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Chinese Vocabulary for Seafood Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in food, Vocabulary

Going out to eat in China can be intimidating – no English on the menu, strange-looking dishes all around, and a very noisy atmosphere can scare many visitors away. Rather than head to the tourist-trap restaurant with burgers and fries, learn some Chinese food vocabulary and eat with the locals. In this lesson we’ll learn some Chinese vocabulary for seafood.

Chinese Vocabulary for Seafood

Learn some seafood-related Chinese.

Follow the video and practice, then copy the words and save them for future study:

Vocabulary

海鲜 – hǎi xiān

seafood

鱼 – yú

fish

三文鱼 – sān wèn yú

salmon

金枪鱼 – jīn qiāng yú

tuna

鲶鱼 – nián yú

catfish

鳟鱼 – zūn yú

trout

鲈鱼 – lú yú

bass

鳕鱼 – xuě yú

cod

鱿鱼 – yóu yú

squid

乌贼 – wū zéi

cuttlefish

八爪鱼 – bā zhuǎ yú

octopus

鲨鱼 – shā yú

shark

虾 – xiā

shrimp

龙虾 – lóng xiā

lobster

沙丁鱼 – shā dīng yú

sardine

螃蟹 – páng xiè

crab

牡蛎 – mǔ lì

oyster

蛤蜊 – gé lí

clams

扇贝 – shàn bèi

scallop

海藻 – hǎi zǎo

seaweed

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About the Author:sasha

Sasha is a teacher, student, writer, photographer, web designer, 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 planning a trip through Central/South America.


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