|JLPT N4. Core grammar used in both writing and conversation.|
The particle のに is used to express “despite”. It can be appended to nouns, verb, and adjectives, but with nouns and na-adjectives it requires な before.
It should be thought of as a particle in its own right and not a combination of の and に.
|Head straight home despite still having work left.|
|Drink despite it being morning.|
|Good quality despite being cheap.|
|I saw him smoking despite that he promised to quit.|
|Although I’m a salesman, I hate speaking in front of customers.|
It can also be used at the end of the sentences when the second clause is implied from the first.
|You should have said sooner.|