Last modified on 20 February 2015, at 06:16

恭喜發財

ChineseEdit

congratulations! to strike it rich; to make a fortune
trad. (恭喜發財) 恭喜 發財
simp. (恭喜发财) 恭喜 发财

EtymologyEdit

From 恭喜 ("to congratulate, respectfully wishing one joy") + 發財 ("to become rich, to make money"). Literally, "congratulations for becoming rich". Originated in post-Opium War Guangzhou Cantonese, now a general Chinese phrase.

PronunciationEdit


PhraseEdit

恭喜發財

  1. Happy New Year (congratulations and best wishes for a prosperous New Year)

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (恭喜發財):


VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

PhraseEdit

恭喜發財

  1. Hán tự form of cung hỷ phát tài, "May you have a prosperous New Year!"