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Learn JLPT N3 Grammar: こそ (koso)

Learn Japanese Grammar JLPT N3 Flashcard

Meaning: for sure (emphasize preceding word)

Formation:

Verb-casual + こそ
Noun + こそ

Example sentences:

愛情があるからこそ、しかるんです。
aijou ga aru kara koso, shikarun desu.
The reason I get so angry is because I care so much about you.


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難しい仕事だからこそ、面白いと友達が言った。
muzukashii shigoto dakara koso, omoshiroi tomodachi ga itta.
My friend said that his job is interesting because it’s difficult.

明日こそ勉強するぞ!
ashita koso benkyou suru zo.
I’ll definitely study tomorrow!

こちらこそごぶさたしております。
kochira koso gobusata shite orimasu.
I too haven’t been in touch with you for a while.

政府は、今年こそ経済がよくなると予測していた。
seifu wa, kotoshi koso keizai ga yoku naru to yosoku shiteita.
The government predict that this year the economy will also expand.

それはとても恐ろしいものだ。だからこそ注意深く扱わなければなるまい。
sore wa totemo osoroshii mono da. dakara koso chuui fukaku atsukawanakereba narumai.
That thing is frightening. That’s why you should handle it with care.


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