けれども

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Japanese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

けれども (keredomo

  1. (formal) although, but
    Synonym: (ga)
    (つか)れていたけれども(あい)()してやった
    Tsukarete ita keredomo, aite o shite yatta.
    Tired though I was, I kept him company.
    (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.
  2. (formal) Used to introduce a new topic into the discussion.
    Synonym: (ga)

Particle[edit]

けれども (keredomo

  1. (formal) although; be that as it may
    Synonyms: だけれども (da keredomo), だけれど (da keredo), だけど (da kedo), だが (da ga)
    けどさあよく(かんが)てみたらキモくね?
    Kedo sā, yoku kangaete mitara kimokune?
    But when you think about though, isn't it kinda disgusting?

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References[edit]

  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