How to say meat in Chinese: Ròu


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How to say meat in Chinese: Ròu

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

To say meat in Chinese: Ròu
Say it out loud: “Rou

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Some more helpful words in our Chinese Diet Considerations category:

bread – Miànbāo  (Myen Bao)
celiac – Fùqiāng Bìng Huànzhě  (Foo Chyang Bing Hwan Juh)
cheese – Nǎilào  (Nai Lao)
dairy – Rǔ Pǐn  (Roo Pin)
eggs – Dàn  (Dan)
gluten-free – Wú Mài Fū  (Woo Mai Foo)
I am vegan – Yángé Sùshí Zhě  (Yen Guh Su’ Shr Juh)
I am vegetarian – Wǒ Chīsù  (Wo Chr Soo)
I don't eat… – Wǒ Bù Chī…  (Wo Boo Chr…)
kosher – Qīngjié Kě Shí  (Ching Jiye Kuh Shr)
meat – Ròu  (Rou)
milk – Niúnǎi  (Nyou Nai)
nuts – Jiān Guǒ  (Jyen Gwo)
organic – Yǒujī  (Yo Jee)
sugar – Táng  (Tang)
wheat – Xiǎomài  (Shyao Mai)

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

Arabic–Lahm  (lahm)
Chinese–Ròu  (Rou)
Croatian–meso  (meh zo)
Czech–maslo  (mah sloh)
Finnish–liha  (lih ha)
French–viande  (vee ahnd)
German–fleisch  (fly sh)
Italian–carne  (car nay)
Japanese–Niku  (Nee Kuu)
Korean–Gogi  (Go Gi)
Polish–mięso  (myeah' so)
Portuguese–Carne  (kah nee)
Russian–myaso  (mya soh)
Spanish–carne  (car nay)
Swahili–nyama  (nyah mah)
Thai–Nuea  (noo-ah)
Turkish–eti  (et eh)
Vietnamese–Thịt  (Tit)

Sometimes your host will not automatically know if you are a vegetarian or you prefer "meat" (Ròu) and what kind. There are many more dietary considerations when you are making your food choice, which you can learn about by getting instant access to the Chinese Language Set and have fun exploring the different kinds of "meat" (Ròu).


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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