のに

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Etymology[edit]

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

Particle[edit]

のに (romaji noni)

  1. even though, although (in spite of the fact that)
    もう (はる)なのに
    mō haru na noni
    even though it's already spring
    ああ、ちょうどよかったのに。
    Ā, chōdo yokatta noni.
    Darn, and it was perfect too.
  2. in order to
     (おこ)りを (ひょう)すのに (もち)いられる
    okori o hyōsu noni mochīrareru
    used to display anger
  3. if only
     (はや)くすればいいのに…
    hayaku sureba ii noni…
    If only I had done it earlier…