拜年

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Chinese[edit]

 
to pay respect; worship; visit; salute
year
simp. and trad.
(拜年)
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Etymology[edit]

From (bài, “to do obeisance to, to make a courtesy call”) + (nián, “year, new year”)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

拜年

  1. to exchange New Year's greetings; to pay someone a courtesy call on New Year's Day or shortly thereafter, usually with a present
    阿姨我們拜年 / 阿姨我们拜年  ―  Āyí, wǒmen lái gěi nín bàinián le!  ―  Auntie, we've come to wish you a Happy New Year!

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