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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

This is the very book I have been looking for.
This is the very dictionary that I have been looking for.
This is just what I have been looking for so long.
It's not the cloth that brings the money. It's the craftsmanship.
He is just the man for the job.

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