How to Say 'I’m Vegetarian' Around the World

Here's a cheat sheet to help you express your eating preferences in foreign languages

Cantonese — 我食齋 (ngóh sihk jāai)

French — Je suis végétarien (male) (zhuh swee vay-zhay-tah-ree-a) / végétarienne (female) (zhuh swee vay-zhay-tah-ree-ehn)

German — Ich bin Vegetarier (ikh bin vay-gay-TAH-ree-er)

Greek — Eimai hortofagos (EE-may hor-to-FAH-gos)

Hungarian — Vegetarianus vagyok (veghetarianush vadiok)

Italian — Sono vegetariano (male) (SOH-noh veh-jeh-tah-RYAH-noh) / vegetariana (female) (SOH-noh veh-jeh-tah-RYAH-nah)

Japanese — ベジタリアンです(Bejitarian desu)

Russian — Я вегетарианец (male) (yah vee-gee-tuh-ree-YAHN-eets) / Я вегетарианка (female) (yah vee-gee-tuh-ree-YAHN-kah)

Click here for How to Say 'I'm Vegetarian' in Spanish and Vietnamese.

— Jessica Marati, EcoSalon


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