Anyone’s mind goes blank when you need to think of four prosperous words (idioms) to greet your friends and relatives during Chinese New Year. Don’t worry you are not the only one. Chinese is not the easiest language to learn and those idioms at Chinese New Year can get rather tricky. If your repertoire of Chinese New Year greetings is only limited to 新年快乐 and 风和日丽. Time to expand your vocabulary of Chinese New Year Greetings this Pig year and see the angpows roll in.
This is your chance to do your ancestors proud by brushing up on these Chinese New Year greetings with our list of 10 Chinese New Year greetings to say in almost any situation.
We recommend that you write them down like this for easy reference. 😛
Chinese New Year Greetings Year of The Pig
诸事顺利 (Zhū shì shùnlì)
Meaning: May everything go well for you!
Who to Say it To: Your generous relative who gives you the biggest angpows.
猪年新春 (Zhū nián xīnchūn)
Meaning: New year, new spring in the year of the pig
Who to say it to: Your relative who keeps living in the past.
Chinese New Year Greetings – Good Fortune and Career
吉星高照 (Jíxīng gāozhào)
Meaning: May you lucky star shines bright above you.
Who to say it to: Your friend who keeps losing to you at Mahjong.
生意兴隆 (Shēngyì xīnglóng)
Meaning: May your business flourish
Who to say it to: Your boss in hopes that the company will do well and he/she will give you a bigger bonus.
年年有馀 (nián nián yǒu yú)
Meaning: May you have a year of abundant surplus.
Who to say it to: Your relatives making the food. Who wouldn’t want to have delicious Teowchew steamed fish (鱼) in soy sauce every year?
Chinese New Year Greetings to Say to Students
学业有成 (Xuéyè yǒuchéng)
Meaning: May you have academic success.
Who to say it to: Your precocious 12-year-old cousins who can’t stop floss dancing because they play too much Fornite.
金榜题名 (Jīnbǎng tímíng)
Meaning: May you do well in the examinations.
Who to say it to: Your poor cousin with a tiger for a mom.
Chinese New Year Greetings For Family & Wellness
家庭美满 (Jiātíng měimǎn)
Meaning: May you have joy and wholeness in your family
Who to say it to: Your relatives who can’t stop squabbling in front of others.
青春常驻 (Qīngchūn cháng zhù)
Meaning: May you have eternal youth.
Who to say it to: Your 50-year-old relatives who still look 30 and claims they haven’t done any plastic surgery.
健康长寿 (Jiànkāng chángshòu)
Meaning: May you be healthy and live to a ripe old age.
Who to say it to: Your doting grandparent who makes it clear that you’re they’re favorite.
Now that you’ve come to the end of this list, we hope that your expanded vocabulary will net you bigger angpows this Chinese New Year.
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