Chinese New Year 2022
Feb.1, 2022 - Jan.21, 2023

Chinese New Year Greetings and Sayings

When the Chinese New Year is coming, everyone is prepared to visit your relatives or friends to send New Year wishes. Or you go to a local restaurant and want to show off little. Besides “xīnnián kuàilè! (Happy New Year)”, there are many other greetings and sayings to express your great wish to others for the new year. In Chinese, most of the phrases are composed of four Chinese characters. Following are basic and most popular greetings in English and Chinese with meanings. 

Two Words You Should Say before the Greeting Phrases

Greeting an older person or someone you respect is a little different in Chinese from greeting a young person younger than you. 
祝您……Zhu nín... - Wish you (older or respected)...
祝你……Zhu nǐ ... - Wish you (younger or informal)...

Greetings for 2024

Greetings for 2024 Year of the Dragon
龙年如意 lóng nián rú yì - Good luck for the year of Dragon!
龙年吉祥 lóng nián jí xiáng - Lots of good luck for this Dragon year!
龙年行大运 lóng nián xíng dà yùn - Wish you good luck in the year of Dragon!
龙年发大财 lóng nián fā dà cái - A great fortune in the year of the Dragon!
龙年财源滚滚来 lóng nián cái yuán gǔn gǔn lái - With you have money in great abundance in the year of the Dragon!

祝龙年给您带来健康、幸福和生活中一切最美好的事物。- May the Year of the Dragon bring you health, happiness and all the best things in life. 
值此农历龙年新春来临之际,祝您新的一年吉祥如意,事业有成。- On the occasion of the Chinese New Year of the Dragon, I wish you a prosperous year filled with joy and success.  
愿龙的精神指引你度过这一年,为你带来力量、勇气和智慧。- May the dragon spirit guide you through the year, bringing you strength, courage and wisdom. 
龙年到,祝你心想事成,梦想成真。- As the dragon ushers in the new year, may all your wishes come true and all your dreams come to fruition. 
龙年,愿您的生活充满欢笑,充满爱,充满家人和朋友的欢乐。- In the Year of the Dragon, may your life be filled with laughter, love and the joy of family and friends. 
愿龙年带给你和你所爱的人许多美好的事物和无尽的祝福!- "May the Year ofDragon bring many good things and rich blessings to you and all those you love!"  
祝好运、健康、快乐伴你度过一个愉快的新年。-  "Good luck, good health, good cheer. I wish you a happy New Year." 
愿新年满足你所有的愿望并且更多!- "May the New Year bring you everything you desire and more!" 
祝新年快乐,并愿你幸福吉祥,前程似锦。- "I want to wish you a joyous new year and express my hopes for your happiness and good future."  
恭贺新禧,祝身体健康、事业发达。- "Allow me to congratulate you on the arrival of the New Year and to extend to you all my best wishes for your perfect health and lasting prosperity." 

Wish Someone a Happy Chinese New Year in Chinese

新年好  xīnnián hǎo - Happy New Year
过年好  guònián hǎo -Happy New Year
新年快乐  xīnnián kuàilè - Happy New Year
新春快乐  xīnchūn kuàilè - Happy 'New Spring'
春节快乐  chūnjié kuàilè - Happy Spring Festival
恭贺新禧  gōng hè xīn xǐ - Best wishes for the year to come!

Greetings and Sayings for Good Luck

吉祥如意  jíxiáng rúyì - Good luck and happiness as you wish.
心想事成  xīnxiǎng shì chéng - May all your wishes come true.
万事如意  wànshì rúyì - May all your wishes be fulfilled.
吉星高照  jíxīng gāozhào - Fortune will smile on you.
大吉大利 dàjí dàlì - Lots of luck and profits
一帆风顺  yīfān fēngshùn - Hope everything goes well.

Greetings and Sayings for Health

身体健康  shēntǐ jiànkāng - Enjoy good health.
健康长寿  jiànkāng chángshòu - Wish a good health and longevity. 
多福多寿  duōfú duōshòu - Live long and proper.
龙马精神  lóng mǎ jīngshén – Wish you as energetic as dragon and horse!
笑口常开  xiàokǒu chángkāi - Wish someone will be always laughing or happy.
岁岁平安  suìsuì píng ān - May you start safe and sound all year round. 

Greetings and Sayings for the Family

阖家欢乐  héjiā huānlè - Felicity of the whole family
阖家幸福  héjiā xìngfú - Happiness for the whole family
全家幸福  quánjiā xìngfú - Happiness for the whole family
幸福美满  xìngfú měimǎn - Wish a happy and sweet life.

Greetings for Business and Wealth

恭喜发财  gōngxǐ fācái - Wishing you make a lot of money and prosperous.
财源广进  cáiyuán guǎngjìn-  May a river of gold flow into your pocket.
财源滚滚  cáiyuán gǔngǔn – Money luck to roll in.
财运亨通  cáiyùn hēngtōng - May many fortunes find their way to you!
年年有余  niánnián yǒuyú - Surplus year-after-year
生意兴隆  shēngyì xīnglóng - Prosperous business
事业发达  shìyè fādá – Wish you a good career.
事业兴旺  shìyè xīngwàng - Wish your business prosperous.

Greetings for Work

工作顺利  gōngzuò shùnlì - May your work go smoothly.
事业有成  shìyè yǒuchéng – Success for your career
马到成功  mǎ dào chénggōng- Win success immediately.
平步青云  píngbù qīngyún - Have a meteoric rise or a promotion in career.
步步高升  bùbù gāoshēng - Promotions at every step
升官发财  shēngguān fācái- Win promotion and get rich.
飞黄腾达  fēihuáng téngdá - Have a meteoric rise in career!

Greetings and Sayings for Students

学业有成  xuéyè yǒuchéng- successful in study or have achievements in learning
学习进步  xuéxí jìnbù - make progress in study
金榜题名  jīnbǎng tímíng - Success in the important examination 

Interesting Greeting

恭喜发财,红包拿来  Gōngxǐ fācái, hóngbāo ná lái - Wish you a fortune!Give me a red packet!(You can only say this to your close friends.)

Chinese Calendar

31廿二/22 1廿三/23 2廿四/24 3廿五/25 4廿六/26 5廿七/27 6廿八/28
7廿九/29 8三十/30 三月 (Mar) 9初壹/1 10初二/2 11初三/3 12初四/4 13初五/5
14初六/6 15初七/7 16初八/8 17初九/9 18初十/10 19十壹/11 20十二/12
21十三/13 22十四/14 23十五/15 24十六/16 25十七/17 26十八/18 27十九/19
28二十/20 29廿壹/21 30廿二/22 1廿三/23 2廿四/24 3廿五/25 4廿六/26