《恭喜恭喜》 Get in the Spring Festival mood with another Chinese New Year song!

This is another one of the Chinese New Year songs we hear these days, whenever we’re out anywhere that plays music (like shopping centers). I guess it’s the Chinese equivalent of the kind of Christmas music you hear in malls in December. Many of my students and coworkers recognize songs like this, but not well enough to sing the words.


(Other versions here and here.)

每条大街小巷 / měi tiáo dàjiē xiǎoxiàng
In every street and alley
每个人的嘴里 / měi ge rén de zuǐlǐ
From every person’s mouth
见面第一句话 / jiànmiàn dìyī jùhuà
The first sentence when meeting
就是恭喜恭喜 / jiùshì gōngxǐ gōngxǐ
Is “Congratulations!”

恭喜恭喜恭喜你呀 / gōngxǐ gōngxǐ gōngxǐ nǐ ya
Congratulations congratulations congratulations to you
恭喜恭喜恭喜你 / gōngxǐ gōngxǐ gōngxǐ nǐ
Congratulations congratulations congratulations to you

冬天已到尽头 / dōngtiān yǐ dào jìntóu
Winter has come to its end
真是好的消息 / zhēn shì hǎode xiāoxi
It’s really good news
温暖的春风 / wēnnuǎnde chūn fēng
Warm spring breezes
就要吹醒大地 / jiù yào chuī xǐng dàdì
will blow the earth awake

[Chorus]

浩浩冰雪融解 / hàohào bīng xué róngjiě
Expanse of ice and snow melts
眼看梅花吐蕊 / yǎnkàn méihuā tǔ ruǐ
Soon the plum blossoms will begin to bloom
慢慢长夜过去 / mànmàn cháng yè guòqù
Slowly the long night passes
听到一声鸡啼 / tīngdào yī shēng jī tí
Hear a rooster’s crow</p>

[Chorus]

经过多少困难 / jīngguò duōshǎo kùnnan
Went through so much difficulty
历经多少磨练 / lìjīng duōshǎo móliàn
Experienced so much discipline
多少心儿盼望 / duōshǎo xīnr pànwàng
So many hearts are longing for
春天的消息 / chūntiān dexiāoxi
The news of spring

[Chorus]

冬天已到尽头 / dōngtiān yǐ dào jìntóu
Winter has come to its end
真是好的消息 / zhēn shì hǎode xiāoxi
Its really good news
温暖的春风 / wēnnuǎnde chūn fēng
Warm spring breezes
就要吹醒大地 / jiù yào chuī xǐng dàdì
will blow the earth awake

[Chorus]

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