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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lyllie10

Japanese hiragana 'ha' makes 'wa' sound?

February 25, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MariyanaVo

Hi! Yes, when it is used as a topic-marking particle, as in わたし は(wa) がくせいです。"I (<- topic) am a student."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seattle_Scott

Yes, it has two pronunciations, as mentioned above. Its pure form is “ha” and as a participle in a sentence it’s pronounced “wa”.

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