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Learn how to say “Happy New Year!” in both Mandarin and Cantonese, along with other respectful greetings, dinner customs and advanced phrases.

This is an excerpt from the full collection of New Year wishes

Ring in the New Year by enjoying and sharing this collection of happy New Year wishes and New Year images. The New Year brings with it a fresh start and a sense of rejuvenation and rebirth. We often make New Year's resolutions in an attempt to improve ourselves and the lives of those around us. Expressing our love, gratitude and appreciation to others on the New Year by sending happy New Year messages for friends and loved ones is a great way to share in this spirit of renewal and joy with those around us.

In this collection of happy New Year wishes messages you will find 1) funny New Year messages, 2) happy New Year images and 3) happy New Year wishes for friends and family. May you have a happy and healthy New Year!

Funny New Year Wishes

  • Before I get completely wasted, make a fool of myself, stumble my way home and pass out, let me wish you a very happy New Year.
  • My New Year's resolution is to be a little less perfect so I can stop making everyone else look so bad.
  • This coming year may you have happiness, good health, prosperity and finally realize how awesome I really am!
  • May you grow old enough that you struggle to stay up until midnight, prefer to stay home on New Year's Eve and are unable to remember what a New Year celebration was like when you were young.
  • To all of my Facebook friends, may your Facebook page be full of New Year wishes from people you barely know.
  • May your New Year's resolution be high definition. And may you be too drunk to understand that joke!
  • New Year's resolutions are a to-do list for the first week of January.
  • May the New Year hurry up and come so we can finally get past this holiday season and get on with our lives!
  • Happy New Year! Here's hoping that we can stay up later than 9 o'clock.
  • My New Year's resolution is to stop pretending that you don't annoy me so much.
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    New Year Messages for Friends and Family

    • Let us celebrate this exciting, colorful, grand, magical New Year with a great big smile. Wishing you a year full of happiness and prosperity.
  • May this year give you the opportunity to follow your dreams, love like there is no tomorrow and smile unconditionally. Happy New Year!
  • One thing I resolve not to change this year is our friendship. Thanks for being so awesome!
  • We may not be perfect, but we are family, and there is nobody that I more sincerely wish to have a truly happy New Year.
  • As we celebrate the New Year, I wish everyone success, a healthy long life and a fresh new start. Happy New Year!
  • My gift of unconditional love I give to you, with sincerity, blessings and loyalty too. Have a wonderful New Year my darling!
  • May you always be surrounded by hope and guided by the stars. Have a prosperous New Year!
  • It's not the destination, it's the journey. May you enjoy each day of your adventure. Happy New Year!
  • We may be far apart but you are always in my heart. May you have a healthy and abundant New Year!
  • Cheers to a better life and a bright future. Have a prosperous New Year!
  • Free yourself from sadness and frown for the New Year has finally come to town. Have a happy and healthy New Year!
  • To all of my friends, may you have a healthy, happy, prosperous and spectacular New Year!
  • Thank you for all the love you've given me this year, thank you for giving me so much to be grateful for.
  • I can't wait to ring in the New Year with all of you. I am so lucky to have such a great family.
  • New Year, new you, new resolution, new change, new beginning, new opportunities. Happy New Year to you!
  • May you have a year filled with smiles, love, luck and prosperity. This is my wish from me to you. Happy New Year!
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    Learn how to say “Happy New Year!” in both Mandarin and Cantonese, along with other respectful greetings, dinner customs and advanced phrases.

    Happy New Year 2019 Sayings, Greetings & Wishes

    new year wishes phrases

    Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Today I gather some interesting phrases and sentences that are heard during the Chinese New Year. And of course you can use them to greet your family, your friends, your boss or even your teacher! Let’s see!

    Phrases

    1.
    恭贺新年。
    Gōnghè xīnnián.
    A Happy New Year to you.

    2.
    生意兴隆
    Shēngyì xīnglóng
    Business flourishes

    3.
    恭喜发财
    Gōng xǐ fā cái
    Congratulations and Prosperity

    4.
    万事如意
    Wànshì rúyì
    Everything goes well

    5.
    恭贺新禧
    Gōng hè xīn xǐ
    Good luck in the year ahead!

    6.
    新年快乐
    Xīn nián kuài lè
    Happy New Year

    7.
    和气生财
    Héqì shēngcái
    Harmony brings wealth

    8.
    心想事成
    Xīn xiǎng shì chéng
    May all your wishes come true

    9.
    财源广进
    Cáiyuán guǎng jìn
    Money and treasures will be plentiful

    10.
    岁岁平安
    Suì suì píng’ān
    Peace all year round

    11.
    升官发财
    Shēngguān fācái
    Promoting to a higher position

    12.
    招财进宝
    Zhāo cái jìn bǎo
    Treasures fill the home

    13.
    马到成功
    Mǎdàochénggōng
    Wishing you every success

    14.
    年年有馀
    Nián nián yǒu yú
    Wishing you prosperity every year.

    15.
    祝贺佳节。
    Zhùhè jiājié.
    With the compliments of the season.

    Sentences

    16.
    给你特别的祝福,愿新年带给你无边的幸福、如意。
    Gěi nǐ tèbié de zhùfú, yuàn xīnnián dài gěi nǐ wúbiān de xìngfú, rúyì.
    A cheery New Year hold lots of happiness for you!

    17.
    愿女儿的新年祝福带给你快乐。
    Yuàn nǚ’ér de xīnnián zhùfú dài gěi nǐ kuàilè.
    A New Year greeting to cheer you from your daughters.

    18.
    新年的祝福,平日的希冀,愿你心境祥和、充满爱意,愿你的世界全是美满,愿你一切称心如意,快乐无比。
    Xīnnián de zhùfú, píngrì de xījì, yuàn nǐ xīnjìng xiánghé, chōngmǎn ài yì, yuàn nǐ de shìjiè quán shì měimǎn, yuàn nǐ yīqiè chènxīn rúyì, kuàilè wúbǐ.
    At New Year and always, may peace and love fill your heart, beauty fill your world, and contentment and joy fill your days.

    19.
    恭贺新禧,祝身体健康、事业发达。
    Gōnghèxīnxǐ, zhù shēntǐ jiànkāng, shìyè fādá.
    Allow me to congratulate you on the arrival of the New Year and to extend to you all my best wishes for your perfect health and lasting prosperity.

    20.
    恭贺新禧,万事如意。
    Gōnghèxīnxǐ, wànshìrúyì.
    Best wishes for the holidays and happiness throughout the New Year.

    21.
    恭祝健康、幸运,新年快乐。
    Gōngzhù jiànkāng, xìngyùn, xīnnián kuàilè.
    Good health, good luck and much happiness throughout the year.

    22.
    祝来年好运,并取得更大的成就。
    Zhù láinián hǎoyùn, bìng qǔdé gèng dà de chéngjiù.
    Good luck and great success in the coming New Year.

    23.
    祝好运、健康、佳肴伴你度过一个快乐新年。
    Zhù hǎoyùn, jiànkāng, jiāyáo bàn nǐ dùguò yī gè kuàilè xīnnián.
    Good luck, good health, good cheer and pass an happy New Year.

    24.
    愿你所有的新年梦想都成真!
    Yuàn nǐ suǒyǒu de xīnnián xiǎng dōu chéng zhēn!
    Hope all your New Year dreams come true!

    25.
    祝你享尽新年佳节的快乐和新年的礼品。
    Zhù nǐ xiǎng jǐn xīnnián jiājié de kuàilè Hé xīnnián de lǐpǐn.
    Hope you enjoy the happiness of New Year and all the trimmings.

    26.
    给你我无尽的新的祝福,让它们成为我们永恒友谊的新的纪念。
    Gěi nǐ wǒ wújìn de xīn de zhùfú, ràng tāmen chéngwéi wǒmen yǒnghéng yǒuyì de xīn de jìniàn.
    I give you endless brand-new good wishes. Please accept them as a new remembrance of our lasting friendship.

    27.
    谨祝新年快乐幸福,大吉大利。
    Jǐn zhù xīnnián kuàilè xìngfú, dàjídàlì.
    I hope you have a most happy and prosperous New Year.

    28.
    祝财运亨通!
    I want to wish you longevity and health!
    Zhù cáiyùn hēngtōng!

    29.
    以我所有的爱心与真诚祝你及全家春节快乐。
    I wish you a happy New Year. All affection and best wishes to you and yours.
    Yǐ wǒ suǒyǒu de àixīn yǔ zhēnchéng zhù nǐ jí quánjiā Chūnjié kuàilè.

    30.
    在这特殊的日子,向你致以新年的祝福,希望不久我们能相聚在一起。
    Zài zhè tèshū de rìzi, xiàng nǐ zhì yǐ xīnnián de zhùfú, xīwàng bùjiǔ wǒmen néng xiāngjù zài yīqǐ.
    I would like to wish you a joyous New Year and express my hope for your happiness and good future.

    31.
    在这欢乐的时节给你我最真的祝福和亲切的思念,愿你今年的新年比往年更璀璨。
    Zài zhè huānlè de shíjié gěi nǐ wǒ zuì zhēn de zhùfú hé qīnqiè de sīniàn, yuàn nǐ jīnnián de xīnnián bǐ wǎngnián gèng cuǐcàn.
    In the season of joy I present my sincere wishes and kind thoughts. May the kind of New Year outshine all the rest.

    32.
    愿一切最美好的祝福都能用这张贺卡表达,真诚地祝你幸福、快乐、成功!
    Yuàn yīqiè zuì mẹ̌ihǎo de zhùfú dōu néng yòng zhè zhāng hèkǎ biǎodá, zhēnchéng dì zhù nǐ xìngfú, kuàilè, chénggōng!
    May everything beautiful and best be condensed into this card. I sincerely wish you happiness, cheerfulness and success.

    33.
    愿新春美景与欢乐常伴随你!
    Yuàn xīnchūn měijǐng yǔ huānlè cháng bànsuí nǐ!
    May the beauty and joy of New Year remain with you throughout the New Year!

    34.
    愿明亮喜庆的新年烛光温暖一年中的每个日日夜夜,祝你欢欢喜喜度新年!
    Yuàn míngliàng xǐqìng de xīnnián zhúguāng wēnnuǎn yī nián zhōng de měi gè rì rì yè yè, zhù nǐ huānhuān xǐ xǐ dù xīnnián!
    May the bright and festive glow of New Year candle warm the days all the year through. Hoping you will have a wonderful time enjoying New Year that is happy in every way.

    35.
    愿新年为你带来快乐,友爱和宁静。
    Yuàn xīnnián wèi nǐ dàilái kuàilè, yǒu’ài hé níngjìng.
    May the coming New Year bring you joy, love and peace.

