"Kung Hey Fat Choi"
Something I'm sure all of you know how to say during Chinese New Year. It literally means: "Congratulations, Prosper" in Cantonese, but it means: "May the New Year bring you luck and prosperity."
Other variations could be "Gung Hey Fat Choi" just as Bruce Lee changed "Kung Fu" to "Gung Fu" (although not the same meaning as 'Kung Hey Fat Choi').
There are several subsequent sayings that the Chinese like to say, such as:
Kung Hey Fat Choi...
-may I receive a red pouch? (red pouches contain money)
-may you live a long life. (this saying making it similar to "Live Long and Prosper"
If you literally translate "Gong Xi Fa Chai", it would mean "wishing you enlarge your wealth."
Gong Xi: means wishing/blessing
Fa: means enlarge(ment)
Chai: means wealth
So a literal translation is that you wish someone will become very rich, but the phrase is generally used as Happy New Year.
Gong Xi Fa Chai everyone!
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