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JLPT N3 Grammar: こそ (koso)

こそ (koso)

Meaning: for sure (emphasize preceding word), precisely, definitely

How to use the: Noun + こそ

Explain:
Used to emphasize

Example sentences:
1, 今年こそ「源氏物語」を終わりまで読むぞ。
Kotoshikoso `Genjimonogatari’ o owari made yomu zo.
This year is the time to finish reading “Genji Story”.

2, いまこそ父さんに言われたことをやるべきときだ。
ima koso tousan ni iwareta koto o yaru beki toki da.
Now is the time to carry out my father’s wish.

3, 悩み、緊張、感情の混乱こそ疲労の三大原因です。
nayami, kinchou, kanjou no konran koso hirou no sandai gen’in desu.
Worry, tenseness, and emotional upsets are three of the biggest causes of fatigue.

4, ゆっくりした方法こそ安全な方法だ。
yukkuri shita houhou koso anzen na houhou da.
The slow way is the safe way.

5, 問題は自分の外にあると考えるならば、その考えこそが問題である。
mondai wa jibun no soto ni aru to kangaeru naraba, sono kangae koso ga mondai de aru.
Anytime we think the problem is out there, that thought is the problem.

6, こちらこそよろしく。
Kochira koso yoroshiku.
nice to meet you too.

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