Japanese grammar こそあれ こそすれ こそなれ kosoare kososure kosonare

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Let’s learn Japanese grammar こそあれ こそすれ こそなれ kosoare kososure kosonare :

JLPT level : N1

Formation :

Vます(remove  ます)+こそあれ/こそすれ/こそなれ

Meaning and how to use :

Expresses the meaning “Only the latter clause can be true, it can’t be the former clause”. The two clauses are the opposite , to emphasize the truth in the former clause.


Mina ha hantai koso are, sansei suru koto ha nai.
Everyone will only oppose and will not agree.

Ano shouhin no kakaku ga agari koso sure, sagaru koto ha kesshite nai.
The price of that product will only go up and definitely will not go down.

Oya ha jibun no kodomo o ai i koso nare, kodomo ni nikumu ya mu kanshin na oya ha i nai.
Parents can only love their own children and there’s no parent who would hate and neglect their own children.

Ei koku tobī koku no sensou ha sonshitsu o nokoshi koso sure, rieki o eru koto ha nai.
The war between country A and B can only lead to losses and not gain anything.

Ano ko ha hontouni ibari koso are, seiseki ga yoku te, iroiro na shou mo moratta.
Although that child is arrogant, he’s got good marks and won a lot of prizes.

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