The Japanese phrase ku wa raku no tane meaning “No Pain, No Gain” is composed of the word 苦 (read ku) meaning “pain”, the grammatical element は (read wa) indicating the previous words is the subject, 楽 (read raku) meaning “ease, comfort”, the grammatical possessive element の (read no) and 種 (read tane) meaning “seed”. A literal translation is “pain is the seed of comfort”.
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