How to say pork in Chinese: Zhūròu


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How to say pork in Chinese: Zhūròu

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

To say pork in Chinese: Zhūròu
Say it out loud: “Joo Row

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Some more helpful words in our Chinese Meats category:

beef – Niúròu  (Nyou Row)
chicken – Jī Ròu  (Jee Row)
duck – Yā Ròu  (Ya Row)
goat – Shānyáng Ròu  (Shan Yang Row)
ham – Huǒtuǐ  (Hwo Tway)
lamb – Gāoyáng Ròu  (Gao Yang Row)
mutton – Yángròu  (Yang Row)
pork – Zhūròu  (Joo Row)
rabbit – Tù Ròu  (Too Row)
steak – Niúpái  (Nyou Pai)
veal – Xiǎo Niúròu  (Shyao Nyou Row)
venison – Lù Ròu  (Loo Row)

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

Arabic–Lahm el Khanzeer  (lahm el kan zeer)
Chinese–Zhūròu  (Joo Row)
Croatian–svinjetina  (svin yeh tee nuh)
Czech–vepřové  (veh psroh vay)
Finnish–porsas  (pore sahs)
French–porc  (pork)
German–schwein  (shvine)
Italian–maiale  (my all ay)
Japanese–Buta Niku  (Boo Tah Nee Koo)
Korean–Dwaejigogi  (Doae Ji Go Gi)
Polish–wieprzowina  (vyeh psho vee' na)
Portuguese–Carne De Porco  (kah nee jee pohr koo)
Russian–svinina  (svee nee nah)
Spanish–cerdo  (sair doe)
Swahili–nguruwe  (n’goo roo weh)
Thai–Mu  (moo)
Turkish–domuz eti  (doe muz eh tay)
Vietnamese–Heo  (Heyo)

Whether "pork" (Zhūròu) is part of your diet or not, knowing what the translation is in Chinese enables you to express your dietary wish to your host or waiter. There are more diet-related phrases 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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