17 January 2014

Vocabulary: Chinese food

One of the most important vocabularies is the food vocabulary. Let's learn different Chinese food words, from the most common in the West culture to the most common in China.





Note that most foods are composed of a noun + noun-modifier which slightly modifies the original meaning. Like animal + meat, animal/kind of food + milk or "pasta"+ shape of the food. So it's very easy to learn more food words doing more combinations..




jīròu
chicken meat


zhūròu
pork meat


niúròu
beef meet



fish

豆腐
dòufu
tofu

蔬菜
shūcài
vegetables

鸡蛋
jīdàn
chicken egg

奶酪
nǎilào
cheese


suānnǎi
yogurt


niúnǎi
cow's milk

米饭
mǐfàn
cooked rice


miàntiáo
noodles


miànbāo
bread

水饺
shuǐjiǎo
boiled dumpling

沙拉
shālā
salad

水果
shuǐguǒ
fruit

巧克力
qiǎokèlì
chocolate

蛋糕
dàngāo
cake