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Popular words Lesson 45
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yī fān fēng shùn
plain or smooth sailing; successful career

èr lóng téng fēi
literally, two dragons fly about; figuratively, have a rapid development

sān yāng kāi tài
(used on New Year's Eve to wish a good year to come) with three yang (i.e. the coming of the spring) begins prosperity – the New Year ushers in good fortune

sì jì píng ān
All is well throughout the year.

wǔ fú lín mén
wish somebody the Five Blessings
Note: According to the ancient Chinese classic, "The Book of History," there are Five Blessings, also known as the Five Happinesses or Five Good Fortunes. They are: longevity (cháng shòu 长寿), wealth (fù guì 富贵), health and composure (kāng níng 康宁), virtue (hǎo dé 好德) and the desire to die a natural death in old age (shàn zhōng 善终). Nowadays, popular among the Chinese is another set of five blessings, which consists of happiness ( 福), high rank ( 禄), longevity (shòu 寿), joy ( 喜) and fortune (cái 财).

liù liù dà shùn
Everything goes smoothly and successfully.

qī xīng gāo zhào
good luck

bā fāng lái cái
Fortune comes from all quarters.

jiǔ jiǔ tóng xīno
with one heart; of like mind and spirit

shí quán shí měi
be perfect (in every way); be the acme of perfection; be the paragon of excellence

bǎi shì hēng tōng
Everything goes well or smoothly.

qiān shì jí xiáng
lucky/auspicious/propitious all the way

wàn shì rú yì
realize all one's wishes; "May all go well with you!"

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