How to say I am hungry in Chinese: Wǒ Èle

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How to say I am hungry in Chinese: Wǒ Èle

Learning Chinese for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say I am hungry in Chinese: Wǒ Èle
Say it out loud: “Wo Uh Luh

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Some more helpful words in our Chinese More Dining Basics category:

...some (of) – Yīdiǎn  (Ee Dyen)
...this/that – Zhègè / Nàgè  (Jay Guh / Nay Guh)
all done – Chī Wánle  (Chr Wan Luh)
another – Zài Lái Yī Gè…  (Dzai Lai Ee Guh…)
Bon appétit! – Zhù Nǐhǎo Wèi!  (Joo Nee Hao Way!)
can I have…? – Wǒ Xiǎng Chī / Hē…  (Wo Shyang Chr / Huh…)
can I see…? – Gěi Wǒ Kàn…  (Gay Wo Kan…)
can we have...? – Wǒmen Xiǎng Chī /Hē…  (Wo Mun Shyang Chr / Huh…)
can we see ...? – Gěi Wǒmen Kàn …  (Gay Wo Mun Kan…)
Cheers! – Gānbēi!  (Gan Bay!)
Eat! Eat! – Kuài Chī  (Kway Chr)
I am hungry – Wǒ Èle  (Wo Uh Luh)
I am thirsty – Wǒ Kě Le  (Wo Kuh Luh)
I ate – Wǒ Chī Guòle  (Wo Chr Gwo Luh)
I would like… – Wǒ Xiǎngyào  (Wo Shyang Yao)
we ate – Wǒmen Chī Guòle  (Wo Mun Chr Gwo Luh)
we ate well! – Wǒmen Chīde Hěn Xiāng!  (Wo Mun Chr Duh Hun Shyang!)
we would like… – Wǒmen Xiǎngyào  (Wo Mun Shyang Yao)

And here’s how to say I am hungry in other languages!

Arabic–Ana Ja'e'  (ana ja heh)
Chinese–Wǒ Èle  (Wo Uh Luh)
Croatian–Ja sam gladan  (ya sahm glah dun)
Czech–Mám hlad  (mahm hlahd)
Finnish–Minulla on nälkä  (Mi null lah on nahl kah)
French–J'ai faim  (zhay fah)
German–Ich bin hungrig  (iHk bin hun grayH)
Italian–ho fame  (ōh fah may)
Japanese–Onaka Ga Sukimashita  (Oh Nah Kah Gah Soo Kee Mah Shee Tah)
Korean–Baegopayo.  (Bae Go Pa Yo.)
Polish–Jestem głodny  (Ye'stem glo'dny)
Portuguese–Estou Com Fome  (ehs tow kohm fo mee)
Russian–Ya goloden/na  (Ya goh lah dyen/nah)
Spanish–tengo hambre  (tango ahm bray)
Swahili–nahisi njaa  (nah hee see n’jah)
Thai–Hio Khao  (hee-ew KAO)
Turkish–i açım  (ee ah chim)
Vietnamese–Tôi Đói Bụng  (Toy Dawy Boong)

Don't let your tummy rumble endlessly or your sugar level to drop to unacceptable levels, because you did not know how to say "I am hungry" (Wǒ Èle) in Chinese, or you did not know how to ask for a bite. Learn all about the basics of dining through our instant access to the Chinese Language Set.

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Fred Bane
Biography: Fred Bane is a media producer and translator living in Nanjing China. Since graduating with a BA in International Relations from American University in 2007, Fred has lived in Vietnam and then China, where he received a Masters in Ethnography from Nanjing University in 2012. Fred currently works for a non-profit organization involved in education and cultural exchange, and moonlights as a Chinese-English medical translator.
Born: Portland, Oregon, USA
Location: Nanjing, China
Website : Ameson Education and Culture Exchange Foundation

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