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No .... this isn't a thread for wishing something to others. :amuse

As the multi-lingual forum we are, we'd like to know how is "Merry Christmas" and "Happy New Year" in other languages.
The list will go on, as we move along, so post the expression in your language, if you don't find it on the list below.
And, if it means anything else than the usual, please, feel free to translate/explain it to others.​

Fictional languages from media (books, movies, games, TV shows, etc.) are also welcome! These will be indicated with the language's name in italics. ~ Ayah

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Here goes:

MERRY CHRISTMAS
English

メリークリスマス
(spells "Merii Kurisumasu") - Japanese

Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus
(means "Merry Winter Celebration") - Latvian

Frohe Weihnachten
(or "Fröhliche Weihnachten") - German

Joyeux Noël
French

Wesołych Świąt
(means "Happy Holidays") - Polish

Srećan Božić
Serbian

Maligayang Pasko
Tagalog

Linksmų Šventųjų Kalėdų
Lithuanian

Feliz Navidad
Spanish

Selamat Hari Natal
Indonesian

Selamat Hari Krismas
Malay

God Jul
Norwegian

สุขสันต์วันคริสต์มาส
Thai

聖誕快樂 (shèngdàn kuàilè)
Chinese

Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr
Gaelic

Buon Natale
Italian

toDwI'ma' qoS yItIvqu'
Klingon


חג מולד שמח (hag molad sameah!)

Hebrew

Prettige Kerstmis
Dutch

Sanno Lrnecdsyc
Al Bhed

God Jul
Swedish

kala christujena kai kales joirtes/Καλά Χριστούγεννα
(means "good xmas and good holidays") - Greek

scworcrcro oaacrcahcaoscrac
Shyriiwook (more commonly known as "Wookiee")

С Рождеством\Счастливого Рождества
Russian

Hyvää joulua
Finnish

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And the other list:

HAPPY NEW YEAR
English

良いお年を
(spells "Yoi otoshiwo"; means "A Good Year" This is for before the New Year arrives)
明けましておめでとうございます
(spells "Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu"; means "Congratulations on a new opening" After the New Year arrives) - Japanese

Laimīgu Jauno Gadu
Latvian

Frohes neues Jahr
(informally "Frohes Neues") - German

Bonne année
French

Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku
Polish

Srećna Nova Godina
Serbian

Maligayang Bagong Taon/Manigong Bagong Taon
Tagalog

Laimingų Naujųjų Metų
Lithuanian

Un Prospero Año/Feliz Año Nuevo/Prospero Año Nuevo
(the first one means "Prosperous Year") - Spanish

Selamat Tahun Baru
Indonesian & Malay

Godt nytt år
Norwegian

สวัสดีปีใหม่
Thai

新年快乐 (xin nien kuai le)
Chinese

Aith-bhliain Fe Nhaise Dhuit
Gaelic

Felice anno nuovo
Italian

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
Dutch

Rybbo Haf Oayn
Al Bhed

gelir eden idhrinn
Sindarin

Gott nytt år
Swedish

chronia pola kai kali chronia / Ευτυχισμένος ο νέος Χρόνος
(means "many years and a good new year") - Greek

acraakakro whwooh roworarc
Shyriiwook

С Новым Годом
Russian

Onnellista uuttavuotta
Finnish

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german:
Frohe Weihnachten
Frohes neues Jahr (or just "Frohes Neues" more informal...)
 

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French: Joyeux Noël (MERRY CHRISTMAS).
Bonne année! (Happy new year!)
Polish: Wesołych Świąt ( Happy Hollydays , that's smth like Merry Christmas )
Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku! (Happy new year )
 

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Serbian: Srećna Nova Godina! (Happy new year!)
Srećan Božić! (Merry Christmas!)
 

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Gonna add the tagalog ones! :nuts[br]Posted on: December 22, 2006, 04:37:16 PM_________________________________________________If any filipino here sees that I made a mistake somewhere, please let me know! XD
 

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Lithuanian:
Linksmų Šventųjų Kalėdų - Merry Christmas
Laimingų Naujųjų Metų - Happy New Year
 

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yFANTgirl said:
Lithuanian:
Linksmų Šventųjų Kalėdų - Merry Christmas
Don't know about "Kalėdų", but wouldn't the "Šventųjų" translate as "Saint". It sounds very similar to Latvian "Svēto".

Then it would mean like "Merry Saint ????? (Day, Holiday)" ..... :s

Thanks! :thumbs
 

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Added "Fröhliche Weihnachten" to the German Christmas greeting since it's also quite common. ^^
 

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Feliz Navidad
Y
Un Prospero Año
 

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Mugen said:
Feliz Navidad
Y
Un Prospero Año
I presume it's Spanish not Portugese or Italian .... :sweatdrop ... They're so similar.

And is "Prospero" meaning the same "Rich" or "Prosperous" as in English?
 

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yeah it's spanish, and yes prospero means the same as rich or prosperous

Thanks .... *updates the first post* ~P
 

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In Indonesian:
Selamat Hari Natal dan Tahun Baru
 

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ichimaru_gin_n_tonic said:
In Indonesian:
Selamat Hari Natal dan Tahun Baru
Which one is that, ichie? :blink
 

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I'll update it Preddy ^^

Since Indonesian and Malay came from the same root ^^

In Malay:
Selamat Hari Krismas

Selamat Tahun Baru
 

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Thank you for the info, bax. I to have a friend from KL who thought living in Indonesia will be hard. But then he found out that the language is not much different. :D
 

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Norwegian ones added. \o/
 

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In Thai:
สุขสันต์วันคริสต์มาส = Merry Christmas, it translates literally.
สวัสดีปีใหม่ = Happy New Year, Greeting the New Year

I'm thinking that I'm the only Thai in this forum. *sob*
 

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if you want to you can put for new year
"Feliz Año Nuevo", it's Spanish btw, meaning Happy New Year
should've put it in my first post here but i forgot
Man, i feel like a dork :paperbag
*Mugen is gonna hide under a rock for forgetting that*
 

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Mugen said:
Man, i feel like a dork :paperbag
*Mugen is gonna hide under a rock for forgetting that*
It's no use Mugen, we'll hunt you down someway or another.

Another one in Chinese
聖誕快樂 (shèngdàn kuàilè): Merry Christmas
新年快乐 (xin nien kuai le): Happy New Year

You can also use the simplified 乐 instead of 樂
 

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Alrighty, updated =D Too bad i don't know any languages >.>

oh waiut, in gaelic, it's "Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr" (merry Christmas) and "Aith-bhliain Fe Nhaise Dhuit" for happy new year ^^ ( had to look up how to spell it >.> I can say it, but i have no clue what letters go where XD)

let me go add that =D

Edit: done =D
 
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