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けれども
keredomo
JLPT N4
Edit  Amatuka
Meaning
but, however
It rained, but everybody enjoyed themselves.
Edit  Amatuka
Formation
See also
Phrases
あめがふっていたけれども、みんなはたのしいときをすごした。
Although it rained, everyone had a good time.
Edit  #862 Amatuka, Omar
おひきうけしたいんですけれど・・・
I'd like to say yes, but ...
Edit  #863 Amatuka
かれは16さいだけれど、りょうしんからどくりつしています。
Though only 16, he is independent of his parents.
Edit  #864 Amatuka
かれはあまりべんきょうしないけれども、せいせきがいい
Although he doesn't study hard, he gets good marks
Edit  #6573 blurp76
Discussion and comments
Just a typo. In ex #864, in the romanized text appears 'daderedo' and should be 'dakeredo', isn't it?
raph
raph - fixed. you can edit the examples ya know!
dc
Used to join two sentences.
けれども (most formal) →けれど→けど (least formal)
けど used in speech, not when writing.
Using けれども etc to start a sentence is frowned upon. But, like using 'but' to start a sentence in English, is sometimes done anyway.
Amatuka
Verb, i-adjective or the copula should be before けれども.

e.g. 彼は16歳だけれど、両親から独立しています。
Amatuka
In polite/formal use
sentence-A [-masu] けれども sentence-B [-masu] can be used, but
sentence-A [plain] けれど(も) sentence-B [-masu]
is also possible.
Amatuka
Compare & contrast with が (ga) and でも (demo)
Amatuka
#862
#863
#864
These are all well-written.

#863
I would say "お引き受けしたいのですが・・・。"
Nick
I would like to express my displeasure in seeing wa/ha o/wo in Romaji. We are all supposed to know what they mean, so why write them as they don't sound? Why write "ha" when we all know it really sounds like "wa?" Why write "wo" when we know it really sounds like "o"? Why don't you write it like it sounds?
feralkat
feralkat, it makes more sense to use the hiragana key strokes for these characters. even if its in romanji. if you write wa and o in your letter to a japanese person it would look very gaijin poi. so despite your displeasure, its the correct way to do it.
tigert
Very nice examples, but けど not used in writing? It depends on the writing.
jung-won