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Decoded Slug: Noun こそあれ (~kosoare)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Noun こそあれ (~kosoare)

Noun こそあれ (~kosoare)

Short explanation:

Expresses the meaning 'even if'; 'no matter'.


Noun + こそあれ


Kekka koso are, doryoku shita koto ni wa kawari nai.
Even if the result is what it is, the fact that we made an effort won't change.
Tenki koso are, toode suru tsumorida.
No matter what the weather is, I intend to go on a trip.
Shachou no iken koso are, shain no hantai wa oi.
Regardless of the president's opinion, there is much opposition from employees.
Zutsuu koso are, shigoto o shinakereba naranai.
No matter if I have a headache, I have to work.

Long explanation:

The grammar point 'Noun こそあれ' is used to emphasize a noun, implying that 'even if it is...'; 'no matter what...'. It is often followed by a form of negation or some expression reflecting the speaker’s negative attitude towards the noun. It is not used in positive sentences

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