How To Say Happy Birthday in Chinese

To everyone celebrating their birthday today, China Admissions would like to wish you a Happy Birthday 生日快樂 (shēngrì kuàilè)! ?

Birthdays are probably the most celebrated days across the world. It’s a day to give thanks, spend time with family and friends and eat good food.

Like the rest of the world, birthdays are highly celebrated in China. In fact, the Chinese people follow universal traditions such as singing the birthday song and eating cake. But what’s unique in China is that they have many symbolisms and superstitions during birthdays.

For instance, it’s a must for Chinese people to eat noodles during their birthday. The long noodles symbolize longevity in Chinese tradition.

Birthday Words and Expressions of Birthday in Chinese



Happy birthday

Shēngrì kuàilè

May your fortune be as bond-less as the East Sea and may you live a long and happy life!
(birthday wish to elder people)

Zhù nín fú rú Dōnghǎi, shòu bǐ Nánshān!

The birthday boy/girl


Birthday cake

Shēngrì dàngāo

Long noodles


Make a wish


Blow out the candles

Chuī làzhú

Red envelopes

Hóng bāo

The Easy Way to Learn Chinese – BLCU’s Online Chinese Programs!

Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) offers two types of online Chinese classes: one-on-one and group classes.

1. One-on-one Chinese class

The one-on-one Chinese class at BLCU can take you from 0 to HSK 6 fluency within 41 weeks at 12 hours per week. The classes are personalized and offered in a one-on-one format online.

The price calculates at around $12 USD per hour. You can buy a 30 class package for 4500 RMB (Around 650 USD). The more classes you order, the lower the price, and each time you order more the price is also reduced. You can choose to take in installments or order the full HSK 6 in one go for a discount. You can apply for the program or register for a free trial here. 

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2. Online Chinese group class

BLCU recently launched online group classes for different types of learners. These are from HSK 1 – 4 level and taken over a period of 12 weeks. You will receive classes together with 5 to 9 other students in a group with the guidance of BLCU expert teachers. The cost of the 12-week program is only $144 USD. Check out a sample class below.


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About Beijing Language and Culture University

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Beijing Language and Culture University is China’s No.1 Chinese Learning University for Foreigners. Based in Beijing BLCU teaches thousands of international students each year.

As an international university, BLCU’s vision for the past 40 years has been to “popularize Chinese language and promote Chinese culture.” BLCU also undertakes the tasks of teaching foreign languages, computer science, and technology, finance, and accountancy to Chinese students.

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BLCU has the longest history, the largest scope, and the most qualified teaching faculties of its kind in the area of teaching the Chinese language and culture to foreigners. BLCU distinguishes itself by its unique cultural atmosphere of diversity, which attracts a large number of students from both home and abroad.

Learn more about BLCU here.

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