Chun dao le! When to start "Gong xi!"

Chun dao le!
Any other ways to say ‘greetings" etc?
When does one start to say’ happy new year’
or paste up red signs that say ‘Chun dao le’ (spring arrives)?

You mean we were supposed to stop saying it after the previous Chinese New Year? I never got the memo. :blush:

Um, new years perhaps?

[quote]or paste up red signs that say ‘Chun dao le’ (spring arrives)?[/quote]Waiting for spring might be a start.

[quote=“T eacher 8”]Chun dao le!
Any other ways to say 'greetings" etc?[/quote]

Um, I’ve never heard ‘Chun1 dao4 le’ as a ‘greeting’ per se. Try “Gong1 xi3 fa1 cai2” instead. Or Giong hee hwa tsai in Taiwanese, or Gong hei fa choi in Cantonese, for a little fun. Perhaps someone else can add the tones? :blush:

[quote]When does one start to say’ happy new year’
or paste up red signs that say ‘Chun dao le’ (spring arrives)?[/quote]

Wait until Jan 28th -29th (this year; it varies by year since it’s a lunar calendar). Cheers!

Don’t forget the impishly funny reply to gong xi fa cai . . hong bao na lai . . .

Chortle, chortle, chortle.

HG

Giong hi huat tsai! (Taiwanese)
Gung hei faat choi! (Cantonese)
Gong xi fa cai! (Mandarin)