Chinese New Year 2020: 7 essential greetings you need to learn right now

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Impress your family and friends with these popular Cantonese CNY sayings to ensure a prosperous Year of the Rat!

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The Year of the Rat is almost upon us and there’s no better way to express your good wishes than with traditional Chinese New Year greetings. But if your knowledge of Chinese is not quite up to par, Young Post has got you covered with these seven essential CNY greetings.

Check out these handy graphics that show you how to pronounce them in Cantonese, and the explanation of what they mean. Who knows, maybe they can help you nab a couple of extra red packets this year too!


And in case you need a little help with the pronunciation ...