New Year’s Resolutions… in Mandarin Chinese!

New Year’s Resolutions… in Mandarin Chinese!

The beginning of a New Year is a time when, after days of excessive food intake and alcohol consumption, we turn our attentions on our true goals and life purpose with New Year resolutions.
Putting aside the fact they don’t have a good reputation and that we make them knowing they’re likely to fail, every January, the New Year inspires us to become better versions of ourselves…
So let’s start our New Year by learning something new with our Top 10 list of New Year’s Resolutions in Mandarin!

What’s Your New Year’s Resolution? 你的新年新希望是什么呢?(Nǐ de xīnnián xīn xīwàng shì shénme ne?)
I hope this year I can 我希望今年可以。。。 (Wǒ xīwàng jīnnián kěyǐ)

1 Lose weight – 减肥 (jiǎnféi)

 

 

 

 

 


2 Quit smoking – 戒烟 (jièyān)

 

 

 

 

 

 


3 Join a gym – 加入健身房会员 (jiārù jiànshēnfáng huìyuán)

 

 

 

 

 

 


4 Finish your studies – 完成学业 (wánchéng xuéyè)

 

 

 

 

 


5 Get a boyfriend or a girlfriend – 交男/女朋友 ( jiāo nán/nǚ péngyǒu)

 

 

 

 

 


6 Travel More – 多多出外旅游 ( duōduō chūwài lǚyóu)

 

 

 

 

 


7 Stop eating junk food – 不要再吃垃圾食物 (bùyào zài chī lājī shíwù)

 

 

 

 

 


8 Spend less time on social media – 少花时间在社会媒体上 (shǎo huā shíjiān zài shèhuì méitǐ shàng)

 

 

 

 

 


9 Get a good (better) job – 找一个(更)好的工作 (Zhǎo yī fèn hǎo de gōngzuò)

 

 

 

 

 


10 Go to more concerts – 多听些音乐会 (duō tīng xiē yīnyuè huì)

 

 

 

 

 


Now that your New Year’s Resolutions list is ready to go, all that’s left to do is to pick one (or more) and stick with it. We have a good feeling about the coming year, but if anything goes wrong with the pursuit of your goals, at least you will be able to say you know how to lie in Chinese!

Mariantonietta Fornabaio