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Thread: GONG XI FA CAI !! - Enter the Dragon !!

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    Wishing everybody HUAT HUAT HUAT!!! Happy CNY and holiday to all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by venuspop View Post
    One question please ...

    Every year got fish.

    What's this with the fish, anyone?

    and BTW, Gong Xi Fa Cai, one and all.
    In fact, this comes from the Chinese New Year greeting 年年有余 (nian nian you yu) which literally means "abundant (余, yu) every year". The Chinese character 余 (yu) is conflated with its homophone fish (鱼, yu) and that sounds like "every year got fish".

    Similarly, the prosperity toss or "lo hei" in Cantonese with Yishang(鱼生) or strips of raw fish is interpreted as a homophone of 余生 (yu sheng) meaning an increase in affluence. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTCHONG View Post
    In fact, this comes from the Chinese New Year greeting 年年有余 (nian nian you yu) which literally means "abundant (余, yu) every year". The Chinese character 余 (yu) is conflated with its homophone fish (鱼, yu) and that sounds like "every year got fish".

    Similarly, the prosperity toss or "lo hei" in Cantonese with Yishang(鱼生) or strips of raw fish is interpreted as a homophone of 余生 (yu sheng) meaning an increase in affluence. Hope this helps.
    Thank you for explaining.

    Mandarin is so hard. Just when I learn that abundance is "toooo-or" along comes yu.

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    Gong Xi Fa Cai / Kung Hei Fat Choy / Kong Hee Huat Chai to everyone.

    Now ... time for the Bruce Lee (Lee Hsien Loong / Lee Xiao Long) movie marathon. Starting with ... you guessed it...

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    Wishing all our Chinese friends here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTCHONG View Post
    . The Chinese character 余 (yu) is conflated with its homophone fish (鱼, yu)
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    Actually, 余 is a chinese surname. The correct character should be 餘 which mean surplus of food.

    That's why this simplified character education actually teach people (and confused people) the wrong things ! Should return back to traditional characters education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ng View Post
    Actually, 余 is a chinese surname. The correct character should be 餘 which mean surplus of food.

    That's why this simplified character education actually teach people (and confused people) the wrong things ! Should return back to traditional characters education.
    Yup, apart from confusing people, the simplified Chinese character also “destroy” the artistic beauty of Chinese character..

    Let me choose a Chinese word which everyone know (or seen) before in this dragon year....

    This is the traditional Chinese character for dragon :
    And this is the simplified character :

    The simplified character looks more like a caterpillar which has starved for weeks !!

    This is the reason --> Although the PRC influence is strong worldwide which caused the widespread of the usage/popularity of simplified Chinese character, but when comes to choosing a word to display the cultural beauty of Chinese character, the traditional Chinese character is the choice..

    Check your CNY dragon year greeting cards, can you find the starved caterpillar or the original ...

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    Happy Chinese New Year to all in the forum.
    Have A Nice Day

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    Quote Originally Posted by ungkb View Post
    Happy Chinese New Year to all in the forum.
    Brother, this is the chicken year lar, not dragon year. The dragon has not returned yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by ungkb View Post
    Happy Chinese New Year to all in the forum.
    Correction :

    Forgot about adjustment. Happy New Year of the Rooster.
    Have A Nice Day

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