English version


From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthoughthough1 /ðəʊ $ ðoʊ/ ●●● S1 W1 conjunction  1 ALTHOUGHused to introduce a statement that makes the main statement coming after it seem surprising, unlikely, or unexpected syn although Though she’s almost 40, she still plans to compete. Pascal went ahead with the experiment even though he knew it was dangerous.though old/tired etc The rooms, though small, were pleasant and airy.old though it is/tired though he was etc Strange though it may seem, I like housework.2 BUTused like ‘but’ to add a fact or opinion that makes what you have just said seem less definite, less important etc I thought he’d been drinking, though I wasn’t completely sure. The offenders were dealt with firmly though fairly.3 as though
Examples from the Corpus
thoughI guess he'd been drinking, though I wasn't completely sure of that.Though she was no more than twenty-two, she was already a highly successful businesswoman.though old/tired etcHis jeans and checked shirt, though old and well worn, looked clean and of good quality.The latest one, though older, looks much younger than her age.Even though older viewers do tend to have more money, they are less easily swayed by television commercials.
thoughthough2 ●●● S1 adverb  spokenBUT used after adding a fact, opinion, or question which seems surprising after what you have just said, or which makes what you have just said seem less true Two heart attacks in a year. It hasn’t stopped him smoking, though. It sounds like a lot of fun. Isn’t it rather risky though?
Examples from the Corpus
thoughGeorge did say one nice thing, though.I think she's Swiss. I'm not sure though.First time theme of picture excited me though.I knew it was a variety of good news, though.I should steer clear of the throw-it-all-in-a-pot philosophy, though.She wasn't in the least bit hungry though.There is this terrible guilt, though.