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Want to give your friends Chinese New Year Greetings in Mandarin?

The very first one "过年好!" is the most often used among all Chinese New Year greetings, while other are relatively more formal.

Chinese GreetingEnglish meaningDescriptionSample Audio
过年好!Happy Chinese New Year!Very commonly used.
祝您在新的一年里心想事成,万事如意!Wish you have everything succeed as you wish in the New Year!Suitable for everyone.
祝您在新的一年里身体安泰,合家幸福!Wish you in the new year have a healthy and comfortable body, and your whole family by happy!A greeting suitable for elderly friends
祝您在新的一年里生意兴隆,万事如意!Wish your business be properous in the new year and everything goes smoothly as you wish!A greeting suitable to business friends
祝你在新的一年里学业进步,万事如意!Wish you in the new year have good progress in your study and everything goes smoothly as you wish!A greeting suitable to student friends
祝你在新的一年里平安快乐,万事如意!Wish you in the new year be safe and happy and everything goes smoothly as you wish!A greeting suitable to everyone, especially ladies like housewives

If you want to find out the pinyin and pronunciation of any specific Chinese character in the above, please follow these steps:

  1. Select the character and press Control-C key to copy it to clipboard;
  2. Click this link to go to an online Chinese-English dictionary;
  3. In the dictionary web, paste the character into the search box by pressing Control-V key;
  4. Press the "Look It UP!" button in the dictionary web page.
  5. Then you will see the character's pinyin and English meaning, you can click the pinyin to listen to it.

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