    36.
    愿新年的烛光带给你祥和与喜悦,祝你新年充满爱。
    Yuàn xīnnián de zhúguāng dài gěi nǐ xiánghé yǔ xǐyuè, zhù nǐ xīnnián chōngmǎn ài.
    May the glow of New Year candle fill your heart with peace and pleasure and make your New Year bright. Have a love filled New Year!

    37.
    愿快乐幸福永伴你左右。
    Yuàn kuàilè xìngfú yǒng bàn nǐ zuǒyòu.
    May the joy and happiness around you today and always.

    38.
    愿新年的快乐一年四季常在。
    Yuàn xīnnián de kuàilè yī nián sìjì cháng zài.
    May the joy of New Year be with you throughout the year.

    39.
    愿新年不仅是你欢笑的时刻,更是你欣喜的日子。祝福你。
    Yuàn xīnnián bùjǐn shì nǐ huānxiào de shíkè, gèng shì nǐ xīnxǐ de rìzi. Zhùfú nǐ.
    May the New Year be a time of laughter and real enjoyment for you. Best wishes.

    40.
    祝新年快乐,并愿你幸福吉祥,前程似锦。
    Zhù xīnnián kuàilè, bìng yuàn nǐ xìngfú jíxiáng, qiánchéng sì jǐn.
    May the New Year bring many good things and rich blessings to you and all those you love!

    41.
    愿节日的愉快伴你一生。
    Yuàn jiérì de yúkuài bàn nǐ yī̠shēng.
    May the season’s joy fill you all the year round.

    42.
    祝吉星高照!
    Zhù jíxīng gāo zhào!
    May you come into a good fortune!

    43.
    愿你度过最美好的新年!
    Yuàn nǐ dùguò zuì měihǎo de xīnnián!
    May you have the best New Year ever.

    44.
    愿你的新年充满温馨,祥和,与亲人团聚的快乐,祝乐陶陶,新年乐无限。
    Yuàn nǐ de xīnnián chōngmǎn wēnxīn, xiánghé, yǔ qīnrén tuánjù de kuàilè, zhù lè táotáo, xīnnián lè wúxiàn.
    May your New Year be filled with special moment, warmth, peace and happiness, the joy of covered ones near, and wishing you all the joys of Christmas and a year of happiness.

    45.
    让温馨的祝愿、幸福的思念和友好的祝福,在新年来到你身边,伴你左右。
    Ràng wēnxīn de zhùyuàn, xìngfú de sīniàn hé yǒuhǎo de zhùfú, zài xīnnián lái dào nǐ shēnbiān, bàn nǐ zuǒyòu.
    Much joy to you in the up coming year. May the warmest wishes, happy thoughts and friendly greetings come at New Year and stay with you all the year through.

    46.
    新年来临,祝新年快乐,愿你时时刻刻幸福欢乐!
    Xīnnián láilín, zhù xīnnián kuàilè, yuàn nǐ shí shíkè kè xìngfú huānlè!
    New Year time is here. I hope you have a wonderful New Year. May every day hold happy hours for you.

    47.
    致新年贺忱与最美好的祝福!
    Zhì xīnnián hè chén yǔ zuì měihǎo de zhùfú!
    New Year’s greetings and best wishes!

    48.
    新年是这样美好的时光:炉火熊熊,花儿芬芳,醇酒飘香,殷殷祝福,美好回忆,恩爱日新。即便没有一切,只要有爱便足矣。
    Xīnnián shì zhèyàng měihǎo de shíguāng: Lú huǒ xióngxióng, huā er fēnfāng, chúnjiǔ piāo xiāng, yīnyīn zhùfú, měihǎo huíyì, ēn’ài rì xīn. Jíbiàn méiyǒu yīqiè, zhǐyào yǒu ài biàn zú yǐ.
    New Year should be a time of banked-up fines, the scent of flowers and wine, good talk, good memories and loyalties renewed. But if all else is lacking – love will do.

    49.
    在此新年之际,我同夫人向你及你的家人致以节日的问候,并祝你们新年快乐、事业有成、家庭幸福。
    Zài cǐ xīnnián zhī jì, wǒ tóng fūrén xiàng nǐ jí nǐ de jiārén zhì yǐ jiérì de wènhòu, bìng zhù nǐmen xīnnián kuàilè, shìyè yǒu chéng, jiātíng xìngfú.
    On the occasion of the New Year, may my wife and I extend to you and yours our warmest greetings, wishing you a happy New Year, your career greater success and your family happiness.

    50.
    祝你今后获得更大成就。
    Zhù nǐ jīnhòu huòdé gèng dà chéngjiù.
    On this special day I send you New Years greetings and hope that some day soon we shall be together.

    51.
    请接受我节日的祝贺。
    Qǐng jiēshòu wǒ jiérì de zhùhè.
    Please accept my season’s greetings.

    52.
    请接受我诚挚的新年祝福,顺祝身体健康。
    Qǐng jiēshòu wǒ chéngzhì de xīnnián zhùfú, shùn zhù shēntǐ jiànkāng.
    Please accept my sincere wishes for the New Year and I hope you will continue to enjoy good health.

