Word of the week #18: soccer

This week’s word is soccer. I managed to find the hanja for soccer for Korean, so included those too. It seems that Japanese for soccer is a direct transliteration. In Chinese, 足 means foot and 球 is ball. The words put together mean foot-ball, or ball played with one’s feet.

Chinese: 足球 (zu qiu)
Japanese: サッカー (sakka)
Korean: 축구 (蹴球) (chukgu)

Are you thinking of going to watch the soccer match?
Would you like to go see the soccer match?

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