けれども

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Etymology[edit]

Originally a compound of けれ (kere, not found in isolation; meaning roughly “be that as it may”) +‎ ども (domo, conjunctive particle introducing a contrary condition).[1][2]

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けれども (romaji keredomo)

  1. although
     (つか)れていたけれども相手 (あいて)をしてやった。
    Tsukarete ita keredomo, aite o shite yatta.
    Tired though I was, I answered his questions.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9