    53.
    请接受我们对你及你全家的美好祝福,祝你们新年快乐。
    Qǐng jiēshòu wǒmen duì nǐ jí nǐ quánjiā de mẹ̌ihǎo zhùfú, zhù nǐmen xīnnián kuàilè.
    Please accept our wishes for you and yours for a happy New Year.

    54.
    祝老师新年充满平安和爱。
    Zhù lǎoshī xīnnián chōngmǎn píng’ān hé ài.
    Peace and love for you at New Year from all your students.

    55.
    愿新年带给你和你所爱的人许多美好的事物和无尽的祝福!
    Yuàn xīnnián dài gěi nǐ hé nǐ suǒ ài de rén xǔduō měihǎo de shìwù hé wújìn de zhùfú!
    Rich blessings for health and longevity is my special wish for you in the coming year.

    56.
    祝福您,新年快乐。
    Zhùfú nín, xīnnián kuàilè.
    Season’s greetings and best wishes for the New Year.

    57.
    献上节日的问候与祝福,愿你拥有一个充满生机和欢乐的新年。
    Xiànshàng jiérì de wènhòu yǔ zhùfú, yuàn nǐ yǒngyǒu yīgè chōngmǎn shēngjī hé huānlè de xīnnián.
    Season’s greetings and sincere wishes for a bright and happy New Year!

    58.
    愿你健康长寿!
    Yuàn nǐ jiànkāng chángshòu!
    Take good care of yourself in the year ahead.

    59.
    国家繁荣,人民祥和 。
    Guójiā fánróng, rénmín xiánghé.
    The country flourishes and people live in peace.

    60.
    恭祝新年吉祥,幸福和欢乐与你同在。
    Gōng zhù xīnnián jíxiáng, xìngfú hé huānlè yǔ nǐ tóng zài.
    To wish you joy at this holy season. Wishing every happiness will always be with you.

    61.
    衷心祝福来年快乐、幸运!
    Zhōngxīn zhùfú láinián kuàilè, xìngyùn!
    Warm greetings and best wishes for happiness and good luck in the coming year.

    62.
    传统佳节之际,献上殷殷祝福,祝新年万事如意!
    Chuántǒng jiājié zhī jì, xiànshàng yīnyīn zhùfú, zhù xīnnián wànshì rúyì!
    Warm hearted wishes for a happy New Year filled with all your favorite things.

    63.
    祝节日快乐,新年幸福。
    Zhù jiérì kuàilè, xīnnián xìngfú.
    Wishing you happiness during the holidays and throughout the New Year.

    64.
    祝你新的一年快乐幸福 。
    Zhù nǐ xīn de yī nián kuàilè xìngfú.
    Wish you happiness and prosperity in the coming year!

    65.
    事业成功,家庭美满。
    Shìyè chénggōng, jiātíng měimǎn.
    Wish you success in your career and happiness of your family!

    66.
    愿你的新年光彩夺目,愿你的新年灿烂辉煌!佳节快乐!
    Yuàn nǐ de xīnnián guāngcǎi duómù, yuàn nǐ de xīnnián cànlàn huīhuáng! Jiājié kuàilè!
    Wishing you a sparkling New Year and bright happy New Year! May the season bring much pleasure to you.

    67.
    愿你拥有新年所有美好的祝福。
    Yuàn nǐ Yōngyǒu xīnnián suǒyǒu měihǎo de zhùfú.
    Wishing you all the blessings of a beautiful New Year season.

    68.
    祝节日幸福如意。
    Zhù jiérì xìngfú rúyì.
    Wishing you all the happiness of the holiday season.

    69.
    祝新年快乐,并致以良好的祝福。
    Zhù xīnnián kuàilè, bìng zhì yǐ liánghǎo de zhùfú.
    With best wishes for a happy New Year!

    70.
    致以最良好的祝福,愿你新年快乐幸福。
    Zhì yǐ zuì liánghǎo de zhùfú, yuàn nǐ xīnnián kuàilè xìngfú.
    With very best wishes for your happiness in the New Year.

    For Family
    71.
    您的侄儿祝您新年快乐。
    Nín de zhí er zhù nín xīnnián kuàilè.
    A New Year wish from your nephew.

    72.
    愿女儿的祝福带给您欢乐。
    Yuàn nǚ’ér de zhùfú dài gěi nín huānlè.
    A New Year greeting to cheer you from your daughter.

    73.
    您的孙子,寄上一张特别的卡片。
    Nín de sūnzi, jì shàng yī zhāng tèbié de kǎpiàn.
    A special card from your grandson.

    74.
    祝世界上最好的父母节日快乐!
    Zhù shìjiè shàng zuì hǎo de fùmǔ jiérì kuàilè!
    Happy New Year to the world’s best parents!

    75.
    愿你过个最愉快的节日。
    Yuàn nǐguò gè zuì yúkuài de jiérì.
    May you have the best season ever.

    76.
    爸爸妈妈:值此佳节,感谢您们所给予的一切。
    Bàba māmā: Zhí cǐ jiājié, gǎnxiè nínmen suǒ jǐyǔ de yīqiè.
    Mom and Dad: Thank you for everything this holiday season!

    77.
    在这佳节里,没有比家更好的地方了。
    Zài zhè jiājié lǐ, méiyǒu bǐ jiā gèng hǎo dì dìfāngle.
    There’s no place like home for the holidays.

    78.
    佳节,我想念你们。
    Jiājié, wǒ xiǎngniàn nǐmen.
    Thinking of you at New Year’s time.

