A Song That Chinese Children Sing in the New Year: Gōngxǐ Gōngxǐ

“Happy New Year, Happy New Year, Happy New Year to you all!” At the beginning of this year, we taught a Chinese children’s song, “Xīnnián Hǎo“. Do you still remember to sing it? You can review it if you don’t remember. Today you’re going to learn another song that all Chinese kids sing in the New Year: “恭喜恭喜 (Gōngxǐ Gōngxǐ)”. It has the sense of “good wishes to you for a happy and prosperous New Year”.

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Language Points

n. big streets and small alleys

Dàjiē-xiǎoxiàng jǐmǎn le wúshù de zìxíngchē.
大街小巷 挤满 了 无数 的 自行车。
Streets are jammed by an infinite number of bicycles.

n./v. meeting/ to meet

Nǐ jīnwǎn néng hé wǒ jiànmiàn ma?
你 今晚 能 和 我 见面 吗?
Can you meet me tonight?

v. congratulation

Gōngxǐ nǐ, nǐ chénggōng le.
恭喜 你,你 成功 了。
Congratulations, you did it.


Měi tiáo dàjiē-xiǎoxiàng,
每 条 大街小巷,
On every street and alley,

Měi gè rén de zuǐ lǐ,
每 个 人 的 嘴 里,
On everyone’s lips,

jiànmiàn dìyī jù huà
见面 第一 句 话,
The first thing we say is,

Jiùshì gōngxǐ gōngxǐ.
就是 恭喜 恭喜。
“Good wishes, good wishes.”

Gōngxǐ gōngxǐ gōngxǐ nǐ ya!
恭喜 恭喜 恭喜 你 呀!
Good wishes, good wishes to you, yeah!

Gōngxǐ gōngxǐ gōngxǐ nǐ.
恭喜 恭喜 恭喜 你。
Good wishes, good wishes to you!

Gōngxǐ gōngxǐ gōngxǐ nǐ ya, gōngxǐ gōngxǐ gōngxǐ nǐ! Congratulations (gōngxǐ) to you and your child for learning how to sing this song! If you have Chinese friends in your life, you can sing this song to congratulate them on the Chinese New Year! If you like what we taught in this Chinese lesson, please leave a comment and let us know. We will share more interesting Chinese knowledge in future lessons. Please stay tuned!

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