View topic - なの？なん（何）なの？なのに？(Repost)
so what exactly are these "なの" ? I've seen them used in many instances like なんなの、or 危ないなの？or used in the ~なのに form, anyone want to shed some light on this ?
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That is wrong...
Nano is... hard to explain...
3) の vs なの (Level: intermediate-to-advanced)
の takes な before it, and always before it, in the case of na-adjectives and nouns.
○ どこに行くんですか？ ← simply の after a verb
○ どこに行くのか？ ← simply の after a verb
○ どこに行くの？ ← same
○ 行きたくなかったので… ← even in past tense, still の after a verb
○ 行きたいので… ← even conjugated verbs/i adj's, still just の
○ 嫌いなのか？ ← なの after a na-adj
○ 一番好きなのは… ← なの after a na-adj
○ いや、先生なんですが… ← なの after a noun
○ 何なんだよ… ← なの after a noun (何)
Huge, huge, unbelievably common mistake that a native speaker would never make, but a non-native speaker often flubs. Watch your の's versus なの's. They appear in dozens of different parts of speech, not just in sentence-final positions, but as nominalizers, emphatic markers, all sorts of places. However because the meaning of the sentence is still fine, you will probably never be "corrected" on it. You'll just sound like a novice forever.
It's sort of an explnation like because, and more detail...
Iya, onaka suitenai no.
Will you eat?
No, (I will not because) I'm not hungry.
The above was not my own words...
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