だからこそ [だからこそ] (dakarakoso)
Meaning: (just) because of
Example: only because he was a scholar, he could understand
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|dakara is a connector meaning because. koso adds emphasis.|
He is a scholar, so he understood
(only because) he is a scholar, he was able to understand
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|srobertson||I think the english explanation for this grammar point should be "especially because of..." to avoid confusion with arebakoso, which has a stronger sense of highlighting an exclusive reason.|| |
|srobertson||Note that dakarakoso is not usually (cannot be?) used to give a negative emphasis. You would not say that you *didn't* do something especially because of a particular reason. |
|srobertson||One other thing - I think this entry should be changed to "karakoso", since the "da" copula is used only connect karakoso with a noun or noun adjective (or to refer back to a previous sentence, as in examples 5147, 5148 and 5149). You can use karakoso after verbs and い adjectives as well.|| |
|winterkoninkje||I think the important thing is that it's a direct form, whether perfective or imperfective (and whether positive or negative, as I recall) plus から. As opposed to a gerund form which gives the meaning of a sequence of events (AてからB, " after A, B (happened)") instead of giving causality.|
As for the こそ part, doesn't that have it's own page yet? Seems like it'd make sense to separate that from the rest of the pattern, or just make a note about "if using こそ it follows the から"
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