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Chinese Vocabulary for Meat Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in food, Vocabulary

Learning food-related vocabulary is always one of the first tasks when studying a language. This is especially important in places like China, where you won’t commonly find English on the menu. Plus, when you do it’s usually hilarious Chinglish that’s hard to decipher. Never fear, because we’re here to help you learn how to do things in Chinese. Here’s some useful Chinese vocabulary for meat in a short video.

Chinese Vocabulary - Meat

Dig in to some meat!

Practice it, copy the words, and study them on your own:


肉 – ròu


鸡肉 – jī ròu


鸡胸 – jī xiōng

chicken breast

鸡翅 – jī chì

chicken wing

鸡腿 – jī tuǐ

chicken leg

鸡爪 – jī zhuǎ

chicken feet

牛肉 – niú ròu


牛排 – niú pái


碎牛肉 – suì niú ròu

ground beef

汉堡包 – hàn bǎo bāo


猪肉 – zhū ròu


培根 – péi gēn


火腿 – huǒ tuǐ


排骨 – pái gǔ


香肠 – xiāng cháng


热狗 – rè gǒu

hot dog

羊肉 – yáng ròu


鸭肉 – yā ròu


火鸡 – huǒ jī


驴肉 – lǘ ròu

donkey meat

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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.

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