恭喜發財

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See also: 恭喜发财

Chinese[edit]

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”.

Etymology[edit]

Originated in post-Opium War Guangzhou Cantonese, now a general Chinese phrase.

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: giong1 hi2 huêg4 cai5 - Chaozhou.

Phrase[edit]

恭喜發財

  1. Happy New Year (congratulations and best wishes for a prosperous New Year)
    恭喜發財紅包 [MSC, trad.]
    恭喜发财红包 [MSC, simp.]
    Gōngxǐ fācái, hóngbāo ná lái! [Pinyin]
    (a cheeky request for a red packet of lucky money)

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (恭喜發財):

Others:


Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Phrase[edit]

恭喜發財

  1. Hán tự form of cung hỉ phát tài (May you have a prosperous New Year!).