Wang Li wrote, " Guòὸ nián means to celebrate the lunar New Year. "
Chinese New Year
咚锵 ，咚锵，玩龙灯 ；
Whirring, whirring, snowflakes fall
Crack, crack, set off the firecrackers
Clang boom boom, clang boom boom, play with the dragon-lanterns
Haha! haha ! New Year is coming!
hūhū , hūhū, xuěhuā piāo ;
pìbā , pìbā , fang biānpào ;
dōng qiāng ,dōng qiāng, wán lóngdēng ;
hā hā ! hā hā ! guòὸ nián liǎo !
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Thanks to Yuan Ping for contributing this rhyme. Thanks to Anna-Marie for the translation and for providing the pinyin version of this song. Thanks to Wang Li for helping with the translation. Translation edited by Lisa Yannucci.
M goi! & Xie xie!