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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

In this town, if anywhere, you will find old Japan at her best.
He is the only person for the job.
You are the man I've been looking for.
This is the very place that I have long wanted to visit.
Freedom is the breath of life.

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