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だからこそ [だからこそ] (dakarakoso)
    Meaning: (just) because of
    Example: only because he was a scholar, he could understand
    JLPT Level: 0
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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dakara is a connector meaning because. koso adds emphasis.

He is a scholar, so he understood

(only because) he is a scholar, he was able to understand

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ex #5147   だからこそ気になるものだ  
precisely what is so worrisome  
ex #5148   だからこそ私は本当に〜したい。  
and that's exactly why I would really like to...  
ex #5149   だからこそ注意しないといけないんだよ。  
All the more reason to be careful.  
ex #5461   あなたが来いと言ったからこそ私は来たんです。 
I came especially because you said to.  

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srobertsonI think the english explanation for this grammar point should be "especially because of..." to avoid confusion with arebakoso, which has a stronger sense of highlighting an exclusive reason. 
srobertsonNote that dakarakoso is not usually (cannot be?) used to give a negative emphasis. You would not say that you *didn't* do something especially because of a particular reason.

(X) 勉強しなかったからこそ、試験に落ちたんだよ。
srobertsonOne other thing - I think this entry should be changed to "karakoso", since the "da" copula is used only connect karakoso with a noun or noun adjective (or to refer back to a previous sentence, as in examples 5147, 5148 and 5149). You can use karakoso after verbs and い adjectives as well. 
winterkoninkjeI think the important thing is that it's a direct form, whether perfective or imperfective (and whether positive or negative, as I recall) plus から. As opposed to a gerund form which gives the meaning of a sequence of events (AてからB, " after A, B (happened)") instead of giving causality.

As for the こそ part, doesn't that have it's own page yet? Seems like it'd make sense to separate that from the rest of the pattern, or just make a note about "if using こそ it follows the から"

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