Tricky blessings with Pepsi-Cola 祝大家百事可乐. . .

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Tricky blessings with Pepsi-Cola 祝大家百事可乐. . .

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There are different ways to convey best wishes or Chinese blessings in Chinese expressions under different circumstances, such as 生日快乐 shengri kuiale for happy birthday, 新年快乐 xinnian kuaile for happ new year, and 恭喜发财 gongxi facai for good luck to make good fortune, and 万事如意 wan shi ruyi for best wishes for everything.

And there is a most popular and tricky expression for Chinese blessings which can be used for most situations, say, you can save more time to remember the blessing expressions. It has something to do with Chinese translation of PEPSI-COLA . EPSI-COLA is well translated into Chinese

百事可乐 bǎishì kělè


(bǎishì -100 events, everything;; kělè - can be joyful)

according to its pronunciation, and the Chinese translation interprets new ideas for blessings as one hundred events can be happy or joyful. And it is often followed with

万事如意 wàn shì rúyì

which means 10,000 events can be as good as one wishes. The former four characters goes together with the latter four within the same idiom structure, 100 for 10,000 and can-be-joyful for go-as-you-wish. Ver easy to spell and fun to remember!

It goes as:

zhù dàjiā —bǎi shì kě lè,wàn shì rúyì!

祝 大 家 — 百 事 可 乐, 万 事 如 意!

Best wishes to you, everything (100 百- 10,000 万) goes well as you wish!

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If your Chinese are good enough to remember the next blessings with ten numbers in order, you are sure to surprise all your Chinese friends any time or anywhere!

祝您— I wish you
一帆风顺 1 - one safe sail
二龙腾飞 2- two dragon fly- promising future in career
三羊开泰 3- three goats bring good luck
四季平安 4- four seasons with safety
五福临门 5- five happiness visit your house
六六大顺 6- all roads with smoothness (note: liu - 6, similar sound to 路 lu - road)
七星高照 7 - seven stars come to aid
八方来财 8 - eight directions to get good fortune
九九同心 9 - same heart forever (note: jiu - 9, same sound as 久- forever)
十全十美 10 - everything is perfect
百事可乐 100 - everything can be joyful
千事吉祥 1000 - everything is lucky
万事如意!10,000 - everything goes as well as you wish.

From: http://blog.chinesehour.com
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百事可乐 是个饮料的名字……

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yep, 百事可乐 is a name of drink. It can also be used as blessing in everyday Chinese. :lol:
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