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What are some Chinese New Year greetings?

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There are many traditional greetings used during the Chinese New Year, including the most common "Happy New Year" (Xīnnián kuàilè or Guònián hǎo). Greetings may differ depending on the situation or even the animal being honored during that year.

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In a professional situation, common New Year greetings include "prosperous business" (Shēngyì xīnglóng) or "may everything go as planned" (Wàn shì rú yì). Students may say "progress in studies" (Xuéxí jìnbù), while family members may say "felicity of the whole family" (Hé jiā huānlè). Other common Chinese New Year greetings and sayings include "New Year's progress" (Xīnnián jìnbù) and "fortune will smile on you" (jí xiáng rú yì).

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