How to say olives in Chinese: Gǎnlǎn


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How to say olives in Chinese: Gǎnlǎn

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To say olives in Chinese: Gǎnlǎn
Say it out loud: “Gan Lan

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Some more helpful words in our Chinese Vegetables category:

artichokes – Cháoxiǎn Jì  (Chao Shyen Jee)
beans – Dòu Lèi  (Dou Lay)
carrots – Húluóbo  (Hoo Lwo Bwo)
chickpeas – Yīng Zuǐ Dòu  (Ing Dzway Dou)
cucumber – Huánggua  (Hwang Gwa)
eggplant – Qiézi  (Chiye Dz)
garlic – Dàsuàn  (Da Swan)
lentils – Xiǎo Biǎndòu  (Shyao Byen Dou)
mushrooms – Mógu  (Mwo Goo)
olives – Gǎnlǎn  (Gan Lan)
onions – Yángcōng  (Yang Tsong)
peppers – Làjiāo  (La Jyao)
potato – Tǔdòu  (Too Dou)
salad – Shālà  (Sha La)
spinach – Bōcài  (Bwo Tsai)
tomatoes – Xīhóngshì  (She Hong Shr)

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

Arabic–Zaytoon  (zay toon)
Chinese–Gǎnlǎn  (Gan Lan)
Croatian–masline  (mah slee nay)
Czech–olivy  (oh liv ay)
Finnish–oliivi  (oh leave ih)
French–olive  (oh leev)
German–oliven  (oh lee ven)
Italian–olive  (oo lee vay)
Japanese–Olību  (Oh Ree' Boo)
Korean–Ollibeu  (All Ee Beu)
Polish–oliwki  (o leev' kee)
Portuguese–Azeitona  (ah zay toh nah)
Russian–olivki  (ah lee fkee)
Spanish–aceitunas  (ah see ih too' nuhs)
Swahili–mizaituni  (mee zah ee too ni)
Thai–Olif  (oh leef)
Turkish–zeytin  (zay tin)
Vietnamese–Ô Liu  (Oh Lee-U)

Spice up your life with some "olives" (Gǎnlǎn). Even in Chinese they do sound awesome! And while at it, collect more 'local' ways to food from 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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