Nouns use the の particle to attribute. In English it roughly corresponds to of, with the order reversed.
- B の A
- A of B
It's common to see this. For example, when you're introducing yourself in a business setting, you'll use this for to say that you're of the company.
- I'm (John) Smith of ABC (corp).
It's also used for possession.
- That is my wallet.
When the context is clear, the attributive form can be terminated by the の.
- Q: これは誰の財布ですか。
- Q: Who's wallet is this?
- A: 私のです。
- A: It's mine.
形容動詞 use a particle to attribute, just like nouns do. Unlike nouns they use な rather than の.
- (It is) a quiet village.
In multilingual dictionaries 形容詞 are usually listed in their attributive form, so there's not much more to know!
- (It's a) noisy city.