So I had a question about the difference between: dakedo, kedo, and shikashi. They all mean but or however, and I was a little fuzzy on the usage of the three. I know kedo is the plain form of ga in ‘desu ga’. Dakedo seemed straight forward to me in that it was just the plain form of desu: da + informal ga: kedo. But I found ‘dakedo’ in several dictionaries along with kedo, and I became a little unsure of the difference (if there is one).
I understand that ‘kedo’ and ‘ga’ are both used to soften a sentence, or a dependant clause, but Im not too sure of the differences in usages between the three (if there even is a difference between dakedo and kedo).
Any explanation and/or examples would be greatly appreciated.
But: dakedo, kedo, and shikashi