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助詞「は」. Indicates the topic of a sentence or shows contrast in the universe of discourse.

The particle "は" (pronounced "wa") can be used to:

  • indicate the topic of sentence (彼{かれ}は学生{がくせい}です, lit. "regarding him, he is a student")
  • show contrast in the universe of discourse (彼{かれ}は学生{がくせい}です, lit. "as for him, he is a student")

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