Grammar detail: けど, けれども

けど, けれども - but
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Japanese includes various words for 'but', including most commonly けど, けれど and けれども. Unlike English, however, it is common to end a sentence with 'but', which can indicate uncertainty, but can often just be a form of politeness by making a declaration less concrete.
For example:
May I leave this book with you?
In this sentence, the speaker says he/she wants (the たい form) to leave a book (the ておく form of あずける), and then 'softens' the sentence by adding ですけど at the end.
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See also:
  • けれども、けれど、けど - but, though, however

Kanji used in this grammar

ホン   book   もと origin   
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ヨ   あずける to deposit   あずかる to receive on deposit   
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