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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

新年快乐!恭喜发财!Gōng xǐ fā cái!



新年快乐!

Xīn nián kuài lè!

Selamat Tahun Baru!

Happy New Year!


KHAS KEPADA semua yang BERBANGSA TIONGHUA,
SELAMAT MENYAMBUT TAHUN BARU CINA 2011.
SEMOGA ANDA SUKSES SELALU, ALL THE BEST!!




恭喜发财!Gōng xǐ fā cái! I wish You Great Prosperity!

兔年吉祥!Tù nián jí xiáng! Good Luck in the Year of the Rabbit!



Chinese New Year of the Rabbit


Fourth creature of the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac, the Rabbit, stands for affectionate, gentle, serene and family oriented beings. Rabbits are slightly introverted and hate being the centre of attractions. Rather they prefer being behind-the-scenes. They take pleasure in trivial good things of life. Fundamentally, peace-makers, rabbits have lots of friends and are extremely humble and modest

Chinese New Year of the Rabbit falls every twelfth year. It is to be remembered that the Chinese New Year is not celebrated on any particular day. One needs to check the calendar for the exact date when the Rabbit Year actually begins

Chinese Rabbit New Year is related to the earthly branch symbol. Rabbits can be categorized on the basis of five Chinese elements - Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. All those born within the date ranges stated below are born in the "Year of the Rabbit" and they bear the following elemental signs.

The Metal Rabbit 1951 and 2011

These rabbits are extremely resilient, ambitious and when required manipulative

Water Rabbits are typically friendly and relaxed but delicate, docile and prefer being out of any conflict or argument.

The Wood Rabbit 1915 and 1975

Kind souls, Wood Rabbits are generally peacemakers and can never hurt other person’s feelings

The Fire Rabbit 1927 and 1987

High on zeal, fire rabbits lead their life to the fullest. These adventure lovers are easily stirred by anything that’s enigmatic.

The Earth Rabbit 1939 and 1999

Wise and pragmatic, Earth Rabbits offer wise suggestions in return earn great respect. They under take all their work with utmost pride and diligence and are essentially materialistic

Quickly take a look at the attributes and associations of the traditional rabbits.

Chinese Rabbit traits at a glance

Curious, prudent, delicate, calm, thoughtful, stylish, manipulative, passionate

Health and Habitat

Rabbits are prone to ailments and allergies. A fetish against conflicts, stress is detrimental to the Rabbit’s health. Exercise works as a cure in this case. They are highly organized and wish for a comfy home

Career and the Rabbit

Strong communication skills make rabbits excellent teachers and Public relations professionals. At the same time their creative bent of mind makes them great painters and musicians. Herein, is a list that gives an insight into the career prospects of Rabbits.

  • PR agents
  • Writers
  • Teachers
  • Publishers
  • Therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Doctors
  • Designers
  • Actors
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Musicians
  • Administrators
  • Fashion designers

Rabbit at a glance:

Zodiac Location - 4th


Direction - East


Motto - “I Retreat”


Chinese name- Symbol of peace


Ruling Hours - 5am-6:59am


Western Counterpart - Pisces


Season - Spring


Month - March


Fixed element - Wood


Stem - Negative


Gemstone - Aquamarine


Polarity -Yin


Color Preference - Pale Green


Mandarin Greetings

There are many saying and greeting associated with the Chinese New Year. Family members, friends, and neighbors greet each other with congratulations and wishes for prosperity – ►Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái. Another common greeting is simply “Happy New Year” – ►Xīn Nián Kuài Lè.

Children often greet their relatives with ►Gōng xǐ fā cái, hóng bāo ná lái – Happy New Year, now give me a red envelope.

Here is a list of Mandarin greetings and other phrases that are heard during the Chinese New Year.

Audio files are marked with ►
Pinyin Meaning Traditional Characters Simplified Characters
gōng xǐ fā cái Congratulations and Prosperity 恭喜發財恭喜发财
xīn nián kuài lè Happy New Year 新年快樂 新年快乐
guò nián Chinese New Year 過年 过年
suì suì ping ān (Said if something breaks during New Year to ward off bad luck.) 歲歲平安 岁岁平安
nián nián yǒu yú Wishing you prosperity every year. 年年有餘 年年有馀
fàng biān pào set off firecrackers 放鞭炮 放鞭炮
nián yè fàn New Year’s eve family dinner 年夜飯 年夜饭
chú jiù bù xīn Relace the old with the new (proverb) 除舊佈新 除旧布新
bài nián pay a New Year’s visit 拜年 拜年
hóng bāo Red Envelope 紅包 红包
yā suì qián money in the red envelope 壓歲錢 压岁钱
gōng hè xīn xǐ Happy New Year 恭賀新禧 恭贺新禧
___ nián xíng dà yùn Good luck for the year of the ____. ___年行大運 ___年行大运
tiē chūn lián red banners 貼春聯 贴春联
bàn nián huò New Year shopping 辦年貨 办年货


Happy New Year of the Rabbit. 兔年快乐!(Tù nián kuàile!)

The rabbit symbolizes qualities such as mildness, kindness, friendliness and purity, so this year is supposed to be a peaceful and warm year.

The rabbit falls on the following years: 1902, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, and 2011.

People born in the Year of the Rabbit are smart, gentle, and knowledgeable, and have good personal relationships. They can be successful as musicians, scientists, consultants, translators, teachers and public relations managers. Some famous people born in the year of the rabbit are: Queen Victoria of Great Britain (1819), Albert Einstein (1879), Neil Simon (1927), Brad Pitt (1963), Johnny Depp (1963), Michael Jordan (1963), and Angelina Jolie (1975).








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