    79.
    献给爷爷奶奶:新年快乐!
    Xiàn gěi yéye nǎinai: Xīnnián kuàilè!
    To Grandpa and Grandma happy New Year!

    80.
    祝我最亲爱的父母节日愉快!
    Zhù wǒ zuì qīn’ài de fùmǔ jiérì yúkuài!
    Season’s greetings to my dearest parents!

    81.
    寄上无限的思念和最美好的祝愿,你们的女儿。
    Jì shàng wúxiàn de sīniàn hé zuì měihǎo de zhùyuàn, nǐmen de nǚ’ér.
    Warmest thoughts and best wishes from your daughter.

    For Friends
    82.
    希望新年祝福给你带来欢乐,我的好朋友。
    Xīwàng xīnnián zhùfú gěi nǐ dài lái huānlè, wǒ de hǎo péngyǒu.
    A New Year greeting to cheer you, my good friend.

    83.
    愿你在未来的一年里,吉星高照。
    Yuàn nǐ zài wèilái de yī nián lǐ, jíxīng gāo zhào.
    Best of luck in the year to come.

    84.
    祝我的挚友新年快乐。
    Zhù wǒ de zhìyǒu xīnnián kuàilè.
    Happy New Year, my best friend.

    85.
    希望我们能一起过春节。
    Xīwàng wǒmen néng yīqǐguò chūnjié.
    I hope we can spend the holidays together.

    86.
    愿快乐随时与您同在——如同我们与您寸步不离。
    Yuàn kuàilè suíshí yǔ nín tóng zài——rútóng wǒmen yǔ nín cùnbù bùlí.
    May happiness follow you everywhere …just like we do.

    87.
    祝福你及你所爱的人新的一年中万事如意。
    Zhùfú nǐ jí nǐ suǒ ài de rén xīn de yī nián zhōng wànshì rúyì.
    May its blessings lead into a wonderful year for you and all whom you hold dear.

    88.
    祝你在节日和新的一年中享有无限的快乐。
    Zhù nǐ zài jiérì hé xīn de yī nián zhōng xiǎngyǒu wúxiàn de kuàilè.
    To wish you special joy at the holidays and all year.

    89.
    发挥你的热情,让理想变为现实。
    Fāhuī nǐ de rèqíng, ràng lǐxiǎng biàn wèi xiànshí.
    Take your passion and make it come true.

    90.
    献上最美好的祝愿。
    Xiànshàng zuì měihǎo de zhùyuàn.
    Wish all the best wishes for you.

    91.
    新的一年,向你献上最诚挚的祝福。
    Xīn de yī nián, xiàng nǐ xiànshàng zuì chéngzhì de zhùfú.
    Wish many good wishes for the holidays and the coming year.

    For Boss, Teachers
    92.
    祝您新年快乐,您的全体学生敬上。
    Zhù nín xīnnián kuàilè, nín de quántǐ xuéshēng jìng shàng.
    A happy New Year from all of your students.

    93.
    献上最诚挚的祝福,祝您新年愉快。
    Xiànshàng zuì chéngzhì de zhùfú, zhù nín xīnnián yúkuài.
    Best wishes for a wonderful New Year.

    94.
    祝福您及您的家人。
    Zhùfú nín jí nín de jiārén.
    Best wishes for you and your family.

    95.
    我们销售部全体人员祝您新年快乐!
    Wǒmen xiāoshòu bù quántǐ rényuán zhù nín xīnnián kuàilè!
    From all of us in sales: Happy New Year!

    96.
    我期待着新年过后,再上您的课。
    Wǒ qídàizhuó xīnnián guòhòu, zài shàng nín de kè.
    I look forward to your class after the New Year.

    97.
    我们不能在一起过春节真是太遗憾了。
    Wǒmen bùnéng zài yīqǐguò chūnjié zhēnshi tài yíhànle.
    It’s really a shame we can’t be together at that moment.

    98
    愿您幸福快乐,直到永远永远!
    Yuàn nín xìngfú kuàilè, zhídào yǒngyuǎn yǒngyuǎn.
    May happiness follow you wherever you go!

    99
    愿您在新的一年充满快乐。
    Yuàn nín zài xīn de yī nián chōngmǎn kuàilè.
    Much joy to you in the upcoming year.

    100.
    新年是喜庆的日子——因为不用上课。
    Xīnnián shì xǐqìng de rìzi——Yīnwèi bùyòng shàngkè.
    New Year is a time for gladness and rejoicing …because there is no class.

    101.
    感谢您没有留假期作业。
    Gǎnxiè nín méiyǒu liú jiàqī zuòyè.
    Thank you for not as signing homework this holiday season.

    102.
    感谢您为我们所做的一切。
    Gǎnxiè nín wèi wǒmen suǒ zuò de yīqiè.
    Thank you for all you have done for us.

    103.
    值此佳节,谨对您的辛勤栽培表示感谢。
    Zhí cǐ jiājié, jǐn duì nín de xīnqín zāipéi biǎoshì gǎnxiè.
    Thank you for your hard work and patience on this holiday season.

    104.
    我们向您献上新年的祝福。
    Wǒmen xiàng nín xiànshàng xīnnián de zhùfú.
    We offer New Year blessings to you.

    105.
    假期里,我们不会忘记您的。
    Jiàqī lǐ, wǒmen bù huì wàngjì nín de.
    We won’t forget you this holiday season.

