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    Gong Xi Fa Cai - Happy Lunar New Year!

    Happy New Year! Any fun plans for celebrating the Year of the Rooster? I don't know if it's good luck or bad luck to eat chicken today...

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    Happy New Year!

    I apparently spelled the pinyin spelling way wrong everywhere. I hope my friends in China think it's cute that I tried.

    I'm not doing anything, but last week I went to an early celebration, and hopefully this weekend I'll be going to Chicago to the celebration in Chinatown.

    I don't eat meat, so I guess I'll just stay neutral, luck-wise.

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    I don't know if it's bad or good luck about chicken but i do know that traditionally on new years you eat 'rice stick' which is stir fried with pork and chinese cabbage, it's kind of a sticky consistency. There's also a dessert made with sticky rice flour and it's super sweet and chewy and sticky.

    happy new year! May you live to 100 (i'm not even going to try the pin yin! :)

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    Oh my goodness! I had one of those for breakfast, fried donut in the middle with pork threads and veggies and sweet rice on the outside. It was so yummy, and now I have to wait a year for it again, oh man!

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    mmmmm, Chinese food. Yummy. So "Gung Hay Fat Choi," is that a different dialiect, or is it just very, very wrong? I don't even know how I know that that is (supposed to be) "Happy New Year." The things that come out of me sometimes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan
    So "Gung Hay Fat Choi," is that a different dialiect, or is it just very, very wrong?
    It's just the americanized (written in english phonetic) pernunciation of the mandarin way to say happy new year.

    In my dialect (teochew or tiochui) it's: Sing Knee Peng Ang.

    I love Chinese New Year. It's my favorite holiday. I get to be with my family, eat yummy food my mom only makes on new year or buddhist holy days. Plus we get Ang Pows (red evelopes filled with money).

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    In my (Americanized part-Chinese) family, we've always said:
    Kung Hee Fat Choy

    We always eat noodles. Noodles are long and represent long life.

    We're going out for dim sum this weekend! Yum!!

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    Gung Hey Fat Choy is based on Cantonese, whereas Gong Xi Fa Cai is the same thing in Mandarin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kindarana
    Gung Hey Fat Choy is based on Cantonese, whereas Gong Xi Fa Cai is the same thing in Mandarin.
    Oh God, I told all my friends in Beijing to have a happy new year in Cantonese.

    I always get so paranoid about this kind of thing.

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    Don't worry! It's the thought that counts :)


 
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