Chinese New Year is coming!

Then you start to hear the same melodies come out from the radio or TV over and over.In the beginning, you'll feel excited because the melodies bring the mood of new year, but soon you'll feel sick of hearing them.Like in Christmas,I heard almost hundred times of Jingle bells in different languages , by different instruments.

 

But I have to admit that I love these festival music.When you become a grownup ,the music bring you to the childhood at that time you enjoyed the Chinese New Year so much. 春节小儿鞭炮炸伤的紧急处理方法[点击放大] 

                                   

 

During Chinese New  Year , people say " 恭喜 gōng xǐ " to each other.The phrase means congratulations.

 

恭 gōng = 共 gòng (together) + 心 xīn (heart), it means respectful and polite. If you respect - 恭敬 gōng jìng  to someone , you maybe take a bow - 鞠躬 jū gōng  to him or her.             

( I especially like the image of a gentleman takes a bow and kisses the hand of a lady).

 xǐ = 壴 gǔ (drum) + 口 kǒu (mouth) , you play the drum and sing when you are happy.On the image , you even can see dubble xǐ  on the wall.Marriage is dubble-happeniness.(I am not so sure.)

 

Ok,so you can say some 吉祥話 jí xiáng huà ( lucky words) as following :

恭喜新年好 gōng xǐ - xīn nián hǎo ( Congratulations to have a good year.)

恭喜發財 gōng xǐ- fā cái ( Congratulations to be wealthy.)

 

Here is my favorite song of Chinese New Year.Even it is old fashioned , I still like its simple lyrics and tender melody.

 

name : 恭喜 恭喜 gōng xǐ - gōng xǐ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpdPzNHpFEw

lyrics : 每條大街小巷,          

             měi tiáo dà jiē xiǎo xiàng

           每個人的嘴裡,

             měi ge rén de zuǐ lǐ

           見面第一句話,

             jiàn miàn dì yí jù huà

           就是恭喜恭喜,

             jiù shì gōng xǐ gōng xǐ

           恭喜恭喜恭喜你呀,恭喜恭喜恭喜你。

             gōng xǐ gōng xǐ gōng xǐ nǐ ya, gōng xǐ gōng xǐ gōng xǐ nǐ



           冬天已到盡頭,

             dōng tiān yǐ dào jìn tóu

           真是好的消息,

             zhēn shì hǎo de xiāo xí

           溫暖的春風,

             wēn nuǎn de chūn fēng

           就要吹醒大地,

             jiù yào chuī xǐng dà dì

           恭喜恭喜恭喜你呀,恭喜恭喜恭喜你。

             gōng xǐ gōng xǐ gōng xǐ nǐ ya, gōng xǐ gōng xǐ gōng xǐ nǐ

 

           皓皓冰雪融解,

             hào hào bīng xuě róng jiě

           眼看梅花吐蕊,

             yǎn kàn méi huā tǔ ruǐ

           漫漫長夜過去,

             màn màn cháng yè guò qù

           聽到一聲雞啼,

             tīng dào yì shēng jī tí

           恭喜恭喜恭喜你呀,恭喜恭喜恭喜你。

             gōng xǐ gōng xǐ gōng xǐ nǐ ya,gōng xǐ gōng xǐ gōng xǐ nǐ



           經過多少困難,

             jīng guò duō shǎo kùn nán

           歷經多少磨練,

             lì jīng duō shǎo mó liàn

           多少心兒盼望,

             duō shǎo xīn ēr pàn wàng

           盼望春的消息,

             pàn wàng chūn de xiāo xí

           恭喜恭喜恭喜你呀,恭喜恭喜恭喜你。

             gōng xǐ gōng xǐ gōng xǐ nǐ ya, gōng xǐ gōng xǐ gōng xǐ nǐ



           每條大街小巷,每個人的嘴裡,見面第一句話,就是恭喜恭喜

           恭喜恭喜恭喜你呀,恭喜恭喜恭喜你。

                    (This is the first part repeated, i think you still remember it ? ^^ )
 

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