How to say well done in Chinese: Lǎo


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How to say well done in Chinese: Lǎo

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

To say well done in Chinese: Lǎo
Say it out loud: “Lao

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Some more helpful words in our Chinese Cooking Methods category:

baked – Hōng De  (Hong Duh)
boiled – Zhǔ De  (Joo Duh)
fried – Zhá De  (Ja Duh)
grilled – Shāo Kǎo De  (Shao Kao Duh)
rare – Nèn  (Nun (None))
raw – Shēng De  (Shuhng Duh)
roasted – Kǎo De  (Kao Duh)
sauteed – Chǎo De  (Chao Duh)
spicy – Là  (La)
stewed – Dùn De  (Dwun Duh)
stuffed – Sāi Mǎn Le…  (Sai Man Luh…)
well done – Lǎo  (Lao)

And here’s how to say well done in other languages!

Arabic–Ahsant  (ah sant)
Chinese–Lǎo  (Lao)
Croatian–kuhani i  (koo hahn ee ee)
Czech–propečený  (pro petch eh nee)
Finnish–kypsä  (kip sah)
French–très bien cuit  (tray bee ahn kwee)
German–durchgebraten  (dursh geh brah ten)
Italian–ben cotta  (ben coot uh)
Japanese–Werudan  (Weh Roo Dann)
Korean–Weldeon  (Well Done)
Polish–dobrze wysmażony  (dob' zhe vee sma zho' nyh)
Portuguese–Bem Passado  (behm paas ah doo)
Russian–horosho prozharennyu  (hah rah shoh prah zhah rye nyu)
Spanish–bien cocido  (bee in koe see doe)
Swahili–ilioiva vizuri  (ee lee oh ee vah vee zoo ree)
Thai–Suk  (sook)
Turkish–iyi pişmiş  (ee yay pish mish)
Vietnamese–Chín  (Chin)

Do you prefer your meat rare or "well done" (Lǎo)? Most cultures including the Chinese will easily accomodate your preferences. Don't be afraid of asking for what you want or even asking for their opinion or suggestions! Get instant access to the Chinese Language Set and best of all, have fun experimenting with new food.


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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