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如意吉祥 (Rúyì jíxiáng) Everything Goes Well

Dec. 31, 2014

Sòng nǐ yìkē jíxiáng dòu,
送      你 一颗 吉祥    豆,
Giving you a good-luck bean,

 

Zhù nǐ jiànkāng.
祝   你 健康。
Wish you good health.

 

Sòng nǐ yìkē  rúyì  guǒ,
送     你 一颗 如意  果,
Giving you a good-luck fruit,

 

Xīn’nián xǐ yángyáng.
新  年    喜 洋洋。
Beaming with joy in the New Year.

 

Jíxiáng dòu, rúyì guǒ,
吉祥      豆,如意 果,
The good-luck bean and good luck fruits,

 

Tiāntiān hǎoyùn fúxīng zhào.
天天       好运     福星     照。
Have good luck everyday.

 

Jíxiáng dòu, rúyì guǒ,
吉祥     豆, 如意 果,
The good-luck bean and good luck fruit,

 

Kuàilè shēnbiān rào.
快乐    身边         绕。
Brings the happiness to you.

 

Vocabulary:

 

1. 送你…(sòng nǐ…) give you…

Wǒ xiǎng sòng nǐ  yífù huà.
我   想      送     你 一幅 画。
I wan to give you a picture.

 

2. 祝你…(zhù nǐ…) wish you…

Zhù nǐ xīn’nián kuàilè!
祝   你 新  年     快乐!
Happy New Year to you!

 

3. 吉祥如意(jíxiáng rúyì) everything goes well!

Zhù nǐ jíxiáng rúyì!
祝   你 吉祥    如意!
Wish everything goes well!

 

Exercises

1. If you want to give your friend a book, then you can say ____ to him.

A. 拿你一本书。(Ná nǐ yìběn shū)

B. 借你一本书。(Jiè nǐ yìběn shū)

C. 送你一本书。(Sòng nǐ yìběn shū)

2. “祝你新年快乐(Zhù nǐ xīn’nián kuàilè)” means ____.

A. Happy New Year to you!

B. Everything goes well!

C. Good luck to you!

3. Which of the following sentences is a traditional Chinese word of blessing for the New Year?

A. 我爱你!(Wǒ ài nǐ!)

B. 吉祥如意!(jíxiáng rúyì!)

C. 圣诞快乐!(Shèngdàn kuàilè!)

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