noun + こそ~が…
~けれど…

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

JLPT grammar こそ「~が・けれど」 (koso ga/keredo)  - Learn Japanese

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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

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 #3

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.

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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