Chinese New Year Greetings – Lucky Words and Sayings

Chinese New Year GreetingsOn the Lunar New Year’s Eve, Chinese people starts to greet each other through text or voice happy New Year messages, while later exchange Chinese New Year greetings face to face when visiting each other during the festival.
 
Start the following lesson on the most popular sayings for Chinese New Year, with written Chinese characters, sound marks in pinyin, human voice pronunciation, and their lucky meanings.

Say loudly in Chinese to express your joy and love to your family and friends!
 

5 Most Popular Chinese New Year Greetings

  • 过年好
    guò nián hǎo
    Happy New Year!
  • 新年快乐,万事如意
    xīn nián kuài lè, wàn shì rú yì
    Happy New Year and may all go well with you.
  • 新年快乐,阖家幸福
    xīn nián kuài lè, hé jiā xìng fú
    Happy New Year and wish you a happy family.
  • 恭喜发财
    gōng xǐ fā cái
    Wish you happiness and prosperity!
  • 恭喜发财,红包拿来
    gōng xǐ fā cái, hóng bāo ná lái
    Wish you happiness and prosperity; give me a red envelope. (kidding)

3 Ways to Say ‘Happy New Year’ in Chinese

  • 新年好
    xīn nián hǎo
    Good New Year!
  • 过年好
    guò nián hǎo
    Have a happy New Year!
  • 新年快乐
    xīn nián kuài lè
    Happy New Year!
 You can add beginnings before New Year greetings:
  • 祝你……
    zhù nǐ
    Wish you… (for the same or younger generations)
  • 祝您……
    zhù nín
    Wish you… (for elder or respected people)
  • 祝你新年快乐
    zhù nǐ xīn nián kuài lè
    Wish you a happy New Year!
 Variations of saying ‘Happy New Year’:
  • 春节快乐
    chūn jié kuài lè
    Happy Spring Festival!
  • 新春快乐
    xīn chūn kuài lè
    Happy New Spring!
  • 恭贺新禧
    gōng hè xīn xǐ
    Wish you a happy New Year!

Best 2019 Chinese New Year Greetings

  • 猪年大吉
    zhū nián dà jí
    Lucky Year of the Pig
  • 猪年吉祥
    zhū nián jí xiáng
    Lucky Year of the Pig
  • 猪事顺利(诸事顺利)
    zhū shì shùn lì
    Everything smooth in the Year of the Pig.

Sayings for Good Luck & Best Wishes

  • 大吉大利
    dà jí dà lì
    Good luck and big profit
  • 吉星高照
    jí xīng gāo zhào
    The lucky star shines bright.
  • 吉祥如意
    jí xiáng rú yì
    Good fortune as you wish.
  • 万事如意
    wàn shì rú yì
    May all go well with you.
  • 心想事成
    xīn xiǎng shì chéng
    May all your wishes come true.
  • 一帆风顺
    yì fān fēng shùn
    Wish you a smooth life.

Chinese New Year Greetings for Family Life

  • 阖家欢乐
    hé jiā huān lè
    Joy and fun for the whole family
  • 阖家幸福
    hé jiā xìng fú
    Happiness for the whole family
  • 年年有余
    nián nián yǒu yú
    Surplus year after year

Chinese New Year Greetings for Good Fortune

  • 恭喜发财
    gōng xǐ fā cái
    Wish you happiness and prosperity!
  • 财源广进
    cái yuán guǎng jìn
    Wide and plentiful financial sources
  • 财源滚滚
    cái yuán gǔn gǔn
    May a river of gold flow into your pockets.
  • 招财进宝
    zhāo cái jìn bǎo
    Bring in wealth and treasure
  • 金玉满堂
    jīn yù mǎn táng
    Abundant wealth in the house

Greetings and Sayings for Business

  • 生意兴隆
    shēng yì xīng lóng
    Business flourishes
  • 和气生财
    hé qì shēng cái
    Harmony brings wealth

Greetings and Wishes for Career

  • 步步高升
    bù bù gāo shēng
    Continuous promotions to higher positions
  • 升官发财
    shēng guān fā cái
    Win promotion and make a fortune
  • 事业有成
    shì yè yǒu chéng
    Successful career
  • 工作顺利
    gōng zuò shùn lì
    Everything goes well with your work.
  • 大展宏图
    dà zhǎn hóng tú
    Realize one’s ambition
  • 平步青云
    píng bù qīng yún
    Meteoric rise in career
  • 飞黄腾达
    fēi huáng téng dá
    Rapid success in career
  • 马到成功
    mǎ dào chéng gōng
    Win speedy success at the beginning

Sayings for Good Health & Safety

  • 龙马精神
    lóng mǎ jīng shén
    Vigorous spirit of the aged
  • 身体健康
    shēn tǐ jiàn kāng
    Good health
  • 岁岁平安
    suì suì píng ān
    Everlasting peace and safety year after year

Chinese New Year Greetings for Students

  • 学习进步
    xué xí jìn bù
    Progress in study
  • 学业有成
    xué yè yǒu chéng
    Achievement in study
  • 金榜提名
    jīn bǎng tí míng
    Succeed in important examinations

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- Last modified on Feb. 10, 2019 -
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