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N1 Lesson 1: 6/17
といえども と雖も even (if), although, even though
Structure
Verb + いえど
Noun + いえど
[な]Adjective + いえど
[い]Adjective + いえど
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Part of Speech
Word Type
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使用域 敬語
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  • [といえど(も) is a formal/archaic way of saying (だ)と言っても]
  • [Adding も to いえど just gives it more emphasis]
  • [だ can be added after な-adjectives and nouns, but it is rare]
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手術(しゅじゅつ)中(ちゅう)は一瞬(いっしゅん)といえど気(き)が抜(ぬ)けない。
During an operation you cannot lose focus, not even for a second.
It can be used to put more emphasis on negation, often as 「1 + counter」 meaning "not even one ..."
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