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(な)のに

(な)のに
(na) noni
Meaning: although, but
JLPT Level: 3
Examples

全部読んだのにぜんぜん分かりません。
zenbu yonda noni zenzen wakarimasen.
all-read-although-at all-don't understand.
I read the entire thing, and still don't get it.

犬なのに「ニャー」となきました。
inu nanoni nya- to nakimashita.
dog-although-meow-(question marker)-barked
Even though its a dog, it meowed.

Comments
You need the な with な adjectives or nouns.

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Word Order in sentences

Okay, I now that in a japanese sentence the subject or the topic goes first, the object goes second and the verb is third, but I'm so confused with the examples. Any help will be appreciated!

how about past tense?

how about the past tense of i adjectives?

past tense

for i adjectives drop the final i and add katta omoshiroi - omoshirokatta / tanoshii - tanoshikatta

このステーキは高くてもおいしくないです。この文は同じ意味で

このステーキは高くてもおいしくないです。この文は同じ意味ですか。

Pianogirl123's picture

そう思います

そう思います。 日本語で 「but」に 多い文があります。

what happens with i

what happens with i adjectives?

clay's picture

Just stick のに after it. This

Just stick のに after it. This example is from A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar.

このステーキは高いのにおいしくない。 kono sute-ki wa takai no ni oishikunai. (In spite of the fact that this steak is expensive, it isn't delicious.)

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