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こんにちわ or こんにちは?

Postby WacKostRacKo » Tue 10.11.2005 6:58 am

I've just enrolled on a Japanese degree program at uni. I've been studying japanese for a year now and i have always spelt こんにちわ with a わ at the end. But in my text books it uses は, does anyone know why this is? i assume that it is the topic particle は pronounced わ, that means that it was part of a sentence once.

The same goes for こんばんは / こんばんわ. Can anyone think of any other words where this appears?:|
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How about:

外人: これはすしです。すしが好きです。
日本人: おお!日本語が上手ですね。
外人: Erm....what?


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RE: こんにちわ or こんにちは?

Postby lomagu » Tue 10.11.2005 8:07 am

Yeah, it should be written as こんにちは ( not with a わ). I think the は is just the は particle being pronounced as わ as you said. I think こんにちは and こんばんは are more like set phrases than proper sentences... not too sure though. You can check out the "About konnichiwa" thread in this same section. They talk a bit about the same thing there.
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RE: こんにちわ or こんにちは?

Postby mandolin » Tue 10.11.2005 10:13 am

I'll just throw in support behind Iomagu. He's right. :)
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RE: こんにちわ or こんにちは?

Postby WacKostRacKo » Tue 10.11.2005 10:19 am

yea cheers, ive spoken to my tutor about it and she hinted along the same lines, but she didnt sound like she knew the exact reason so i guess its just one of those anonmalies that make this language fun /darn difficult to learn. However i always take heart from the fact that (so far in my studies) ive found that english has far more, but we will see....

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How about:

外人: これはすしです。すしが好きです。
日本人: おお!日本語が上手ですね。
外人: Erm....what?


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RE: こんにちわ or こんにちは?

Postby Spaztick » Tue 10.11.2005 11:00 am

I think こんにちは is short for こんんいちはいい日ですね, but I'm not totaly sure.
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RE: こんにちわ or こんにちは?

Postby WacKostRacKo » Tue 10.11.2005 12:26 pm

ok thanks for the input, i will check with my tutor. its starting to bug me now.....:@
tanuki wrote:
How about:

外人: これはすしです。すしが好きです。
日本人: おお!日本語が上手ですね。
外人: Erm....what?


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Re: こんにちわ or こんにちは?

Postby チプリアン » Wed 09.18.2013 6:14 am

皆さんこんにちは!

The right answer is こんにちは。 You must check the kanji when you have such questions. In this case the kanji for こんにちは is wich? 「今日」ですね。  So, 今日は literaly means "as for this day..." and it's not continue. Complet it will be 今日は宜しく・・・ Or , 今日は宜しくお願いします。 Please be kind with me today.

じゃあ、それだけです。またね。
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Re: こんにちわ or こんにちは?

Postby チプリアン » Wed 09.18.2013 6:24 am

Or more simple:

今日は - こんにちは。

今 ・ こん { now; the present time; just now; soon; immediately; (one) more }

日 ・ にち { 1: day; days; 2: sun; sunshine; sunlight; 3: case (esp. unfortunate); event }

But togetter are 今日 { today; this day }

は { subject marking particle }

今日は { as for today }

So, こんにちわ ISN'T CORRECT ! :)
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