    106.
    万事如意,合家平安。
    Wànshì rúyì, héjiā píng’ān.
    Wishing you and yours a happy happy New Year.

    107
    祝福您及全家新年快乐。
    Zhùfú nín jí quánjiā xīnnián kuàilè.
    Wishing you and your family a very happy New Year.

    108
    全体职员祝您及家人新年快乐。
    Quántǐ zhíyuán zhù nín jí jiārén xīnnián kuàilè.
    Your entire staff wishes you and yours a most happy New Year.

    Bonus Chinese Customs Vocabularies:

    1. 过年 Guònián
    Guo-nian; have the Spring Festival

    2. 对联 Duìlián
    Poetic couplet: two successive rhyming lines in poetry

    3. 春联 Chūnlián
    Spring Festival couplets

    4. 剪纸 Jiǎnzhǐ
    Paper-cuts

    5. 年画 Niánhuà
    New Year paintings

    6. 买年货 Mǎi niánhuò
    Special purchases for the Spring Festival ; do Spring Festival shopping

    7. 敬酒 Jìngjiǔ
    Propose a toast

    8. 灯笼 灯笼 Dēnglóng
    Lantern: a portable light

    9. 烟花 Yānhuā
    Fireworks

    10. 爆竹 Bàozhú
    firecrackers (People scare off evil spirits and ghosts with the loud pop.)

    11. 红包 Hóngbāo
    red packets (cash wrapped up in red paper, symbolize fortune and wealth in the coming year.)

    12. 舞狮 Wǔ shī
    lion dance (The lion is believed to be able to dispel evil and bring good luck.)

    13. 舞龙 Wǔ lóng
    dragon dance (to expect good weather and good harvests)

    14. 戏曲 Xìqǔ
    traditional opera

    15. 杂耍 Záshuǎ
    variety show; vaudeville

    16. 灯谜 Dēngmí
    riddles written on lanterns

    17. 灯会 Dēnghuì
    exhibit of lanterns

    18. 拜年 Bàinián
    Pay New Year’s call; give New Year’s greetings; New Year’s visit

    For those who still doesn’t enjoy enough, here are a few more about CNY Related Vocabularies.

    Thanks for reading! Hope you all 春节快乐!

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    陈有 is the founder of very popular Facebook page “All about Chinese.” He has been learning Chinese for about seven years. He is a Thai who is passionate about Chinese learning. He just received an award from The Beginners of Chinese Forum in Thailand (泰国汉语初学者论坛), as he has made many contributions to Mandarin learning in Thailand.

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    There are multiple blessings and greetings for Chinese New Year. But there are variations even for the most basic “Happy New Year!”

    The simplest is, of course, Happy New Year: 新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè)

    China also contains many dialects, such as Cantonese, Shanghainese and the Beijing dialect. And those dialects don’t include the languages of China’s 55 ethnic minorities.

    A European scholar once said that if every dialect regions became a separate country, this area would have more countries than Europe. Northerners and Southerners can rarely understand each other, even though the same written language is used.

    Other than Mandarin (standardized Chinese), the most well-known Chinese language is probably Cantonese. It’s more difficult for foreigners to learn. English isn’t a tonal language. Mandarin has 4 tones. And Cantonese has 9.

    But if you wish to learn, “Happy New Year” in Cantonese is pronounced: san1 nin4 faai3 lok6!

    • 春节快乐 (chūn jiē kuài lè)
      Happy Spring Festival in Mandarin.
    • ceon1 zit3 faai3 lok6!
      Happy Spring Festival in Cantonese.

    You can also say春节愉快 (chūn jiē yú kuài), which uses a more formal way to say “happy.” In Cantonese, it’s: ceon1 zit3 jyu4 faai3

    In Cantonese-speaking regions, it’s more popular to say恭喜发财(gung1 hei2 faat3 coi4). This is a blessing for wealth and prosperity. The phrase is also used in other regions (Mandarin: gong xǐ fā cái). But the Cantonese like to say this in place of the usual “Happy New Year.”

    Some more poetic and “advanced” variations of “Happy New Year”:

    • 恭贺新禧 (gōng hè xīn xǐ)
      Literal translation: respectful congratulations on the New Year.
    • 新春志禧 (xīn chūn zhì xǐ)
      Literal translation: to record the happiness from the new spring.

    Bàinián and kowtow

    It can be said that Chinese culture is based off of Confucianism. This philosophy emphasizes manners, politeness and respect. Age, status and rank are ingrained in actions. This is especially clear during Chinese New Year.

    The act of greeting and blessing during Chinese New Year is called 拜年 (bài nián), which literally means to pay a visit for the New Years. You must visit the eldest (seniors from the husband’s side) in the family first. Don’t forget to bring gifts!

    In return, the grandparents and elders will give the younger generation red envelopes. The money in red envelopes is also known as 压岁钱 (yā suì qián). Literally, it is “money to anchor the year.”

    In the past, currency was in the form of coins similar in shape to donuts. Parents would use red string to tie the coins together and give to their children. It transitioned to be wrapped in red paper and now, put into red envelopes.

    By giving the money to the children, the elders are also hoping to pass on a year of good fortune and blessings. In some regions of China, rather than between generations, married couples will give red envelopes to their unmarried friends to transfer some luck.

    To receive this, you must perform 3 kowtows to the elders.

