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Chinese Nursery Rhyme-家族歌(jiāzú gē) The Family Song

May. 22, 2014

Learn how to call your family members through the Chinese Family Tree

Bàba de bàba jiào shénme?
爸爸  的 爸爸  叫   什么?

 

What do you call your father’s father?

Bàba de bàba jiào yéye.
爸爸  的 爸爸  叫   爷爷。

 

Your father’s father is your grandfather.

Bàba de māma jiào shénme?
爸爸 的   妈妈    叫    什么?

 

What do you call your father’s mother?

Bàba de māma jiào nǎinai.
爸爸  的  妈妈    叫  奶奶。

 

Your father’s mother is your grandmother.

Bàba de ɡēɡe jiào shénme?
爸爸  的 哥哥  叫   什么?

 

What do you call your father’s elder brother?

Bàba de ɡēɡe jiào bóbo.
爸爸  的 哥哥   叫 伯伯。

 

Your father’s elder brother is your uncle.

Bàba de dìdi jiào shénme?
爸爸  的 弟弟 叫   什么?

 

What do you call your father’s younger brother?

Bàba de dìdi jiào shūshu.
爸爸  的 弟弟 叫  叔叔。

 

Your father’s younger brother is your uncle.

Bàba de jiěmèi jiào shénme?
爸爸  的  姐妹   叫   什么?

 

What do you call your father’s sisters?

Bàba de jiěmèi jiào gūgu.
爸爸  的  姐妹   叫  姑姑。

 

Your father’s sisters are your aunties.

 

Māma de bàba jiào shénme?
妈妈    的 爸爸  叫    什么?

 

What do you call your mother’s father?

Māma de bàbajiào wàigōng.
妈妈    的 爸爸 叫   外公。

 

You mother’s father is your grandpa.

Māma de māma jiào shénme?
妈妈    的  妈妈    叫  什么?

 

What do you call your mother’s mother?

Māma de māma jiào wàipó.
妈妈    的   妈妈  叫   外婆。

 

Your mother’s mother is your grandma.

Māma de xiōngdi jiào shénme?
妈妈    的  兄弟     叫  什么?

 

What do you call your mother’s brothers?

Māma de xiōngdi jiào jiùjiu.
妈妈    的 兄弟     叫   舅舅。

 

Your mother’s brothers are your uncles.

Māma de jiěmèi jiàoshénme?
妈妈    的 姐妹    叫什么?

 

What do you call your mother’s sisters?

Māma de jiěmèi jiào āyí.
妈妈    的  姐妹   叫 阿姨。

 

Your mother’s sisters are your aunties.

 

Yéye, bàba de bàba jiào yéye.
爷爷,爸爸 的 爸爸   叫  爷爷。

 

Grandfather, father’s father is grandfather.

Nǎinai, bàba de māma jiào nǎinai.
奶奶, 爸爸  的  妈妈    叫  奶奶。

 

Grandmother, father’s mother is grandmother.

Bóbo, bàba de gēge jiào bóbo.
伯伯,爸爸 的 哥哥   叫 伯伯。

 

Uncle, father’s elder brother is uncle.

Shūshu, bàba de dìdi jiào shūshu.
叔叔,    爸爸 的 弟弟 叫  叔叔。

 

Uncle, father’s younger brother is uncle.

Gūgu, bàba de jiěmèi jiào gūgu.
姑姑,爸爸  的 姐妹   叫   姑姑。

 

Auntie, father’s sister is auntie.

Wàigōng, māma de bàba jiào wàigōnɡ.
外公,      妈妈   的  爸爸 叫   外公。

 

Grandpa, mother’s father is grandpa.

Wàipó, māma de māma jiào wàipó.
外婆,妈妈     的  妈妈   叫   外婆。

 

Grandma, mother’s mother is grandma.

Jiùjiu, māma de xiōngdi jiào jiùjiu.
舅舅,妈妈   的  兄弟     叫   舅舅。

 

Uncle, mother’s brother is uncle.

Ayí, māma de jiěmèi jiào āyí.
阿姨,妈妈的  姐妹   叫  阿姨。

 

Auntie, mother’s sister is auntie.

 

Quiz

1. Jenny is the sister of John’s mother, so Jenny is John’s___.

A. 姑姑(gūgu)

B. 阿姨(āyí)

C. 奶奶(nǎinai)

2. Bob is Linda’s uncle, so Bob is Linda’s___.

A. 叔叔 (shūshu)

B. 舅舅(jiùjiu)

C. 爸爸 (bàba)

3. Mike’s son is John’s father, so Mike is John’s___.

A. 爷爷(yéye)

B. 外公 (wàigōng)

C. 叔叔 (shūshu)

4. Linda is the daughter of Julie’s daughter, so Julie is Linda’s____.

A. 奶奶 (nǎinai)

B. 外婆 (wàipó)

C. 外公 (wàigōng)

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