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How To Say Happy New Year In Chinese

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2017 happy Chinese new year

2017 Happy Chinese New Year

If you are looking to get the happy new year in Chinese, then you are just at the right spot. We will show you how to wish and say happy new year in Chinese language; which words to say to greet a Chinese men and women. This year’s 2017 Chinese new year date is 28th January 2017. In modern days, the new year is called “Spring Festival” (simplified Chinese 春节; traditional Chinese 春節; Pinyin: Chūn Jié). So don’t forget the date and wish your friends; we’ll keep you reminded…

In “Simplified” Chinese Language Happy new year is  新年快乐 or Xīnnián kuàilè

Happy New Year in Chinese simplified Language

Happy New Year in Chinese simplified Language

Whereas in “Traditional” Chinese language the new year becomes this 新年快樂 Xīnnián kuàilè , there is a slight difference between the two, but any of them will work.

happy new year in chinese traditional

Happy New Year in Chinese Traditional Language

 

There are three different ways to Say “Happy Chinese New Year” in Chinese…

新年快乐 / 新年快樂 (Xīnnián kuàilè)

‘New Year happiness!’

  • In Mandarin: /sshin-nyen kwhy-ler/
  • In Cantonese: /sen-nin feye-lor/

    Xīnnián kuàilè happy new year chinese

    Xīnnián kuàilè happy new year chinese

新年好 / 新年好 (Xīnnián hǎo)

‘New Year goodness!’ (like “Good day.”)

  • In Mandarin: /sshin-nyen haoww/
  • In Cantonese: /sen-nin haow/

    Xīnnián hǎo happy new year chinese

    Xīnnián hǎo happy new year chinese

过年好 / 過年好 (Guònián hǎo)

‘Pass the New Year well!’

  • In Mandarin: /gwor-nyen haoww/
  • In Cantonese: /gwor-nin haow/

    Pass the New Year well Chinese new year greeting

    Pass the New Year well Chinese new year greeting

Most Popular Chinese New Year Greetings & Wishes

  1. 新年好 / 新年好 (Xīnnián hǎo)

‘New Year goodness!’

  • In Mandarin: /sshin-nyen haoww/
  • In Cantonese: /sen-nin haow/

    chinese new year wishes

    Chinese New Year Wishes

  1. 恭喜发财 / 恭喜發財 (Gōngxǐ fācái)

‘Happiness and prosperity!’

  • In Mandarin: /gong-sshee faa-tseye/
  • In Cantonese: Kunghei fatchoy /gong-hey faa-chwhy/

    Happy New Year Chinese 2017 wallpaper

    Happy New Year Chinese 2017 Wallpaper

  1. 步步高升 / 步步高陞 (Bùbù gāoshēng)

‘step-by-step high promotion’ — A steady rise to high places! — “on the up and up”

  • In Mandarin: /boo-boo gaoww-shnng /
  • In Cantonese: /boh-boh goh-sshin /
    Chinese New Year characters

    Chinese New Year characters

     

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