What are some widespread Chinese New Year Greetings? How execute you wish someone a Happy New Year in Chinese? Here are some of the most common phrases and also sayings throughout this the majority of important of holidays.




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The written characters are the very same for all dialects:

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Gōng

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Xǐ

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Fā

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Cái


Gōng Xǐ - are good wishes or congratulations

Fā Cái - to come to be rich, gain wealth

So together it implies "ideal and flourishing wishes" for the coming year.


The more literal means of wishing someone a Happy New Year is

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Xīn

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Nián

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Kuài

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Lè


Xīn- is New

Nián - implies Year

Kuài Lè - suggests Happy, Joyful

So Xīn Nián Kuài Lè translates literally right into "Happy New Year"


Now, kids, pay attention, once someone states Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái to you, you answer:

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Hóng

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Bāo

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Ná

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Lái


So deserve to you guess what you just asked for? Hóng Bāo Ná Lái suggests somepoint like "May I have actually my Red Envelope please?", so it's rather widespread for children to greet their uncles and also aunties when they arrive with:

Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái, Hóng Bāo Ná Lái!!!




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We also see Chinese New Year Greetings in the banners and also scrolls that hang from just around everywhere, largely on the side of gates which market a heat welcome to the guests and visitors as well as wishes of excellent fortune.

The many famous and prominent symbol you will certainly watch come Chinese New Year time is "FU", pictured here, which implies Prosperity and also Wealth.

Here are some of the many famous greetings and quotes you often watch published, you have the right to use them to make your very own banners to decoprice your home, greeting cards to sfinish to friends and loved ones, red envelopes, etc.

Follow the web links to learn how to write the characters stroke by stroke.

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Fú Prosperity

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Chūn Spring

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Dà JíGood Fortune

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Chū Rù Píng ĀnPeace and also Safety Wherever You Go

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Xīn Nián Kuài LèHappy New Year!

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Gōng Xǐ Fā CáiGreetings! May Wealth Come Your Way! (The a lot of widespread Greeting to wish someone a Happy New Year)

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Jí Xiáng Rú YìGood Luck! Hope Everything Goes Well!

Remember the phrases consisted of of two or more personalities have the right to also be created vertically from height to bottom, specially as soon as placing them alongside doors: