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Description: H:\~seraphim (PURE Web)\songs\cny\CNY-kongshi.jpgCommon Greetings during the Chinese New Year

        新年快乐 (xīn nin kui l) Happy New Year!

        过年好 (gu nin hǎo) Happy New Year!

        新年进步 (xīn nin jn b) New Years progress (This is appropriate to greet any person of any age or relationship.)

        恭喜發財 (gōng ci) happy and prosperous (It is always used as the phrase when one receives gifts or 'ang pows' during Chinese New Year.)

        财源广进 (ci yun guǎng jn) wealth pours in from every direction

        年年有余 (nin nin yǒu y) always get more than you wish for (a wish for surpluses and bountiful harvests every year)

        吉星高照 (j xīng gāo zho) smiles of fortune

Greetings for health

        龙马精神 (lng jīng shn) good health

        身体健康 (shēn jin kāng) enjoy good health

        精灵活泼 (jīng lng hu ) awareness and being active (It is specially used for children with the age under 10 years, wishing them to be active and smart.)

Greetings for work and business

        生意兴隆 (shēng y xīng lng) prosperous business

        万事如意 (wn sh r y) good luck in every thing

        工作顺利 (gōng zu shn l) everything goes well with your work

        事业有成 (sh y yǒu chng) succeed in your career

        平步青云 (png b qīng yn) have a 'meteoric rise' (usually used to in regards to work or promotions)

        马到成功 ( do chng gōng) success immediately upon arrival (It is usually used to express success in doing something, like taking part in an examination, a negotiation or even a competition.)

Greetings for studies

        学业有成 (xu y yǒu chng) have success at school*

        学习进步 (xu x jn b) progress in studies (*These two phrases are greetings reserved for students, wishing them improvements in their studies.)

        金榜题名 (jīn bǎng t mng) succeed in examinations (This is reserved for those are going to take important examinations, including students.)

Greeting saying to family

阖家欢乐 (h jiā huān l) happiness for the whole family




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