こそ

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  • こそ()
    こそ (koso)

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  • particle
    it is ... that ..., precisely, in particular, definitely, for sure, only (when, after, because, etc.)
      • emphasizes preceding word or phrase
    • particle
      although, while, it is the case that ... but
        • as こそあれ, こそすれ, こそするが, etc.
      • particle
        it is precisely because ... that ...
          • after conditional -ba form of verb
        • literary or formal termparticle
          not at all, not in the slightest, absolutely not, never
            • after -nai stem of verb + ば
          • geheimdoenerij, geniepigdoenerij
            • heimelijke prostituee, sluikhoer
              • clandestien, tersluiks geschiedend, sluik-
                • {nadrukpartikel} net, precies, juist, uitgerekend, bij uitstek, in het bijzonder
                  • {concessief partikel dat een contrast voorafgaat}
                    • {nadrukpartikel dat een onvoltooid gelaten zin besluit (aposiopesis)}
                      • {op persoonsnamen volgende uitgang ter vorming van een vocatief}
                        • {op kindernamen volgende uitgang ter vorming van een vleinaam}, {…~} {partikel dat een verlangen uitdrukt}
                          • именно, как раз; (иногда не переводится)
                            • ravno, točno
                              • seguro que (da énfasis a la palabra anterior)

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                                • Japanese sentence

                                  こだわりはお客に伝わってこそ意味をなす。 

                                  Sentence analysis
                                  Translation

                                  Care over the particulars only has meaning once it gets across to customers.


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                                • Japanese sentence

                                  彼は年こそ若いが十分その仕事をやっていける。 

                                  Sentence analysis
                                  Translation

                                  Young as he is, he is equal to the task.

                                  Jeune comme il est, il est à la hauteur de la tâche.


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                                • Japanese sentence

                                  辛抱こそ大事なんだ。 

                                  Sentence analysis
                                  Translation
                                • Japanese sentence

                                  愛すればこそ彼女と結婚しなかった。 

                                  Sentence analysis
                                  Translation

                                  I didn't marry her because I loved her.

                                  Ce n'est pas parce que je l'aimais que je l'ai épousée.

                                  Não me casei com ela porque a amava.

                                  No me casé con ella por amor.


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