Here is another word that is practically the same in Chinese and Japanese：
Simplified Chinese: 可爱 Kě’ài (keh-eye)
Tradistional Chinese: 可愛 Kě’ài (keh-eye)
Japanese: 可愛い kawaii (kah-why-E)
可 is a very common hanzi used in Chinese, it means ‘able to/can’ so cute is ‘can love’
好可爱！ Hǎo kě’ài! （How-keh-eye) = very cute in Chinese
很可爱！Hěn kě’ài (hen-keh-eye) = very cute in Chinese
可愛いすぎる！ kawaiisugiru (kah-why-E-sue-gi (like the taekwando uniform) – ruh) = too cute! – In Japanese.