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Noni ((な)のに)

(な)のに
(na) noni
Meaning: although, but
JLPT Level: N4
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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