Greetings in the Languages of the World

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Transubstantiation

Language Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Afrikaans Geseënde Kersfees en ‘n gelukkige nuwe jaar
Geseënde Kersfees en ‘n voorspoedige Nuwe jaar
Akeanon Maayad-ayad nga Paskwa
Mahigugmaon nga Bag-ong Dag-on kinyo tanan!
Albanian Gëzuar Krishtlindjet e Vitin e Ri
Aleut Kamgan Ukudigaa
Alsatian E güeti Wïnâchte un e gleckichs Nej Johr
Amharic መልካም ገና (Melkam Gena) – Merry Christmas
– celebrated on 7th January

መልካም አዲስ አመት (Melkam Addis Amet) – Happy New Year
– celebrated on 11th September
Apache (Western) Gozhqq Keshmish
Arabic (Modern Standard) أجمل التهاني بمناسبة الميلاد و حلول السنة الجديدة
(ajmal at-tahānī bimunāsabat al-mīlād wa-ḥulūl as-sana al-jadīda)
Armenian (Eastern) Շնորհավոր Ամանոր և Սուրբ Ծնունդ
(Shnorhavor Amanor yev Surb Tznund)
Armenian (Western) Շնորհաւոր Նոր Տարի եւ Սուրբ Ծնունդ:
(Shnorhavor Nor Daree yev Soorp Dzuhnoont)
Բարի կաղանդ և ամանոր (Paree gaghant yev amanor)
Aromanian Cãrciun hãrios (Hristolu s-aflà! Dealihea cà s-afla!)
shi ti multsã-anji Anlu Nàù!
Asturian Bones Navidaes y Gayoleru añu nuevu!
Aymara Sooma Nawira-ra
Azerbaijani Yeni Iliniz Mübarək / Təzə iliniz yaxşı olsun (Happy New Year)
Basque Zorionak eta urte berri on
Belarusian З Божым нараджэннем (Z Bozym naradzenniem)
Шчаслівых Калядау (Szczaslivych Kaliadau)
З Новым годам i Калядамi (Z Novym godam i Kaliadami)
Bengali শুভ বড়দিন (shubho bôṛodin)
শুভ নববর্ষ (shubho nôbobôrsho)
Bikol Maogmang Pasko
Mamura-way na Ba-gong Taon sa indo gabos!
Bosnian Sretan Bozic i sretna nova godina
Breton Nedeleg laouen ha bloavezh mat
Bulgarian Честита Коледа! (Čestita Koleda!)
Щастлива Нова Година (Štastliva Nova Godina)
Catalan Bon Nadal i feliç any nou
Cebuano Maayong Pasko
Mabungahong Bag-ong Tuig kaninyong tanan!
Chamorro Felis Nåbidåt yan Magof na Åñu Nuebu!
Felis Påsgua yan Magof na Åñu Nuebu!
Cheyenne Hoesenestotse & Aa’eEmona’e
Chinese
(Cantonese)
聖誕節同新年快樂 (singdaanjit tùnhg sànnìhn faailohk)
恭喜發財 (gung héi fáat chōi) – used at Chinese New Year
Chinese
(Hakka)
聖誕節快樂, 新年快樂 (shin5-tan5-ziet7 kwai5-lok8, sin1-ngien2 kwai5-lok8)
恭喜發財 (giung1 hi3 fat7 coi2) – used at Chinese New Year
Chinese
(Mandarin)
聖誕快樂 新年快樂 [圣诞快乐 新年快乐]
(shèngdàn kuàilè xīnnián kuàilè)
恭喜發財 [恭喜发财] (gōngxǐ fācái) – used at Chinese New Year
Chinese
(Shanghainese)
圣诞节快乐 (sendaijiq kualoq)
新年快乐 (sinni kualoq)
Chinese
(Taiwanese)
Sèng-tàn-chiat Khòai-lo̍k (聖誕節快樂)- Merry Christmas
Sin-nî Chhut-thâu-thiⁿ (新年出頭天)- Happy New Year
Chinese
(Teochew)
圣诞快乐 (siandang kuailak)
新年快乐 (singnin kuailak)
Choctaw Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito
Comanche Tsaa Nu̶u̶sukatu̶̲ Waa Himaru̶
Cornish Nadelik Lowen ha Blydhen Nowydh Da
Nadelik Looan ha Looan Blethen Noweth
Nadelack looan ha looan blethan noueth
Creek Afvcke Nettvcakorakko
Croatian Sretan Božić!
Sretna Nova godina!
Czech Veselé vánoce a šťastný nový rok
Danish Glædelig jul og godt nytår
Dutch Prettige kerstdagen en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!
