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Learning Turkish for travel or study? Let’s try this term:
To say shellfish in Turkish: kabuklu deniz hayvanı
Say it out loud: “ka boo kloo' dih niz hi vah nuh“
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Some more helpful words in our Turkish Seafood category:
crab – yengeç (yen gech)
fish – balık (wall ik)
lobster – ıstakoz (oos' tuh kawz)
salmon – somon (so mahn)
shellfish – kabuklu deniz hayvanı (ka boo kloo' dih niz hi vah nuh)
shrimp – karides (kah ree dehs)
tuna – orkinos (or kee nohs)
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)
Turkish–kabuklu deniz hayvanı (ka boo kloo' dih niz hi vah nuh)
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" (kabuklu deniz hayvanı) in Turkish, so that you are able to enquire whether they consider that particular delicacy part of their food item.