difference between は and わ

2018年4月25日

About は(ha) and わ(wa), it might difficult for begginer to understand the difference.
On this page, I try to explain about difference between these.

It is fewer to pronouce to “ha” than “wa”

It is fewer to pronouce to ha than wa. Because, は pronounce both ha and “wa”, but わ pronounce only “wa”.
And basically, in case of a noun and verb, は is used as “ha”.

If use “は” as noun, “ha”, は=ha.

Opposite

反対

はんたい

Han-tai

Forest

はやし

Hayashi

teeth (tooth)

ha

leaf (leaves)

ha

blade

ha

run

走る

はしる

hashiru

mother

はは

haha

If use “わ” as noun, “wa”, わ=wa

Wrinkle

しわ

shiwa

forever

永久(永遠)

とわ

towa

I (me)

わたし

watashi

eagle

わし

washi

laugh

笑う

わらう

warau

Case of writing English in Japanese

waffle

ワッフル

わっふる

waffuru

power

パワー

ぱわー

pawa-

wine

ワイン(葡萄酒)

わいん

wain

wonderful

ワンダフル

わんだふる

wandafuru

As a particle, “は = wa” when use only it

what is this

これ”は”何ですか?

これ”は”なんですか?

kore “wa” nan desu ka?

Teeth is there(I have teeth)

歯は有ります

は”は”あります

ha “wa” arimasu

My mother laughs hahaha showing her teeth.

(私の)母”は”歯を出して「ハハハ」と笑う

(わたしの)はは”は”はをだして「ははは」とわらう

(watashi no) haha “wa” ha wo dashite 「hahaha」 to warau.