JLPT N3 Grammar (dakedo)

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[A] だけど [B]
。だけど ~
~ だけど。

Learn Japanese grammar: (dakedo). Meaning: however; but.

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Example #1

やさいはすきじゃないだけどからだにいいからたべる。
Yasai wa suki janai dakedo karada ni ii kara taberu.
I don't like vegetables, but I eat them because they are good for your body.
Example #2

かのじょはかわいいだけどぼくのタイプではない。
Kanojo wa kawaii dakedo boku no taipu dewa nai.
She's cute, but not my type.
Example #3

しゅくだいをしたんだけど、がっこうにもってくるのをわすれました。
shuukudai wo shitan dakedo, gakkou ni motte iku no wo wasure mashita.
I did my homework, however I forgot to bring it to school.
Example #4

このケーキはおいしそうだけどおなかいっぱいだからいらない。
kono keeki wa oishisou dakedo onaka ippai dakara iranai.
This cake looks delicious, but I'm stuffed right now so I'll pass.
Example #5

わたしはにほんごをもっとべんきょうしたいだけどしごとでいそがしいからあまりじかんがない。
watashi wa nihongo wo motto benkyou shitai dakedo shigoto de isogashii kara amari jikan ga nai.
I want to study Japanese more, but am busy with work and don't have much time.
Example #6

わたしはむかしからむしがきらいだけど、このむしはだいじょうぶです。あまりこわくない。
watashi wa mukashi kara mushi ga kirai dakedo, kono mushi wa daijoubu desu. amari kowakunai.
For a long time I've hated bugs, but I'm OK with this bug. It's not that scary..
Example #7

わたしはおさけがつよいんだけど、きのうはよっぱらってしまいました。
watashi wa osake ga tsuyoi dakedo, kinou wa yopparatte shimai mashita.
I have a strong alcohol tolerance, but I got drunk last night..

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