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JLPT N2
Edit  dc
Meaning
this, especially (emphasis),very
Welcome! Nice to see you!
Edit  dc
Formation
Noun
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こそ
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See also
Phrases
しばらくやすみましたが、ことしこそはえいごりょくをさらにこうじょうさせましょう。
I've been off a while but _this_ year I'll see your English ability raised.
Edit  #249 Amatuka
こんどこそやってやる。
I'm gonna do it this time or never.
Edit  #3089 bamboo4
これこそわれわれがさがしもとめていたものだ。
This is the very thing we have been seeking and looking for.
Edit  #3090 bamboo4
わたしこそおわびしなければなりません。
It is I, and not you, who must apologize.
Edit  #3091 bamboo4
とめるのをきかばこそあいつはとびだしていった。
Without giving the slightest attention to my plea to stop, he rushed out of the house.
Edit  #3092 bamboo4
ようこそおいでくださいました。
You are very much welcome.
Edit  #3093 bamboo4
のひかりそくどにかんするじっけんがあったからこそはとくしゅそうたいせいりろんをかくりつすることができた。
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.
Edit  #3106 bamboo4
これこそもとめていたものですよ。
That's just what I wanted.
Edit  #6325 tamilselvan_t
あしたこそ、べんきょうするぞ!(
I will definitely study tomorrow!
Edit  #6624 hana
まさかのときのともこそしんのとも。
A frien in need is a friend indeed.
Edit  #8237 karekano
きみじぶんのためをおもえばこそこういっているのです。
We`re only saying this for your own sake.
Edit  #8238 karekano
これこそいまわたしにひつようなほんです。
This is the very book I need now.
Edit  #8239 karekano
Discussion and comments
This grammar can only be used after a noun.
rubyhatchet
こそ is ubiquitous, but hard to translate.
bamboo4
I like to think that whatever is coming before こそ is being smacked on the head (To make a point).
LittleFish
I think [3106] should be moved to the [dakarakoso] entry.
srobertson
I 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.
winterkoninkje
こそ == this very

ex:今年こそーthis very year
tamilselvan_t