"성화"

Translation:Torch

January 31, 2018

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Doussa2003

I thought Seonghwa of ATEEZ lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jennifer921388

Is this specifically the Olympic torch or is it just the general word for torch?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SeanFogart4

It's literally "sacred.fire". It means torch more by extension. The general term appears to be 횃불(torche + ㅅ='s.fire), though the one I know comes out as 송명(松明, pine.illumination). Play around with Wikipedia's language toggling some more and it appears that the more British sense of torch, what I'd call a flashlight, comes to 손전등(손電燈, hand.electric.lamp) . . .

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