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The word "but"

Discussion in 'Ask a Senpai!' started by Dat_Yoshi, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. Dat_Yoshi

    Dat_Yoshi New Member

    Hey everyone I was wondering what the difference was between が でも and けど . They seem to all mean but. Is one more common or formal? Or is their a nuance to each one?
     
  2. Dat_Yoshi

    Dat_Yoshi New Member

    お金はあまりありませんが新しい本を買います。

    Heres one example that I came across with が
     
  3. TriggerWolf

    TriggerWolf Moderator Moderator

    I'm not entirely sure on が (Aside the typical subject marker), but every time I saw it, it was more an "and". Unless it has another more obscure meaning?

    The difference between でも and けど, from what I know is that with the later you may or may not link a second clause. Like saying "I want to go but..."

    「ケーキは本当素晴らしかったけど。」
    「ケーキは本当素晴らしかったでも、食べ過ぎた!」

    That's as far as I understand those two ways to say "but". There's also しかし, it's like でも only more formal (And has some extra nuance that I can't really explain...)
     
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  4. commander_kirika

    commander_kirika Active Member

    「だが(が)」「でも」「だけど(けど)」「しかし」...they mean "but" .
    We don't use 「しかし」 and 「だが(が)」 with my friends. They are used in formal situation .
    When we have a conversation with our friend , we use 「でも 」.
    「でも」 is used " in daily conversation , also 「だけど(けど)」
    「 だが(が)」and 「だけど(けど) 」can be used to connect two or more sentences in conversation.
     
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  5. TriggerWolf

    TriggerWolf Moderator Moderator

    さすがキリ師匠!
     
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  6. Dat_Yoshi

    Dat_Yoshi New Member

    Thanks everyone! That helps alot!
     
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  7. cheapsh0t

    cheapsh0t 日本語の先生 Teacher Administrator

    The second sentence is invalid here. でも does not attach to words like that. It can be used at the start of a new sentence though:

    ケーキは本当素晴らしかった。でも、食べ過ぎた!
     
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  8. TriggerWolf

    TriggerWolf Moderator Moderator

    Crud... Thanks! I was pretty sure that only with しかし I had to separate into a different sentence.
     

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