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How do you say “grandpa” in Chinese? Let’s learn these basic and useful everyday Chinese words and characters together.
Regarding how to say “grandpa” in Chinese, here are some different ways to express it.
The second tone and neutral tone.
The fourth tone and first tone.
The third tone and neutral tone.
That’s to say there are three expressions of the English word “grandpa”, but, we should pay attention to the differences among “爷爷 (yé ye)”, “外公 (wài gōng)” and “姥爷 (lǎo ye)”.
Usually, Chinese people call their father’s father “爷爷 (yéye)”, and they call their mother’s father “外公 (wài gōng)” and “姥爷 (lǎo ye)”. Chinese northern people prefer to call their mother’s father “姥爷 (lǎo ye)”
Yéye měi tiān dōu qù duàn liàn.
Grandpa does some exercise every day.
Wài gōng zǒu lù xū yào zhǔ guǎi zhàng.
Grandpa walks with a stick.
Wǒ lǎo yé shì gè yǔ yán zhuān jiā.
My grandpa is an expert in language.
That’s all for the Chinese expressions of the English word “grandpa”. How do you say “grandpa” in Chinese? Can you use them now?
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