How do you say “I have to buy a present for my mom” in Chinese?

Here's the answer:

“我得给我妈妈买一个礼物”

(wó děi gěi wǒ māma mǎi yígè lǐwù)

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Here's how it sounds in a textbook:

You could also say:

  • wóděigěiwǒmāmamǎiyígèlǐwù
  • wó děi gěi wǒ mā ma mǎi yí gè lǐ wù

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