    Kowtow (磕头—kē tóu) literally means to knock your head (against the floor.) Basically, you kneel and place your hands on the ground before you. Bend over and rest your head between your hands. This is the ultimate show of respect.

    Dinner customs

    The most important meal of the year is the New Year’s Eve reunion dinner. Because the Chinese love treating others to meals, there will also be multiple other dinners throughout the holiday.

    Whether it takes place at home or in a restaurant, the seating arrangement is always set.

    Dinners at home

    If the traditional table is used, there will be 4 benches. Each seats 8 people.

    The eldest sits in the north, facing the south. Then in descending order, people are seated in the east, west and lastly south. This is due to beliefs in fēng shuǐ (风水).

    There are assigned seats in each bench as well. On the northern bench, the leftmost is the most important guest. The right side is reserved for the host.

    For the eastern and western benches, the ones closer to the north are usually older (or more important.) It is more casual for the southern bench.

    Dinners at a restaurant

    The round tables in Chinese restaurants usually seat 8-12 people. If in a private room, the innermost and centered table is reserved for the highest ranks. The host sits on the right, while the most important guest sits on the left.

    For the other tables, the seating arrangement is the same as at home.

    Dinner superstitions and manners

    Disney’s Mulan was a great movie. But they made a grave mistake.

    Whenever they ate, they would stick the chopsticks straight into their bowl of rice. Never do that, especially if eating with elders! It looks like burning incense to commemorate passed ancestors.

    Unlike in the West, it’s polite to keep your elbows on the table while eating. You should also make sure you eat everything on your plate. But here’s a friendly tip: if someone sees your plate empty, they’ll naturally pile on more food. So if you don’t want all this food, try to find the right balance and timing!

    Also, be prepared for some awkwardness. The Chinese have a habit of asking questions that may make foreigners uncomfortable. Most genuinely want to know because they care or are concerned. Grandparents and aunties and uncles will ask:

    Did you get a job? Where do you work? What’s your annual income? Did you get a promotion? Did you find a boy/girlfriend? Why not? Do you want to meet my friend’s kid? When are you getting married? When are you having kids?

    It’s a very annoying but heartwarming phenomenon.

    You should also ask around for local superstitions and customs. For example, in some regions, there is 1 dish that is always placed on the table. But it’s not meant to be eaten until the very last day of the holiday. Don’t be that guy.

    The most important rule of all: no arguments, crying, bickering or fights. It’ll bring bad luck and ruin the mood.

    Despite the complicated rules and social customs, Chinese New Year is a time of celebration. Once you have everything down pat, you’ll be able to enjoy yourself (and feast on the great food)!

    Chinese New Year Greetings, Wishes, Blessings they believe we should greet each other with nice and lucky phrases during the New Year.

    250 Happy New Year Wishes

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    Happy New Year in Chinese: The Many Ways of Wishing Your Friends a Happy Spring Festival

    How do say Happy New Year in Chinese?

    That time of the Lunar Year has rolled around again, and we’re about to step out of the Year of the Dog (2018) and into the Year of the Pig (2019).

    You will wear red underwear, you will noisily pop champagne corks and we will, as tradition requires exchange greetings for the New Year.

    First of all it should be clarified that in China there are two different “New Years” celebrations: the first is the so-called “Spring Festival” 春节 (Chūnjié), which usually falls between the last two weeks of January and the first two of February.

    The second New Year is the one celebrated worldwide that is on January 1st, which in Chinese is called 元旦 (yuán dàn). There is, however, an interchangeable and usable term for both events: 新年 (xīn nián) literally “New Year”.

    To best prepare yourself, you need to learn how to wish your friends a Happy Chinese New Year in Chinese! And be warned, there are many many ways to do this. But it’s a great way to pick up some new Chinese vocab.

    So let’s start at the very beginning…

    Chapter 1 – A Simple Happy New Year in Chinese

    Chapter 2 – Happy Spring Festival in Chinese

    Chapter 3 – Happy New Year in Chinese: Kung Hei Fat Choi

    Chapter 4 – Elaborate Ways to Wish Happy New Year in Chinese

    How do you say Happy New Year In Chinese?

    This is probably the easiest and most literal way of wishing your friends a Happy New Year:

    Chinese Characters: 新年快乐

    Pinyin Pronunciation: Xīnnián kuàilè

    Meaning: 新年 literally means ‘New Year’ and 快乐 means ‘Happy’.

    This phrase is used interchangeably both at Chinese New Year and on the 1st of January at the start of the solar New Year.

    But if we only learnt how to say this version of Happy New Year in Chinese, we’d have barely hit the tip of the iceberg…

    Read on for more New Year Greetings and Wishes…

    How do you say Happy Spring Festival in Chinese?

    This is also a very literal way of wishing your friends a Happy Spring Festival.

    Chinese Characters: 春节快乐

    Pinyin Pronunciation: Chūnjié kuàilè

    Meaning: 春节 literally means ‘Spring Festival’ and 快乐 means ‘Happy’. So Happy Spring Festival!

    Unlike Xīnnián kuàilè, the phrase Chūnjié kuàilè would only be used for Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, rather than during Western New Year.

    Though in English translations this phrase will often just been translated to ‘Happy Chinese New Year’, seeing as we don’t refer to it as Spring Festival as often.

    How do you say Happiness and Prosperity in the New Year?

    Chinese Characters: 恭喜发财

    Pinyin Pronunciation: Gōngxǐ fācái

    Meaning: ‘Happiness and Prosperity in the New Year’.

