How to say lobster in Chinese: Lóngxiā


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How to say lobster in Chinese: Lóngxiā

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

To say lobster in Chinese: Lóngxiā
Say it out loud: “Long Shya

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Some more helpful words in our Chinese Seafood category:

crab – Xiè Ròu  (Shye Row)
fish – Yú Ròu  (Yü Row)
lobster – Lóngxiā  (Long Shya)
salmon – Sānwényú  (San Wen Yü)
shellfish – Bèilèi Hǎixiān  (Bay Lay Hi Shyen)
shrimp – Xiārén  (Shya Ren)
tuna – Jīnqiāngyú  (Jing Jyang Yü)

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

Arabic–Estakooza  (es ta koo za)
Chinese–Lóngxiā  (Long Shya)
Croatian–jastog  (yahs toag)
Czech–humr  (hoomr)
Finnish–hummeri  (whom meh rih)
French–homard  (oh mahr)
German–hummer  (hoom uh)
Italian–aragosta  (arr uh go stuh)
Japanese–Robusutā  (Ro Boo Soo Taah)
Korean–Rapseuteo  (Lobster)
Polish–homar  (ho' mar)
Portuguese–Lagosta  (lahn goes tah)
Russian–lobster  (lohp stehr)
Spanish–langosta  (lahn gōs tuh)
Swahili–lobsta  (lobstah)
Thai–Kung Yai  (GOONG yai)
Turkish–ıstakoz  (oos' tuh kawz)
Vietnamese–Tôm Hùm  (Tom Hoom)

In the Chinese culture, sea food, and more particularly "lobster" (Lóngxiā) is a common dish. You may be familiar with the dish, or you might just be curious enough to try it, and other sea foods, which you can learn about very quickly through our 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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