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Mark Zuckerberg wishes happy Chinese New Year ... in Mandarin

by Keith Wagstaff / / Source: NBC News

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg impressed quite a few people last year with his Mandarin skills. Now he is showing off again with a message for Chinese New Year.

Yes, it's the Year of the Sheep (or possibly Ram or Goat) and the Zuck wants you to enjoy it. The Lunar New Year kicked off on Thursday with a new animal from the Chinese zodiac cycle.

Nearly 130,000 people have "Liked" the post in 10 hours, which should make him feel good about his Mandarin skills. Sadly for Zuckerberg, Facebook is banned in China, so the country's 618 million Internet users won't be able to hear him.

Still, plenty of people commented on Zuckerberg's post. Many users were encouraging and positive, like Ellen Kwok, who wrote, "Wish you and your family as well as Facebook a prosperous year of sheep or goat or ram whatever called!"

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