The word 'Olympics' in Japanese is simple and intuitive - find out why

In Japanese the word for Olympics is 五輪.

Two kanji and even if you're a beginner you can probably read the first kanji right?


It's 5 (don't worry if you didn't get it, though after hiragana and katakana, the numbers are probably worth doing! They give a good return on the time invested to learn them)


 The second kanji is "rings". So the literal translation of Olympics in Japanese is 5 rings, which I think sounds much better :D

 五輪 「ごりん」 - Five rings - Olympics

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