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<< koreijyou-ba | koto ga aru >>

〜こそ [〜こそ] (koso)
    Meaning: this, especially (emphasis),very
    Example: Welcome! Nice to see you!
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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This grammar can only be used after a noun. 
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ex #249   しばらく休みましたが、ことしこそは英語力をさらに向上させましょう。 
I've been off a while but _this_ year I'll see your English ability raised.  
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(Amatuka)
ex #3089   今度こそやってやる。 
I'm gonna do it this time or never.  
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(bamboo4)
ex #3090   これこそわれわれが探し求めていたものだ。 
This is the very thing we have been seeking and looking for.  
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(bamboo4)
ex #3091   わたしこそお詫びしなければなりません。 
It is I, and not you, who must apologize.  
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(bamboo4)
ex #3092   止めるのを聞かばこそあいつは飛び出して行った。 
Without giving the slightest attention to my plea to stop, he rushed out of the house.  
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(bamboo4)
ex #3093   ようこそおいで下さいました。 
You are very much welcome.  
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(bamboo4)
ex #3106   マイケルソンーモーリーの光速度に関する実験があったからこそアインスタインは特殊相対性理論を確立することができた。 
It was purely because of the Michelson-Morley experiment on the speed of light that made it possible for Einstein to establish his special theory of relativity.  
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(bamboo4)
ex #6325   これこそ求めていたものですよ。 
That's just what I wanted.  
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(tamilselvan_t)
ex #6624   明日こそ、勉強するぞ!(M) 
I will definitely study tomorrow!  
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(hana)
ex #8237   まさかの時の友こそ真の友。  
A frien in need is a friend indeed.  
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(karekano)
ex #8238   君自分のためを思えばこそこう言っているのです。 
We`re only saying this for your own sake.  
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(karekano)
ex #8239   これこそ今私に必要な本です。 
This is the very book I need now.  
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(karekano)

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  Comments:  
bamboo4こそ is ubiquitous, but hard to translate. 
LittleFishI like to think that whatever is coming before こそ is being smacked on the head (To make a point). 
srobertsonI think 3106 should be moved to the dakarakoso entry. 
winterkoninkjeI think こちらこそ should be added as an example, or as a stock phrase that doesn't mean quite what a non-native might expect. 
tamilselvan_tこそ == this very

ex:今年こそーthis very year
 

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