Few Chinese Words for Different Types of Food

Few Chinese Words for Different Types of Food

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz

Different people enjoy eating different food. Different cultures serve different kinds of deserts. And it’s not bad idea to know what exactly you are eating. We plan organizing Chinese cuisine courses here at Lazy Chinese but until we do here are few Chinese words for buying groceries or recognizing what is in your meal in ‘no-English-menu-restaurants” in China.

Meat      肉
Ròu

Pork     猪肉
zhūròu

Veal     小牛肉
xiǎo niúròu

Beef     牛肉
niúròu

Chicken    鸡

Fish        鱼

Vegetables  蔬菜
Shūcài

Rice              米饭
mǐfàn

tomato        西红柿
xīhóngshì

potato        土豆
tǔdòu

cucumber 黄瓜
huángguā

broccoli   西兰花
xī lánhuā

cabbage 卷心菜
juǎnxīncài

Fruit    水果
shuǐguǒ

Apple 苹果
píngguǒ

Orange 橙子
chéngzi

Banana 香蕉

Peach 桃子
táozi

Plum 李子
lǐzǐ

Apricot 杏
lǐzǐ

If you find this helpful, check out our article
on “Six Ways of Saying Good bye in Chinese”.

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