15 Basic Chinese New Year Wishes You Should Totally Know By Now

If you don't know any other greeting besides 'Gong Xi Fa Chai', it's time you learn some new ones!

1. Xīn nián kuài lè

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Meaning: Happy New Year

Chinese character: 新年快乐

Banana pronunciation: Shin-nian kwai-luh

2. Hóu nián dà jí

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Meaning: Wish you luck in the Year of the Monkey

Chinese character: 猴年大吉

Banana pronunciation: Hoe-knee-an dah-gee

3. Gōng hè xīn xǐ

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Meaning: Happy New Year

Chinese character: 恭贺新禧

Banana pronunciation: Goung-he shin-shee

4. Gōng zhù jiàn kāng, xìng yùn, xīn nián kuài lè.

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Meaning: Good health, good luck and much happiness throughout the year.

Chinese character: 恭祝健康、幸运,新年快乐

Banana pronunciation: Goung-chuo jee-an-kang, shin-nian-kwai-luh

5. Gōng hè xīn xǐ, wàn shì rúyì

Meaning: Best wishes for the holidays and happiness throughout the New Year.

Chinese character: 恭贺新禧,万事如意

Banana pronunciation: Goung-he-shin-shee, wan-shir-ru-yee

6. Xīn xiǎng shì chéng

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Meaning: May all your wishes come true

Chinese character: 新想事成

Banana pronunciation: Sin-siang shui-cherng

7. Fú lù shòu

Meaning: Happiness, Prosperity, Longevity

Chinese character: 福禄寿

Banana pronunciation: Foo-loo-show

8. Gōng hè xīn xǐ, zhù shēn tǐ jiàn kāng, shì yè fā dá

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Meaning: Happy New Year, I wish you good health and lasting prosperity.

Chinese character: 恭贺新禧,祝身体健康、事业发达

Banana pronunciation: Gong-her shin-shee, choo-shen-ti-jian-kang, she-yeh-fah-dah

9. Gōng xǐ fā cái

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Meaning: May you be happy and prosperous

Chinese character: 恭喜发财

Banana pronunciation: Gong-xi-fa-chai

10. Shēn tǐ jiàn kāng

Meaning: I wish you good health

Chinese character: 身体健康

Banana pronunciation: Shen-tee-jian-kang

11. Bù bù gāo shēng

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Meaning: Promotions at every step

Chinese character: 步步高升

Banana pronunciation: Boo-boo gao-sheng

12. Mǎ dào chéng gōng

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Meaning: May you have instant success

Chinese character: 马到成功

Banana pronunciation: Ma-dao-cherng-guong

13. Lóng mǎ jīng shén

Meaning: May you have vitality

Chinese character: 龙马精神

Banana pronunciation: Loung-muh-jing-shern

14. Dà jí dà lì

Meaning: Great luck, great profit

Chinese character: 大吉大利

Banana pronunciation: Dah-gee-dah-lee

15. Nián nián yǒu yú

Meaning: Endless abundance

Chinese character: 年年有余

Banana pronunciation: Nian-nian yo-you-ee

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