Study Kids’ Chinese – A Nursery Rhyme: 我的好妈妈 Dear Mother

Study a Chinese Nursery Rhyme: 我的好妈妈 (Wǒ de hǎo māma) Dear Mother

Key Learning Points (Preview):

下班 (xiàbān): v. to get off work

辛苦 (xīnkǔ): adj. tiring

Listen to the song lyrics:

Wǒ de hǎo māma, xiàbān huí dào jiā.
我   的   好   妈妈,下班     回   到  家。

My dear mom,  returning home after work.
Láodòngle yì tiān duōme xīnkǔ ya!
劳动了       一 天    多么   辛苦 呀!

How tiring after a day’s hard work!
Māma, māma, kuài zuò xià.
妈妈, 妈妈,    快    坐  下!
Qǐng hē yì bēi chá.
请      喝 一杯 茶!

Mom, mom, please have a seat and drink a cup of tea.
Ràng wǒ qīn qīn nǐ  ba. 
让      我  亲  亲 你 吧!
Ràng wǒ qīn qīn nǐ  ba. 
让      我  亲  亲 你 吧!
Wǒ de hǎo māma.
我   的   好   妈妈!

Let me give you a kiss. Let me give you a kiss, my dear mom.

Key Learning Points:
下班 (xiàbān): v. to get off work

Nǐ jīntiān xiàwǔ jǐ diǎn xiàbān?
A: 你 今天   下午 几 点   下班?

When do you get off work this afternoon?
  Liù diǎn zuǒyòu ba.
B: 六   点     左右    吧。

About six o’clock.
辛苦 (xīnkǔ): adj. tiring

Wǒ xǐhuan xuéxí hànyǔ, suǒyǐ měi tiān huā liǎng xiǎoshí xuéxí tā  yì diǎn
我   喜欢    学习   汉语, 所以  每   天   花    两     小时    学习 它 一 点
dōu bù juéde xīnkǔ.
都    不 觉得   辛苦。

I like to study Chinese, so I don’t find it toilsome to spend two hours a day working on it.

Study Chinese Vocabulary:

家 (jiā): n. home

劳动 (láodòng): v. to work

茶 (chá): n. tea

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Study Chinese song: If Only My Mother Smiles
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Study Chinese song: Where is Spring?
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17 thoughts on “Study Kids’ Chinese – A Nursery Rhyme: 我的好妈妈 Dear Mother”

  1. This song is really simple; great for kids who want to study Chinese. I started studying Chinese three years ago, and since then I’ve learned a ton about Chinese culture, especially Chinese poems. There are lots of songs and poems praising mothers in China, for example, the popular song “世上只有妈妈好 (Mom is the Best)” and the verse “慈母手中线/游子身上衣 (Thread in the hands of a fond-hearted mother / Makes clothes for her wayward boy)

  2. I just began Studying Chinese, and I also enjoy listening to simple Chinese songs like this one. Chinese poems are a little hard for me. By the way, could anyone tell me how to say “go to work” in Chinese?

  3. You can say “上班 (shàngbān)” as “go to work” in Chinese. It is the opposite of “下班.” You can study Chinese well by learning antonyms in Chinese.

  4. nketsi makhera

    Please recommend books for me that are written in mandarin , Yingyu and pinyin. I prefer comprehention type of books which have a strory then questions to check comprehention.

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  6. Studying Chinese is a lot of fun for me. I can study Chinese from every angle: Chinese songs, Chinese idioms, Chinese movies and so on. They make my life much more interesting!

  7. My kid has been studying Chinese lately. After learning this song, she has been asking me ,“How do I say ‘Dad’ in Chinese?” All I know is to say, “Baba,” but I don’t know how to write it.

  8. It’s a great way to study Chinese through songs. My 6-year-old daughter and I enjoy your kids Chinese song.

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  10. Carie Armelin

    Well I sincerely enjoyed reading it. This tip offered by you is very practical for correct planning.

  11. I’m studying Chinese on my own, I know how to say “mother” and “father” in Chinese, but I don’t know how to say “grandpa” and “grandma” in Chinese.

  12. I’ve been studying Chinese at school.
    “爷爷 (yéye) grandpa”
    “奶奶 (nǎinɑi) grandma”

  13. I’d love to provide you with some more words to help you study Chinese:
    “哥哥/弟弟 (gēge/dìdi) brother”
    “姐姐/妹妹 (jiějie/mèimei) sister”

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