    These New Year wishes are a little difficult to translate concisely into English. 

    恭喜 literally means respectful congratulations, and 发财 means to get rich or to prosper.

    The phrase is a blessing for prosperity and wealth in the coming year and is used all over China. But in the South of China, Cantonese-speaking regions in particular, it is used as a general greeting for Chinese New Year.

    This is why in English letters the phrase is often written as ‘Kung Hei Fat Choi’, following the Cantonese pronunciation.

    Remember not to cut your hair after Chinese New Year, as the word for hair in Chinese uses the same character as 发 in 发财 (to prosper).

    The belief is that by cutting or washing your hair in the new year, you might be washing away some of the prosperity.

    10 Alternative Ways to Wish Happy New Year in Chinese

    Why not opt for something more elaborate and personalized with some of these alternate ways of wishing in the new year!

    Here is a list of 10 ways to wish happy New Year in Chinese:

    1. Best Wishes

    Chinese Characters: 祝新年快乐,并致以良好的祝福。

    Pinyin Pronunciation: Zhù xīnnián kuàilè, bìng zhì yǐ liánghǎo de zhùfú.

    Meaning: Best wishes for a happy New Year!

    2. Good Health and Good Luck 

    Chinese Characters: 祝你在新的一年里身体健康,多福多寿。

    Pinyin Pronunciation: Zhù nǐ zài xīn de yī nián lǐ shēntǐ jiànkāng, duō fú duō shòu

    Meaning: I wish you good health and good luck in the New Year!

    3. Luck, Happiness and Joy

    Chinese Characters: 恭祝新年吉祥,幸福和欢乐与你同在。

    Pinyin Pronunciation: Gōng zhù xīnnián jíxiáng, xìngfú hé huānlè yǔ nǐ tóng zài.

    Meaning: I wish that luck, happiness and joy accompany you throughout the New Year!

    4. Good Health and A Successful Career

    Chinese Characters: 恭贺新禧,祝身体健康、事业发达

    Pinyin Pronunciation: Gōnghè xīnxǐ, zhù shēntǐ jiànkāng, shìyè fādá

    Meaning: Happy New Year with wishes of good health and a successful career

    5. Best Wishes to Your Family

    Chinese Characters: 请接受我对你及你全家的美好祝福,祝你们新年快乐。

    Pinyin Pronunciation: Qǐng jiēshòu wǒmen duì nǐ jí nǐ quánjiā dì měihǎo zhùfú, zhù nǐmen xīnnián kuàilè.

    Meaning: Please accept my best wishes for a happy New Year to you and your family!

    6. Joy and Happiness

    Chinese Characters: 愿快乐幸福永伴你左右。

    Pinyin Pronunciation: Yuàn kuàilè xìngfú yǒng bàn nǐ zuǒyòu.

    Meaning: May joy and happiness always stay with you.

    7. Hope to be Together Soon

    Chinese Characters: 在这特殊的日子,向你致以新年的祝福,希望不久我们能相聚在一起。

    Pinyin Pronunciation: Zài zhè tèshū de rìzi, xiàng nǐ zhì yǐ xīnnián de zhùfú, xīwàng bùjiǔ wǒmen néng xiāngjù zài yīqǐ.

    Meaning: On this special day, I want to wish you a Happy New Year with the hope that we will soon be together.

    8. All Your Wishes Come True

    Chinese Characters: 愿你所有的新年想都成真!

    Pinyin Pronunciation: Yuàn nǐ suǒyǒu de xīnnián xiǎng dōu chéng zhēn!

    Meaning: I wish that all that you want for this New Year comes true!

    9. Great New Year

    Chinese Characters: 愿你度过最美好的新年!

    Pinyin Pronunciation: Yuàn nǐ dùguò zuì měihǎo de xīnnián!

    Meaning: May you have a great New Year!

    10. Bright and Splendid! 

    Chinese Characters: 愿你的新年光彩夺目,愿你的新年灿烂辉煌!佳节快乐!

    Pinyin Pronunciation: Yuàn nǐ de xīnnián guāngcǎi duómù, yuàn nǐ de xīnnián cànlàn huīhuáng! Jiājié kuàilè!

    Meaning: May this New Year be bright and splendid! Happy Holidays!

    As we have seen, the happy new year wishes in Chinese are closely linked to the concepts of luck, health, longevity and success.

    So what are you waiting for?!

    Best wishes to your friends with these 10 phrases and start the New Year enriching your vocabulary!

    Happy New Year – FAQ’s

    When is Chinese New Year?

    Chinese New Year falls in February typically although it can also fall in late January and early March on some rare occasions.

    What is Chinese New Year?

    Chinese New Year is the celebration of the start of the new Lunar Calendar year. This festival is commonly referred to as Spring Festival in China.

    Is Chinese New Year the biggest celebrated festival in China?

    Yes. China does not celebrate Christmas and National Week (October 1st-7th), although big, is more widely celebrate by travelling.

    Chinese New Year is commonly the time families get to spend together more than any time in the year especially if they live

    What does 恭喜发财 mean?

    “Happiness and prosperity in the New Year.”

    How do you say “new year” in Chinese?

    新年 (xīn nián) is new year in Chinese.

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    Daniela is a China enthusiast who studied and worked at LTL Mandarin School. She is hugely passionate about China and it's culture.

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