Zalig kerstfeest en Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
Esperanto Ĝojan/Bonan Kristnaskon kaj feliĉan novan jaron
Estonian Rõõmsaid Jõule ja Head Uut Aastat
Häid Jõule ja Head Uut Aastat
Faroese Gleðilig Jól og eydnuríkt nýggjár
Gleðilig Jól og gott nýggjár (frm)
Gleiðilig jól og eitt av harranum signað nýggjár
Fijian Me Nomuni na marau ni siga ni sucu dei na yabaki vou
Finnish Hyvää joulua ja onnellista uutta vuotta
Flemish Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar
Frisian Noflike Krystdagen en folle lok en seine
French Joyeux Noël et bonne année
Friulian Bon Nadâl e Biel An Gnûv!
Galician Bo Nadal e próspero aninovo
Georgian გილოცავთ შობა-ახალ წელს (gilocavth shoba-akhal c’els) – frm
გილოცავ შობა-ახალ წელს (gilocav shoba-akhal c’els) – inf
German Frohe/Fröhliche Weihnachten
und ein gutes neues Jahr / ein gutes Neues / und ein gesundes neues Jahr / und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr
Frohes Fest und guten Rutsch [ins neue Jahr]
German (Bavarian) Froue Weihnåcht’n, und a guad’s nei’s Joah
German (Hessian) Frohe Weihnachte unn ein gudes neus Jahr
German (Swiss) Schöni Fäschttäg / Schöni Wienachte
und e guets neus Jahr / en guete Rutsch is neue Johr
Schöni Wiehnachte und es guets Neus
Schöni Wiänachtä, äs guets Nöis
German (Pennsylvania) En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr
Greek Καλά Χριστούγεννα! (kalá hristúyenna)
Ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Έτος! (eftyhisméno to Néo Étos!)
Καλή χρονιά! (kalí hroñá)
Greenlandic Juullimi ukiortaasamilu pilluaritsi
Hausa barka da Kirsimatikuma barka da sabuwar shekara
Hawaiian Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou
Hebrew חג מולד שמח ושנה טובה
Chag Molad Sameach v’Shanah Tovah
Hiligaynon Malipayon nga Paskwa
Mahamungayaon nga Bag-ong Tuig sa inyong tanan
Hindi शुभ क्रिसमस (Śubh krisamas)
नये साल की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें   (Naye sāl kī hārdik śubhkāmnayeṅ)
Hungarian Kellemes karácsonyt és boldog új évet
Icelandic Gleðileg jól og farsælt komandi ár
Gleðileg jól og farsælt nýtt ár
Ilokano Naragsak a Paskua
Narang-ay a Baro a Tawen kadakayo amin!
Indonesian Selamat hari natal dan tahun baru
Inonhan Malipayon nga Paskwa
kag Masadya nga Bag-ong Tuig sa inyo tanan.
Iñupiaq Quvianagli Anaiyyuniqpaliqsi suli Nakuuluni Ukiutqiutiqsi
Inupiatun Annaurri Aniruq-lu Paglaun Ukiutchiaq!
Quvianaq Agaayuniqpak-lu Paglaun Ukiutchiaq!
Nayaangmik Piqagiñ-lu Paglaun Ukiutchiaq!
Irish (Gaelic) Nollaig shona duit (Happy Christmas to you)
Beannachtaí na Nollag (Christmas Greetings)
Beannachtaí an tSéasúir (Season’s Greetings)
Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit (Prosperous New Year)
Bliain úr faoi shéan is faoi mhaise duit (Happy New Year to you)
Italian Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo
Japanese メリークリスマス (merī kurisumasu)
New Year greeting – ‘Western’ style
新年おめでとうございます (shinnen omedetō gozaimasu)
New Year greetings – Japanese style
明けましておめでとうございます (akemashite omedetō gozaimasu)
旧年中大変お世話になりました (kyūnenjū taihen osewa ni narimashita)
本年もよろしくお願いいたします (honnen mo yoroshiku onegai itashimasu)
