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Homeschool Chinese: Gong Xi Song

For Chinese New Year, the Best Wishes song “Gong Xi” is very popular.  It has a very catchy chorus and we enjoyed learning it earlier this week to celebrate the holiday. The song title, 恭喜恭喜 (Gōngxǐ gōngxǐ) literally means, “congratulations, congratulations”.  It’s a sentiment of best wishes for the New Year.


Chinese Lyrics:

每条大街小巷,
每个人的嘴里
见面第一句话,
就是恭喜恭喜。

恭喜恭喜恭喜你呀
恭喜恭喜恭喜你

冬天已到尽头,
真是好的消息;
温暖的春风,
吹醒了大地。

恭喜恭喜恭喜你呀
恭喜恭喜恭喜你

gong xi song chinese new year
English Translation:

On every street and pathway,
On everyone’s lips,
The first thing we say is,
“Good wishes, good wishes.”

Good wishes, good wishes to you, yeah!
Good wishes, good wishes to you!

Winter has come to an end,
That is really good news,
A warm spring breeze is
Blowing to wake up the earth.

Good wishes, good wishes to you, yeah!
Good wishes, good wishes to you!

Pinyin Pronunciation:

Měi tiáo dà jiē xiǎo xiàng,
měi ge rén de zuǐ lǐ,
jiàn miàn dì yī jù huà,
jiù shì gōng xǐ gōng xǐ

Gōng xǐ gōng xǐ gōng xǐ nǐ ya,
Gōng xǐ gōng xǐ gōng xǐ nǐ

Dōng tiān yǐ dào jìn tóu
zhēn shì hǎo de xiāo xī
wēn nuǎn de chūn fēng
jiù yào chuī xǐng dà dì

Gōng xǐ gōng xǐ gōng xǐ nǐ ya
Gōng xǐ gōng xǐ gōng xǐ nǐ

The Gong Xi Song is part of our Chinese Festivals collection and can be purchased through our online store. It’s a great song to teach to elementary schools learning Chinese.

Eva Varga

Eva is passionate about education. She has extensive experience in both formal and informal settings. She presently homeschools her two young children, teaches professional development courses through the Heritage Institute, and writes a middle level secular science curriculum called Science Logic. In addition to her work in education, she is an athlete, competing in Masters swimming events and marathons. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, learning new languages, and above all spending time with her family. ♥

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