Decoded Slug: ~のに (〜no ni)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~のに (〜no ni)

~のに (〜no ni)

Short explanation:

Used to express contrast between expectation and reality, or to indicate a purpose for doing something


Verb-casual + のに, い-Adjective + のに, な-Adjective + なのに, Noun + なのに


Chikoku shita no ni, sensei wa okoranakatta.
Even though I was late, the teacher didn't get angry.
Kare wa tsukarete iru no ni, mada hataraiてます。
Despite being tired, he is still working.
Benkyou suru no ni, shizukana basho ga hitsuyou desu.
In order to study, I need a quiet place.
Kenkou no tame ni mainichi undou suru no ni, uchi de yoga wo shite iru.
In order to exercise for my health every day, I do yoga at home.

Long explanation:

The ~のに grammar point has two main usages. The first is to express contrast between an expectation and reality, with translations like 'even though', 'despite' or 'in spite of' in English. The second is to indicate a purpose for doing something, translated as 'in order to' or 'for the purpose of'. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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