Javanese Sugeng Riyạyạ Natal lan Warsạ Énggal (frm)
Sugeng Natal lan Sugeng Warso Enggal (inf)
Slamet Natal lan Taun Anyar (inf)
Jèrriais Bouan Noué / Jouaiyeux Noué et Bouonne année
Un Bouan Noué et lé Nouvel An!
Judeo-Spanish / Ladino Noel alegre i felis anyo muevo
Kapampangan Masayang Pasku
Masaplalang Bayung Banwa keko ngan!
Kazakh Жаңа жыл құтты болсын! (Jaña jıl quttı bolsın!) – inf
Жаңа жылыңыз құтты болсын! (Jaña jılıñız quttı bolsın!) – frm
(Happy New Year)
Kinyarwanda Noheri nziza n’umwaka mushya muhire!
Kirghiz Жаратканнын туысымен Жана Жылыныз кутты болсын
(Žaratkannyi tuysymen Žana Žylynyz kutty bolsyn)
Klingon QISmaS DatIvjaj ‘ej DIS chu’ DatIvjaj (sg)
QISmaS botIvjaj ‘ej DIS chu’ botIvjaj (pl)
Korean 즐거운 성탄절 보내세요 및 새해 복 많이 받으세요
(jeulgeoun seongtanjeol bonaeseyo
mich saehae bok manhi bateusaeyo)
메리 크리스마스 잘 지내고 새해 복 많이 받으세요
(meri keuriseumaseu jal jinaego saehae buk manhi bateuseyo)
Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kirîsmes u ser sala we pîroz be
Kurdish (Sorani) Kirîsmes u salî nwêtan lê pîroz bê
Lao Souksan van Christmas
Sabai dee pee mai
Latin Natale hilare et annum faustum
Latvian Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus un laimīgu Jauno gadu
Lithuanian Linksmų Kalėdų ir laimingų Naujųjų Metų
Luganda Mbagaliza Christmass Enungi Nomwaka Omugya Gubaberere Gwamirembe
Luxembourgish E schéine Chrëschtdag an e glécklecht neit Joer
Schéi Feierdeeg an e glécklecht neit Joer
Schéi Chrëschtdeeg an e gudde Rutsch an d’neit Joer
Macedonian Христос се роди! (Hristoc se rodi!) – Christ is born
Среќен Божик и среќна Нова година
(Sreken Božik i srekna Nova godina)
Malagasy Mirary noely sambatra
Arahabaina tratrin’ny taona vaovao
Malay Selamat Hari Natal (Christmas)
Selamat Tahun Baru (New Year)
Malayalam പുഥുവല്സര ആശംസകല് (puthuvalsara aashamsakal) – Christmas
ക്രിസ്തുമസ് ആശംസകല് (kariistumasu aashamsakal) – Christmas
നവവല്സര ആശംസകല് (nava-valsara aashamsakal) – New Year
Maltese Il-Milied Ħieni u s-Sena t-Tajba
Awguri għas-sena l-ġdida (Happy New Year)
Manx Nollick Ghennal as Blein Vie Noa
Māori Meri Kirihimete me ngā mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou katoa
Marathi शुभ नाताळ (Śubh Nātāḷ)
नवीन वर्षच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा (Navīn varṣacyā hārdik śubhecchā)
Mongolian Танд зул сарын баярын болон шинэ жилийн мэндийг хүргэе
(Tand zul sariin bayriin bolon shine jiliin mendiig hurgey)
Navajo Ya’at’eeh Keshmish
Nepali क्रस्मसको शुभकामना तथा नयाँ वर्षको शुभकामना
(krismas ko subhakamana tatha nayabarsha ko subhakamana)
Norwegian God jul og godt nytt år (Bokmål)
God jol og godt nyttår (Nynorsk)
Occitan Polit Nadal e bona annada
Ogoni Eenyie Mea Krist Ne Eenyie Aagbaa
Old English Glæd Geol and Gesælig Niw Gear
Pangasinan Maabig ya Pasko
Maaligwas ya Balon Taon ed sikayon amin!
Papiamentu Bon Pasku i Felis Anja Nobo
Persian (kerismas mobārak) كریسمس مبارک
(sale no mobārak) سال نو مبارک
Shadbashe Migooyam (Happy New Year)
Polish Wesołych świąt i szczęśliwego nowego roku
Portuguese Feliz Natal e próspero ano novo / Feliz Ano Novo
Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo / Um Santo e Feliz Natal
Punjabi ਕਰਿਸਮ ਤੇ ਨਵਾੰ ਸਾਲ ਖੁਸ਼ਿਯਾੰਵਾਲਾ ਹੋਵੇ
(karisama te nawāṃ sāla khušayāṃwālā hewe)
Quenya Alassëa Hristomerendë! Alassëa Vinyarië!
Rarotongan Kia orana e kia manuia rava i teia Kiritimeti e te Mataiti Ou
Romansh
(Sursilvan dialect)
Legreivlas fiastas da Nadal ed in bien niev onn!
Romanian Crăciun fericit şi un An Nou Fericit
Russian С наступающим Новым Годом (S nastupayuščim Novym Godom)
С Рождеством Христовым (S Roždestvom Khristovym)
Samoan Manuia le Kerisimasi, ma le Tausaga Fou
Scots A Blythe Yule an a Guid Hogmanay
Merry Christmas an a Guid Hogmanay
Scottish Gaelic Nollaig chridheil agus bliadhna mhath ùr
Serbian Христос се роди (Hristos se rodi) – Christ is born
Ваистину се роди (Vaistinu se rodi) – truly born (reply)
Срећна Нова Година (Srećna Nova Godina) – Happy New Year
Sesotho Keresemese e monate le mahlohonolo a selemo se setjha
Sicilian Bon Natali e filici annu novu
Sindarin Mereth Veren e-Doled Eruion! Garo Idhrinn Eden Veren!
Slovak Veselé vianoce a Štastný nový rok
Slovenian Vesel božič in srečno novo leto
Somali Ciid wanaagsan iyo sanad cusub oo fiican
Spanish ¡Feliz Navidad y próspero año nuevo!
Swahili Krismasi Njema / Heri ya krismas
Heri ya mwaka mpya
Swedish God jul och gott nytt år
Tagalog Maligayang Pasko, Manigong bagong taon
Tamil Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal
Tahitian Ia orana no te noere
Ia orana i te matahiti api
Telugu సంతోషకరమైన క్రిస్ఠ్మస్ !
(saṅthoashakaramaina kristmas)
మరియు నూతన సంవత్సర శుభాకాంక్షలు
(mariyu noothana saṅvathsara shubhaakaaṅkshalu)
Thai สุขสันต์วันคริสต์มาส และสวัสดีปีใหม่
(souksaan wan Christmas sawatdii pimaï)
Tibetan ལོགསར་ལ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས་།
(losalazashidele – Happy New Year)
Tigrinya ርሑስ በዓል ልደት (ይግበረልካ) (rHus beˋal ldet (ygberelka))
ርሑስ አውደ ዓመት (ይግበረልካ) (rHus əwed ˋamet (ygberelka))
Tongan Kilisimasi fiefia mo ha ta’u fo’ou monū’ia
Tsotsil Xmuyubajuk ti avo’one ti ta k’ine xchu’uk ti ta ach’ jabile
Turkish İyi Noeller ve Mutlu Yıllar
İyi seneler / Yeni yılınız kutlu olsun (Happy New Year)
Yeni yılınızı kutlar, sağlık ve başarılar dileriz
(We wish you a happy, healthy and successful new year)
Ukrainian Веселого Різдва і з Новим Роком
(Veseloho Rizdva i z Novym Rokom)
Urdu کرسمَس مبارک
‘Merry Christmas’ = (krismas mubarak)
نايا سال مبارک هو
‘New Year’s blessings to you’ = (naya sal mubarik hu)
بڑدا دنمبارک هو
‘Big day’s blessings to you’ = (burda din mubarik hu)
Uzbek Yangi yilingiz bilan! (Happy New Year)
Vietnamese Chúc Giáng Sinh Vui Vẻ và Chúc Năm Mới Tốt Lành
Volapük Lemotöfazäli yofik e nulayeli läbik
Võro Hüvvä joulu ja õnnõlikku vahtsõt aastakka
Waray-Waray Maupay nga Pasko
Mainuswagon nga Bag-ong Tuig ha iyo ngatanan!
Welsh Nadolig llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda
Xhosa Siniqwenelela Ikrisimesi Emnandi Nonyaka Omtsha Ozele Iintsikelelo
Yiddish אַ פֿרײליכע ניטל און אַ גוטער נײַער יאָר
(A freylikhe nitl un a guter nayer yor)
Yorùbá Ẹ ku Ayọ Keresimesi ati Ọdun Tuntun
Zulu Sinifesela uKhisimusi oMuhle noNyaka oMusha oNempumelelo

