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clobeau
11-25-2009, 05:29 AM
How to say :merrychristmas: in other languages -

English - Merry Christmas
Spanish - Navidad Alegre
French - Joyeux Noël
German - Fröhliches Weihnachten
Italian - Buon Natale
Portugeuse - Natal Alegre
Hungarian - Vidám Karácsony
Finnish - Hyvää Joulua
Hausa - Ƙirismetti jin daɗi
Danish/Norwegian - Glćdelig jul
Greek - Καλά Χριστούγεννα
Czech - Veselit Vánoce
Bulgarian - Фирнал Коледа
Dutch - Vrolijke Kerstmis
Pashto - ميريگ بازي
Polish - Wesołych Świąt
Urdu - میری کرسمس
Thai - วันคริสต์มาส
Romanian - Craciun Fericit
Arabic - عيد ميلاد المسيح سعيد
Hebrew - חג מולד שמח
Russian - Веселое рождество
Serbian - Srećan Vam Božić
Swedish - Glad jul

Sorry that's all I could find! Chinese, Japanese and Korean characters come up with question marks on my laptop, so obviously those languages aren't stored on my software.

If I've missed any please stop by and comment
thanks for you're help guys :dizzy:

ornamentmaven
11-26-2009, 12:07 AM
Thank you! Isn't Spanish "Feliz Navidad"?

clobeau
11-26-2009, 01:39 AM
Not sure but hey!

SnowAngel
11-27-2009, 12:56 PM
My favorite is the French expression, Joyeux Noel, sounds so Christmassy....

jultjej
12-11-2009, 03:14 AM
A quick correction, it's God Jul in Swedish not Glad Jul.

Thanks for the list!

MrsCasanova
12-20-2009, 02:24 AM
merry christmas in spanish is feliz navidad, lol.

olga
03-21-2010, 06:26 PM
Kala Christougenna in Greek

:gelf:

Mayheyde
03-24-2010, 02:39 PM
chinese--圣诞节快乐:home:

olga
03-25-2010, 01:01 AM
chinese--圣诞节快乐:home:

Wow !!! :elf3:

It seems so difficult!!!!

Nollaig
08-08-2010, 08:25 AM
Love the list, in Irish its Nollaig Shona :santa-smiley:

*Snowflake*
09-01-2010, 07:08 PM
Sretan Božić in Croatian

MissSantaClaus
09-03-2010, 05:24 PM
How to say :merrychristmas: in other languages -


German - Fröhliches Weihnachten


Correct: Fröhliche Weihnachten or Frohe Weihnachten

Julia Nguyen
12-22-2010, 06:25 PM
Great ! And in Vietnamese.

Merry Christmas - Chúc Giáng Sinh vui vẻ
Happy New Year - Chúc Mừng Năm Mới :home:

MinnesotaMike
12-22-2010, 10:57 PM
Great ! And in Vietnamese.

Merry Christmas - Chúc Giáng Sinh vui vẻ
Happy New Year - Chúc Mừng Năm Mới :home:

Very cool...welcome to the board!! :welcome:

Jordan
12-23-2010, 01:42 AM
Correct: Fröhliche Weihnachten or Frohe Weihnachten
What's the difference between the two? One looks masculine and one feminine.

Proplerry
01-07-2011, 12:51 PM
hey. not sure if this is the right section

tom2nuge
01-16-2011, 02:29 AM
great post. I like it

kamwang
05-14-2011, 10:59 PM
You do not include the Chinese.
It is "Sheng Dan Kuai Le"!

christmasloves
09-11-2011, 01:47 AM
This is how you say Happy Christmas in

British Sign language

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH83rqu_2aA&feature=related

This is a friend of mine!!

Elvira1986
10-16-2011, 10:11 PM
How to say :merrychristmas: in other languages -
Dutch - Vrolijke Kerstmis


This one is gramatically okay, but in general people don't use it like this. They are more likely to say Vrolijk Kerstfeest.

It's fun reading up on all the ways to say merry Christmas b.t.w., so cool tread!

Falksonchristmas
10-29-2012, 03:54 PM
Great list thank you!

xmas
11-04-2012, 12:32 PM
Great list ! :elf3:


Russian - Веселое рождество
Весёлого рождества - this is correctly.
but usually say - Счастливого рождества. :waving:

steph535
11-04-2012, 11:23 PM
Great list ! :elf3:


Весёлого рождества - this is correctly.
but usually say - Счастливого рождества. :waving:

I love learning how to say "Merry Christmas" in other languages. Would it be possible for you to maybe type it out, phonetically, so we could know how to pronounce it correctly, in English? That would be great. Thanks for posting.

