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Konbanwa - Simple Japanese Phrases

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Konbanwa - Simple Japanese Phrases

Meaning:

Good evening.

Pronunciation:

Listen to the audio file for "Konbanwa."

Japanese Characters:

こんばんは。

Notes:

There is a rule for writing hiragana "wa" and "ha." When "wa" is used as a particle, it is written in hiragana as "ha." "Konbanwa" is now a fixed greeting. However, in the old days it was a part of sentence such as "Tonight is ~ (Konban wa ~)" and "wa" functioned as a particle. That's why it is still written in hiragana as "ha."

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