海鲜 Seafood in Chinese

海鲜Hǎi xiān Seafood is a MUST when you are traveling in China, especially the southern part of China which is so close to the sea, the seafood there are very fresh and price competitive. Here are some vocabulary for you to help you order yummy seafood in China:

Shēng háo      mǔ lì
生蚝                  牡蛎            Oysters

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xiā   prawn/shrimp

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dà xiā      xiǎo xiā
大虾            小虾

Big prawn    small prawn (shrimp)

xiā rén
虾仁      peeled prawn/shrimp

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lóng xiā
龙虾     Lobster

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Xiǎo lóng xiā

小龙虾     crayfish

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páng xiè
螃 蟹       Crab

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Sān wén yú
三文鱼     Salmon

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Jīn qiāng yú

金枪鱼       The Chinese name for Tuna 

tūn ná yú

吞拿鱼     The loanword for Tuna

 

 

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