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Happy 牛 Year

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恭喜发财!

ChinesePod.com has a lesson on New Year greetings.

牛 == niu(2) == ox

年 == nian(2) == year
新 == xin(1) == new

So . . .

牛年 == Year of the Ox (“ox year”)
新年好 == Happy New Year (“new year good”)
恭喜发财 == Wish for a Prosperous New Year

And of course, red is a good luck color, which is why you give kids money in red envelopes. At least, if you are Chinese. I just give them candy corn.

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