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    Default Why, why, and why?!

    What's the difference between nande, doushite, and naze?

    Demo and dakedo?

    Mochiron, naruhodo, yappari? :?:
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    From what I understand, you just listed the three "why" words in order of how formal they are, from least to most.

    You can't start a sentence with dakedo, but you can with demo.

    demo, oishikatta ne. (but it was delicious)

    dakedo is a connector

    takakatta kedo, oisikatta (it was expensive, but it was delicious)

    Those three words mean three completely different things.

    mochiron = "of course", in the "hey fucker, you going drinking with me tonight?" "of course!" sense

    yappari means "as I thought", "I thought so", in the "hey does she have a boyfriend?", "uh, yeah she does", "dammit, I thought so", sense

    naruhodo means "I see". It's like soukka, but it's used when you hear something you didn't know, but aren't surprised. (if you hear something you didn't know but ARE surprised, you use sou nanda?)

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    Dakedo can be used to start a sentence. It's just more casual than demo. You can't put demo in the middle of a sentence, though, afaik it's only used at the start of sentences. The bit about kedo being a connector is right, though.
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    This helps! Thank you.
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