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<< tekaratoiumono | tekuru >>

〜てこそ ([〜てこそ] )(tekoso)
    Meaning: not until, only after, of all things 「〜てはじめて」と同じ意味だ。
    Example: Only after playing a sport you'll understand the fun of it.
    JLPT Level: 2
    Author: ZekkDistor

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ex #7076   スポーツでもゲームでも自分でやってこそ、おもしろさが分かる。 
You'll understand the fun of a sport or a game only after playing it.  
ex #8074   日本の文化は、日本へ行ってこそ分かるものだ。 
Only once you visit Japan will you understand Japanese culture.  

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