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Decoded Slug: Noun こそ~が (~koso~ga)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Noun こそ~が (~koso~ga)

Noun こそ~が (~koso~ga)

Short explanation:

Used to emphasize that it is precisely because of something, that another statement is true.


Noun + こそ + Sentence + が


Hajimete koso taisetsu da ga, akiramenai koto ga ichiban taisetsu da.
The first step is important, of course, but what's most crucial is that you don't give up.
Kare koso shinyuu da ga, kakushigoto wa shinai hou ga ii to omou.
It is exactly because he is my best friend, I think it's better not to keep secrets.
Anata koso kazoku ga soba ni iru ga, kodoku wo kanjiru koto wa aru darou.
It is precisely because you have your family near you, you might still feel lonely.
Kodomo-tachi koso mirai da ga, ima wo taisetsu ni shinakereba naranai.
Children indeed are the future, but we must cherish the present.

Long explanation:

The こそ~が structure is used to emphasize the fact that it is because of the noun before こそ, that the statement following ~が is valid. It might often be translated into English as 'it is precisely because', 'it is just because', 'it is exactly because'.

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