Identical spellings: a totally awesome rarity


Just came across 絵文字 (emoji) on level eight and was pleasantly surprised to find out the English and Japanese spellings are identical. Just wanted to know if there were any other totally awesome words were English Japanese actually match? I’m guessing not?!


All the other loanwords?

sushi, tsunami, samurai, etc…


What a coincidence!




Yes, those would be actual coincidences. Some of them are kind of neat.

Rather than the relatively boring fact that English borrowed “emoji” from Japanese.


Kaomoji is one.


typhoon and 台風 (たいふう)?


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