Useful Mandarin Phrases: New Year’s Celebrations

By Urban Family, December 30, 2019

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This article originally appeared on our sister website, Urban Family Shanghai.


Ring in 2020 with this list of useful Mandarin phrases and keep the good wishes flowing among family and friends! 

Happy New Year!
新年快乐!
Xīn nián kuài lè!

2020
二零二零年
èr líng èr líng nián 

I wish you ... in the new year!
祝你新年 ... !
Zhù nǐ xīn nián ... !

Happiness
幸福
Xìng fú  

Health
健康
Jiàn kāng

Prosperity
荣华富贵
Róng huá fù guì 

Peace and safety
平平安安
Píng píng ān ān

All the best
万事如意
Wàn shì rú yì

What are your plans for ... ?
你准备怎么庆祝 ... ?
Nǐ zhǔn bèi zěn me qìng zhù ... ?

New Year’s Eve
新年前夜
Xīn nián qián yè

New Year’s Day
元旦
Yuán dàn

Countdown
倒计时
Dào jì shí

I’m celebrating New Year’s with my ...
我会和 ... 一起庆祝新年.
Wǒ huì hé ... yī qǐ qìng zhù xīn nián. 

Family
家人
Jiā rén

Friends
朋友们
Péng yǒu mén

Boyfriend
男朋友
Nán péng yǒu

Girlfriend
女朋友
Nǚ péng yǒu 

Colleagues
同事
Tóng shì

New Year’s Eve dinner
新年晚宴
Xīn nián wǎn yàn

Champagne
香槟
Xiāng bīn

Firework
烟花
Yān huā

Crackers
鞭炮
Biān pào

Karaoke
卡拉OK
Kǎ lā OK

‘Auld Lang Syne’
‘友谊地久天长’
‘Yǒu yì dì jiǔ tiān cháng’

[Cover image via Pixabay]


This article was originally published by our sister magazine Urban Family Shanghai on December 27, 2018. It’s been updated and republished on December 30, 2019. 

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