Contents

ChineseEdit

to congratulate, respectfully wishing one joy to become rich, to make money
trad. (恭喜發財) 恭喜 發財
simp. (恭喜发财) 恭喜 发财
Literally: “congratulations for becoming rich”.

EtymologyEdit

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 hỉ phát tài, “May you have a prosperous New Year!”
Read in another language