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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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