JLPT N5 Grammar (kedo)

Meaning

but; however; although

How to use

Use between 2 contradicting ideas
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Learn Japanese grammar: (kedo). Meaning: but; however; although.

  • This grammar is used to say:
    • but
    • however
    • although

To be more polite, use instead.


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Example #1

しごとはつらいけどたのしい。
shigoto wa tsurai kedo tanoshii.
Work is tough, but fun.
Example #2

かねはないけどゆめはある。
kane wa nai kedo yume wa aru.
I don't have money, but I have dreams.
Example #3

スポーツはじょうずじゃないけど、すきです。
supootsu wa jouzu janai kedo, suki desu.
I'm not good at sports, but I like them.
Example #4

わるいけど、あしたのパーティーにいけません。
warui kedo, ashita no paatii ni ikemasen.
Sorry, but I can't make it to tomorrow's party.
Example #5

ねむいけど、まだしゅくだいがあるからねられません。
nemui kedo, mada shukudai ga aru kara neraremasen.
I'm sleepy, but I still have homework to do so I can't go to sleep yet.
Example #6

たくさんべんきょうしたけど、テストのてんはよくないでした。
takusan benkyou shita kedo, tesuto no ten wa yokunai deshita.
Although I studied a lot, my test score wasn't very good.
Example #7

ないたけどこうかいはしていません。
naita kedo koukai wa shiteimasen.
I cried, but I don't regret it.
Example #8

やちんはたかいけどこのマンションがだいすきです。
yachin wa takai kedo kono manshon ga daisuki desu.
The rent is a bit expensive, but I love this apartment.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
仕事しごとwork
辛いつらいtough; painful
楽しいたのしいfun
かねmoney
ゆめdreams
上手じょうずskilled
好きすきto like
悪いけどわるいけどmy bad, but..
明日あしたtomorrow
行けるいけるto be able to go
眠いねむいsleepy
宿題しゅくだいhomework
寝られるねられるto be able to sleep
沢山たくさんa lot
勉強べんきょうstudy
てんscore
泣くなくto cry
後悔こうかいregret
家賃やちんrent
高いたかいtall; expensive
大好きだいすきlove

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