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How to Say Mom in 50 Different Languages

April 23, 2020

There may be a million different ways to say her name, but there’s only one special mom your heart belongs to. So this Mother’s Day, show her how one-of-a-kind she is: Instead of calling her the usual “Ma” or “Mom,” impress her by saying her name in her native language! Here’s how to say mom in different languages:

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  1. Afrikaans: “Moeder” or “Ma
  2. Albanian: “Nene” or “Meme”
  3. Arabic: “Ahm”
  4. Belarusan: “Matka”
  5. Bosnian: “Majka”
  6. Brazilian: “Mae”
  7. Bulgarian: “Majka
  8. Catalan: “Mare”
  9. Croatian: “Mati” or “Majka”
  10. Czech: “Maminka”
  11. Danish: “Mor”
  12. Dutch: “Moeder” or “Moer”
  13. Estonian: “Ema”
  14. Filipino: “Ina”
  15. Finnish: “Aiti”
  16. French: “Mere” or “Maman”
  17. German: “Mutter”
  18. Greek: “Mana” or “Mitera”
  19. Haitian Creole: “Manman”
  20. Hawaiian: “Makuahine”
  21. Hindi: “Ma” or “Maji”
  22. Hungarian: “Anya” or “Fu”
  23. Icelandic: “Mamma”
  24. Indonesian: “Induk,” “Ibu,” “Biang” or “Nyokap”
  25. Irish: “Mathair”
  1. Italian: “Madre” or “Mamma”
  2. Japanese: “Okaasan” or “Haha”
  3. Latin: “Mater”
  4. Latvian: “Mamma”
  5. Lithuanian: “Motina”
  6. Malay: “Ibu”
  7. Norwegian: “Mamma” or “Mor”
  8. Persian: “Madr” or “Maman”
  9. Polish: “Matka” or “Mama”
  10. Portuguese: “Mae”
  11. Punjabi: “Mai,” “Mataji” or “Pabbo”
  12. Romanian: “Mama” or “Maica”
  13. Russian: “Mama”
  14. Samoan: “Tina”
  15. Serbian: “Majka”
  16. Slovak: “Mama” or “Matka”
  17. Spanish: “Madre,” “Mama” or “Mami”
  18. Swahili: “Mama,” “Mzazi” or “Mzaa”
  19. Swedish: “Mamma,” “Mor” or “Morsa”
  20. Turkish: “Anne,” “Ana” or “Valide”
  21. Ukrainian: “Mati”
  22. Urdu: “Ammee”
  23. Vietnamese: “Me”
  24. Welsh: “Mam”
  25. Yiddish: “Muter”

If you really want to show Mom that she means the world to you, find out how to say “I love you” in 50 different languages too!

In what language will you be telling your mom how extraordinary she is on Mother’s Day?

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