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'No' is a particle, just as 'ka' is. However it serves a different purpose. 'No' is the particle that connects two nouns. You can think of it as the 'possessive' particle or as the apostrophe 's'. (It has other meanings as well, but that will come at a later time.)
Let's see some examples.
Takeshi san no denwa bangou
Takeshi's phone number
Daigaku no gakusei
A college student (literally: the college's student)
The first noun is always the noun that owns the second. Takeshi owns the phone number, the college owns the student. Let's try with some complete sentences now.
Watashi no senmon wa eigo desu.
My major is English.
Notice the change in the subject. 'Watashi' is no longer the
Text: Particles De and EText: Particles De and E in Other More Like This
For this tutorial, I will be covering the /basics/ of two particles: de and e.
Let's get started with the 'de' particle. The 'de' particle marks the noun in which the verb/action takes place. A somewhat literal translation would be the equivalent of 'in' or 'at'.
Watashi wa uchi de nihongo wo benkyoushimasu.
At home I study Japanese. OR I study Japanese at home.
(Keep in mind, this could also be understood as, "I will study Japanese at home." depending on the context/intended meaning.)
'Uchi' or 'home' is where the studying takes place, thus marked with 'de'.
Watashi wa tomodachi no ie de terebi wo mimashita.
I watched TV