JLPT N2 Grammar (te koso)

Meaning

now that; since (something happened)

How to use

Verb (て form)こそ
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Learn Japanese grammar: (te koso). Meaning: now that; since (something happened).

NOTE: The verb following てこそ (te koso) cannot be past-tense.


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Example #1

おやになってこそ、おやのくろうやきもちがわかるものだ。
oya ni natte koso, oya no kurou ya kimochi ga wakaru mono da.
Only after you become a parent can you understand the struggles and feelings of raising children.
Example #2

せいかつひをじぶんでかせいでこそ、じりつしているといえます。
seikatsuhi o jibun de kaseide koso, jiritsu shiteiru to wa iemasu.
Only after you start earning a living for yourself can you claim to be independent.
Example #3

かいわは、あいてがさんかしてくれてこそせいこうします。
kaiwa wa, aite ga sanka shite kurete koso seiko shimasu.
A conversation can only happen when both parties engage in it.
Example #4

にほんでせいかつしてこそぶんかがわかるというものだ。
nihon de seikatsu shite koso bunka ga wakaru to iu mono da.
Only after living in Japan will you truly understand its culture.
Example #5

こまったときにたすけあってこそほんとうのともだちです。
komatta toki ni tasukeatte koso hontou no tomodachi desu.
After helping each-other when we were in trouble, we've become true friends.
Example #6

じぶんでやってみてこそそれがいいかわるいかわかる。
jibun de yattemite koso sore ga iika waruika wakaru.
Once you try it for yourself, you'll be able to tell what is good and what is bad.
Example #7

じぶんではたらいてこそ、おかねをかせぐことのたいへんのはわかるです。
jibun de hataraite koso, okane o kasegu koto no taihen no wa wakaru desu.
Only after you work for yourself can you understand the difficulties of saving money.
Example #8

おぼえたたんごはつかってこそ、ほんとうにおぼえたといえます。
oboeta tango wa tsukatte koso, hontou ni oboeta to iemasu.
Only after using the new vocabulary you've memorized can you say you've truly memorized those words.
Example #9

どんなりょうりでも、ざいりょうがしんせんであってこそ、さいこうのあじをひきだすことができます。
donna ryoyri demo, zairyou ga shinsei de atte koso, saikou no aji o hikidasu koto ga dekimasu.
No matter what kind of food it may be, only as long as the ingredients are fresh can you bring out the best flavor.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
海外かいがいabroad
生活せいかつlife; lifestyle
苦労くろうtroubles; hardship
生活費せいかつひliving expenses
稼ぐかせぐto earn income; make money

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