Once again, Happy Lunar New Year to everyone who celebrates it, and Happy Thursday to everyone who doesn’t. Like last year I’ve got some translations, mostly just for fun…with a little bonus thrown in.
恭喜发财 — yes, that is me speaking, sounding a bit confused
새해 복 많이 받으세요 — because I’m reading/watching a traditional Korean story for a class
Chúc mừng năm mới — might be able to pronounce it if someone gave me IPA and solfege
Like last year, I’m going to post the nengajō I made (that’s a Japanese New Year’s card). There’s no happy new year in Japanese because the Japanese calendar is now solar, specifically the Gregorian calendar.
You can view a larger version of the card (or the card itself if you’re on Facebook and don’t get the nice thumbnail). There’s no haiku this year, simply “Year of the Rat”, “2008-01-01” (um, change that to “2008-02-07” for this), and “Happy New Year” (literally something like “congratulations on the entrance [of the new year]”). Oh. And a ねずみ. *grin*
Yes. Enjoy the Year of the Rat, and remember, you can always get ahead of the competition by using someone else’s effort!