恭喜发财

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Etymology[edit]

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

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恭喜发财

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

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (恭喜發財):