Family & Friends in Chinese

Family & Friends in Chinese2017-11-27T08:19:34+01:00

Talking about your friends and relatives is much more fun than just talking about yourself. So, let’s learn some useful words & phrases that will help you talk to others about the people you love most.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Chinese (Mandarin)“.

Family & Friends in Chinese

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Family & Relatives

EnglishChineseChinese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
friendship
友谊
yǒu yì
family [Sg]
家庭
jiā tíng
families [Pl]
家庭
jiā tíng
parents
父母
fù mǔ
father [Sg]
父亲
fù qīn
fathers [Pl]
父亲
fù qīn
dad [Sg]
爸爸
bà ba
dads [Pl]
爸爸
bà ba
daddy [Sg]
爹地
diē dì
daddies [Pl]
爹地
diē dì
mother [Sg]
母亲
mǔ qīn
mothers [Pl]
母亲
mǔ qīn
mom [Sg]
妈妈
mā ma
moms [Pl]
妈妈
mā ma
mommy [Sg]
妈咪
mā mī
mommies [Pl]
妈咪
mā mī
siblings / brothers and sisters
兄弟姐妹
xiōng dì jiě mèi
brother
哥哥
弟弟
gē ge
dì di

sister
姐姐
妹妹
jiě jie
mèi mei

child [Sg]
儿童
ér tóng
children [Pl]
儿童
ér tóng
son [Sg]
儿子
ér zi
sons [Pl]
儿子
ér zi
daughter [Sg]
女儿
nǚ ér
daughters [Pl]
女儿
nǚ ér
grandparents
祖父母
外祖父母
zǔ fù mǔ
wài zǔ fù mǔ

grandfather [Sg]
(外)祖父
(wài)zǔ fù
grandfathers [Pl]
(外)祖父
(wài)zǔ fù
grandpa [Sg]
爷爷
外公
yé ye
wài gōng

grandpas [Pl]
爷爷
外公
yé ye
wài gōng

grandmother [Sg]
(外)祖母
(wài)zǔ mǔ
grandmothers [Pl]
(外)祖母
(wài)zǔ mǔ
grandma [Sg]
奶奶
外婆
nǎi nai
wài pó

grandmas [Pl]
奶奶
外婆
nǎi nai
wài pó

grandchild [Sg]
(外)孙子
(外)孙女
(wài)sūn zi
(wài)sūn nǚ

grandchildren [Pl]
(外)孙子
(外)孙女
(wài)sūn zi
(wài)sūn nǚ

uncle [Sg]
叔父
伯父
伯伯
舅父
shū fù
bó fù
bó bo
jiù fù



uncles [Pl]
叔父
伯父
伯伯
舅父
shū fù
bó fù
bó bo
jiù fù



aunt [Sg]
姑母
姨母
伯母
舅母
gū mǔ
yí mǔ
bó mǔ
jiù mǔ
aunts [Pl]
姑母
姨母
伯母
舅母
gū mǔ
yí mǔ
bó mǔ
jiù mǔ
cousin [Sg]
堂兄(或弟、姐、妹)
表兄(或弟、姐、妹)
táng xiōng (huò dì, jiě, mèi)
biǎo xiōng (huò dì, jiě, mèi)
cousins [Pl]
堂兄(或弟、姐、妹)
表兄(或弟、姐、妹)
táng xiōng (huò dì, jiě, mèi)
biǎo xiōng (huò dì, jiě, mèi)

Love & Friendship

EnglishChineseChinese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
love
ài
(to) love
ài
I love you
我爱你
wǒ ài nǐ
I love you very much
我非常爱你
wǒ fēi cháng ài nǐ
boyfriend
男朋友
nán péng yǒu
girlfriend
女朋友
nǚ péng yǒu
Do you want to marry me?
你愿意嫁给我吗?
nǐ yuàn yì jià gěi wǒ ma?
husband [Sg]
丈夫
zhàng fū
husbands [Pl]
丈夫
zhàng fū
wife [Sg]
妻子
qī zǐ
wives [Pl]
妻子
qī zǐ
married
已婚妇女
yǐ hūn fù nǚ
married
已婚男子
yǐ hūn nán zǐ
friendship
友谊
yǒu yì

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