Yummy! Say ‘Ice-Cream’ & flavors in Mandarin with audio pronunciation

My daughter displays ice-cream artwork with Chinese characters

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream!!! Summer is here. Now is the time for lots and lots of ice-cream. As a mom who LOVES ice-cream, my kids are often indulged throughout the summer. Learn how to say ice-cream and some ice-cream flavors in Mandarin Chinese.

  • Ice-cream 冰淇淋 bīng qí lín (‘bing’ is high, sustained tone; ‘qi’ is ‘chee’ with a rising tone; ‘lin’ is with a rising tone)
  • Vanilla 香草 xīang cǎo (‘xiang’ is ‘sh’ +’awng’ with a high, sustained tone; ‘cao’ is ‘ts’ + ‘ow’ with a descending then rising tone)
  • Strawberry 草 莓 cǎo méi (‘cao’ is ‘ts’ + ‘ow’ with a descending then rising tone; ‘mei’ is ‘may’ with a rising tone)
  • Chocolate 巧克力 qǐao kè lì (‘qiao’ is ‘chee’+'ow’ with a descending then rising tone; ‘ke’ is ‘kuh’ with a sharp, descending tone; ‘li’ is ‘lee’ with a sharp, descending tone)

Click here for audio pronunciations of ice-cream and the flavors.

NOTE: Check out my previous post about Chinese tones for pronunciation tips.

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