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Happy Chinese new year!

by liumylife
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liumylife
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Feb9-13, 10:09 AM
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Do you guys know that today(2/10) is the first day in Chinese calendar? so happy new year guys. By the way, is there any Chinese here?
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Feb9-13, 10:17 AM
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My wife and I are planning to go to Times Square tonight and watch the ball come down.
leroyjenkens
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Feb9-13, 11:55 AM
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我不是中国人,可是说或中文。 我的中文不好。

I wish I could visit China for the celebration. That would be a neat experience. I've always loved Chinese culture.

Jow
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Feb9-13, 06:30 PM
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Happy Chinese new year!

Oh, where I am it is Chinese New Year's Eve. 恭喜发财!
drizzle
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Feb9-13, 11:10 PM
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Happy new year to you. :)
rootX
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Feb9-13, 11:13 PM
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Gong hei fat choy
liumylife
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Feb10-13, 03:17 AM
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Cool, I heard the ball-dropping is an very old tradition for NY people.
liumylife
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Feb10-13, 03:21 AM
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Wow, you can really make others see Chinese here, how nice. Chinese is somehow difficult for first-timer to learn and speak, as my USA friend told me, and I think Chinese culture is really broad and deep, so worth understanding.
liumylife
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Feb10-13, 03:23 AM
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Oh, where I am it is Chinese New Year's Eve. 恭喜发财!
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Happy new year to you. :)
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Gong hei fat choy
Thank you all for your wishes~
QuarkCharmer
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Feb10-13, 03:26 AM
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恭喜发财

fuzzyfelt
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Feb10-13, 03:45 AM
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kung hei fat choi!
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Feb10-13, 07:47 PM
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Gong hei fat choy
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kung hei fat choi!
Years ago someone told me this phrase actually means, "Happy New Year, now give me the red envelope!" (Traditionally children are given money at New Year's in a red envelope.)

Any truth to that?
drizzle
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Feb10-13, 07:50 PM
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Years ago someone told me this phrase actually means, "Happy New Year, now give me the red envelope!" (Traditionally children are given money at New Year's in a red envelope.)

Any truth to that?
RootX and fuzzyfelt must've prepared for this.. I mean there are a whole lot of Chinese kids out there.
edward
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Feb10-13, 08:49 PM
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And now for a change of face:

http://vimeo.com/37351068
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Feb10-13, 09:13 PM
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Quote Quote by edward View Post
And now for a change of face:

http://vimeo.com/37351068
I liked that!
rootX
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Feb10-13, 10:03 PM
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RootX and fuzzyfelt must've prepared for this.. I mean there are a whole lot of Chinese kids out there.
hehe

Quote Quote by lisab View Post
Years ago someone told me this phrase actually means, "Happy New Year, now give me the red envelope!" (Traditionally children are given money at New Year's in a red envelope.)

Any truth to that?
I know this is Cantonese way of saying Happy New Year. A Mandarin restaurant ad on our local radio used to "Gong hei fat choy " this all around the year!
QuarkCharmer
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Feb10-13, 11:58 PM
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Quote Quote by lisab View Post
Years ago someone told me this phrase actually means, "Happy New Year, now give me the red envelope!" (Traditionally children are given money at New Year's in a red envelope.)

Any truth to that?
Absolutely. It doesn't only apply to the new year though. They are called hong2bao1 (红包), literally "red envelope". Something interesting to note is that the money inside, should always end in an even number, you know, because odd numbers are bad luck.
ChiralWaltz
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Feb11-13, 01:05 AM
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Welcome to the New Year you sexy, slimy reptiles!


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