Happy New Year in Several Languages

Dec 31, 2009 5:21:57 AM / by Rachel Reardon

bigstockphoto_Happy_New_Year_Hat_2278293We can't believe how fast 2009 has flown by. We have done so much and have met so many wonderful people along the way.

2010 is going to bring some amazing things for Mango Languages and our customers - we are so looking forward to the new year.

We thought it might be fun to share with you a few foreign language phrases.

How to say "Happy New Year" around the world:

Arabic: Kul 'aam u antum salimoun
Brazilian-Portuguese: Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo means "Good Parties and Happy New Year"
Chinese: Chu Shen Tan
Czech/Slovak: Scastny Novy Rok
Dutch: Gullukkig Niuw Jaar
Finnish: Onnellista Uutta Vuotta
French: Bonne Annee
German: Prosit Neujahr
Greek: Eftecheezmaenos o Kaenooryos hronos
Hebrew: L'Shannah Tovah Tikatevu
Hindi: Niya Saa Moobaarak
Irish (Gaelic): Bliain nua fe mhaise dhuit
Italian: Buon Capodanno
Khmer: Sua Sdei tfnam tmei
Laotian: Sabai dee pee mai
Polish: Szczesliwego Nowego Roku
Portuguese: Feliz Ano Novo
Russian: S Novim Godom
Serbo-Croatian: Scecna nova godina
Spanish: Feliz Ano Neuvo or Prospero Ano Felicidad or Prospero Ano Nuevo
Turkish: Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Vietnamese: Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan

Information from http://www.fathertimes.net/hownewyearissaidaroundtheworld.htm

Topics: Language Learning and Culture

Rachel Reardon

Written by Rachel Reardon

Rachel works with some of the coolest marketers, designers, and writers around to help Mango look and sound its best. She loves bold colors, old books, the Montréal metro, and Star Trek. She has conflicting feelings about the Oxford comma.

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