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Decoded Slug: ~けれど (〜keredo)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~けれど (〜keredo)

~けれど (〜keredo)

Short explanation:

Indicate a soft contrast or contradiction; 'but', 'however'.


Verb-casual + けれど, い-Adjective + けれど, な-Adjective + だけれど, Noun + だけれど


Kyou wa isogashii keredo, ashita wa motto jikan ga aru.
I'm busy today, but I have more time tomorrow.
Kono resutoran wa takai keredo, ryouri ga oishii.
This restaurant is expensive, but the food is delicious.
Kare wa wakai keredo, totemo keiken houfu da.
He is young, but he is very experienced.
Kanojo wa byouki da keredo, akaruku genki da.
She is sick, but she is cheerful and energetic.

Long explanation:

The ~けれど grammar point is used to express a soft contrast or contradiction between two statements. It can be translated as 'but' or 'however' in English. It is relatively informal and can be replaced by more formal expressions like けれども or が. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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