How to say onions in Chinese: Yángcōng


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How to say onions in Chinese: Yángcōng

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

To say onions in Chinese: Yángcōng
Say it out loud: “Yang Tsong

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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 onions in other languages!

Arabic–Basal  (ba sal)
Chinese–Yángcōng  (Yang Tsong)
Croatian–luk  (look)
Czech–cibule  (see boo lay)
Finnish–sipuli  (sip uh lih)
French–oignon  (oan yoan)
German–zwiebeln  (zwee bell in)
Italian–cipolle  (chee poe lay)
Japanese–Tamanegi  (Tah Mah Neh Gee)
Korean–Yangpa  (Yang Pa)
Polish–cebula  (tze boo' la)
Portuguese–Cebola  (se boh lah)
Russian–luk  (look)
Spanish–cebollas  (seh boy' yuhs)
Swahili–vitunguu  (vee too n’goo)
Thai–Homyai  (hawm yai)
Turkish–soğan  (so on)
Vietnamese–Hành Tây  (Hahn Tai)

In Kenya and other countries "onions" (Yángcōng) are not just a vegetable, but also a form of spice. A meal starter. There are many more vegetables you can learn about in Chinese that will make you feel like a native. Collect all of them 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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