ï»¿Happy ç‰› Year
ChinesePod.com has a lesson on New Year greetings.
ç‰› == niu(2) == ox
å¹´ == nian(2) == year
æ–° == xin(1) == new
So . . .
ç‰›å¹´ == Year of the Ox (“ox year”)
æ–°å¹´å¥½ == Happy New Year (“new year good”)
æå–œå‘è´¢ == 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.