We Are All In This Together

It’s one of many things that we all have in common: witnessing an old year slip into the past and a new year unfold. Happy New Year to everyone around the world!

Here’s how “Happy New Year” is said around the world:

Language Spelling Pronunciation
Afrikaans Gelukkige Nuwejaar gha-likkikga-neeva-yaarr (“gh” is a throat scraping guttural sound)
Albanian Gëzuar Vitin e Ri gu-zoo-ar vi-tin e ri
Arabic سنة سعيدة sana sa’eedah
Azerbaijani Yeni iliniz mübarək ye-ni i-li-niz myu-ba-rack
Bahasa melayu Selamat tahun baru selamat tahun baru
Basque Urte berri on err-te berr-rri on
Bosnian sretna nova godina sr-et-na no-va go-din-a
Bulgarian Щастлива Нова година sh-tast-liva No-va go-din-a
Catalan Feliç any nou fe-LEES A-nee n-Ou
Cebuano (Philippines) Mabungahong Bag-ong Tuig kaninyong tanan ma-boon-ga-hong bag-ong too-eeg kan-een-yong tan-an
Czech šťastný nový rok SHTU-stnee NO-vee rrr-ok
Dutch Fijne oudejaarsavond (Fine New Year’s Eve) / Gelukkig Nieuwjaar (Happy New Year) fei-nee ow-de-yaarr-sa-vont / ghu-lukkikgh-neew-yaarr
Estonian Head uut aastat hed oot ah-staht
Language Spelling Pronunciation
Farsi سال نو مبارک sale nou mobarak
Filipino Manigong Bagong Taon mah-nee-gong bag-gong ta-on
French Bonne Année bon a-nay
Gaelic (Scotland) Bliadhna mhath ur bleenah vahth oohr
German Frohes Neues Jahr / Gutes Neues Jahr frohes neuyis yar / gutes neu-yis yar
Greek Καλή χρονιά kali chronya
Gujarati સાલ મુબારક saal mubarak (happy year)
Hebrew שָׁנָה טוֹבָה shana tova
Hindi नये साल की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें nayye saal ki haardik shubh-kaam-nayen
Hungarian Boldog Új Évet / Buék bawl-dawg-uuy-aevet / boo-ayk
Irish Athbhliain faoi mhaise dhuit / Bhliain nua sásta awh-tvleen fwee mm-hay-sheh gutch
Italian Buon anno / Felice anno nuovo boo-on ah-nno / fae-lee-chae ah-nno noo-o-vo
Japanese あけましておめでとうございます akemashite omedeto gozaimasu
Korean 새해 복 많이 받으세요 seh heh bok mahn ee bahd euh sae yo
Language Spelling Pronunciation
Maltese Is Sena it -Tajba iz sena it taybah
Mandarin Chinese 新年快乐 xīn nián kuài lè
Maori Kia hari te tau hou kia hari tay tau ho
Polish Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku shch-eng-shlee-vego novego roku
Portuguese Feliz Ano Novo feh-liz an-oh noh-voh
Quechua Allin wata kachun qanpaq (singular) / Allin wata kachun qanqunapaq (plural) all-yin wa-ta ka-chun kan-pak / all-yin wa-ta ka-chun kan-koon-a-pak
Romanian La Mulți Ani laa mooltsi ani
Russian С Новым Годом s novim godom
Spanish Feliz Año Nuevo feh-liz an-yoh n-way-vo
Thai สวัสดีปีใหม่ saa-wat-dii pi-mai
Turkish Mutlu yıllar (happy year) / Yeni yılınız kutlu olsun (May your new year be celebrated) moot-loo yill-lar / yen-ee yill-uh-niz coot-loo ohl-son
Urdu نايا سال مبارک nayya saal mubarak
Welsh blwyddyn newydd dda BLOOdhin NEHwidh dha

 

 

 

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Thanks to:

http://matadornetwork.com/abroad/how-to-say-happy-new-year-in-40-languages/

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