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といえども ([といえども] )(toiedomo)
    Meaning: even, although, though, even though けれども、〜ても、〜であっても (文語体の逆説の表現。後ろには、前の内容から当然予想されることと反対の内容を表すぶんがくることが多い。「いかに〜といえども」や「たとえ〜といえども」のような形をとると、特別な状況を強調する表現になる。)
    Example: Even though I live in Tokyo, there are many sightseeing spots in the city that I don't know.
    JLPT Level: 1
    Category: grammar
    Author: LR

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Ref # A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar p625 
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Ref # Kanzen Master Level 1 - p25 - no.26 
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Written Japanese,
Old form of itte mo.
Used in writing or formal speech.
The colloquial version is  (Level 2)
 
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ex #7891   近年、医学が目覚ましく進歩したといえども、病人の数は減少傾向にはない 
in recent years, even though you could say medical science has been progressing greatly, the number of sick people has not decreased  
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ex #7892   いかに多忙といえども、健康管理を怠ってはならない 
Even though you might be so busy, you must not neglect your health  
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ex #7893   たとえ外国人といえども「郷に入って、郷に従え」です。 
Even though he is a foreigner, it's a case of when in Rome, do as the Romans do.  
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ex #7894   老いたりといえども、まだまだ若いものには負けないつもりだ。 
Even though I am getting on a bit, I don't intend to lose out to the youngsters for some time to come.  
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ex #7895   いかに日本での生活が長いといえども、言葉の問題には常に遭遇する。 
Although I've lived in Japan for a long time, I constantly encounter language problems  
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