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けど・けれど・けれども but; however

but; however; although

Connects two contrasting phrases

例文(れいぶん) EXAMPLE SENTENCE

(あめ)()っているけれども(みせ)()きます。

rain-(subject marker)-falling-but-store-to-go
It’s raining, but I will go to the store.

Vocabulary & Notes


(そと)(あつ)けれど(いえ)(なか)(すず)しい。

outside-(topic particle)-hot-but-house-(possessive marker)-inside-(topic marker)-cool
Outside is hot, but inside the house is cool.

Vocabulary & Notes


COMMENTS

The three versions go in increasing politeness:

  • けど (casual)
  • けれど (polite)
  • けれども (most polite)

Grammar Power Words from JLPT N4

Keredo (けれど)

けれど
keredo
Meaning: but, however
JLPT Level: N4
Examples

雨が降っているけれども、店に行きます。
ame ga futteiru keredomo, mise ni ikimasu.
rain-(subject marker)-falling-but-store-to-go
It’s raining, but I will go to the store.

外は暑いけれど、家の中は涼しい。
soto wa atsui keredo, ie no naka wa suzushii.
outside-(topic particle)-hot-but-house-(possessive marker)-inside-(topic marker)-cool
Outside is hot, but inside the house is cool.

Comments
The three versions けど、けれど、and けれども go in increasing politeness. けれども being the most formal.

See also (な)のに

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