Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinese Symbol for Happy Chinese New Year (恭禧發財)

I'm a Rooster –  /  () (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Metal): Acute, neat, meticulous, organized, self-assured, decisive, conservative, critical, perfectionist, alert, zealous, practical, scientific, responsible. Can be over zealous and critical, puritanical, egotistical, abrasive, proud, opinionated, given to empty bravado.

How to say Happy Chinese New Year in Chinese?

The most common Chinese ways of saying Happy New Year are Gong Xi Fa Cai(Mandarin) and Gong Hey Fat Choy(Cantonese). Even though the pronunciations are a little different, both are written the same way.

How do you write Happy Chinese New Year in Chinese?

Traditional Chinese: 恭禧發財; Simplified: 恭禧发财.

Gong Xi (恭禧) is congratulations or respectfully wishing one joy.

Fa Cai (發財) is to become rich or to make money.
Thus, Gong Xi Fa Cai means wishing you to be prosperous in the coming year.
A fun way to respond to someone who greets you with Gong Xi Fa Cai is Hong Bao Na Lai, "Red envelope please!"
Chinese also have a literal way to say Happy New Year in Chinese.

4 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Happy Chinese New Year too lovely lady. Such beautiful photos, I love evrything Oriental, from dishes, to porcelain and food! Thanks for sharing. Thank you for your lovely and kind visit, I just became your newest follower, hope you follow back in order to be up dated with our posts. Have a super week.
FABBY

Sarah said...

Gung Hay Fat Choy, Priscilla. Good health and good fortune to you in 2012. ~ Sarah

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Such a fun and cute post! I think I will answer my phone that way today, although I am a couple of days late!

xoxoxoox,
Ricki Jill

Priscilla said...

Never too late to wish people good fortune!

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