1 Reply ・ Started by N0Sense at 2019-02-28 20:59:12 UTC ・ Last reply by Kakasi at 2019-03-01 03:37:53 UTC About compound particles. I really do not understand how to use 「のは」「のに」「には」 and other strange combinations of particles, can someone explain them to me? Kakasi at 2019-03-01 03:37:53 UTC 「のは」can not be understood as a whole.The の is a symbol of nominalization,and the は is just equal to "is are was were" Eg:日本語を勉強するのは、楽しいです。 「のに」is a conj. that expressions an adverse state of casual relationship.It can be used in the middle of a sentence :山田さんはビールは飲めるのに、日本酒は飲めません。Or in the end of a sentence:これほど勉強したのに。(I studied so hard undoubtedly,but didn't make it.) 「には」also can not be understood as a whole .The は is used to emphasize the words before it. So the meaning of にはdepends on the meaning of に. Hope my answer will help you! Log in to reply.