By Ling-Ling Lisa Shih
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.
Make a Mother’s Day Card in Chinese
How to say “A Mother’s Day Card” in Chinese? Can you say it now?
Here is the character “母”－－the image on the right may help you remember how to write this character “母”
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:
In Pinyin, Chinese Characters, and Translation, also in large fonts:
|1||亲爱的||親愛的||qīn ài de||dear|
|2||母亲节||母親節||mǔ qīnjié||Mother’s Day|
|3||快乐||快樂||kuài lè||happy; merry|
|4||您||nín||you (courteous, as opposed to informal 你 )|
|5||是||shì||is; are; am; yes; to be|
|8||的||de||of; ~’s (possessive particle)|
|9||妈妈||媽媽||mā ma||mama; mommy; mother; Classifiers: 个|
|10||谢谢||謝謝||xiè xie||to thank; thanks; thank you|
|11||你||nǐ||you (informal, as opposed to courteous 您 )|
|12||为||為, 爲||wèi||because of; for; to; variant of 为 , because of; for; to|
|13||我||wǒ||I; me; my|
|17||在||zài||to be (in or at…)
|19||生||shēng||to be born; to give birth|
|20||了||le||(modal particle intensifying preceding clause); (completed action marker)|
|21||从小到大||從小到大||cóngxiǎo dàodà||literally translated, from little to old, meaning since you are very little til now|
|22||辛苦||xīn kǔ||to work hard|
|23||地||de||-ly; structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct|
|24||养育||養育||yǎng yù||to rear; to bring up; to nurture|
|25||榜样||榜樣||bǎngyàng||example; model; Classifiers: 个|
|27||你的||nǐ de||your; yours|
- Mother card vocabulary sheet （PDF)
- Mother’s Day Phrases and Sentences
- Mother’s Day Phrases and Sentences in large font
- Mother’s Day_Vocabulary List
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!
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: