no (の) can be used in Japanese in so many ways that it's amazing.
One way is to show ownership:
This is my room. これは私の部屋です。
Since in Japanese, no plurals exist this particle can act like an 's
Kelly's car is very old. ケリーの車はとても古いです。
what about joushi + no.. for example.. Thai e no sotsugyouryokou wo tanoshiminishite iru.
To 9000 You've pointed up the difficulty of writing about wpeech. As written, the sentence is correct, but when spoken the 'ha' character changes to the 'wa' pronunciation. Just one of those little things that makes Japanese so special. An example would be これはゾンビですか?, Kore wa Zonbi Desu ka??, a manga/anime series.
Author: Prof3ssor MGW
I was once told that adding ka at the end like that can make the question sound sort of interrogative or even threatening in some way. EX Who is behind this Graffiti？ この落書きは誰の仕業か？
I think that even in writing you can ommit the か in casual situations, simply putting the '?' as Miki did. In this context, adding か may change the nuance, I guess.
It's my understanding that 'ka' is usually left out in casual speech, where questions can be implied through intonation, but you should always use 'ka' in writing, of course.
"koreha dare no pen" -- probably "kore WA dare no pen KA"?
Also traslates as "of". Tree of the forest/the forest's tree: mori no ki = mori no ki (forest of tree) (forest 's tree)
Note how the object may be omitted if it is understood from context.
の can be used in other ways which you will come across later in Japanese study.