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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?
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なんだけど Meaning and grammar patterns [duplicate]

I would like to know what (なんだけど / なんですが) means? I think these two forms are the same, but when I asked in class their meaning, I was told that they mean nothing, so I'm kinda confused. For example, ...
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Use of けど in a sentence from my textbook [duplicate]

I'm not interested in the translation as much as the use of the word けど in a specific sentence. The textbook presents it as 'but' and 'so', and the dialogue where it appears is as follows: たけしくん、...
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が function in this sentence?

In this sentence 昨日レストランに行きましたがすごく美味しかったですよ, what is the function of が? So far I have learned that this particle is used to emphasize what comes before it or is used as "but". However, I cannot ...
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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 ...
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What does 人の手により in this sentence mean?

I have problems understanding following sentence, especially the meaning of 人の手により 新しいデザインを作るまで、多くの人の手により出尽くした感もあるけど、諦めません。 Does he speak here about other designers? Something like Until a new ...
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Can someone explain the use of だけで in this sentence from Kawabata?

もうそんな寒さかと島村は外を眺めると、鉄道の官舎らしいバラックが山裾に寒々と散らばっているだけで、雪の色はそこまで行かぬうちに闇に呑まれていた。 I understand the meaning of dake and the te form; that is not my problem. My problems has to do with how dake de in this case ...
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What is the meaning of てあげられちゃうんだけど

I have a following line from a manga: 持ってきてくれたら「魔法的なこと」見せてあげられちゃうんだけど… たとえば服を作ったりね♪ If you bring me some, I’ll be able to show you “a magical thing/magical trick/magic”… Like for ...
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Meaning of particle and word in provided sentence

What is the meaning of this sentence 高橋ですが、今よろしいでしょうか, is が being used to indicate that the speaker has more to say. Also what is the meaning of でしょう in this sentence?
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Usage of particles in 明日、日本語のクラブがあるけど、行く?

I have this sentence: 明日、日本語のクラブがあるけど、行く? which has the given translation of There’s Japanese club tomorrow, want to go? (lit: Tomorrow, Japanese club exists but go?) I have two questions on ...
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Meaning of 保護される in the following sentence

Context: A journalist is talking about a murder. A boy and his mother were in the room where a man was killed (actually the boy killed the man, but it is not known yet). The police arrests the mother ...
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How can I tell the reason after the fact in the second part of the sentence

Let's make an easy example sentence ラーメンが好きだから、毎日食堂で食べます。 In real life conversations I sometimes start a sentence with the second part 毎日食堂で食べます Then I want to tell the reason for this and I ...
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Use of が in this sentence [duplicate]

What’s the pattern in the following use of が? 友達と海に行ってバーベキューをしたんですが、楽しかったですよ。 I asked my teacher and she said it was similar to ので to state a cause and effect.
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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?