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Grammar detail: といえども

といえども - even~; even though~; though~
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noun or statement
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といえども
means
even~; even though~; though~
しんゆう
親友
いえどもその
ゆうじょう
友情
いじ
維持
する
どりょく
努力
ひつよう
必要
である
Even good friends should make an effort to keep up their friendship.
まず
しい
いえども
かのじょ
彼女
しあわ

Though she is poor, she is happy.
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Kanji used in this grammar

シン   おや parent   したしい close, intimate   したしむ to befriend, grow close to   
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ユウ   とも friend   
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ジョウ   セイ   なさ emotion; circumstances   
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イ    fiber, rope   
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ジ   も to hold, to have   
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ド   つとめる to work, to toil   
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リョク   リキ   ちから effort; power   
ヒツ   かなら certainly, invariably   
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ヨウ   い to need   かなめ pivotal point   
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ヒン   ビン   まずしい poor   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
コウ   さち    しあわ    さいわ happiness   
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