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Words of the Day: Mu Qin (mother)

Posted: Saturday, May 8, 2010 By Ni Hao Books

The Words of the Day for today is 母亲, mǔ qīn (mother). We just celebrated 母亲节, mǔ qīn jié (Mother's day) a week ago. It's a little interesting that Mother's Day is not 妈妈节, mā ma jié, even though in our previous blog, we've mentioned mom in Chinese is 妈妈, mā ma. That's because 母亲 is a more respectful term for mom. 母亲 translates better as mother. The same situation applies to "Father/Dad", which can be 父亲,fù qīn, or 爸爸,bà ba.

 

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