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Top 10 Chinese Lucky Symbols

Chinese characters usually have one or more meanings and some of them are particularly loved by Chinese people. Here is the top ten list of the lucky ones. Please note Pinyin is also used here, which is the Chinese spelling system for the characters. For example, fu is the pinyin for good luck in Chinese. But fu is only the phonic part of the character and it also represents other Chinese characters that sound the same. To order (download) the top ten Chinese Lucky Characters, click here.

1.) Fu - Blessing, Good Fortune, Good Luck
blessingFu is one of the most popular Chinese characters used in Chinese New Year. It is often posted upside down on the front door of a house or an apartment. The upside down fu means good luck came since the character for upsite down in Chinese sounds the same as the character for came. Quick link: Blessing Pendant or T-shirt.

2.) Lu - Prosperity
ProsperityIt used to mean official's salary in feudal China. Fengshui is believed to be the Chinese way to health, wealth and happiness. If you are interested in Fengshui, you may check out the book 'The Feng Shui Kit.' Quick link: T-shirt.

3.) Shou - Longevity
LongevityShou also means life, age or birthday. Quick link: Longevity Pendant or T-shirt.


4.) Xi - Happiness
HappinessDouble happiness is usually posted everywhere on Chinese weddings. Quick link: Double-Happiness Pendant or T-shirt.


5.) Cai - Wealth, money
WealthChinese often say money can make a ghost turn a millstone. It is to say money really can do a lot of things. Quick link: T-shirt.


6.) He - Harmonious
Harmonious'People harmony' is an important part of Chinese culture. When you have harmonious relations with others, things will be a lot easier for you. Quick link: Harmonious Pendant or T-shirt.

7.) Ai - Love, affection
LoveDon't need to say any more about this one. Just want to point out ai is often used with 'mianzi' together. Aimianzi means 'be concerned about one's face-saving.' Quick link: Love Pendant or T-shirt.

8.) Mei - Beautiful, pretty
BeautifulThe United States of American is called Mei Guo in the short form. Guo means country so Meiguo is a good name. Quick link: Beauty Pendant or T-shirt.


9.) Ji - Lucky, auspicious, propitious
auspiciousHope all is well. Quick link: Auspicious Pendant or T-shirt.


10.) De - Virtue, moral
VirtueDe means virtue, moral, heart, mind, and kindness, etc. It is also used in the name for Germany, i.e., De Guo. Quick link: Virtue T-shirt.


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Chinese Lucky Symbols
There are many traditional auspicious patterns or symbols in Chinese culture.The lucky patterns are widely used in Chinese New Year Pictures to express people's desires for a lucky and happy new year.