ha and he as syllables or particles

2 December 2018 by wolfganghofmeier

Level: A1
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ha は and he へ can be normal syllables of words as well as grammatical particles. When they are particles, their pronunciations are different: wa は and e へ

Examples

1) bare feet

hadashi

はだし

2) Moheji (a company)

もへじ

There are many other words containing the syllables ha and he, but they are mostly spelled using kanji, not hiragana.

Examples

1) Chopsticks

ohashi

お箸

2) Transit

hetori

経とり

In most cases, wa は and e へ are grammatical particles.

Examples

1) The cow eats grass.

Ushi wa kusa o tabemasu.

牛は草を食べます。

2) College students need to respond to changes in society.

Daigakusei mo shakai no henka e no taiō ga hitsuyō ni.

大学生も社会の変化への対応が必要に。

[The particle e is the preposition to in English here.]

3) To fighting warriors

Tatakau senshi-tachi e

闘う戦士たちへ

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