How to say knife in Chinese: Dāo


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How to say knife in Chinese: Dāo

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

To say knife in Chinese: Dāo
Say it out loud: “Dao

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Some more helpful words in our Chinese Table Settings category:

chopsticks – Cānjīn Zhǐ  (Tsan Jin Jrr)
fork – Chāzi  (Cha Dz)
glass – Bēizi  (Bay Dz)
knife – Dāo  (Dao)
napkin – Kuàizi  (Kwai Dz)
plate – Pánzi  (Pan Dz)
spoon – Sháozi  (Shao Dz)

And here’s how to say knife in other languages!

Arabic–Sekkeen  (sek keen)
Chinese–Dāo  (Dao)
Croatian–nož  (noash)
Czech–nůž  (noozh)
Finnish–veitsi  (vait sih)
French–couteau  (coo toe)
German–messer  (mess uh)
Italian–coltello  (koll tell o)
Japanese–Naifu  (Na'I Foo)
Korean–Naipeu  (Knife)
Polish–nóż  (noosh)
Portuguese–Faca  (fah kah)
Russian–nozh  (nohzh)
Spanish–cuchillo  (koo chee yo)
Swahili–kisu  (kee soo)
Thai–Mit  (MEET)
Turkish–bıçak  (buh chawk)
Vietnamese–Dao  (Yow)

The basics. Eating implements include a fork and "knife" (Dāo). While these may be your preference, some cultures will only provide a spoon. Worry not, however! You can ask for your "knife" (Dāo) in Chinese. Learn more about cooking and eating implements through the instant access to the Chinese Language Set.


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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