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How To Say Mom In Chinese?

Post by Betty on December 12, 2022, Category: Chinese Learning 
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The most common way to say mom in Chinese

Mom, which is also called mum, mommy or mother, is one of the most important person in our life. According to the dictionary, mom is translated into Chinese as 妈妈 [mā ma], which is the most commonly used word for mom. And it can be used in both informal and formal situations. Here to learn "How To Say Mom In Chinese?"
For example:

CharacterPinyinEnglish
我爱妈妈。wǒ ài mā ma。I love my mom.
how-to-say-mother-in-chinese
how-to-say-mother-in-chinese

Other general ways to say mom in Chinese

Here show you various expressions of mom in Chinese.

  1. [mā] – Mom. Mum. Mommy. Mother. It is a short of 妈妈 [mā ma], and often used in informal situations or spoken language.
    For example:
SpeakerCharacterPinyinEnglish
A:妈,我想你了。mā,wǒ xiǎng nǐ le。Mom, I miss you.
B:宝贝,我也想你。bǎo bèi,wǒ yě xiǎng nǐ。I miss you too, baby.
mommy
mommy
  1. 母亲 [mǔ qīn] – Mother. It’s a formal term, and often appears in written text or used in formal occasions.
mother
mother

母亲节 [mǔ qīn jié] – Mother’s Day.
For example:

CharacterPinyinEnglish
母亲节快乐!mǔ qīn jié kuài lè!Happy Mother’s Day!
happy-mother's-day
happy-mother's-day
  1. [niáng] – Mom. Mother. This is from the ancient Chinese and not frequently used.
    老娘 [lǎo niáng] – Mom.
mommy-in-chinese
mommy-in-chinese
  1. 老妈 [lǎo mā] – Mom. Mum. Mommy. Mother. It has the similar usage of 老爸 [lǎo bà], which shows good parent-child relationship.
    For example:
CharacterPinyinEnglish
老妈已是满头白发。lǎo mā yǐ shì mǎn tóu bái fà。My mother is white in hair。
how-to-say-mom-in-chinese
how-to-say-mom-in-chinese
  1. 阿妈 [ā mā] – Mom. Mum. Mommy. A dialect of mom.
    For example:
CharacterPinyinEnglish
阿妈正等着我们呢!ā mā zhèng děng zhe wǒ men ne!Mom is waiting for us.
  1. 令堂 [lìng táng] or 令堂大人 [lìng táng dà rén] – Your mother. They have the similar usage of 令尊 [lìng zūn] or 令尊大人 [lìng zūn dà rén], which show the great respect.
    For example:
CharacterPinyinEnglish
请向令堂转达我的谢意。qǐng xiàng lìng táng zhuǎn dá wǒ de xiè yì。Please convey my gratitude to your mother.
how-do-you-say-mom-in-chinese
how-do-you-say-mom-in-chinese

The basic information of mom in Chinese

Mom in Chinese: 妈
Mom in pinyin: [mā]
Tone: First
Radical: 女
Component: 马
Traditional Form: 媽
Stroke Count: 6
Structure: Left to right
Usage: ★★★★★

The glyph evolution of mom in Chinese

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mum-in-chinese

The glyph contrast of mom in Chinese

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mom-in-chinese-language

The order of strokes of mom in Chinese

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mom-in-chinese

The calligraphy of mom in Chinese

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chinese-mum
  1. 干妈 [gān mā] – Nominal mother. A person who feels like a mother but has no blood relationship.
  2. 奶妈 [nǎi mā] – Wet nurse. Nanny.
  3. 姑妈 [gū mā] – Aunt. Auntie.
  4. 舅妈 [jiù mā] – Aunt. Wife of mother's brother.
  5. 姨妈 [yí mā] – Maternal aunt.
  6. 大妈 [dà mā] – Aunt. Father's elder brother's wife.
  7. 幺妈 [yāo mā] – Aunt. Father's youngest brother's wife.
  8. 妈祖 [mā zǔ] – Mazu. The legendary goddess of the sea in the southeastern coastal areas of China.
mother-in-chinese
mother-in-chinese
  1. 事儿妈 [shì ér mā] – Drama queen. Fussy.
  2. 老妈子 [lǎo mā zǐ] – Old maidservant. Old lady.
  3. 婆婆妈妈 [pó pó mā mā] – Womanishly fussy.
  4. 母子 [mǔ zǐ] – Mother and son.
  5. 母女 [mǔ nǚ] – Mother and daughter.
  6. 母爱如水 [mǔ ài rú shuǐ] – Mother's love is like water.
mother-in-chinese-language
mother-in-chinese-language

How to say mom in ancient China

  1. 家母 [jiā mǔ]
  2. 娘亲 [niáng qīn]
  3. 阿母 [ā mǔ]
  4. 阿娘 [ā niáng]
  5. 额娘 [é niáng] – It is often used within the 满 [mǎn] ethnic in Qing Dynasty.
  6. 先妣 [xiān bǐ] – It is often used to show respect to the mother who had passed away.

Expressing your love to dad and mom

Dad and Mom are the most important people for us. We can do something special for them, such as cook some delicious food, make a greeting card, help with the housework and so on.

  1. 给父母做好吃的
    gěi fù mǔ zuò hǎo chī de
    Cook some delicious food for dad and mom.
cook-delicious-food
cook-delicious-food
  1. 给父母制作贺卡
    gěi fù mǔ zhì zuò hè kǎ
    Make a greeting card for dad and mom.
make-card
make-card
  1. 帮助父母做家务
    bāng zhù fù mǔ zuò jiā wù
    Help dad and mom with the housework.
help-with-the-housework
help-with-the-housework

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