List: Words coming from Chinese

Gairaigo: Words adopted from Chinese

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公司 コンス konsu

gairaigo  Chinese origin  popular  noun  noun (generic) 

  • company (in China), firm
餃子 ギョーザ gyo-za

gairaigo  Chinese origin  popular  food, cooking  noun  noun (generic) 

  • gyoza, pot sticker, crescent-shaped pan-fried dumplings stuffed with minced pork and vegetables
拉麺 ラーメン ra-men

gairaigo  Chinese origin  popular  irregular reading  usually written using kana alone  noun  noun (generic) 

  • ramen, Chinese-style noodles
麻雀 マージャン ma-jan

gairaigo  Chinese origin  popular  irregular reading  irregular kanji usage  noun  noun (generic) 

  • mahjong, mah-jongg
面子 メンツ mentsu

gairaigo  Chinese origin  popular  noun  noun (generic)  mahjong 

  • face, honour, honor
  • meld
  • lineup (of players participating in a mahjong game)
  • attendees (e.g. at a meeting), members, participants
ぺてん peten

gairaigo  Chinese origin  noun  noun (generic) 

  • fraud, swindle
苦力 クーリー ku-ri-

gairaigo  Chinese origin  popular  historical term  usually written using kana alone  noun  noun (generic) 

  • coolie
ラー油 ラーユ ra-yu

gairaigo  Chinese origin  noun  noun (generic) 

  • (Chinese) chili oil, chile oil, chilli oil
雲呑 ワンタン wantan

gairaigo  Chinese origin  JLPT N1  usually written using kana alone  food, cooking  noun  noun (generic) 

  • wonton (Chinese dumpling), won ton, wantan, wanton, wuntun
焼売 しゅうまい shuumai

gairaigo  Chinese origin  obsolete kanji  usually written using kana alone  food, cooking  noun  noun (generic) 

  • shumai, shaomai, steamed meat dumpling (Chinese-style)
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