30+ Outstanding Types of Fish in Chinese
Welcome to the ultimate guide to types of fish in Chinese.Yea, we cover everything at LTL!
We’ve produced some fantastic resources for learning Chinese relating to animals before that go beyond all imagination!
Now we’re diving into all the types of fish in Chinese!
Knowing all the types of fish in Chinese is one way to impress your Chinese friends next time you’re in a seafood restaurant.
Fish is incredibly popular in China and you’ll also find out here how much the ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE FISH costs. Prepare to have your mind, blown!
Types of Fish in Chinese
Here are 20 of the most common types of fish in Chinese you’ll find on a Chinese menu.
|Flounder||比目鱼||bǐ mù yú|
|Piranha||食人鱼||shí rén yú|
|Tuna||金枪鱼||jīn qiāng yú|
|Zander||白梭吻鲈||bái suō wěn lú|
Sea Animals in Chinese
Still want more marine animal knowledge?
If you’re looking for things to do in Singapore, you can’t miss the S.E.A aquarium which has the second-largest aquarium based off water volume.
Aside from the types of fish in Chinese here are some bonus marine animals:
|Lobster||小龙虾||xiǎo lóng xiā|
|Manta Ray||魔鬼鱼||móguǐ yú|
|Sea Urchin||海胆||hǎi dǎn|
Chinese Dragon Fish
There is one fish in China that stands out above the rest.
They’re the ultimate symbol of wealth and power and we’re NOT talking about the infamous Koi 鯉 (lǐ) or carp.
We’re talking about the Chinese dragon fish also know as Asian Arowana 龍魚 (lóng yú).
As this video by business insider explains the Asian Arowana has broken records for the most expensive fish ever purchased.
The Chinese dragon fish is freshwater dweller native to Southeast Asia and gained huge popularity in China bearing resemblance to the Chinese dragon.
For the longest time the Asian Arowanas we’re only used as a food source but in the 1960s started becoming a household pet!
Overfishing made wild Arowanas quite rare and the highly sought after red and gold Chinese dragon fish started to become extremely expensive.
Check out our Chinese colours blog to find out why a red or gold dragon fish would be such a status symbol.
This fish is so valuable that it’s been rumoured to have been sold to a prominent member of the Chinese government for over $300’000 USD.New York Post
Even someone in Singapore, a country with harsh penalties for theft delt with a series of Arowana heists as a man would steal them from homes using a bucket!
Fish in Chinese – FAQ’s
How do you say fish in Chinese?
Fish in Chinese in 鱼 yú. You’ll notice this is included in all the types of fish names in Chinese.
What are the most popular Chinese fish recipes?
Some of the most popular Chinese fish-based dished are stir-fry fillets with vegetables, steamed fish, sweet and sour fish and pan-fried fish with soy sauce.
How to take care of a Chinese fighting fish?
Chinese fighting fish are also known as Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta splendens) are more delicate than your average fish.
They require up to 40 litres of water so they can establish their territories.
They need surface air but are notorious jumpers so keep a lid on their tanks when you’re not around.
What is the meaning of the Chinese fish tattoo?
The Koi Fish is an incredibly popular Chinese fish tattoo seen all over the world. The meaning of the tattoo can change depending on their colour, direction and more!
The basic meanings of your Koi fish swimming upstream or downstream are either you are currently in a battle, or a struggle opposed to you don’t yet possess the strength to make it against the optical.
For more information about the meaning of colours, check out our Chinese tattoos blog.
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