How to say shellfish in Chinese: Bèilèi Hǎixiān

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How to say shellfish in Chinese: Bèilèi Hǎixiān

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

To say shellfish in Chinese: Bèilèi Hǎixiān
Say it out loud: “Bay Lay Hi Shyen

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Some more helpful words in our Chinese Seafood category:

crab – Xiè Ròu  (Shye Row)
fish – Yú Ròu  (Yü Row)
lobster – Lóngxiā  (Long Shya)
salmon – Sānwényú  (San Wen Yü)
shellfish – Bèilèi Hǎixiān  (Bay Lay Hi Shyen)
shrimp – Xiārén  (Shya Ren)
tuna – Jīnqiāngyú  (Jing Jyang Yü)

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

Arabic–Mahar  (ma har)
Chinese–Bèilèi Hǎixiān  (Bay Lay Hi Shyen)
Croatian–školjke  (shh koll ee kay)
Czech–mušle  (moosh lay)
Finnish–äyriäinen  (ow re eye nehn)
French–fruits de mer  (fruit day mehr)
German–meeresfrüchte  (meer ess froosh tuh)
Italian–mollusco  (moe loo' scoe)
Japanese–Kai  (Kah Ee)
Korean–Eopaeryu  (Uh Pae Ryoo)
Polish–skorupiak  (sko roo' pyak)
Portuguese–Frutos Do Mar  (froo toos doh mahr)
Russian–molluski  (mol lus ki)
Spanish–mariscos  (mah rees' koes)
Swahili–samakingamba  (sah mah kee n’ga mm bah)
Thai–Hoi  (hoi)
Turkish–kabuklu deniz hayvanı  (ka boo kloo' dih niz hi vah nuh)
Vietnamese–Sò  (Saw)

While not all your visits will lead you to a seafood loving culture, it does not hurt to learn what they are referred to in the particular language. For example "shellfish" (Bèilèi Hǎixiān) in Chinese, so that you are able to enquire whether they consider that particular delicacy part of their food item.

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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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