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Decoded Slug: ~こそ (〜koso)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~こそ (〜koso)

~こそ (〜koso)

Short explanation:

Emphasizes the importance or uniqueness of something or someone; 'precisely', 'exactly', 'it is...', 'of all...'.


Noun + こそ, な-Adjective + こそ, い-Adjective + こそ


Kyou koso benkyou shinakereba narimasen.
Today, of all days, I must study.
Anata koso watashi no ichiban no tomodachi desu.
You are precisely my best friend.
O-kane ga nai koto koso shiawase no hiketsu de wa nai ka.
Isn't not having money exactly the key to happiness?
Kare koso masani puro no kashu no you ni utaeru.
He can sing precisely like a professional singer.

Long explanation:

The ~こそ grammar point is used to emphasize the importance, uniqueness, or the most suitable thing or person in a specific situation. It can be translated as 'precisely', 'exactly', or 'it is...' in English. This grammar is often used with noun, な-adjective, or い-adjective.

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