Vocabulary: family and friends

Learn how to name family and friends in Chinese

Friend, péng yǒu, 朋友

Good friend hǎo péng yǒu 好朋友
Girlfriend nǚ péng yǒu 女朋友
Boyfriend nán péng yǒu 男朋友
New friend xīn péng yǒu 新朋友
Old friend lǎo péng yǒu 老朋友

 

Relatives, qīn rén, 亲人 / qīn qì, 亲戚 / jiā rén, 家人

Mother mā ma 妈妈
Father bà ba 爸爸
Son ér zi 儿子
Brother Xiōng dì 兄弟
Older brother gē ge 哥哥
Younger brother dì di 弟弟
Daughter nǚ er 女儿  
Sister jiě mèi 姐妹
Older sister jiě jie 姐姐
Younger sister mèi mei 妹妹
Husband Zhàng fu 丈夫
Wife qī zi 妻子
Uncle shū shu 叔叔
Aunt ā yí 阿姨
Grandfather yé ye 爷爷
Grandmother pó po 婆婆

 

Schoolmates, tóng xué, 同学

Schoolmate (kindergarten) yòu ér yuán tóng xué 幼儿园同学
Schoolmate (primary school) xiǎo xué tóng xué 小 学同学
Schoolmate (secondary school) zhōng xué tóng xué 中学同学
Schoolmate (high school) gāo zhōng tóng xué 高中同学  
Schoolmate (university) dà xué tóng xué 大学同学