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koso
particle

English Meaning(s) for こそ

particle
  1. it is ... that ...; precisely; in particular; definitely; for sure; only (when, after, because, etc.) (emphasizes preceding word or phrase)
  2. although; while; it is the case that ... but (as こそあれ, こそすれ, こそするが, etc.)
  3. it is precisely because ... that ...; only because ... (after conditional -ba form of verb)
  4. not at all; not in the slightest; absolutely not; never (after -nai stem of verb + ば)

Stroke Order Diagrams for こそ

Sample Sentences for こそ

I will not let her escape this time.
I will definitely get a girlfriend this year!
"Er, Karin ..., shouldn't we call it a night soon?" "No! No quitting while ahead! Next time I'll win for sure!"
A painter only becomes a true painter by practicing his craft.
You worry about yourself. If you put your back out and can't stand we'll go home without you!

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