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Japanese Grammar – Even though my nephew is 5 years old, he knows more about animals than most adults. 🇯🇵


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おいこ は 5 さい____、おとな より も どうぶつ ちしき が たかい。

Even though my nephew is 5 years old, he knows more about animals than most adults.

(な)のに
This is how to say Even though my nephew is 5 years old, he knows more about animals than most adults. in Japanese with the correct grammar: おいこ は 5 さい____、おとな より も どうぶつ ちしき が たかい。, with the answer being “(な)のに”. Here you will learn how to pronounce (な)のに correctly and in the comments below be able to read comments on how to understand this grammar & tips and explanations on the grammar subject. Then, below that, you will have the opportunity to play a game practicing all different types of Japanese grammar and vocabulary.

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おいこ は 5 さい____、おとな より も どうぶつ ちしき が たかい。

Explanation:

「〜のに」 is used to express contrast or unexpected situations, similar to "even though" or "despite" in English.
– It connects two clauses where the second clause is contrary to what would be expected from the first clause.

Usage:

1. Clause A (unexpected situation) + 「のに」 + Clause B (result or fact that contradicts Clause A)
2. Example Structure:
Japanese: Clause A + のに + Clause B
Romanized: Clause A + no ni + Clause B

In the Given Sentence:

1. Clause A: おいこ は 5 さい
– (oiko wa go-sai)
– (My nephew is 5 years old)

2. Clause B: おとな より も どうぶつ ちしき が たかい
– (otona yori mo dōbutsu chishiki ga takai)
– (he knows more about animals than most adults)

Complete Sentence with 「のに」:

Japanese: おいこ は 5 さい なのに、おとな より も どうぶつ ちしき が たかい。
Romanized: oiko wa go-sai na no ni, otona yori mo dōbutsu chishiki ga takai.

Other Information:

1. 「なのに」 vs. 「のに」:
– When the subject is a noun or a na-adjective, 「なのに」 is used.
For nouns: Subject + な + のに
For na-adjectives: Na-adjective + な + のに
For i-adjectives and verbs: Directly attach 「のに」

2. Examples:

Noun: 子供 なのに(kodomo na no ni) – Even though he/she is a child
Na-adjective: 静か なのに(shizuka na no ni) – Despite being quiet
I-adjective: 忙しい のに(isogashii no ni) – Even though he/she is busy
Verb: 来た のに(kita no ni) – Despite coming

This structure provides a means to highlight a surprising or unexpected contrast between two statements.

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