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サッカ is supposed to sound like the English word soccer.

In Japan, they use a few different words for soccer (football), so proceed with caution.

Note: Japanese are more likely to use a word like フットボール (futto bouru) which sounds like the international word football / futbol. They may only use this word if talking to an American friend (since the word "football" was hijacked in America to title a sport where the foot rarely comes in contact with the ball).

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Soccer / Football / Futbol

zú qiú
Soccer / Football / Futbol Scroll

This the word for football or soccer in Chinese.

As with most of the world, football is very popular in China. During the World Cup, the whole country seems to shut down to watch (regardless of whether Team China is playing or not).

Soccer is probably the 3rd most popular participation sport in China (after ping pong and badminton).

As you might expect, the first character means "foot" and the second character means "ball".

FYI: This game would never be confused with American Football in Chinese. As with the rest of the world, there is a vague awareness of what American Football is (often described as "that game kind of like rugby").

For those familiar with American Football, there is some disgust regarding the fact that winners of the Superbowl call themselves "world champions" of a game that is only played in the USA. This is one of the reasons that jokes abound about how Americans are unaware that there is a world outside of their borders.

Soccer / Football / Futbol

shuu kyuu
Soccer / Football / Futbol Scroll

This the title for football or soccer in Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja.

The sport is very popular in both Japan and Korea (Korea and Japan co-hosted the football World Cup in 2002 - a world-class sporting event held every four years that rivals the Olympics).

In Japan, they sometimes say サッカ (sakka) or フットボール (futto bouru) in place of the pronunciation shown above. 蹴球 is supposed to sound like the English word "soccer" and "football / futbol" respectively.

The first Kanji means "kick" and the second means "ball". So technically, this means "kick ball" in Japanese and Korean (this is just an educational note - this will always be understood as the game of soccer / football).

FYI: This game would never be confused with American Football in Japan or Korea. Unlike the game of American basketball and baseball (both quite popular in Japan and Korea), there is only a vague awareness of a rugby-like game that is also called football in the USA.

Football / Futbol

futto bouru
Football / Futbol Scroll

This is one of a few different titles for football in Japan.

This one is supposed to sound like the international word "football / futbol".

Note: This word is seldom if ever associated with the sport of American football.

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Soccerサッカsakka / saka
足球zú qiú / zu2 qiu2 / zu qiu / zuqiutsu ch`iu / tsuchiu / tsu chiu
蹴球shuu kyuu / shuukyuu / shu kyu / shukyu
フットボールfutto bouru
futto boru

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition



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qián wèi / qian2 wei4
ch`ien wei / chien wei
 zenei / zene / ぜんえい
Football / Futbol Scroll
advanced guard; vanguard; avant-garde; forward (soccer position)
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) advance guard; vanguard; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (2) avant-garde (e.g. music); (surname) Maee


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dù wēi / du4 wei1
tu wei
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Du Wei (1982-), Shanghai soccer star; Dewey (name)


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zú qiú / zu2 qiu2
tsu ch`iu / tsu chiu
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soccer ball; a football; CL:個|个[ge4]; soccer; football


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 shuukyuu / shukyu / しゅうきゅう
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football (incl. soccer, rugby, American football, etc.; esp. used for soccer)



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luó nà ěr duō / luo2 na4 er3 duo1
lo na erh to
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Ronaldo (name); Cristiano Ronaldo (1985-), Portuguese soccer player


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 futtobooru / フットボール
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(See サッカーボール) football (incl. soccer, rugby, American football, etc.; esp. used for soccer)

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/ ti1
t`i / ti
to kick; to play (e.g. soccer); (slang) butch (in a lesbian relationship)
To kick; to kick



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c luó / c luo2
c lo
nickname of Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo


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 deko / デコ (1) (abbreviation) (See デコレーション) decoration; ornamental item; (2) (abbreviation) decompensated congestive heart failure; (female given name) Deko; (person) Deko, nickname of Anderson Luis de Souza (1977-), Portuguese soccer player


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shì zú / shi4 zu2
shih tsu
World Cup (soccer) (Tw)


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zhōng lù / zhong1 lu4
chung lu
 nakamichi / なかみち
midway; mediocre (quality); midfield (soccer)
(surname) Nakamichi


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 shushin / しゅしん {sports} chief umpire; referee (soccer, boxing, etc.)



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rén qiáng / ren2 qiang2
jen ch`iang / jen chiang
wall (soccer)


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jiǎ shuāi / jia3 shuai1
chia shuai
(soccer) diving; simulation; flopping



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chuán qiú / chuan2 qiu2
ch`uan ch`iu / chuan chiu
pass (in soccer); to feed (ball)



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jìng shè / jing4 she4
ching she
power shot (e.g. in soccer)


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huí hé / hui2 he2
hui ho
one of a sequence of contests (or subdivisions of a contest) between the same two opponents; round (boxing etc); rally (tennis etc); frame (billiards etc); inning; (tennis, soccer etc) rubber or leg; round (of negotiations)



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guó zú / guo2 zu2
kuo tsu
national soccer team


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 sakabuta / サカぶた (ateji / phonetic) (derogatory term) (slang) soccer fan


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dà qiú / da4 qiu2
ta ch`iu / ta chiu
sports such as soccer, basketball and volleyball that use large balls; see also 小球[xiao3 qiu2]



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dà jiǎo / da4 jiao3
ta chiao
naturally-formed feet (as opposed to bound feet 小腳|小脚[xiao3 jiao3]); long kick (soccer); Bigfoot (mythological animal)



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shè mén / she4 men2
she men
(soccer, handball etc) to kick or shoot the ball towards the goal



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pū jiù / pu1 jiu4
p`u chiu / pu chiu
firefighting; to extinguish a fire and save life and property; to dive (of goalkeeper in soccer)


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gōng fáng / gong1 fang2
kung fang
 koubou / kobo / こうぼう
attack and defense; the midfield (in soccer)
offense and defense; offence and defence



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wū lóng / wu1 long2
wu lung
 uuron / uron / ううろん
black dragon; unexpected mistake or mishap; own goal (soccer); oolong (tea); (Tw) (loanword from Japanese) udon
(abbreviation) (kana only) oolong (tea) (chi:); (place-name) Oolong (China)


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 kyuugi / kyugi / きゅうぎ ball game (e.g. baseball, tennis, soccer)



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qiú mén / qiu2 men2
ch`iu men / chiu men
goalmouth (in soccer)



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qiú duì / qiu2 dui4
ch`iu tui / chiu tui
sports team (basketball, soccer, football etc)


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nán zú / nan2 zu2
nan tsu
abbr. for 男子足球 men's soccer; abbr. for 男子足球隊|男子足球队 men's soccer team



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huáng mǎ / huang2 ma3
huang ma
Real Madrid soccer team; abbr. for 皇家馬德里|皇家马德里

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