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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 no ni)

  1. even though, although (in spite of the fact that)
    もう (はる)のに
    mō haru na no ni
    even though it's already spring
    Ā, chōdo yokatta no ni.
    Darn, and it was perfect too.
    kawaikatta no ni nā…
    Aw, but it was so cute...
    (literally, “Although it was cute...”)
  2. if only
    hayaku sureba ii no ni
    If only I had done it earlier…
    (literally, “although it would have been good if I did it sooner”)
  3. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see ,‎ .
     (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

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