How to say napkin in Chinese: Kuàizi


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How to say napkin in Chinese: Kuàizi

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

To say napkin in Chinese: Kuàizi
Say it out loud: “Kwai Dz

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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 napkin in other languages!

Arabic–Mandeel  (man deel)
Chinese–Kuàizi  (Kwai Dz)
Croatian–salveta  (sal veh tuh)
Czech–ubrousek  (oo bro sek)
Finnish–servetti  (sehr vet tih)
French–serviette  (sair vee ett)
German–serviette  (zerv ee ett uh)
Italian–tovagliolo  (toe vall ee olo)
Japanese–Napukin  (Nah Poo Kin)
Korean–Naepkin  (Napkin)
Polish–serwetka  (sir vet' ka)
Portuguese–Pauzinhos  (pa-oo zeen yoo)
Russian–salfetka  (sahl fye tkah)
Spanish–servilleta  (sair vee yet uh)
Swahili–kitambaa  (kee tah mm bah)
Thai–Thitchu  (teet CHOO)
Turkish–peçete  (pay' cheh tay)
Vietnamese–Khăn Ăn  (Khang An)

"Please may I have a "napkin" (Kuàizi)"? That is how you ask for a "napkin" (Kuàizi) in Chinese. For other courtesy phrases, get instant access to the Chinese Language Set. Enjoy your dining experience!


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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