Chinese New Year is here again! It was not too long ago when we were still celebrating Christmas and the new year of 2010. It seems the festive mood never left! Preparations for the Chinese New Year are underway with less than a week to go before the big day.
This year’s Chinese New Year happens to fall on 14th February Valentine’s Day. During Chinese New Year, we exchange auspicious greetings with family and friends.
Whether you are celebrating with that special loved one or with family and friends, here are some Chinese New Year Greetings that may come in handy this festive season!
Xīn Nián Kuài Lè 新年快乐
Happy New Year !
Jí Xiáng Rú Yì 吉祥如意
May Luck comes and things go with your plans
Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái 恭喜发财
Congratulations and Grow Rich
Cái Yuán Guǎng Jìn 财源广进
Lots of Fortune to come!
Suì Suì Píng Ān 岁岁平安
Everlasting Peace Year After Year!
You will often hear the Chinese say this out loud immediately after something is accidentally broken in the house. The word 岁 (Suì, meaning “age”) is homophonous with 碎 (meaning “shatter”). Hence giving something seemingly unlucky an auspicious meaning.
Cái Yuán Gǔn Gǔn Lái 财源滚滚来
Fortune comes rolling in!
Zhāo Cái Jìn Bǎo招财进宝
Bring and Attract money and treasures!
Fú Dào Le 福到了
Come Fortune and Happiness!
This is more of an auspicious symbol than a greeting. The word ‘Fú’ (fortune/ happiness) is often hung upside down as decoration on walls because ‘upside down’ and ‘come’ (or arriving) are both pronounced as ‘Dào’ in mandarin. May this auspicious symbol will bring you lots of Fortune and Happiness this new year!
Read more about Chinese New Year Customs!
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