When you are out and about over the next fifteen days, if you meet
up with a Chinese friend, remember to wish them a Happy New Year. The most common auspicious greetings and sayings consist of four Chinese characters, such as the following:

  • Jinyu mangtang – “May your wealth [gold and jade] come to fill a hall”
  • Dazhan hongtu – “May you realize your ambitions”
  • Yingchun jiefu – “Greet the New Year and encounter happiness”
  • Wanshi ruyi – “May all your wishes be fulfilled”
  • Jiqing youyu – “May your happiness be without limit”
  • Zhubao pingan – “May you hear [in a letter] that all is well”
  • Yiban wanli = “May a small investment bring ten-thousandfold profits”
  • Fushou shuangquan – “May your happiness and longevity be complete”
  • Zhaocai jinbao – “When wealth is acquired, precious objects follow”

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Remember these Chinese New Year Sayings to greet your friends with!