View topic - The many "but"s
Sunny Pig wrote:
What, if any, are the explicit differences between 「でも」,「しかし」,「けど」and「が」when these are used to express contradiction?
Good question. Here are my thoughts without asking my wife (watch for errors!)
I bet you けど and が are used almost interchangeably.
行きたいですけど、行けない。 ikitai desu kedo, ikenai. I'd like to go, but I can't.
行きたいですが、行けない。 ikitai desu ga, ikenai.
Maybe GA is a little stronger than けど.
And でも and しかし both start a sentence and show contradiction about what was just said.
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