JLPT N4 Grammar (noni)

Meaning

although, in spite of, even though~

How to use

Verb (casual form)のに
Noun + な
な-adjective + な
い-adjective
noni のに のに jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (noni) / (nanoni). Meaning: although, in spite of, even though~.

Be careful to not confuse this with the other grammar use of .


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Example #1

まだ20じなのに、とてもねむい。
mada 20 ji nano ni, totemo nemui.
I'm really tired even though it's still only 8PM.
Example #2

なぜ、かれらはふゆなのにおよぐのでしょうか?
naze, karera wa fuyu na noni oyogu no deshou ka.
Why will they swim even though it's winter?
Example #3

やくそくをしたのに、かのじょはきませんでした。
yakusoku o shita noni, kanojo wa kimasen deshita.
Even though she promised, she didn't come..
Example #4

きょうはにちようびなのに、はたらかなければなりません。
kyou wa nichiyoubi na noni, hataraka nakereba narimasen.
I have to work today even though it is Sunday..
Example #5

かのじょがきれいなのにかれしがいません。
kanojo ga kirei na noni kareshi ga imasen.
Although she is very beautiful, she doesn't have a boyfriend.
Example #6

このけいたいはたかいのに、すぐにこわれた。
kono keitai wa takai noni, sugu ni kowareta.
Even though this cell phone was really expensive, it broke right away.
Example #7

くすりをのんだのに、ねつがまださがりません。
kusuri o nonda noni, netsu ga mada sagari masen.
Even though I took medicine, my fever didn't go down.
Example #8

しごとちゅうなのに、かれはパソコンでゲームをしています。
shigoto chuu na noni, kare wa pasokon de geemu wo shite imasu.
Even though he's in the middle of work, he's playing games on his computer.
Example #9

あなたのいえがちかいのに、いつもかいしゃにおくれたね。
anata no ie ga chikai noni, itsumo kaisha ni okureta ne.
In spite of your home being close, you were always late for work..

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