こそ

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Particle[edit]

こそ (romaji koso)

  1. (Emphatic particle, is used for emphasis. There is no direct translation, but it is roughly analogous to "precisely".)
    今日こそ、遣るぞ!
    きょうこそ、やるぞ!
    Kyō koso, yaru zo!
    Today is when I'm going to do it!
    君が好きだからこそこれほど頑張っているんだよ。
    きみがすきだからこそこれほどがんばっているんだよ。
    Kimi ga suki da kara koso kore hodo ganbatte iru n da yo.
    It's precisely because I like you [because of my fondness for you] that I'm working this hard.