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Although のに

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A close cousin to ので (above), is のに. It is often used to show disappointment in the current situation.

Just add it after an adjective...
一生懸命勉強したのに、テストを落ちた。
isshou kenmei benkyou shita noni, tesuto o ochita.
Even though I studied really hard, I flunked the test.

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