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How Do I Write Happy New Year ?


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just about to put our chinese new year celebrations on our website - but cant remember how to write happy new year (in chinese)

is it Gung hay fat choy ?

tried googling -but there are lots of variations -and i dont want to get the wrong one.

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I tend to use Kung Hei Fat Choi Chinese is about the sounds made - so the representative spelling can vary I suppose. We had a great CYN day on Friday, this week I am researching the children's names, however, the site I have found has the Chinese characters running left to right - now that does concern me!

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I seem to recall from my friend and tai chi techer, that Kung Hey Fat Choy (or whater the spelling) is congratulations and prosperity and that happy new year is something else. I think it also depends on the language..my friend spoke Mandarin rather than cantonese.

 

Sorry doesnt help much does it?

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Xin Nian (新年) is New Year. Xin is new and Nian is year.

 

Kuai le (快樂) is happiness, joy, delight, or rejoicings.

 

So "Happy New Year" in English is "New Year Happy" in Chinese: Xin Nian Kuai Le.

 

according to here

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