Chinese Song for Kids: Family Tree (Beginner)

辈分歌 (Bèifen gē) Family Tree

Key Learning Points (Preview):
叫 (jiào): v.  to call

什么 (shénme): pron. what

Listen to the song lyrics:

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

What should you call your father’s father?

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

I call him grandfather.

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

What should you call your father’s mother?

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

I call her grandmother.

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

What should you call your father’s elder brother?

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

I call him uncle.

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

What should you call your father’s younger brother?

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

I call him uncle.

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

What should you call your father’s sisters?
Bàba de jiěmèi jiào gūgu.
爸爸   的 姐妹   叫   姑姑。

They are my aunts.

Key Learning Points:
叫 (jiào): v. to call


Jiějie jiào wǒ xiǎo lǎnchóng.
姐姐   叫   我  小    懒虫。

My big sister calls me lazy bug.

什么 (shénme) pron. what


A: Nǐ zuì xǐhuan shénme yánsè?
A: 你 最 喜欢     什么      颜色?

A: What’s your favorite color?
B: Wǒ zuì xǐhuan báisè.
B: 我   最 喜欢     白色。

B: My favorite color is white.

生词 (shēngcí) Vocabulary:

爷爷 (yéye): n. grandfather

奶奶 (nǎinai): n. grandmother

伯伯 (bóbo): n. uncle

叔叔 (shūshu): n. uncle

姑姑 (gūgu): n. aunt

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11 thoughts on “Chinese Song for Kids: Family Tree (Beginner)”

  1. I am a mother in England. My little girl loves this children Chinese song very much. But she wants to know what she should call my mother in Chinese. Can any one help?

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