How to say shrimp in Chinese: Xiārén


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How to say shrimp in Chinese: Xiārén

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

To say shrimp in Chinese: Xiārén
Say it out loud: “Shya Ren

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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 shrimp in other languages!

Arabic–Jambari  (jam ba ri)
Chinese–Xiārén  (Shya Ren)
Croatian–morski račić  (more skee rah chich)
Czech–kreveta  (kreh veh tah)
Finnish–katkarapu  (cut kah rah poh)
French–crevette  (cruh vet)
German–shrimp  (zrimp)
Italian–gamberetto  (gahm bear et o)
Japanese–Ebi  (Eh Bee)
Korean–Saeu  (Sae Woo)
Polish–krewetka  (kre vet' ka)
Portuguese–Camarão  (kah maa rah-oo)
Russian–krevetka  (cree vyet kah)
Spanish–camarones  (kah ma rōn' ace)
Swahili–uduvi  (oo doo vee)
Thai–Kung  (GOONG)
Turkish–karides  (kah ree dehs)
Vietnamese–Tôm  (Tom)

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 "shrimp" (Xiārén) 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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