I have found two sentences below, and I wonder whether it is some kind of grammatical construction or not.



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“Call it a dream, but...”

“They call it a park, but...”

Is the corresponding construction in English. I believe I remembering covering this while studying for the JLPT N2, but there are websites covering most JLPT grammar points and all I’m turning up is the more common Xと言えば、Y form.

  • Could this be although? Commented May 20, 2018 at 18:14
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    Instead of “but”? Sure!
    – mamster
    Commented May 20, 2018 at 18:25

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