I just learned that は is pronounced the same as わ ("wa"), instead of "ha" when it's used as a topic marker. But I couldn't properly find information about the grammatical rules in place to decide when to write わ or は in sentences. Could anyone explain to me when should I use one or the other?

I believe the example below is correctly using は, but why?


Thanks in advance.

PS.: I just noticed after the first answer that I got really confused when I was studying the subject, people don't use わ as a topic marker in sentences. But it seems that it's too late and now I'm not allowed to delete the question anymore.

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The topic marker is always written as は and always pronounced as わ. There isn't a case where you'd write the topic marker as わ.


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