essential chinese vocabulary word list drinks

The Essential Chinese Vocabulary Word List for Drinks

We’ve all had that moment in China.

We want to order our favorite drink or beverage…

…but we’re tongue tied because we have no idea how to say it.

To make sure that never happens again, I’ve gone ahead and put together a list of Mandarin Chinese vocabulary words and phrases for all the drinks you could possibly want to quench your thirst!

Hope you enjoy!


 

Essential Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary Word List for Drinks

Juice Vocabulary

Juice: 果汁(guǒ zhī)

Apple Juice: 苹果汁 (píng guǒ zhī)

Orange Juice: 橙汁 (chéng zhī)

Tomato Juice: 番茄汁 (fān qié zhī)

Strawberry Juice: 草莓汁 (cǎo méi zhī )

Cranberry Juice: 蔓越莓汁 (màn yuè méi zhī)

Blueberry Juice: 蓝莓汁 (lán méi zhī)

Grape Juice: 葡萄汁 (pú táo zhī)

Pineapple Juice: 菠萝汁 (bō luó zhī)

Lychee Juice: 荔枝汁 (lì zhī zhī)

Mango Juice: 芒果汁 (máng guǒ zhī)

Papaya Juice: 木瓜汁 (mù guā zhī)

Peach Juice: 桃汁 (táo zhī)

Kiwi fruit Juice: 猕猴桃汁 (mí hóu táo zhī)

Watermelon Juice: 西瓜汁 (xī guā zhī)

Plum Juice: 酸梅汤 (suān méi tāng)

Aloe Juice 芦荟汁 (lú huì zhī)

Corn Juice: 玉米汁 (yù mǐ zhī)

Coconut water: 椰子水 (yē zi shuǐ)

Fruit Punch: 水果宾治 (shuǐ guǒ bīn zhì)

Lemonade: 柠檬水 (níng méng shuǐ)

Fresh Squeezed: 鲜榨 (xiān zhà)

 

Coffee/Tea Vocabulary

Coffee: 咖啡(kā fēi)

Decaf Coffee: 无咖啡因咖啡 (wú kā fēi yīn kā fēi)

Espresso: 浓缩咖啡 (nóng suō kā fēi)

Latte: 拿铁咖啡 (ná tiě kā fēi)

Vanilla latte: 香草拿铁 (xiāng cǎo ná tiě)

Americano: 美式咖啡 (měi shì kā fēi)

Cappuccino: 卡布奇诺 (kǎ bù qí nuò)

Misto: 密斯朵咖啡 (mì sī duǒ kā fēi)

Mocha Coffee: 摩卡咖啡 (mó kǎ kā fēi)

Caramel Macchiato: 焦糖玛奇朵 (jiāo táng mǎ qí duǒ)

Tea: 茶(chá)

Chai tea: 拉茶 (lā chá)

Green tea: 绿茶 (lǜ chá)

Black tea: 红茶 (hóng chá)

Oolong tea: 乌龙茶 (wū lóng chá)

Dragon Well tea: 龙井茶 (lóng jǐng chá

Pu’er tea:普洱茶 (pǔ ěr chá)

Chrysanthemum tea: 菊花茶 (jú huā chá)

Chamomile tea: 甘菊茶 (gān jú chá)

Puer tea: 普洱茶(pǔ’ ěr chá)

Scented tea: 花茶 (huā chá)

Jasmine tea: 茉莉花茶 (mò lì huā chá)

Earl Grey: 格雷伯爵茶 (gé léi bó jué chá)

Honey Citron tea: 蜂蜜柚子茶 (fēng mì yòu zǐ chá)

Mint tea: 薄荷茶 (bò hé chá)

Milk tea: 奶茶 (nǎi chá)

Boba/Pearl milk tea: 珍珠奶茶 (zhēn zhū nǎi chá)

Jiaduobao: 加多宝 (jiā duō bǎo)

 

Soda Vocabulary

Coca Cola: 可口可乐 (kě kǒu kě lè)

Pepsi: 百事可乐 (bǎi shì kě lè)

Fanta: 芬达 (fēn dá)

Sprite: 雪碧 (xuě bì)

7Up: 七喜(qī xǐ)

Root Beer:根汁汽水 (gēn zhī qì shuǐ )

 

Other Vocabulary

Red bull: 红牛 (hóng niú)

Milk: 奶 (nǎi)

Skim Milk: 脱脂牛奶 (tuō zhī niú nǎi)

Soy Milk: 豆浆 (dòu jiāng)

Water: 水 (shuǐ)

Bottled Water: 瓶装水 (píng zhuāng shuǐ)

Tap Water: 自来水 (zì lái shuǐ)

Mineral water矿泉水 (kuàng quán shuǐ)

Ice: 冰 (bīng)

Hot: 热 (rè)

Cold: 冷 (lěng)

Honey: 蜂蜜 (fēng mì)

Sugar: 糖 (táng)

Chocolate: 巧克力 (qiǎo kè lì)

Whipped Cream: 生/鲜奶油 (shēng /xiān nǎi yóu)

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7 Responses to The Essential Chinese Vocabulary Word List for Drinks

  1. Pamela Rose March 8, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    This is a great list of drinks in Mandarin, but the font on my computer screen seems so small. I feel like the font size could have been made bigger and therefore the characters would stand out more. Right now, I feel like I either have to ‘squint’ or zoom in on my browser.

    • Christina March 9, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

      Thank you Pamela! Hope you saw your favorite drink.

  2. Mack March 11, 2013 at 1:30 am #

    hit command + “+” … it’ll enlarge the page.

    And great list, this is very helpful!!!!

    • Christina March 11, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

      Thank you! Glad you found this useful.

    • Mike March 12, 2013 at 2:40 am #

      Or you can press ctrl + on a windows machine.

  3. Manda March 11, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    Great List, but what about carrot juice and other vegetable juices besides tomato juice? Do we just say Hu Luo Bo Zhi?

    • Christina March 13, 2013 at 11:26 am #

      Thank you! Yes, you’re right it would be 胡萝卜汁 (hú luó bo zhī)