Vietnamese New Year goes by many names, Tết Ta, Tết Nguim Đán, Tết Âm Lịch, or simply TẾT!

It is the most important và popular festival in Vietphái nam where everyone comes home page to lớn celebrate the new year with their families.

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If you're living in Vietnam giới or have Vietnamese friends or family members, the best way lớn anticipate for Tết is khổng lồ learn how khổng lồ greet & wish others Happy New year in Vietnamese.

So in this lesson, you'll learn:


"Happy New Year" in Vietnamese

There are two ways that the locals often use to lớn say "Happy New Year" during Tết.

1. Chúc mừng năm mới

This is the standard way of saying "Happy New Year" in Vietnamese, especially during your visit khổng lồ others' homes, or right after the countdown.

You can use it lớn wish everyone, including your family members, relatives, boss, co-workers, and friends.

The word chúc means "to lớn wish", và mừng means "glad" or "joyful". Chúc mừng together has the meaning of "khổng lồ congratulate" in Vietnamese.

The word năm means "year", & mới means "new". So Năm mới literally means "new year".

2. Năm mới vui vẻ

This is another comtháng way of saying "Happy New Year" in Vietnamese. Somehow, it doesn't sound as flashy as Chúc mừng năm mới.

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The words năm mới as we know means "new year", and vui vẻ means "happy". So the whole phrase literally means "Happy New Year".

Comtháng Vietnamese New Year Wishes

On the first few days of Tết, family members, relatives, & cđại bại family friends would wish each other health, happiness, luchồng, and prosperity.

Below are 10 comtháng New Year wishes in Vietnamese that you can use yourself.

General wishes

Vạn sự nlỗi ýliterally "Everything goes according to your wishes"

An khang thịnh vượnglớn wish for "Security, good health, & prosperity"

Career wishes

Công thành danh toạito wish someone succeed in their career lượt thích how they desire

Thăng quan tiến chứckhổng lồ wish someone getting the promotion at work

Money wishes

Phát tài phạt lộcto wish someone become rich and prosperous

Tiền vô nlỗi nướcliterally "Money goes in lượt thích water"

Tiền ra nhỏ dại giọtliterally "Money goes out like water drops"


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Good health wishes

For older family members or someone who is old enough to be your parent, aunt, uncle, or grandparent, you would want lớn wish them "good health", you can say:

Dồi dào mức độ khoẻliterally "Plenty of health"

Sống lâu trăm tuổiliterally "Live long till 100 years old" (for elders)

Tthấp mãi ko giàliterally "Forever young, never gets old"

For little children, you can wish them:

Hay ăn cchờ lớnEat well, grow rapidly (for kids)

Wishes lớn friends (casual)

The next few phrases are not that comtháng, but they are quite casual & fun to lớn use it lớn wish your siblings or friends that you are cthất bại with.

Tiền đầy túi, tình đầy timPocket full of money, heart full of love

If it's a male person, you can wish hyên ổn khổng lồ have sầu ...

Một bà xã, nhị con, bên cha tầng, xe cộ tư chỗOne wife, two kids, 3-màn chơi house, 4-seat car
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The terms of address, or "pronouns" are words that you use khổng lồ address someone in Vietnamese. You can learn about it in my free course Learn Vietnamese Basics in 1 Hour for Absolute Beginner.

Example sentences:

Năm new, chúc anh/chị vạn sự như ý, phát tài - phát lộc phân phát lộc New year, wish you get everything you wish for, become prosperous

Năm new, chúc ba/mẹ/ông/bà dồi dào mức độ khoẻ, sống thọ trăm tuổiNew year, wish you (dad/mom/grandpa/grandma) have sầu plenty of health, live sầu long till 100 years old

Năm mới, chúc nhỏ xuất xắc nạp năng lượng cđợi lớn New year, wish you (kid) eat well, grow rapidly

Besides the above phrases for new year wishes, you can also wish them more simply using the following words and literal phrases:

mức độ khoẻ - healthbình an - peace (= nothing bad would come)tài lộc - fortunequá trình thuận lợi - work/job goes smoothlycác bước thăng tiến - work/job advancescó không ít niềm vui - have sầu lots of happiness

Following the given patterns, we'll have sầu complete phrases like this to wish someone.

Năm bắt đầu, chúc ông mức độ khoẻNew year, wish you (grandpa) health

Năm bắt đầu, chúc anh quá trình thuận lợiNew year, wish you your work goes smoothly

Năm bắt đầu, chúc người mẹ mức độ khoẻ và có không ít niềm vuiNew year, wish you (mom) health & have lots of happiness.


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Must-know words for Vietnamese New Year

Below is the danh sách of comtháng words that you would hear or see during Tết.

ăn uống Tết means "to celebrate New Year"

giao thừa means "New Year’s Eve"

pháo bông / pháo bôngmeans "fireworks"

lì xìrefers to lớn the lucky money given lớn the children by the adults during Tết, often in a red envelope