What various fruits are called in some Asian Languages

Glossary table is sorted in alphabetical order according to English language. Pronunciations under the Chinese characters are based on PinYin.

Chinese

English

Malay

水果纇

sui guo lei

Fruit

Buah-buahan

蘋果

ping guo

Apple

Buah Epal

xing

Apricot

Buah Aprikot

顎梨

e li

Avocado

Avokado

香蕉

xiang jiao

Banana

Pisang

紅毛荔枝

hong mao li zhi

Castard Apple

Buah Nona

尖不辣果

jian bu la guo

Cempedak

Buah Cempedak

櫻桃

ying tao

Cherry

Buah Cheri

椰子

ye zi

Coconut

Buah Kelapa

人心果/人參果

ren xin guo/ren shen guo

Ciku/Sapodilla Fruit

Buah Ciku

柑橘/橘子

gan ju/ju zi

Clementine/ Tangarine

Buah Jeruk Manis

椰棗

ye zao

Date

Buah Kurma

火龍果

huo long guo

Dragon Fruit/Pitaya

Buah Naga

杜古

du gu

Duku

Duku

榴槤

liu lian

Durian

Durian

無花果

wu hua guo

Fig

Buah tin

百香果/熱情果/西番果

bai xiang guo/re qing guo/xi fan guo

Granadilla/Passion Fruit

Buah Markisa

西柚/葡萄柚

xi you/pu tao you

Grapefruit

Tell us what this is called

番石榴

fan shi liu

Guava

Jambu Batu

哈密瓜

ha mi gua

Hami Melon

Labu Hami

蜜瓜

mi gua

Honeydew

Tembikai Susu

菠蘿蜜/大樹菠蘿

bo luo mi/da shu bo luo

Jackfruit

Nangka

奇異果

qi yi guo

Kiwi Fruit

Buah Kiwi

香甜芒果

xiang tian mang guo

Kuini

Kuini

金橘/金柑

jin ju/jin gan

Kumquat

Limau Kumkuat

Tell us what this is called

Langsat

Langsat

欞檬

ling meng

Lemon

Limau

酸柑

suan gan

Lime

Limau Nipis

枇杷

pi ba

Loquat

Tell us what this is called

荔枝

li zhi

Lychee

Laici

牛油果

niu you guo

Mabolo

Buah Mentega/Bisbul (Indonesian)

橘子/蘆柑/甌柑

ju zi/lu gan/ou gan

Mandarin Orange

Limau Mandarin

芒果

mang guo

Mango

Mangga

山竹

shan zhu

Mangosteen

Manggis

油桃

you tao

Nectarine

Tell us what this is called

柑欖

gan lan

Olive

Buah Zaitun

cheng

Orange

Limau Manis/Oren

木瓜

mu gua

Papaya/Paw-Paw

Betik

蜜桃/水蜜桃

mi tao/shui mi tao

Peach

Buah Pic

li

Pear

Buah Pir

shi

Persimmon

Buah Samak

黃梨/菠蘿

huang li/bo luo

Pineapple

Nenas

李子

li zi

Plum

Plum

石榴

shi liu

Pomegranate

Buah Delima

柚子

you zi

Pomelo/Chinese Grapefruit

Buah Pomelo

榲桲

wen bo

Quince

Tell us what this is called

紅毛丹

hong mao dan

Rambutan

Rambutan

温州蜜柑

wen zhou mi gan

Satsuma/Mikan

Buah Satsuma/Buah Mikan

红毛榴槤

hong mao liu lian

Soursop/ Graviola

Durian Belanda

楊桃

yang tao

Starfruit

Belimbing

番茄

fan qie

Tomato

Tomato

西瓜

xi gua

Watermelon

Tembikai

水蓊/天桃/蓮霧

shui weng/tian tao/lian wu

Water Apple/Mountain Apple

Jambu Air

樹莓類/漿果

shu mei lei/jiang guo

Berries

Buah Berri

山桑子

shan sang zi

Bilberry

Tell us what this is called

黑莓

hei mei

Blackberry

Tell us what this is called

黑加侖子/黑/醋栗

hei jia lun zi/hei cu li

Blackcurrant

Buah Blackcurrant

藍莓

lan mei

Blueberry

Tell us what this is called

小紅莓/蔓越橘/蔓越莓

xiao hong mei/man yue ju/man yue mei

Cranberry

Tell us what this is called

醋栗

chu li

Gooseberry

Tell us what this is called

葡萄

pu tao

Grapes

Anggur

越橘

yue ju

Huckleberry

Tell us what this is called

覆盆子/覆盆莓/懸鈎子

fu pen zi/fu pen mei/xuan gou zi

Raspberry

Rasberi

紅醋栗

hong cu li

Redcurrant

Tell us what this is called

草莓

cao mei

Strawberry

Stroberi

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