N1 Lesson 8: 12/17
~ばこそ ~ばこそ

~ばこそ

precisely because
only because
because
due to


Structure Legend
Structure
Verb[ば] + こそ (+ Noun2)
いAdj[ば] + こそ (+ Noun2)
な-Adj + であれば + こそ (+ Noun2)
Noun + であれば + こそ (+ Noun2)
AばこそB is a subjective expression used to emphasize foremost reason/cause A for B. In B explanatory の is often used. Negative predicates or past form are rare in B. It is old fashioned and very formal expression so modern Japanese prefer to use からこそ instead.

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社長(しゃちょう)「皆(みな)さんがチームの一員(いちいん)として協力(きょうりょく)すればこそ成功(せいこう)できるのです。」
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Company president: “Precisely because we work together as members of the team, we can succeed. ”

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