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The particle construction ～（な）のに expresses the adversative, i.e. in English (al)though, even though, etc. The の in ～のに and ～なのに is a suffix that functions as a nominalizer. の turns any inflected expression into a noun, and なの does the some for expressions that cannot be inflected. This happens in order to make the attachment of grammatical markers possible ...
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