Mother’s Day is a special day to honor and show appreciation for mothers all around the world. In China, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May, just like in many other countries. Are you looking for a fun and meaningful way to celebrate Mother’s Day? This may sound like a good idea to express your love to your mom in Chinese!
Today, we’ll explore some Chinese vocabulary and sentences you can use on Mother’s Day, as well as two different Chinese words for referring to “mom”. Now, let’s get started!
wǒ ài nǐ
我 爱 你
I love you
Mǔqīn jié kuàilè
母亲 节 快乐！
Happy Mother’s Day!
Nín shì shìjiè shàng zuìhǎo de māmā
您 是 世界 上 最好 的 妈妈。
You are the best mom in the world.
Imagine how happy your mom would be if you could write these sentences on a card and show it to your mom, or say them out loud to your mom on Mother’s Day!
As you may have noticed, “妈妈” (māmā) and “母亲” (mǔqīn) both refer to a mother or mom in Chinese, but they have different connotations and usage.
“māmā” is a more common and colloquial term for “mother” or “mom”. It is the word that most Chinese children use to refer to their own mothers and it is also commonly used in everyday conversation. “mǔqīn”, on the other hand, is a more formal and literary term for “mother” or “mom”. It is a more respectful way of addressing or referring to one’s mother, and it is often used in formal or written contexts such as speeches, letters, or official documents. “mǔqīn” is a term that conveys a sense of respect, gratitude, and reverence.
In the end, we would like to say “母亲 节 快乐(mǔqīnjié kuàilè)” to all mothers in the world! Happy Mother’s Day!