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Vika
西柚 or 柚子? How do you call a grapefruit in Chinese? Is it 西柚 or 柚子? Or both? Thank you.
Oct 19, 2016 3:24 AM
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grapefruit is “西柚” because for most Chinese people, this type of fruit is originally from foreign countries. 西means from Western Country. In China, 柚子 is a similar fruit as 西柚but they are different. 柚子is bigger, the size is like a football. The peel of 柚子is thicker.
October 19, 2016
Normally we say grapefruit (西柚), and pomelo (柚子)
October 23, 2016
We call it is 柚子, "西柚" and "柚子" two fruit is not the same fruit. "西柚" is another kind of fruit the Chinese people also call it "葡萄柚"。
October 19, 2016
Hi Vika, I agree with Kelly. 柚子 is more like pomelo. It's a common fruit in China (Here's a image: http://imgs.ntdtv.com/pic/2015/10-2/p6940391a932062773.jpg) Grapefruit is more like 西柚. It's not seen very often in Chinese supermarket.
October 19, 2016
柚子 is more like pomelo. Grape fruit in Taiwan, we call it 葡萄柚。 (Grape=葡萄)
October 19, 2016
Vika
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Russian, Spanish
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