Chinese New Year Greetings

Chinese New Year Greetings

During the lunar New Year, people usually say a few auspicious words when they meet.

Popular Greetings for the New Year

Hongbao

xīn nián kuài lè
新年快乐。

Happy New Year

gōng xǐ fā cái
恭喜发财。

Wishing you enlarge your wealth. (It is generally used as Happy New Year.)

dà jí dà lì
大吉大利。

Good luck.

zhù nǐ zài xīn dě yì niān lǐ yì fān fēng shùn, pīng ān xìng fú
祝你在新的一年里一帆风顺, 平安幸福。

Wish you success, peace and happiness in the New Year.

gōng hè xīn xǐ, wàn shì rú yì
恭 贺 新 禧,万 事 如 意。

Happy New Year, wish you best of everything.

zài xīn dě yì nián lǐ, zhù nín hé nín dě jiā rén shēn tǐ jiàn kāng, niān niān yǒu yú, shēng huó zhēng zhēng rì shàng
在新的一年里, 祝您和您的家人身体健康,年年有余,生活蒸蒸日上。

May the New Year bring you and your family good health, wealth and prosperity.

zhù nǐ zài xīn dě yì nián lǐ kuài kuài lè lè, xǐ qì yáng yáng
祝你在新的一年里快快乐乐,喜气洋洋。

Wish you a Chinese New Year filled with joy and celebration.

zhù nǐ lóng mǎ jīng shén
祝你龙马精神。

May you be as energetic as a dragon and horse.

suì suì píng ān
岁岁平安。

Hope you stay safe and sound all year round.

xīn nián xīn qì xiàng
新年新气象。

As New Year begins, let us have a fresh start.

yuàn nǐ xìng fú kuài lè, zhí dào yǒng yuǎn
愿你幸福快乐,直到永远。

May joy and health always be with you.

Greetings for friends and business partner

zhù nǐ cái yuán guǎng jīn, pīng pīng ān ān
祝你财源广进,平平安安。

Wish you an abundance of good fortune and a year filled with serenity.

bù bù gāo shēng
步步高升。

Have promotion every step.

mǎ dào chéng gōng
马到成功。

Hope you will be successful immediately.

xīn xiǎng shì chéng
心想事成。

May all your wishes come true.

yuàn nǐ péng chéng wàn lǐ
愿你鹏程万里。

Wish you a bright future.

Greetings for elders

fú shòu ān kāng
福寿安康。

Wish you longevity and health.

shòu bǐ nán shān
寿比南山。

May you live a long and happy life.

Greetings for children

qián chéng sì jǐn
前程似锦。

Have a bright future.

xué yè jìn bù
学业进步。

May you make progress in study.

xué yǒu suǒ chéng
学有所成。

Gain great accomplishment.

jiàn kāng chéng zhǎng
健康成长。

Hope you are bouncing with health.

bǎi chǐ gān tóu, gèng jìn yí bù
百尺竿头,更进一步。

Wish you make still further progress.


By Shirley Li
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