I was watching はじめしゃちょー on youtube, and I noticed that he keeps adding

だけども / ですけども

at the end of sentences.

I fully understand the usage of けど, however I have never encountered も (or is it もう?) attached to it.

Thank you!

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けど is the short form of けれども, which could be written け(れ)ど(も), because all of けれども, けれど, けども, けど are used.

けども is what, in my experience, is often used in a half formal, half informal setting. It is more refined than けど, but not quite as stiff as けれども.

  • In what kind of setting is けれど used?
    – Blavius
    Commented May 9, 2015 at 14:43

けれども is a contradictory conjugation expressing something along the lines of "but" or "however." The ど/ども part in this expression is the part that expresses the contradiction. By a means of shortening one's speech (through laziness, etc.) the different forms came into usage.

The shortening is analogous to contractions in English (cannot -> can't). As such, this changes the formality/politeness of the expression.

The politeness of けれども gradually degrades in the following order:

けれども → けれど → けども → けど

[Most polite] → [Least polite]

Source: goo辞書



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