Mommy Says

Things Mommy Says: Chinese Translation & Free Printable

I don’t know about you but I LOVE Story of This Life. They’re real, they’re funny and they renovate houses. What can be more entertaining for a mom?

Recently, they came out with a video titled, “Things Mommy Says,” which was absolutely adorable like all their other videos.

Mommy says

While I was watching it, I thought how helpful it would be to have these common mommy sayings available for parents in Mandarin? 

I quickly got to work and thankfully my native speaker friends was gracious enough to look over my translation and help with editing (thanks Paul & Jessica!)

The list is below. I also made the list into a printable for you to have handy! It’s nice to have something to do at the park when you’re not chasing after your rascals. 

Keep in mind since my background in Mandarin Chinese is Taiwanese, a few of the phrases may be spoken differently in China.

Things Mommy Says Chinese Translation List

  1. Can you hold on one second? What is going on?! 請你等我一下好嗎?你在做什麼事情啊?(Qǐng nǐ děng wǒ yī xià hǎo ma? Nǐ zài zuò shén me shì qíng a)
  2. No more snacks! 不可以在吃點 心了! (Bù kě yǐ zài chī diǎn xīn le)
  3. Get down here! 你現 在給我馬上 下來/過來! 請你現 在上/ 下來/過來/去 (Nǐ xiàn zài gěi wǒ mǎ shàng xià lái/ guò lái! Qǐng nǐ xiàn zài shàng/xià lái/guò lái/ qù)
  4. I want you to try it! 我要你試試看/你吃一口試試看 (Wǒ yào nǐ shì shì kàn/ nǐ chī yī kǒu shì shì kàn)
  5. Can I just have five minutes? 可以至少 給我五分 鐘 嗎?你給我5 分鐘 安靜一下 (Kě yǐ zhì shǎo gěi wǒ wǔ fēn zhōng ma? Nǐ gěi wǒ wu fēn zhōng ānjìng yī xià)
  6. Are you bleeding? Then you don’t need a bandaid. 你流血了嗎?那樣子應該不需要貼OK繃 (创 可贴) (Nǐ liú xuè le ma? Nà yàng zi yīnggāi bù xū yào tiē běng chuāng kě tiē)
  7. keep the water in the tub! 不要把水灑在浴缸外面 (Bù yào bǎ shuǐ sǎ zài yù gāng wài miàn)
  8. I’m getting rid of all these toys and sending them to Goodwill! 我要把所有 的玩具捐 出去了(Wǒ yào bǎ suǒ yǒu de wán jù juān chū qù le)
  9. Who did this? 這是誰 幹的好 事?(Zhè shì shuí gàn de hǎo shì?)
  10. I need some coffee! 我需要咖啡 (Wǒ xū yào kā fēi)
  11. When are you going to be home? 你什麼時候才回家?(Nǐ shén me shí hòu cái huí jiā)
  12. Mommy’s gonna lose it! 媽咪快受不了了 / 我快忍不住了 (Mā mī kuài shòu bù liǎo le/ wǒ kuài rěn bù zhù le)
  13. Are you almost done yet? 你快 好了嗎?(Nǐ kuài hǎo le ma)
  14. If I hear mommy one more time! 別再吵我了(Bié zài chǎo wǒ le)
  15. I don’t think I’m gonna make it! 我快 撐 不下去了 (Wǒ kuài chēng bù xià qù le)
  16. Don’t knock over the laundry. 請你不要弄 亂 我摺好 的衣服好嗎?(Qǐng nǐ bù yào nòng luàn wǒ zhé hǎo de yī fú hǎo ma?)
  17. Has anybody seen my keys? 有人看 到我的鑰匙嗎?(Yǒu rén kàn dào wǒ de yào shi ma)
  18. Has anyone seen my phone? 你有看 到我的 手機嗎?(Nǐ yǒu kàn dào wǒ de shǒu jī ma)
  19. It didn’t just grow legs and walk away. 它沒有 長 腳自己走掉 (Tā méi yǒu cháng jiǎo zì jǐ zǒu diào)
  20. First one to find my phone gets a piece of candy! 第一個找 到我的手機的人可以得到一個糖 果哦!(Dì yī gè zhǎo dào wǒ de shǒu jī de rén kě yǐ dé dào yī gè táng guǒ ó)
  21. Why do I bother cleaning? 我白清理了!(Wǒ bái qīng lǐ le)
  22. That’s not where they go! 那不是放 那裡的!(Nà bù shì fàng nà lǐ de)
  23. Everybody off me for just 5 minutes! 5 分鐘後再來找我 (Wǔ fēn zhōng hòu zài lái zhǎo wǒ)
  24. Why’s Aubrie so quiet? 為什麼Aubrie那麼安靜?(Wèi shé me Aubrie nà me ān jìng)
  25. Anyone seen Aubrie? 有人看 到Aubrie嗎?(Yǒu rén kàn dào Aubrie ma)
  26. Now say “I’m sorry.” 要道歉喔/請你去跟___道歉 (Yào dào qiàn ō/ qǐng nǐ qù gēn___ dào qiàn)
  27. Now give each other a hug. 抱他一個/抱一下 (Bào tā yī gè/bào yī xià)
  28. No more changing into outfits! 不要再換衣服了!(Bù yào zài huàn yī fú le)
  29. I have an idea, let’s play the silent game! 我們來玩一個遊戲,看誰最安靜 (Wǒ men lái wán yī gè yóu xì, kàn shuí zuì ān jìng)
  30. Go to sleep! 去睡 覺!(Qù shuì jiào!)
  31. because I said so! 因為我說的 (not usually said in Chinese, it’s more common to say “要聽我的話” Yào tīng wǒ de huà)(Yīn wèi wǒ shuō de)
  32. You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit! 你拿到的就是這樣 子,別再挑了(Nǐ ná dào de jiù shì zhè yàng zi, bié zài tiāo le)
  33. There’s nothing you can say, and there’s nothing you can do that’ll keep me from loving you. Because we will always love you. 我們對你的愛不會因為你說什麼或是做什麼而改變 的 (Wǒ men duì nǐ de ài bù huì yīn wèi nǐ shuō shén me huò shì zuò shén me ér gǎi biàn de)

How to Access Things Mommy Says Chinese Printable

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Thank you for stopping by! Hope these phrases help you in your bilingual parenting journey! 

Share below what are some common things you say to your kids in Chinese. I’d love to hear from you.

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Hi, I’m Sunny, busy 媽咪 + believer, wrangling our talkative & silly four year old. Thanks for stopping by! I share tid-bits of what I’ve learned and created while teaching my daughter Mandarin Chinese in hopes of simplifying your journey. Hope you find some sunshine here.

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