This second part of Japanese nouns will cover another feature of nouns in Japanese.
In Part 1, you learned to form simple sentences, namely questions and statements, using only nouns and several basic particles e.g. は (wa), も (mo) and か (ka).
Here you will learn to use one noun to modify another noun using the particle の (no).
There are several meanings to this, depending on the context.
First, let's take a look at the following model:
NounA の NounB
NounA no NounB
There are five meanings when using this model:
In this case the subject NounA possesses the object NounB. For example,
In this case, NounA explains what NounB is about. It tells us the content of NounB.
In this situation, NounA is an organization, company or a particular group to which NounB belongs.
In this case, NounB gives the more exact location in relation to the place given by NounA.
In this last case, NounA describes the gender and nationality of person NounB.
Lesson 2: Nouns - Make simple sentences using Nouns.
Lesson 13: Nouns Part 3 - Action before and after Noun.
Lesson 27: Noun Modifier.