Make a Card for a Special Occasion in Chinese language

By Ling-Ling Lisa Shih

Fotojet–You can use this to make nice cards for special occasions.

FotoJet is a quick and streamlined means to edit and create a collection of images. Not only does it offer all of the basic tools, but users can also enjoy a host of other options such as different graphics and the ability to add text to an image. It is a free online collage maker that enables you to create amazing collages, photo cards and posters quickly from its 170+ delicate templates.

In this post, I will teach you a few nice things you can write on your mother’s Day Card.

This Sunday will be a Mother’s Day. I have asked my students to create a card for their mothers. I taught them some useful words, phrases, and sentences they could write on the cards. Would you like to learn how to write a Mother’s Day’s card in Chinese language?  Before the lesson, I will share with you some of the cards my students created.

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Make a Mother’s Day Card in Chinese

First of all, how do you say a Mother’s Day Card in Chinese? I will give you a hint: You will use “zhāng” (张) for a card (卡片: piàn).

Mother’s day, we say “qīn jié” (母亲). It is made up of the words: “ qīnjié” (母亲) and jié (“节”).

“母亲” ( qīnjié) is the traditional term for Mother–妈妈( ma:”mother”) and “节” (jié) is the Chinese word for “Holiday; festival”

How to say “A Mother’s Day Card” in Chinese? Can you say it now?

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一张母亲节卡 (A Mother’s Day Card)

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Here is the character “母”--the image on the right may help you remember how to write this character “母”

    (Source: image from the video: Basic Chinese Character Components – People)

In this post I will include the following sections:

First, I will write out some words, simple sentences and phrases you can use in the Mother’s Day’s card.

Secondly, I will add pinyin and English translation to this list and print them in large fonts.

Thirdly, I will include a vocabulary list for this lesson and downloadable worksheets

Extra resources for related topics, a website to design and print your own Mother’s card, and a tutorial for creating a paper rose for the Mother’s Day are also included at the end of this post

In Characters Only:

  • 亲爱的 XX

  • 母亲节快乐!

  • 您是世上最好的妈妈。

  • 谢谢您为我做的一切!

  • 我跟您在一起很快乐!

  • 谢谢您生了我!

  • 谢谢您从小到大辛苦地养育我

  • 您是我最好的榜样!

  • 妈妈,我爱您!

  • 您的儿子,(signature)

  • 您的女儿,(signature)

In Pinyin, Chinese Characters, and Translation, also in large fonts:

Mother Day 1
Dear Mom, Happy Mother’s Day!
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You are the best mom in the world!
Mother Day 8
Thank you for everything you have done for me.
Mother Day 4.PNG
I am happy to be with you.
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Thank you for giving birth to me and thank you for raising me.
Mother Day 6
You are the best role model for me. I love you, mom!
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Your Son, (Signature) / Your daughter, (Signature)

Vocabulary List:

ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 亲爱的  親愛的 qīn ài de dear
2 母亲节  母親節  qīnjié Mother’s Day
3 快乐  快樂 kuài  happy; merry
4   nín you (courteous, as opposed to informal  )
5   shì is; are; am; yes; to be
6 世上  shìshàng on earth
7 最好  zuì hǎo best
8   de of; ~’s (possessive particle)
9 妈妈  媽媽  ma mama; mommy; mother; Classifiers: 
10 谢谢  謝謝 xiè xie to thank; thanks; thank you
11   you (informal, as opposed to courteous  )
12   為, 爲 wèi because of; for; to; variant of  , because of; for; to
13   I; me; my
14   zuò to do
15 一切   qiè everything
16   gēn with




to be (in or at…)


18   hěn very
19   shēng to be born; to give birth
20   le (modal particle intensifying preceding clause); (completed action marker)
21 从小到大 從小到大 cóngxiǎo dào  literally translated, from little to old, meaning since you are very little til now
22 辛苦  xīn  to work hard
23   de -ly; structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct
24 养育  養育 yǎng  to rear; to bring up; to nurture
25 榜样  榜樣 bǎngyàng example; model; Classifiers: 
26   ài to love
27 你的   de your; yours
28 儿子  兒子 ér zi son
29 女儿  女兒  ér daughter

Although this is a Mother’s Day, you can also make a card on this special day to show your appreciation to anyone who has cared for you like a mother. If your mother has passed away, you could also make this card to express your love for her, I told a student whose mother has recently passed away: “You may use this opportunity to commemorate her and express in Chinese your love for her and also tell your guardian angel how much you have missed her.”(可以对她说:“我很想念你。)It may bring some sadness but this could be turned into an occasion to commemorate her!

Mother Day 9.PNG
I miss you very much!
想念 xiǎngniàn to miss; to remember with longing

Extra Resources:

在线母亲节卡片制作 (You can use this site to make a Mother’s Day Card)

Video Resources on Mother’s Day in Chinese:

Resource for How to make a Paper rose flower  tutorial:

Mother’s Day in China | Chinese Language Blog


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