How to say “But” or “However” in Japanese – でも – JLPT N5 Grammar
Learn how to say the Japanese word for But or However in this blog!
In Japanese, there are several words that can be used to say “But” or “however” – such as kedo, shikashi, and demo.
Today we will look at the word でも and how it can be used in a Japanese conversation.
In Japanese, the word for “However” or “But” is でも。
It usually appears at the beginning of a sentence after an initial concept.
nihonjin to motto hanashitai desu. demo, watashi no nihongo wa amari jouzu dewa arimasen.
I want to speak to Japanese people more. But my Japanese is not so good.
Suu-paa – ni ikimashita. demo, shmatteita.
I went to the supermarket, but it was closed
Demo is often used to start a new sentence or to connect two ideas together.
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