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Cantonese SPECIAL Lesson 1: ✌ Happy New Year ✌ (新年快樂)!!

Welcome to this very special day of 2017! In this lesson, I will go through some of the phrases used in these amazing festivals!!

To start off, let's have a look at what happened in Hong Kong :)

Fireworks

Skyline

In Glasgow!

New Year's Eve in Victoria Harbour

Please comment below which was your favourite! Reasons are welcome as well!

Anyway, here are some phrases that we use at around this time of year, mostly to wish folk luck and fortune come to them:

  • 新年快樂 2017!! (san1 nin4 faai3 lok6) = Happy New Year 2017!!

  • 恭喜發財 (gung1 hei2 faat3 choi4) = literally: congrats on making a fortune; very commonly used after saying the above phrase

  • 大吉大利 (daai6 gat1 daai6 lei6) = lots of luck and fortune

  • 身體健康 (san1 tai2 gin6 hong1) = good health

  • 萬事如意 (maan6 si6 jyu4 ji3) = everything goes as intended, and

  • 歲歲平安 (seoi3 seoi3 ping4 ngon1) = peaceful every single year

Resource here

Thank you for reading this. Questions are welcome!

January 28, 2017

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack.Elliot

Happy New Year

http://jackelliot.over-blog.com/2017/01/a-wonderful-world.html

It would be brilliant

If you put this

into Cantonese

somebody put it in Turkish

It is just how wondeful is this New Year

all the best

.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HK-FTW

Happy New Year to you as well

一個奇妙的世界。

jack.elliot

所以與2017年的開始。

幸福的一天。

花兒等待開花

然而人每天繁榮

季節培養大自然

但是

善良的說話維持我們

學習了可愛的語言的催眠曲

讓我們進入2017年

Nice use of figurative language there :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack.Elliot

I will put it into the blog now .

thanks


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luscinda

Happy New Year, chaps.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PolyglotCiro

Maybe I should learn how to say rooster in Canto? XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S0R0USH

Easy... say 鸡

trollface :P


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/39101

What year is it now?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S0R0USH

当写的时候,你的语言对我看起来像普通话一样。当说话的时候,你的拼音跟普通话是不同的! 无论如何, 鸡年快乐 :)

When you write, your dialect looks like Mandarin. When you speak, your phonics appear to be different from Mandarin! Anyway, happy year of the rooster!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HK-FTW

Happy New Year!

<pre> &gt;...[When you write, your dialect looks like Mandarin. ] </pre>

All the characters are in Cantonese. Many Mandarin characters are the same as the Cantonese ones, so I think that is the reason being. Some characters, for instance, 體 is only found in Cantonese, whereas the Mandarin equivalent is 体


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WolfOfTheFlames

My fav was the first pic OMG THE FIREWORKS

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