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Combination of particle (no, the genitive or possessive marker, also used to nominalize verbs and adjectives) + particle (ni, locative and directional marker).


のに (rōmaji noni)

  1. even though, although (in spite of the fact that)
    もう (はる)のに
    mō haru na noni
    even though it's already spring
    Ā, chōdo yokatta noni.
    Darn, and it was perfect too.
  2. if only
    hayaku sureba ii noni
    If only I had done it earlier…
  3. in order to
     (おこ)りを (ひょう)のに (もち)いられる
    okori o hyōsu no ni mochīrareru
    used to display anger