Writing Happy New Year
in Chinese

Xīn Nián Kuài Lè !

Here's how to write Happy New Year in Chinese stroke by stroke. Make your own banners to decorate your home or send greetings and blessings to friends and family and spread all that good fortune for the coming year!

Writing Chinese New Year in Chinese Xin Nian Kuai Le

The first one looks complicated but it really isn't, the strokes are simple, just follow the order slowly and carefully. This is the character for "New":

Chinese character writing New
Xīn
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The second, Nián is the character for "Year", much easier, only six strokes!

Chinese character writing New
Nián
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The last two characters mean "Happy" or "Joyful" Kuài Lè, where Kuài is also the character for "Fast" or "Quick":

Chinese character writing kuai
Kuài
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That leaves us with the last one Lè another easy 6-stroke character. (This is the simplified version)

Chinese character writing Le
Lè
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And there you have it!

Writing Chinese Characters for Happy Chinese New Year - Xin Nian Kuai Le

Xīn

Writing Chinese Characters for Happy Chinese New Year - Xin Nian Kuai Le

Nián

Writing Chinese Characters for Happy Chinese New Year - Xin Nian Kuai Le

Kuài

Writing Chinese Characters for Happy Chinese New Year - Xin Nian Kuai Le

Lè

Now let's try a more traditional greeting for the New Year, learn how to write

Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái !!!

Learn how to write that here.

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May the New Year turn out to be a very special one for you and your family...
filling each day with peak of health...
abundance of happiness...
bountiful prosperity...
and Zen like serenity...

Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái!

Let's Celebrate!

You can decorate easily with traditional or battery-operated lanterns, paper cuttings, lucky coins and banners to add a splash to the celebrations!

More Chinese New Year Traditions and Celebrations

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