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25 Ways to Say “Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Christmas is a wonderful time of year and the holiday is celebrated in many countries throughout the world. “Merry Christmas” exists in many different languages, even in countries that are Buddhist, Hindu or Islamic, where the Christmas celebration is not a part of the official religions. Here are 25 ways to say “Merry Christmas!” or “Happy Christmas” in different languages.

merry christmas in different languages(photo by: David Balckwell)

1. Afrikaans – Gesëende Kersfees
2. Czech – Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
3. Danish – Glædelig Jul
4. Esperanto – Gajan Kristnaskon
5. Finnish – Hyvää Joulua
6. French – Joyeux Noël
7. German – Froehliche Weihnachten
8. Greek – Kala Christouyenna
9. Hawaiian – Mele Kalikimaka
10. Hindi – Bada Din Mubarak Ho
11. Icelandic – Gledileg Jol
12. Irish – Nollaig Shona Dhuit
13. Italian – Buon Natale
14. Japanese – Shinnen omedeto
15. Korean - Sung Tan Chuk Ha
16. Lithuanian – Linksmu Kaledu
17. Maori – Meri Kirihimete
18. Norwegian – God Jul
19. Polish – Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia
20. Russian – Srozhdestovm Kristovim
21. Spanish – Feliz Navidad
22. Swahili – Kuwa na Krismasi njema
23.Tagalog – Maligayang Pasko
24. Thai – Suksun Wan Christmas
25. Welsh – Nadolig Llawen

So, should you find yourself in any of the countries that speak one of these languages, or if you should meet someone who’s fist language is not English, you now know how to greet people with a “Merry Christmas.” Learning to speak another language is one of the most rewarding things that anyone can do. Especially when traveling or holidaying around the world. You will find that you will enjoy a better connection to local people, and they will always greet your attempt to speak their language with a smile!

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