2019 has definitely marked the conclusion of the second decade of the 21st century. Are you all ready to embrace another year and welcome another decade? How excited are you? All the countries across the world have their own unique way to wish “New Year”.
On the festive season, from French ‘Bonne Année’ to Portuguese ‘Feliz Año Nuevo,’ here is a list of languages and dialects saying ‘Happy New Year’.
Days and ways of ushering in the New Year may be different in various cultures, but one common binding factor can be the utmost belief in the positives that you will carry with you to the other year and bidding adieu to the negatives! But try to do with by fuelling a lot of fun this time. Here are some ways to wish ‘Happy New Year’ in different languages.
- French – Bonne Année
- Italian – Buon anno
- Welsh – Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
- German – Frohes Neues Jahr
- Spanish – Feliz Año Nuevo
- Icelandic – Gleðilegt nýtt ár
- Dutch – Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
- Danish – Godt nytår
- Czech – Sťastný nový rok
- Japanese (although this one is customary after midnight) – Akemashite omedetou
- Cantonese – O San Nin Fai Lok – (san knee fy lock)
- Mandarin – Xin Nian Kuai Le – (sheen nian kwai luh)
- India – Navavarsh Kee Shubhakaamana
- Turkish – Mutlu yılla
- Russian – S novym godomr
- Finnish – Hyvää uutta vuotta
- Norwegian – Godt nytt år Polish – Szczesliwego Nowego Roku
- Portuguese – Feliz Ano Novo
- Greek-KALÌ CHRONIÀ
It is always fun to learn something new. And you cannot start another year any better, but learning to wish Happy New Year in these many languages. Make your guests feel extra special at your New Year’s Eve dinner and even show off your intellect a bit, by learning these many dialects. Happy New Year!