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!


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 May 9 '15 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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