Q. What is "kedo" in Japanese sentence?
A. "Kedo" (sometimes "keredo") is a particle that follows a clause. It translates into "but."
|Kore wa chiisai desu kedo,
|This is small, but heavy.|
|Yonda kedo, wakarimasen deshita.
|I read it, but I didn't understand it.|
In many cases when "kedo" is used at the end of sentence, the original meaning "but" fades away, and it simply functions as a softener to avoid an abrupt remark.
|Yakyuu ga suki desu ka.
|Do you like baseball?|
|Hai, suki desu kedo.
|Yes, I like it.|
When making a phone call and identifying yourself, "kedo" is often used as a softener.
|Tanaka desu kedo.
|This is Tanaka.|