けど

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened version of formal けれども (keredomo), “although”.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

けど (kedo

  1. but

Particle[edit]

けど (kedo

  1. although, but
    (かの)(じょ)可笑(おか)しいけど()(れい)だ。
    Kanojo wa okashii kedo kirei da.
    She is strange but pretty.
    (いた)けど()()ちいい。
    Itai kedo kimochi ii.
    It hurts but it feels good.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN