なのだ question

Hello from Brazil, everyone!

I’m currently using the textbook “An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese”, and I have a question about the use of なのだ in the following sentence:

アメリカでは「ノー」は「ノー」なのだ、ということを知ったのです。

What is the function of なのだ here? Thank you very much in advance :slight_smile:

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This is the “explanatory” のだ

https://jisho.org/word/のです

The な is needed to link it together.

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Thank you!!

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