Chinese For Kids: How To Say “Parents” And “Grandparents” In Chinese (Beginner)

爸爸 (bàba): n dad/ father

“爸爸 (bàba)” is the most commonly used Chinese phrase for dad. But some people use “爹 (diē)” to refer dad.

Example:

A: Bàba, wǒ zhè zhōumò xiǎng qù hǎiyáng gōngyuán.
爸爸,我 这   周末      想      去   海洋     公园。
Dad, I want to go to the sea world this weekend.

B: Hǎode, bǎobèi
好的,  宝贝。
OK, sweetie.


妈妈 (māma): n mom/ mother

“妈妈 (māma)” is the frequently used phrase for mom. However, just like “爸爸 (bàba),” people sometimes use “娘 (niáng)” instead of “妈妈 (māma).”

Example:

A: Māma, mǔqīnjié kuàilè!
妈妈, 母亲节   快乐!
Mom, happy Mother’s Day!

B: Xièxiè, wǒde bǎobèi.
谢谢,我的   宝贝。
Thank you, sweetheart.



生词 (shēngcí) Vocabulary

爷爷 (yéye): n grandpa/ grandfather

“爷爷 (yéye)” is the phrase for grandpa.

Example:

Wǒ yéye jīnnián kuài qīshí suì le, dàn tāde shēntǐ háishì hěnhǎo.
我   爷爷 今年    快   七十   岁  了,但  他的 身体   还是    很好。
My grandpa is nearly seventy, but he is still in good health.


奶奶 (nǎinai): n grandma/ grandmother

“奶奶 (nǎinai)” is the phrase for granny.

Example:

A: Nǐ zhōumò zhǔnbèi gànshénme ya?
你 周末      准备        干什么      呀?
What’s your plan for this weekend?

B: Bàba māma zhǔnbèi dài wǒ huí nǎinai jiā.
爸爸   妈妈   准备      带 我   回 奶奶   家。
My parents will take me to my grandma’s place.


Further Reading:
How to Talk about Your Family in Chinese
Chinese Song for Kids: Family Tree (Beginner)
Chinese for Kids 
General Chinese (Intermediate Level)

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