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Gong Xi Gong Xi (恭喜恭喜)

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Happy new year! People like to sing this popular Chinese song to celebrate the Lunar New Year. New year's is my favorite holiday, and I love to sing songs to celebrate. We can congratulate each other by saying "Gong Xi! Gong Xi!" Because this is a celebration, it might get a little raucous. Annie Chen sings this one with me, while Gamin and Domenica play along.

See full lyric video playlist on YouTube

Learn & Create

Download this sheet and learn how to write the words "gong xi gong xi!" (congratulations) in Chinese characters. What are some other ways to say "congratulations" and "happy new year's" from around the world?

Worksheet by Ya Yun Teng!


Written by Chen Gexin

Translation/Arrangement by Elena Moon Park


mei tiao da jie xiao xiang 


mei ge ren di zui li 


jian mian di yi ju hua 


jiu shi gong xi gong xi 


gong xi gong xi gong xi ni ya 


gong xi gong xi gong xi ni 


People wandering on the street

Will tell each other when they meet

Congratulations (Gong xi! Gong xi!)


dong tian yi dao jing tou 


zhen shi hao di xiao xi 


wen nuan di chun feng 


jiu yao chui xing da di 


gong xi gong xi gong xi ni ya 


gong xi gong xi gong xi ni 


Winter’s done, good news has come
A warm breeze wakes the earth and sun
Congratulations (Gong xi! Gong xi!)


Annie Chen, vocals
Domenica Fossati, flute
Gamin, piri
David Cossin, gongs
Alex Asher, trombone
Nathan Koci, trumpet
Mariana & Roger, chorus

Rob Friedman, electric guitar
Yoshi Waki, upright bass
Colin Brooks, drums
Elena Moon Park, jarana, vocals

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Domenica Fossati

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