There are many traditional greetings used during the Chinese New Year, including the most common "Happy New Year" (XÄ«nniÃ¡n kuÃ ilÃ¨ or GuÃ²niÃ¡n hÇŽo). Greetings may differ depending on the situation or even the animal being honored during that year.
In a professional situation, common New Year greetings include "prosperous business" (ShÃ„â€œngyÃƒÂ¬ xÃ„Â«nglÃƒÂ³ng) or "may everything go as planned" (WÃƒÂ n shÃƒÂ¬ rÃƒÂº yÃƒÂ¬). Students may say "progress in studies" (XuÃƒÂ©xÃƒÂ jÃƒÂ¬nbÃƒÂ¹), while family members may say "felicity of the whole family" (HÃƒÂ© jiÃ„Â huÃ„ÂnlÃƒÂ¨). Other common Chinese New Year greetings and sayings include "New Year's progress" (XÃ„Â«nniÃƒÂ¡n jÃƒÂ¬nbÃƒÂ¹) and "fortune will smile on you" (jÃƒÂ xiÃƒÂ¡ng rÃƒÂº yÃƒÂ¬).