although 义务阶段1500 全国卷频次:45
Although he had been searching in the wrong area most of the time, he found it by logic （逻辑）, not by luck.
In 2008—although the numbers aren’t all in yet—wind power probably took over first place.
I don’t believe we’ve met before, although I must say you do look familiar.
conj.盡管,雖然…但是Although he was ill, he went to work.他雖然生病,但還是去工作.
al·though (also US informal altho) / C:l5TEu; NAmE C:l5Tou /
1. used for introducing a statement that makes the main statement in a sentence seem surprising
SYN though :
Although the sun was shining it wasn’t very warm.
Although small, the kitchen is well designed.
2. used to mean ‘but’ or ‘however’ when you are commenting on a statement
I felt he was wrong, although I didn’t say so at the time.
1 used to introduce a statement that makes your main statement seem surprising or unlikely 虽然，尽管 SYN though
Although in poor health, she continued to carry out her duties.
We decided to take rooms in Longwood House, although we knew we could not really afford the rent.
Although I can’t help admiring the man’s courage, I do not approve of his methods.
2 used to add a statement that balances or reduces the effect of what you have just said 但是，然而 SYN but
You can copy down my answers, although I’m not sure they’re right.
No, this is my responsibility, although I appreciate your offer.
► see thesaurus at but
Origin although (1300-1400) all “even” + though
1.CONJ-SUBORD 连词虽然（表示对比） You use although to introduce a subordinate clause which contains a statement which contrasts with the statement in the main clause.
Although he is known to only a few, his reputation among them is very great…
Although the shooting has stopped for now, the destruction left behind is enormous.
2.CONJ-SUBORD 连词虽然（表示惊奇或出乎意料） You use although to introduce a subordinate clause which contains a statement which makes the main clause of the sentence seem surprising or unexpected.
Although I was only six, I can remember seeing it on TV…
Although he was twice as old as us, he became the life and soul of the company.
3.CONJ-SUBORD 连词尽管，即使（表示让步） You use although to introduce a subordinate clause which gives some information that is relevant to the main clause but modifies the strength of that statement.
He was in love with her, although he did not put that name to it.
4.CONJ-SUBORD 连词尽管;虽然（表示承认所述是事实） You use although when admitting a fact about something which you regard as less important than a contrasting fact.
Although they’re expensive, they last forever and never go out of style…
Although not ideal, this attitude is not entirely destructive.
: despite the fact that : though — used to introduce a fact that makes another fact unusual or surprising虽然，尽管（用于引出一件事情，以突显另一件事情不同寻常或不可思议）
Although [=while, even though] he was hungry, he could not eat.
Although we rarely see each other, we’re still very good friends. = We’re still very good friends although we rarely see each other.
Although [=while] I’d love to have dinner with you tonight, I already have plans.
It feels as if I’ve known you forever although [=even though] we’ve only known each other for a day.
He’s the basketball team’s best player although he’s the shortest one on the team.
Although (it is) small, the apartment is very expensive.
: but, however, though — used when making a statement that differs from or contrasts with a statement you have just made但是，然而（用于表示转折或对照）
I don’t believe we’ve met before, although I must say you do look very familiar.
I think his name is John, although I’m not completely sure about that.
I’d love to have dinner with you, although I can’t.
The book had a good, although not great, plot.