(courtesy of Omniglot)

6 Responses to “Greetings in the Languages of the World”

  1. Marc Plancke Says:

    The MSArabic version is correct in its Arabic graphical form, but not in its Latin transcript form, which should read “ajmal at-tahānī bimunāsabat al-mīlād wa-ḥulūl as-sana al-jadīda “

  2. KJ Says:

    OH, I’m sentimental. I like the Korean one😀
    But I think there is a small problem with romanization?
    First of all, If it’s American romanization then we should be consistent and ‘ 받으세요 ‘ should be romanized as ‘bateuseyo’ and not ‘bateusaeyo’.
    Anyway, that is just a small thing (but still :-P)
    The biggest one is with this whole ‘메리 크리스마스 잘 지내고 새해 복 많이 받으세요’ part. How come it’s romanized as ‘meri keuriseumaseu mich saehae bok manhi bateusaeyo’ when I can clearly see it’s something else written here, in hangeul? O.o
    For me, it should be ‘meri keuriseumaseu jal jinaego saehae buk manhi bateuseyo’ .
    I’m not sure if this thing in hangeul is written crorrectly… but I definitly can read hangeul and I’m sure that this romanization wasn’t right xP

    That’s sad. You really can’t believe in Internet sources xP

  3. Joanna N. Says:

    Wow, It’s sure a great semi-corpus, multilingual thing🙂 Pity I didn’t see it on time to make my greetings more interesting…

  4. Berit Says:

    Norwegian
    God jul og godt nytt år (Bokmål)
    God jol og godt nyttår (Nynorsk)
    the latter is misspelled, it’s just the same ast he Norwegian bokmål:
    God jul og godt nytt år (Nynorsk)
    (nyttår in one word refers to the New Year’s Eve, but you want to wish a happy new year, not a happy new year’s eve…)


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