Not to forget about "laisee", which means red envelopes in Cantonese. Red color symbolizes good luck and wealth. It is usually given to the younger children by the married couples to the non-married couples. You'll also often hear "Gung Hei Fat Choi". This actually translates to "Wishing wealth and success" instead of "Happy New Year". A lot of non-Chinese speaking people get mistakened. The actual translation for "Happy New Year" is "Sun Lin Fai Lok".