Feb 9, 2013

Chinese New Year Mandarin Greetings: Year of the Snake

The Year of the Snake

In the Chinese culture, Chinese New Year is the most important festival. Traditionally it is celebrated on the new moon of the first month according to the lunar calendar, with each month beginning on the darkest day. The Chinese year 4711 begins on Feb. 10, 2013.

It usually lasts from the first day to the 15th day of the New Year (which is Lantern Festival) and the longest holiday in China. Chinese New Year is a major highlight in Singapore's calendar of events. The first five days of the New Year are an official holiday in Taiwan, while workers in Mainland China and Singapore get at least 2 or 3 days off to prepare for and celebrate the New Year.

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Here is a list of Mandarin greetings and phrases for Chinese New Year.
Audio files are marked with ►


HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!! 
GONG XI FA CAI! =)

Pinyin
Meaning
Traditional Characters
Simplified Characters
Congratulations and Prosperity
恭喜發財
恭喜发财
Happy New Year
新年快樂
新年快
Chinese New Year
過年
(Said if something breaks during New Year to ward off bad luck.) 
歲歲平安
岁岁平
Wishing you prosperity every year.
年年有餘
年年有
Set off firecrackers
放鞭炮
放鞭炮
New Year’s eve family dinner
年夜飯
年夜
Relace the old with the new (proverb)
除舊佈新
除旧布新
Pay a New Year’s visit
拜年
拜年
Red Envelope
紅包
Money in the red envelope
压岁钱
Happy New Year
恭賀新禧
贺新
Good luck for the year of the ____.
___年行大運
___年行大运 
Red banners
貼春聯
贴春联
New Year shopping

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1 comments:

Awww this is pretty nice. It's so thoughtful of you sharing these chinese new year messages in Chinese version and english version too. Thank you very much.

Gong Xi Fa Cai

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