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Chinese for Kids: How to Say “Parents” and “Grandparents” in Chinese (Beginner)

Mar. 5, 2010

 

How to Say "Parents" and "Grandparents" in Chinese

 

生词 (shēngcí) Vocabulary

 

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:

    Bàba, wǒ zhè zhōumò xiǎng qù hǎiyáng gōngyuán.
A: 爸爸,我 这   周末      想      去   海洋     公园。

 

    Dad, I want to go to the sea world this weekend.         

Hǎode, bǎobèi
B: 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:    
Māma, mǔqīnjié kuàilè!

A: 妈妈, 母亲节   快乐!

 

    Mom, happy Mother's Day!         

Xièxiè, wǒde bǎobèi.
B: 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:          
Nǐ zhōumò zhǔnbèi gànshénme ya?
A: 你 周末      准备        干什么      呀?

 

     What's your plan for this weekend?    

 Bàba māma zhǔnbèi dài wǒ huí nǎinai jiā.
B: 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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Do you know how to say “mom and dad” in Chinese?

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Great title.So how to say brother and sister in Chinese?

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