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How to say "Merry Christmas" in over 33 languages




 

Afrikaner - GeseŽnde Kersfees en 'n voorspoedige nuwe jaar vir 2000
Arabic - I'D MIILAD SAID OUA SANA SAIDA
Argentine - Felices Pasquas Y felices ano Nuevo
Armenian - Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
Azeri - Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun
Basque - Zorionstsu Eguberri. Zoriontsu Urte Berri On
Bohemian - Vesele Vanoce
Bosnia & Herzegovina Sretan bozic i nova 2000 godina
Brazilian - Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo
Breton - Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat
Bulgarian - Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo
Chinese (Mandarin) - Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan
Chinese (Cantonese) - Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun
Cornish - Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth
Cree - Mitho Makosi Kesikansi
Croatian - Sretan Bozic i Sretna Nova Godina
Czech - Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
Danish - Glśdelig Jul og godt NytŚr 2000
Dutch - Prettige Kerstdagen en een gelukkig nieuw jaar 2000
English - Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year in 2000
Esperanto - Gajan Kristnaskon
Estonian - Roomsaid Joulu Puhi
Farsi - Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad
Filipino Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon 2000
Finnish - Hyvaa joulua
French - Joyeux noŽl et bonne annťe 2000
Frisian - Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier!
German - Frohe Weihnacten und ein glŁckliches Neus Jahr 2000
Greek - Kala Christouyenna!
Hawaiian - Mele Kalika Maka - Maoli Maka Kahiki H'ow 2000
Hebrew - (translates to "Happy Holiday"!) Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
Hindi - Shub Naya Baras
Hungarian - Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket
Icelandic - Gledileg Jol
Indonesian - Selamat hari Natal dan Tahun baru 2000
Iraqi - dah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
Irish - Nollaig Shona Dhuit
Italian - Buon natale e felice anno nuovo 2000
Japanese - Christmas omedetÚgozaimasu, Tanoshii Chirstmas-o, 
Shinnen omedetÚgozaimasu,Yoi otoshio 2000
Korean - Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Latvian - Priecigus Ziemas Svetkus un Laimigu Jauno Gadu
Lettish - Priecigus Ziemassvetkus
Lithuanian - Linksmu Kaledu
Manx - Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa
Maori - Meri Kirihimete
Marathi - Shub Naya Varsh
Navajo - Merry Keshmish
Norwegian - God Jul Og Godt Nytt Aar
Pennsylvania German - En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr!
Pilipino Maligayang Pasko
Polish - Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia
Portuguese - Feliz Natal e Průspero Ano Novo 2000
Rapa-Nui - Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua
Rumanian - Sarbatori vesele
Russian - Vesjologo rozhdestva i s Novym 2000 Godom
Serbian - Hristos se rodi
Slovakian - Sretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce
Samoan - La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
Scottish - Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ur
Serbian - Srecan Bozic. Srecna Nova Godina
Singhalese - Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa
Slovak - Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok
Slovene - Vesele Bozicne. Screcno Novo Leto
Spanish - (Including most of S America, except Brazil = Portuguese) Feliz navidad y aŮo nuevo 2000
Spain - Galego - For some EA1 Bo Nadal e Aninovo  
Spain - Euskera - For some EA2 Zorionak
Spain - Catala - For all EA3 & EA6 Bon nadal i feliÁ any nou 2000
Swedish - God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt Ar
(Pronounced: Goud Yule awk en Gawt nit ore)
Tagalog - Maligayamg Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon
Tamil - Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal
Thai - (New Year greeting) Sawadee Pee Mai
Turkish - Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Ukrainian - Srozhdestvom Kristovym
Urdu - Naya Saal Mubarak Ho
Vietnamese - Chung Mung Giang Sinh
Welsh - Nadolig Llawen
Xhosa (South Africa) Ikresimesi emnandi (Happy Christmas) Nonyaka ongcwele amathamsanqa (Prosperous new year)
Yugoslavian - Cestitamo Bozic

And here it all is on the tree!

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                                    "X"    
                                   "JOY"
                                  "PEACE"
                                 "GOD JUL"
                                "BUON ANNO"
                               "BOAS FESTAS"
                              "JOYEUX   NOEL"
                             "MELE KALIKIMAKA"
                        *   "SPOKOJNE   VANOCE"   *
                        |  "GESEENDE   KERSSEES"  |
                        "MERI KRISMAS -- HATSUHARU"
                               "FELIZ NATAL"
                              "FELIZ NAVIDAD"
                             "MERRY CHRISTMAS"
                            "KALA CHRISTOUGENA"
                           "VROLIJK  KERSTFEEST"
                          "FROHLICHE WEIHNACHTEN"
                         "BUON  NATALE--GOD NYTAR"
                        "HUAN YING SHENG TAN CHIEH"
                   *   "WESOLYCH SWIAT-SRETAN BOZIC"   *
                   |  "GUNG HE FAT CHOY-HAPI NIU YIA"  |
                   "HAUSKAA JOULUA --- AID SAID MUBARAK"
                          "PRETTIGE   KERSTDAGEN"
                         "KUL AM WA ANTOM SALEMIN"
                        "S ROZHDESTVOM  KHRISTOVOM"
                       "DILEDIBUA DIMPE-GOTT NYTTAR"
                      "VESELA KOLEDA--SRETNE BOZICNE"
                     "HATSU HARU  --  FELIZ ANO NUEVO"
                    "GLEDILEG JOL-NOELINIZ KUTLU OLSUN"
               *   "EEN GELUKKIG NIEUWJAAR-L'SHANA TOVA"   *
               |  "GEZUAR KRISLENDJEN-LAIMINGU NAJU METU"  |
               "SELAMAT HARI NATAL ----- KURISUMASU OMEDITO"
                     "CHU'C MUNG NAM MO'I-E KE ODUN O"
                    "BOLDOG KARACSONNY - VESEL GRACIUM"
                   "Z RIZDVOM KHRISTOVIM ---- VESEL BOI" 
                  "GAJAN KRISTNASKON ------ S NOVYM GODOM"
                 "ROOMSAID JOULU PUHI --- XIN NIAN KUAI LE"
            *   "FELICES PASCUAS --- EIN GLUCKICHES NEUJAHR"   *
            |  "PRIECIGUS ZIEMAN SVETKUS --- HRISTOS AL RODI"  |
            "BONNE  ANNEE----PRIJEMNE VIANOCNE SVIATKY---BONANA"
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