How to say potato in Chinese: Tǔdòu


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How to say potato in Chinese: Tǔdòu

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

To say potato in Chinese: Tǔdòu
Say it out loud: “Too Dou

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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 potato in other languages!

Arabic–Batates  (ba ta tes)
Chinese–Tǔdòu  (Too Dou)
Croatian–krumpir  (kroom peer)
Czech–brambor  (bram bor)
Finnish–peruna  (peh ruh nah)
French–pommes de terre  (poam day tair)
German–kartoffel  (car toff uhl)
Italian–patata  (puh tah tuh)
Japanese–Jaga Imo  (Jah Gah Ee Moh)
Korean–Gamja  (Gam Ja)
Polish–ziemniak  (zyem' nyak)
Portuguese–Batata  (bah tah tah)
Russian–kartofel'  (kahr toh fyel)
Spanish–papas  (pa puhs)
Swahili–viazi  (vee ah zee)
Thai–Man Farang  (mahn fah rang)
Turkish–patates  (puh tah tays)
Vietnamese–Khoai Tây  (Hwai Tay)

"potato" (Tǔdòu) soup is not just a choice soup in the Chinese culture, but it is one of those soups that you can have in any weather. It is not just as a soup ingredient. "potato" (Tǔdòu) is a favorite side dish for any occasion as well, not to mention a wonderful snack! Get 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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