The New Year is drawing near. Have you done your shopping? How about your wish list? Or, have you written down New Year’s wishes to your friends and family? … Yes, there are so many things to do at the time of the year. Well, on top of these, I am going to talk about some key Chinese New Year expressions that are good to know to welcome the New Year’s arrival.
Are you ready?
WELCOME NEW YEAR
Before the arrival of the new year, we always talk about its coming. Here are some Chinese New Year expressions to welcome New Year:
Xīnnián jiù yào láile.
New Year is around the corner. | New Year is coming near.
Xīn de yī nián jiù yào dàole.
A new year is coming on the way.
Hánjià yǐjīng kāishǐ, xīnnián bù yuǎnle.
Winter holidays have started, New Year is not far away.
Xīnnián qìngzhù huódòng
New Year celebrations
Rénmen yībān huì zài xīnnián qiánxī jǔbàn xīnnián qìngzhù huódòng.
People usually hold New Year celebrations on New Year Eve.
Nǐ jīnnián dǎsuàn yǒu shé me xīnnián qìngzhù huódòng?
What New Year celeberations do you plan to have this year?
Wǒ dǎsuàn hé péngyǒu yīqǐ chī dà cān, hē xiāngbīn, fàng yānhuǒ.
I plan to have a feast, drink champagne and set fireworks with my friends.
Ràng wǒmen yíngjiē xīnnián ba.
Let’s welcome New Year!
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION
It is always a good idea to have New Year Resolution, some plan we would like to work on and achieve in the next year. In Chinese, New Year Resolution is translated as “新年愿望“, which literally means “New Year Wishes”. Let’s have a look at some Chinese New Year expressions on resolutions.
New Year’s Resolution| New Year Wishes
Nǐ xǔ xià xīnnián yuànwàngle ma?
Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions?
Nǐ de xīnnián yuànwàng shì shénme?
What are your New Year’s Resolution?
Wǒ de xīnnián yuànwàng shì kuài kuài zhǎng gāo, mén mén gōngkè dōu shì A.
My New Year’s resolution is to grow taller quickly and get straight As.
Wǒ xīnnián de tóuhào yuànwàng shì zhōngwén gèng shàng yī céng lóu.
My top New Year’s resolution is to make good progress on Chinese learning.
GIVE OUT NEW YEAR’S GREETINGS
When the New Year’s Day arrives, it is time to give out New Year’s greetings. It is very nice to greet and be greeted when the new year starts. Here are some common Chinese New Year greetings expressions:
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
Zhù nǐ xīn xiǎng shì chéng!
May your wishes come true!
Zhù nǐ wànshì rúyì!
Wish you all the best!
Zhù nǐ shēntǐ jiànkāng!
Wish you good health!
Zhù nǐ xuéxí jìnbù!
Wish you make good progress in your studies!
Zhù nǐ gōngzuò shùnlì!
Wish you go well with your work!
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