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