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Welcoming Chinese New Year: Easy Greeting Phrases to Spread Joy and Prosperity

As Chinese New Year approaches, it is time to embrace the spirit of renewal, blessings, and good fortune. This auspicious occasion is marked not only by vibrant celebrations but also by the exchange of heartfelt greetings.

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Here are some traditional and popular [and easy] Chinese New Year greeting phrases to help you extend warm wishes and spread joy during this festive season:

Common greetings

  • 新年快乐 (Xīn nián kuài lè) - Happy New Year

  • 春节快乐 (chūn jié kuài lè) - Happy Spring Festival

  • 龙年大吉 (lóng nián dà jí) - Good luck in the Year of the Dragon

For Wealth and Prosperity

  • 恭喜发财 (gōng xǐ fā cái) - Wishing you prosperity

  • 大吉大利 (dà jí dà lì) - Wishing you good luck and fortune

  • 财源广进 (cái yuán guǎng jìn) - May your money and treasures be plentiful

  • 招财进宝 (zhāo cái jìn bǎo) - May wealth and treasures fill your home

  • 金玉满堂 (jīn yù mǎn táng) - May gold and jade fill the halls

For Happiness, Health and Peace

  • 身体健康 (shēn tǐ jiàn kāng) - Wishing you good health

  • 心想事成 (xīn xiǎng shì chéng) - May all your wishes come true

  • 万事如意 (wàn shì rúyì) - May everything go well with you

  • 龙马精神 (lóng mǎ jīngshén) - Wishing you vitality and energy

  • 笑口常开 (xiao kou chang kai). To be happy and smile often.

  • 岁岁平安 (suì suì píng ān) - May you have peace at every age

For Success in Business/Work/Studies

  • 生意兴隆 (shēng yì xīng lóng) - May your business flourish

  • 年年有余 (nián nián yǒu yú) - Wishing you abundance every year

  • 升官发财 (shēng guān fā cái) - May you get promoted and receive a raise

  • 步步高升 (bù bù gāo shēng) - May you rise with every step

  • 事业发达 (shì yè fā dá) - May your career take off

  • 学业进步 (xué yè jìn bù) - Wishing you academic progress and improvement

  • 吉祥如意 (jí xiáng rú yì) - Wishing you good luck and success

These greeting phrases, filled with blessings and well-wishes, are a beautiful way to connect with family, friends, and colleagues during Chinese New Year. Let's embrace the traditions and spread happiness as we welcome the Year of the Dragon.

Wishing everyone a prosperous and joyous Chinese New Year!

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