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Happy New Year in Different Languages

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New Year Greetings / Wishes in Different Language : 
As far as New Year traditions go, the most common and widely followed one is to greet others. Sharing your happiness at the advent of yet another New Year with everyone you love is a joyful experience indeed. Nowadays, with technology taking giant leaps forward, there are no lack of options to send out your New Year greetings. However, nothing is more personal or endearing than New Year cards, signed by hand and addressed to the recipient. And if you have friends around the world, put a smile on their faces by greeting them in their own language. You could also record a video of you wishing them in their language and send it across. Here are some New Years greetings in different languages from across the world. (We've also included a handy pronunciation guide.)

And here are a couple of bonus greetings : 
  • Bosnian - Sretna nova godina (sr-et-na no-va go-din-a)
  • Turkish - 'Mutlu yıllar!'

Have a blast wishing your friends and loved ones a Happy New Year, in different languages, from around the world, this festive season.

Saying Happy New Year! Around the World

S.N.LanguageHappy New Year!
1Spanish"Feliz Año Nuevo!" (feh-liz an-yoh n-way-vo)
2Italian"Buon anno" (boo-on ah-nno) or "Felice anno nuovo"
(fae-lee-chae ah-nno noo-o-vo)
3French"Bonne Année" (bon a-nay)
4Portuguese"Feliz Ano Novo" (feh-liz an-oh noh-voh)
5German"Frohes Neues Jahr" (frohes neuyis yar)
6Gaelic (Scotland)"Bliadhna mhath ur" (bleenah vahth oohr)
7Irish"Athbhliain faoi mhaise dhuit" (awh-tvleen fwee mm-hay-sheh gutch)
8HindiNayye saal ki haardik shubh-kaam-nayen
9RussianS novim godom
10JapaneseAkemashite omedetou
11AfrikaansVoorspoedige nuwe jaar
12ArabicKul 'am wa antum bikhair
13BasqueUrte Berri on
14BengaliShuvo noboborsho
15Chinese (Cantonese)Sun nien fai lok
16Chinese (Mandarin)Xin nian yu kuai
17CzechStastny Novy Rok
18DanishGodt NytÅr
19DutchGelukkig nieuwjaar
20EsperantoBonan Novjaron
21FinnishOnnellista uutta vuotta
22GreekEutychismenos o kainourgios chronos
23HawaiianHauoli Makahiki hou
24HebrewShana Tova
25HungarianBoldog uj evet
26Indonesian (Bahasa)Selamat Tahun Baru
27KoreanSehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo
28Laotian (Hmong)Nyob Zoo Xyoo Tshiab
29LatinFelix sit annus novus
30Nigerian (Hausa)Barka da sabuwar shekara
31NorwegianGodt Nytt År
32Philippines (Tagalog)Manigong Bagong Taon
33PolishSzczesliwego Nowego Roku
34RomanianLa Multi Ani si Un An Nou Fericit
35SamoanIa manuia le Tausaga Fou
36SwahiliHeri za Mwaka Mpya
37SwedishGott Nytt År
38ThaiSawatdee Pi Mai
39VietnameseChuc mung nam moi
40WelshBlwyddyn Newydd Dda

Last Updated : December 16, 2014

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