Learn the Japanese Word Raku

The Japanese word raku, pronounced "rah-koo", is a commonly-used word that means comfort, ease, or relief.

Japanese Characters

楽 (らく)

Example

Sorede zuibun raku ni natta.
それでずいぶん楽になった。

Translation: I feel very relieved now.

Antonym

ku (苦)

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