だが

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (da, auxiliary verb, “is, are”) +‎ (ga, nominative particle).[1][2]

is also used after verbs in this same way to indicate “the previous statement is the case, but...”

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

だが (romaji daga)

  1. though, although, however, but, be that as it may, that said

Usage notes[edit]

Used to start a sentence. Generally followed by a comma.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

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