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のに [のに] (noni)
    Meaning: despite
    Example: Despite running, I didn't catch the train.
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: Amatuka

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I think this can better be translated as 'despite' or 'in spite of' or 'even though' rather than 'although' or 'but' as there are many forms of 'but' which is rather confusing.

EG: Even though I dashed down the stairs/ despite dashing down the stairs, I missed the train by one minute.

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ex #468   せっかく階段を走って降りたのに、もう一歩のところで電車に乗れなかった。 
Despite that I flew down the stairs, I still barely didn't catch the train.  
ex #576   風が強いのに釣に行きました 
Despite (the) strong wind, they went fishing.  
ex #5928   めったに遅れなかったのに、遅刻常習犯の烙印を押された。 
Even though I was rarely late, I was labelled a person who always comes late.    
ex #8384   彼はとても年をとっているのに元気だ。  
Although he is very old, he is strong.  
ex #8385   彼はお腹が痛いのに学校に行った。  
He went to school in spite of a stomachache.  

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  • noni-2    (Careful not to get のに (but / although) mixed up with のに (to / in order to).
    The 'but' のに is joins two sentences while the 'in order to' is the nominaliser の + に) [Amatuka]
  • monowo [blabby]
  • noni-3    (noni also has a third meaning which is wish.
    I wish today's weather was as good as yesterday's
    ) [ziaz]
  • kuseni [yookoso]
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AmatukaOoops extra 'is' left in the see also after re-arranging the sentence. 
AmatukaI'm not that certain of what I typed now either - although the two are quite different usages. 
dci wonder if explanations should go in the see also or the comments. its a bit redundant having both, but I like to have the seeAlso be informative as I will have a list of just these at some point. 
AmatukaBefore that ... I think a delete link for the see alsos would be nice ^^v 
Miki#5928 The Japanese does not make sense.
たまたま遅れなかったのに、means you were usually late.
たまにしか遅れなかったのに、means I was rarely late.
たまたま遅れたのに、means I happend to be late.
bamboo4Yeah, ex #5928 does not make much sense as is.
AwakenedErm. This is a JLPT3 entry isn't it? Not JLPT 2. 
tigertIf I`m not mistaken のに carries with it a sense that the result was contradictory to what one would usually expect. IE 「If someone is dashing down the stairs, of course he/she will be able to catch his/her train. yet dispite all that dashing he/she failed to catch his/her train」

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