Whether you’re an online ESL teacher who would like to impress your Chinese students and family members or you simply have Chinese friends that you’d like to ‘wow,’ you’ll find the following Chinese New Year greetings and wishes easy to learn with our useful YouTube video.

Learn how to say “Happy New Year” in Chinese (Mandarin) along with other popular Chinese New Year wishes like, “gōng xǐ fā cái,” which means “Wish you happiness and prosperity.”

Lunar New Year / Chinese New Year Wishes Included in this Video:

  • Good luck and have a profitable year: 大吉大利 dà jí dà lì
  • May all go well with you: 万事如意 wàn shì rú yì
  • May all your wishes come true: 心想事成 xīn xiǎng shì chéng
  • I wish you a smooth life: 一帆风顺 yì fān fēng shùn I hope you have a yearly surplus: 年年有余 nián nián yǒu yú
  • I wish you all the happiness and all the prosperity: 恭喜发财 gōng xǐ fā cái
  • I hope you find money behind every door you open this year: 财源广进 cái yuán guǎng jìn
  • May a river of gold flow into your pockets this year: 财源滚滚 cái yuán gǔn gǔn
  • Bring in wealth and treasure: 招财进宝 zhāo cái jìn bǎo
  • Happy New Year and I hope all goes well with you: 新年快乐,万事如意 xīn nián kuài lè, wàn shì rú yì

For laughs, you can learn to say this snarky Chinese New Year/ Spring Festival phrase:

Wish you happiness and prosperity. Please do give me some red envelopes: 恭喜发财,红包拿来 gōng xǐ fā cái, hóng bāo ná lái

Do you have a wish that you’d like translated into Mandarin Chinese? Comment below, and we’ll see what we can do! Thank you! 谢谢

Learn more about Chinese New Year! Read these articles.:
When is Chinese New Year? How is it Celebrated?
Chinese New Year: History, Traditions and Superstitions

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Love these! I’ll be trying a few over the holiday! Thank you.

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I really want to see the lantern festival. It’s at the top of my bucket list. Many of my students don’t really know to much about it when I ask them. They just know they get a holiday and money.

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That was a really fun article and video, thanks so much for that Dalissa, and I’m definitely going to give saying some of the phrases tomorrow.

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Great article Dalissa, I used some of these phrases and well wishes in my classes this week and it was a success! Yay! my students had a bit smile across their faces