Similar Words in Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Korean

There are many similar sounding words between two languages among Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Korean languages. That means, there are words which sound similar in all three languages!

Here you will find 23 examples of similar sounding words.

English Japanese Chinese Mandarin Korean
zoo 動物園 dōbutsu-en  动物园 Dòngwùyuán 동물원 dongmul-won
library 図書館 tosho-kan  图书馆 túshū guǎn 도서관 doseogwan
cheers 乾杯 kanpai  干杯 gānbēi 건배 geonbae
time 時間 jikan  时间 shíjiān 시간 sigan
skin 皮膚 hifu  皮肤 pífū 피부 pibu
bridegroom 新郎 shinrō  新郎 xīnláng 신랑 sinlang
exercise 運動 undō  运动 yùndòng 운동 undong
moving (touching) 感動 kandō  感动 gǎndòng 감동 gamdong
move 移動 idō  移动 yídòng 이동 idong
sightseeing 観光 kankō  观光 Guānguāng 관광 gwangwang
market 市場 shijō  市场 shìchǎng 시장 sijang
safety 安全 anzen  安全 ānquán 안전 anjeon
courage 勇気 yūki  勇气 yǒngqì 용기 yong-gi
all, everything 全部 zenbu  全部 quánbù 전부 jeonbu
contents 内容 naiyō  内容 nèiróng 내용 naeyong
agree 同意 dōi  同意 tóngyì 동의 dong-ui
victory 勝利 shōri  胜利 shènglì 승리 seungli
impression 印象 inshō  印象 yìnxiàng 인상 insang
prepare 準備 junbi  准备 zhìbèi 준비 junbi
interest, concern 関心 kanshin  关心 guānxīn 관심 gwansim
indoor 室内 shitsunai  室内 shìnèi 실내 silnae
single person 単身 tanshin  单身 dānshēn 단신 dansin
tofu 豆腐 tōfu  豆腐 dòufu 두부 dubu

 

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