wish a Happy New Year in Chinese?

新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè): May you have a Happy New Year.

恭贺新禧 (gōng hè xīn xǐ): May you have a Happy New Year.

年年有余 (nián nián yǒu yú): May you have excess every year.

岁岁平安 (suì suì píng ān): May you have peace year after year.

新春大吉 (xīn chūn dà jí): May you have a lucky New Year.

You can just say “Happy new year” in English if you like. Because almost every younger generations always say this instead of Chinese when the new year is coming.


Basiclly, you can say it as “Xin nian kuai le” in Chinese. But if you want to know more answers about any Chinese questions, you can find a native Chinese speaker at any time and any where with just one simple app called: Takeasy. It could provides 10 language translation by on-line transltors instantaly. And maybe you can do it for FREE recently.

there are two ways to pronounce it, but i’ll give the pronunciation in mandarin:

新年快樂 (xīnnián kuàilè)

so… there’s quite a lot.

first, xin nian kuai le

in english it’s roughly like this:

xin – the ‘x’ is roughly between a sh and a s sound, and the ‘in’ sort of sounds in between ‘in’ and ‘en’ (sh-i/en)

nian – roughly sounds like ‘knee-yen’ in one syllable. ‘an’ is pronounced like how you would pronounce the letter ’n’ (knee-yen)

kuai – ku sounds like the ‘coo’ in cool, and ai sounds like why without the w. (coo-(w)hy)

le – an l sound and something like ‘uh’ (luh)

tones are a whole different matter which is something that i can’t really explain with words.

but it basically goes: high pitch, low rising to high pitch, high going down to low pitch, and the same thing for the last word.

that’s as much as i can really break it down for you.

There’s plenty ways to say ‘happy new year’in Chinese.

  1. Normally you can say 新年快乐!(xīn nián kuài lè !) New year means 新年xīn nián, ‘Happy’ in Chinese is 快乐kuài lè.
  2. The other one is 新年好(xīn nián hǎo) !This one is the same mean as last one but more easier for beginners to pronounce.
  3. ‘恭贺新禧’ (gōng hè xīn xǐ) . We use this one as well. But it’s a written language. Almost only use for official letter.
  • That’s all from my side. I hope it’s good for you.