Friday/ ‘Happy New Year’ one more time

Friday, and a rough week it was, with long work days.  It’s the last day of the new year’s week, and hopefully the firecrackers at night will now draw to a close. It wasn’t really all that bad, though.

Here is  a little Mandarin lesson from our colleague: how to write and say ‘Happy New Year’.

This is 新年好 xīn nián hǎo: ‘new year good’ (informal, for friends, family).
There is also 新年快乐 xīn nián kuài lè: ‘new year happiness’ (formal, for strangers).

new, recent, fresh, modern

year; new-years; person’s  age

good  / well /  proper  / good to / easy to / very /  so  / (suffix indicating  completion or  readiness)

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