Linked Questions

3
votes
0answers
676 views

What does this けど at the end of the sentence mean? [duplicate]

「お兄ちゃん、わたし、病気のことなんとなく分かっていた。」 「どうせお兄ちゃんのことだから一人で悩んでいるんじゃないかと思ったけど」 I don't really see what would come after the けど in this sentence. Can anyone help explain?
0
votes
1answer
276 views

What is the purpose of “けど?” at the end of this sentence [duplicate]

I'm confused by the けど at the end of this sentence, I know it means 'but', though the sentence is a question and when I try to translate it, I can't seem to make it fit. 「大事な話がある、...
1
vote
0answers
96 views

The meaning of けど [duplicate]

お金があったら、車を買うんですけど。 If I had money, I would buy a car. I know that けど means "but," "however" or "although". Why is it used in the sentence above? How is the sentence different from the one ...
1
vote
0answers
55 views

けど/が at the end of sentence but doesn't indicate contradiction? [duplicate]

先生から授業がないと聞いたんだけど... There is no implication of contradiction yet けど is used. Please explain?
66
votes
4answers
197k views

でも (demo) versus けど (kedo) to mean “but”

I learned that you can use でも (demo) at the beginning of a sentence to mean "but," and that you can use けど (kedo) at the end of a sentence to mean "though." However, I don't see a difference between ...
7
votes
4answers
3k views

What does んだけど mean here?

「……さすがにそれはちょっと、あまりオススメできないっていうか……」 優には悪いけど、恥ずかしい……。 俺があのベッドで寝るのも恥ずかしいし、自分の部屋にあるのも恥ずかしい……。 ……というか根本的な問題として置けるのか、アレは。 「なんで? 私と寝るのイヤなの?」 「いや……そういうことは全くもってない**んだけど**……」 「じゃあ問題ない、いい生活にはいい睡眠が大事」 Can ...
10
votes
1answer
4k views

“unfinished” sentences ending in particles like を, に and が

This is something I've always wondered about, but can't find any info about. When native speakers come across a sentence that ends ...を。, ...と。 or ...が!*, how do their brains parse it? Is it just a ...
2
votes
2answers
794 views

だけど (used at the end of a sentence)

I can't quite understand the meaning of dakedo here. 予定日は過ぎているから どっちかは分かるんだけどなぁ。 We are passing the scheduled date. (This is what I can understand from this sentence about a baby born date.) I'm ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

ですかorですが?which one is correct?

While playing League of Legends with some Japanese friends on the JP server, I noticed something interesting. Some of them use "ですが"in chat instead of the correct ”か” I asked them about it and they ...
2
votes
2answers
273 views

Two definitions of けれども

In this dictionary I checked, there are two definitions for けれども. I also checked in my Japanese to English printed dictionary and there was only one definition, but in my Japanese to Chinese printed ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

What does なんだろうけどな mean here?

「ムラサメ様のことを疑っているわけではなくて、慣れない生活ですから、体調を崩すこともあると思っただけです」」 「何もないならいいんです。それでは失礼します」 「あ、はい」 「いい子、なんだろうけどなぁ。俺を心配してくれてるんだから」 What does the なんだろうけどな mean in the above exchange? I think I ...
2
votes
2answers
129 views

Help understanding / translating a Japanese sentence with nested clauses

This sentence is not all that complicated, but I'm having a bit of trouble understanding exactly what it means and how the grammar is working. It's a quote from Japanese author Yoshikichi Furui (古井由吉):...
0
votes
1answer
183 views

Meaning of それは構わないんだけどね

「おはよう、有地君』 「朝早くからすみません」 『それは構わないんだけどね』 『わざわざこんな時間に連絡をくれるなんて、なにか問題が?』 Why was んだけどね added onto the end of the sentence above? I guess my question is really, why is it それは構わないんだけどね ...
1
vote
1answer
110 views

What does 遅刻するとやばいんだけどな mean?

In something I was watching a hero whilst on his way to work heard a lady have their purse stolen and he said 遅刻するとやばいんだけどな Before he ran off to help her. I can understand what the first part ...