2016年2月26日 星期五

About Vegetarianism in Taiwan - Learn Chinese SMART Mandarin


About Vegetarianism in Taiwan




Since Buddhism is deeply rooted in Taiwanese culture, therefore vegetarianism isn't a new concept in Taiwan.

Today we're going to touch on some useful vocabulary about vegetarianism in Chinese.

1. Saying "I'm a vegetarian."

    我吃素。 wǒ chīsù

    This meaning " I eat vegetarian food" 
     The word "素 sù “ is a short form for "素食 sùshí”.

2. Saying " vegetarian restaurant"

    素食餐廳 sùshí cāntīng


3. Saying "I'm a vegan" 

   我吃全素。  wǒ chī quán sù

   The word quán  meaning "whole; entire" 


4. Some Buddhism vegetarian are not eating garlic, onion, or green onion. So if you happen     to be one of them, you might need to say  

    我的素食請不要加蔥蒜,謝謝。
    wǒ de sùshí qǐng bùyào jiā cōng suàn, xièxiè

    This means " My vegetarian food please don't add garlic and onions, thank you." literally.


5. If you are the kind of vegetarian do eat eggs and drink milk. Then you are eating  

   蛋奶素 dàn nǎi sù   (literary meaning egg, milk vegetarian food)
   You can tell people 
    我吃蛋奶素 wǒ chī dàn nǎi sù

   which means I'm a vegetarian that could have eggs and milk.

6. 鍋邊素  guō biān sù

     It means " pot side vegetarian" literally. 
     It's a kind of vegetarian that are more casual, who can share a pot of meat broth with         people but he/she only picks the vegetable out of a meat broth.

So what type of vegetarian are you?  ;)

We hope you find this interesting and helpful! 
Thanks for reading all the way through.

SMART Mandarin
Katrina Lee

www.smartmandarinchinese.com