JLPT N5 Grammar (keredo mo)

Meaning

but; however; although

How to use

Use between 2 contradicting ideas

Learn Japanese grammar: (keredo mo). Meaning: but; however; although.

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

  • The も is optional, but is more polite.
    • (keredo)
    • (keredo mo) more polite
  • The less formal version is

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Example #1

このカメラはたかかったけれど、すぐこわれてしまいました。
kono kamera wa takaaktta keredo, sugu kowarete shimaimashita.
This camera was really expensive, but it broke right away.
Example #2

そとはあついけれど、いえのなかはあたたかいです。
soto wa atsui keredo, ie no naka wa atatakai desu.
It’s cold outside, but inside the house it is warm.
Example #3

ねむいけれど、まだしゅくだいがあるからねられません。
nemui keredo, mada shukudai ga aru kara neraremasen.
I'm sleepy but still have homework to do so I can't go to bed yet.
Example #4

ゆきがふっているけれども、スーパーにいきます。
yuki ga futteiru keredo mo, suupaa ni ikimasu.
Although it is snowing outside, I'm going to the grocery store.
Example #5

おかねはあまりもっていません。けれども、まいにちしあわせです。
okane wa amari motteimasen. keredo mo, mainichi shiawase desu.
I don't have much money.. But every day I am happy.
Example #6

せんせいはクラスではきみしいけれど、くらすのそとではやさしいです。
sensei wa kurasu de wa kibishii keredo, kurasu no soto de wa yasashii desu.
My teacher is really strict in class, but outside of class they are very kind.
Example #7

かれはわかいけれどもけいけんがある。
kare wa wakai keredo mo keiken ga aru.
Although he's young, he's got experience.
Example #8

れっしゃがおくれたけれども、なんとかまにあった。
ressha ga okureta keredo mo, nanto ka mani atta.
Although our train was late we somehow still made it in time.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
高いたかいexpensive; high
壊れるこわれるto break
そとoutside
暑いあついhot
家の中いえのなかinside the house
涼しいすずしいcool
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
厳しいきびしいstrict
優しいやさしいkind; nice
かれhe; him
若いわかいyoung
経験けいけんexperience
雪が降るゆきがふるto snow
お金おかねmoney
持つもつto have; to hold
毎日まいにちeveryday
幸せしあわせhappy
列車れっしゃtrain
遅れるおくれるto be late
間に合うまにあうto make it in time

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