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Konbanwa, spelled Konbanha, is a greeting used in the evening. It is pronounced ko-m-ba-n-wa.

I don't know if it's my hearing, but to me, the second n is silent. Sometimes I hear it as ko-m-báo-wa instead of ko-m-ba-n-wa.

Is this a speaking preference or a false assumption of mine? Thanks!

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  • Now that you mention it, it quite often becomes something like こんばっわ – oals Aug 18 '16 at 17:15
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This discussion might help. I think the n that you're not hearing is just being nasalized instead.

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