14 February 2010

Happy new year

Today is the new Chinese year

If you were born in : 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, 1926, 1914.

You are a tiger, I won't beat about the bush about this because there are a million sites devoted to what this means, but since the Chinese Calendar started in 2600BC, effectively in Chinese lore it is the year 4610 or something like that.

However if you are Chinese Happy new Year .新年快乐!

As an added bit,


This is different to happy new year, in effect it means have a prosperous new year. This is often mistaken for happy new year in Chinese. However in Chinese culture money is synominous with happiness and therefore they can easily be interchanged. If you say :

.新年快乐!(San Leen Fai Lok) or Kung Hei Fat Choi, a Chinese person generally won't mind and will get the gist of what it is you are attempting to wish them.

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