Fezziwig
11-12-2012, 03:20 AM
For those who were curious about Alegre and Felize navidad. According to my Girlfriend who is native Spanish speaking, Alegre means merry or cheer while Felize is Happy .. so .. in a nod to our UK friends, Felize Navidad isn't Merry Christmas but HAPPY Christmas (though it's all the same)

aLEKSA.
11-21-2012, 08:46 PM
Veselogo rozdevsta, but i dont know how to read :D

SnowAngel
12-31-2012, 04:27 PM
I love learning how to say "Merry Christmas" in other languages. Would it be possible for you to maybe type it out, phonetically, so we could know how to pronounce it correctly, in English? That would be great. Thanks for posting.

That is a great idea.

lovisaken
12-05-2013, 11:15 AM
Hi...

Merry Christmas in English Merry Christmas.

Enjoy

lovisaken
12-05-2013, 11:19 AM
Hi...

Merry Christmas in English Merry Christmas.

Alexander Dimitrov
11-03-2014, 10:56 AM
In Bulgarian it's "Весела Коледа" in cyrillic letters and "Vesela Koleda" in latin letters. It's pronounced exactly as it's typed. :santa:

ornamentmaven
11-03-2014, 02:46 PM
In Bulgarian it's "Весела Коледа" in cyrillic letters and "Vesela Koleda" in latin letters. It's pronounced exactly as it's typed. :santa:

Welcome to the forum!:merrychristmas:

Alexander Dimitrov
11-04-2014, 11:36 PM
Welcome to the forum!:merrychristmas:

Thank you! :santa1:

Merry Christmas Darling
11-13-2014, 05:54 PM
Thank you! :santa1:

Well, I sure hope you come back. I knew a woman from Serbia who baked delicious Kifli, my favorite Christmas cookie!

Merry Christmas Darling
11-13-2014, 06:05 PM
merry christmas in spanish is feliz navidad, lol.

I think it can also be said Navidad Alegre which means Cheerful Christmas.

serene
12-17-2014, 04:49 PM
Very informative list! Christmas greetings can be said in different languages but the real meaning is the same. Christmas seasons simply convey giving and love and should remind us always with its true meaning.

Bishop1954
02-27-2018, 10:47 AM
Well, even though it probably would not be considered a "foreign language" how about that very cool verse from our 50th state...
Mele Kalikimaka... :merrychristmas:

nhutcuong96
12-24-2019, 01:14 PM
chúc mừng giáng sinh

Bishop1954
12-25-2019, 09:40 AM
Nollaig Chridheil (in Scotland - Hearty Christmas)... Merry Christmas!! :merrychristmas:

christdude
09-29-2020, 01:42 PM
we say " メリークリスマス " in Nagasaki.

Symone
10-20-2020, 02:10 PM
Hi in 2020!
In Malaysia, it's "Selamat Hari Natal" :tree1:
But we use English anyway, because mostly only English-speaking Malaysians celebrate Christmas.. It doesn't snow, it's just sunny/rainy all year round.
So it's nothing about snowman or fireplace, more of family get-together, gifts, turkey and cookies! :presents3:

Symone
10-20-2020, 02:16 PM
Oh, the pronunciation..

Se - la - mat -- Ha - ri -- Na - tal
(ser)(la)(mat)--(ha)(ree)--(na)(tal)

silent the 'r' in (ser), pronounce all 'a' as how you'd sing 'fa-la-la-la-la'

Mistletoe
10-20-2020, 04:09 PM
Hi, Symone! :welcome: Glad you've decided to join us!

Thanks for letting us know how Christmas is celebrated out your way- it's always so interesting to hear!

Symone
10-21-2020, 01:35 PM
Thank you, glad to be here! I'm mostly looking at how everyone else celebrate Christmas where it snows.. It never happens here!
We'd go to man-made "Snowlands" just to get a feel!

Bishop1954
10-21-2020, 04:35 PM
Our 49th state (Alaska) of course is home to the native Eskimo their's (which is also the same for New Years) is... Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo! :gelf:

Mistletoe
10-22-2020, 03:44 AM
Our 49th state (Alaska) of course is home to the native Eskimo their's (which is also the same for New Years) is... Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo! :gelf:
I tried to see if I could find how exactly you'd pronounce that, but couldn't. It looks to be a mouthful. :santahat:

Mistletoe
10-22-2020, 03:51 AM
Thank you, glad to be here! I'm mostly looking at how everyone else celebrate Christmas where it snows.. It never happens here!
We'd go to man-made "Snowlands" just to get a feel!
I love warm weather, but I am glad that I live in a place that gets some snow. I'm glad that you at least have snowlands!

Bishop1954
10-22-2020, 05:30 PM
Come visit the Dakotas sometime... no problem with snow up here!! :dizzy: