Expressing Disappointment: ___のに。: Japanese speaking phrase

——-Today’s Phrase——-

Expressing Disappointment When Expectations Are Not Met:


A: 雨(あめ)だから、海(うみ)に行(い)けないね。
B: えー、_____のに

A: It’s raining, so we can’t go to the beach.
B: Ah, that’s disappointing…


How would you describe the following disappointment in   のに in Japanese?
1. I was really looking forward to it…
2. I bought a new swimsuit…
3. I took a day off.




1. 楽(たの)しみにしてた
I was really looking forward to it…


2. 新(あたら)しい水着(みずぎ)を買(か)った
I bought a new swimsuit…


3. 有給(ゆうきゅう)とった
I took a day off.

有給 (有給休暇) is the Japanese term for ‘paid leave’ or ‘paid vacation’, where employees can take time off work while still receiving their salary.


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