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AmgedAlam

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Hello,
I am just learning Japanese and teaching it in my Youtube channel.
I just came across Good afternoon.
Konnichiwa.
Why is (wa) cconverted to (ha) in writing here?
こんにち not こんにち
 

Julie.chan

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Because it's the particle は, pronounced "wa".

Just curious, are you using a textbook, or are you looking everything up on the Internet?
 

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Yes, I am using Genki textbook.
I also saw it on Youtube videos with the same pronunciation.
 

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Good choice.

The discussion of the particle は is in lesson 1, page 42, and the discussion of its pronunciation is on expression notes 2, page 46. Definitely don't miss those little notes; this book really does teach a lot through them. :)
 

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Oh thank you so much.
I want to know which is better to go on with learning Genki, Japanese for Busy People or Minna no Nihongo text book?
 
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