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Title: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: Akima on 14 Feb 2018, 15:54
Happy New Year! Good Luck and Prosperity in the Year Of The Dog!
新年好!   恭喜发财!   萬事如意! 狗年!
(https://i.imgur.com/Gj716p0.jpg)

I'll be tied up with family preparations for Reunion Dinner today, and celebrations tomorrow, so I'm a little premature I know.
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: jwhouk on 14 Feb 2018, 18:45
Gong Hay Fat Choi to you too! :)
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: cesium133 on 14 Feb 2018, 18:49
春节快乐!
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: Case on 14 Feb 2018, 19:07
Happy New Year!

Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: Tova on 15 Feb 2018, 01:24
Happy new year, Akima!
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: Cornelius on 15 Feb 2018, 01:37
Happy New Year!
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: pwhodges on 15 Feb 2018, 02:11
Happy New Year from this Fire Dog...

(https://cassland.org/images/FireDog.jpg)
(refresh to see different images)
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: JoeCovenant on 15 Feb 2018, 03:00

All the very, very best!

(http://forums.bongfish.com/filedata/fetch?id=205278)
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: Ignominious on 15 Feb 2018, 04:19
请接受我诚挚的新年祝福,
祝身体健康

Thankfully not working tomorrow. About 40% of my delivery customers are Chinese students and they'll be packing out the restaurants rather than staying in.
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: Castlerook on 15 Feb 2018, 15:18
From a Wood Rat, Happy New Year!
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: Ignominious on 16 Feb 2018, 04:08
One of the things things that I wonder on Chinese New Year is what are we actually saying?

Given that about 90% of people in western countries will be clumsily mangling the Chinese pronunciation, do we ever come up with anything good?
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: Akima on 21 Feb 2018, 03:50
请接受我诚挚的新年祝福,祝身体健康
谢谢!

One of the things things that I wonder on Chinese New Year is what are we actually saying? Given that about 90% of people in western countries will be clumsily mangling the Chinese pronunciation, do we ever come up with anything good?
Generally, all I hear from Australians who are not of Chinese background is "Kung Hei Fat Choi!" which derives from Cantonese. This phrase, and its Mandarin equivalent "Gōngxǐ Fācái", mean "Congratulations and be prosperous". It doesn't really matter that the pronunciation is normally... approximate.

新年快乐 (xīnnián kuàilè) means Happy New Year (literally: New Year Happy), or more traditionally one would say 新年好 (xīnnián hǎo) which means the same thing (literally: New Year Good). 萬事如意 (wànsh́rúý) is "May all your wishes come true" (literally: All things as one wants).
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: JoeCovenant on 21 Feb 2018, 03:56
...more traditionally one would say 新年好 (xīnnián hǎo) which means the same thing (literally: New Year Good).

How would this be pronounced phonetically?
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: Thrillho on 21 Feb 2018, 04:12
First Year of the Dog where I have a dog. Hooray!
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: Ignominious on 21 Feb 2018, 04:38
literally: All things as one wants

I quite like that transliteration. It covers better ground than getting what you wish for.
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: Akima on 22 Feb 2018, 14:10
How would this be pronounced phonetically?
I did give the pinyin (which is phonetic, but requires study), but roughly "shin-nien-how".
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: JoeCovenant on 23 Feb 2018, 02:11
How would this be pronounced phonetically?
I did give the pinyin (which is phonetic, but requires study), but roughly "shin-nien-how".

Thanks!
(Now, I'm a tiny bit pleased with myself that it's 'almost exactly as I thought it read... except I thought "CHin-nyAn-how")
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: Pilchard123 on 28 Feb 2018, 13:12
"CHin-nyAn-how"

I don't believe China has a Year of the Cat.
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: cesium133 on 28 Feb 2018, 13:17
"CHin-nyAn-how"

I don't believe China has a Year of the Cat.
猫年?
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: pwhodges on 28 Feb 2018, 14:59
I don't believe China has a Year of the Cat.

That's a significant aspect of the plot of the anime and manga Fruits Basket (the title of today's QC comic).
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: Pilchard123 on 01 Mar 2018, 08:39
I'm no expert, but isn't cat replaced by rabbit in the Chinese zodiac? It's in the Vietnamese (and possibly others) zodiac but not that one.
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: pwhodges on 01 Mar 2018, 09:05
Well, in the story told in Fruits Basket it would be logical for it to be the rat - in the manga/anime it's the cat and the rat that are perpetually at loggerheads because the rat tricked the cat to get into the zodiac in his place; the cat is (strictly: is possessing) Kyō whom I mentioned in my post about it yesterday.
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year! 狗年 Year of the Dog.
Post by: JoeCovenant on 02 Mar 2018, 09:38
"CHin-nyAn-how"

I don't believe China has a Year of the Cat.

ooooh dear......  :)