Thursday, December 13, 2007

TT #67: best wishes


"Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year"
in 13 European languages

Next week I'll be away from Monday to Sunday (for a holiday and a Yule celebration), so I'll skip a TT. That's why my wishes are a bit early!

  • Dutch - Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar

  • Danish - Glædelig Jul og godt nytår

  • Polish - Wesolych Swiat i Szczesliwego Nowego Roku

  • Welsh - Nadolig LLawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

  • Norwegian - God Jul og Godt Nyttår

  • Scots Gaelic - Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ur

  • Icelandic - Gleðileg Jól og Farsaelt Komandi ár

  • German - Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein glückliches Neues Jahr

  • Russian - Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva i s Novim Godom

  • Bohemian/Czech - Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a Stastny novy rok

  • Estonian - Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi ja Head uut aastat

  • Luxembourgeois - Schéi Krëschtdeeg an e Schéint Néi Joer

  • Greek - Kala Christougenna Ki'eftihismenos O Kenourios Chronos

Correct me if I'm wrong!

source: FLW (in more than 350 languages!)


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  1. I knew at least 4 of those. Thanks Tink.


  2. Awesome idea for your TT Tink! Mine is up now too, and I also went with a festive theme! :)

  3. Mama Pajama12/12/07 22:55

    Very cool idea for TT! Merry Christmas to you!

  4. I knew some of them from the tree in Epcot (Disney World) that has many of them on it.

    GREAT idea for a post -thank you!

    My Edition #7 is up!

    My Thirteen Favorite Christmas Things

    Drop by and I'll return the favor. Let's
    share a nice cup of hot chocolate and some
    great blogs this holiday season!



  5. I knew 7!! I wish knew how to say some of them!

  6. Great TT...I feel stoopid!

  7. Here's another one for you. In Hebrew it's hag hamolad sameach v'shana tova.

    Happy TT too.

  8. How cool. enjoy your holiday week. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, along with a great TT. :)

  9. Very how in the heck to you pronounce them?? lol Happy TT.

  10. I hope you are having a wondeerful trip...

    Hey you always come up with the best ideas for a TT list...this is terrific!

    How about Happy Festivus!!!!!

  11. So, cool!

    Have a great Christmas, Tink!

  12. Very informative. it's interesting to see some common words, or similarities at least, in several of them.

  13. That took some work. Very well done.

    The Pink Flamingo

  14. Milan - zzz13/12/07 00:19

    In Serbian:
    Срећан Божић и Нова Година
    But we never congratulate those two at one. Since we celebrate Orthodox Christmas 7th Jan we say:
    Христос се роди!
    And reply is
    Ваистину се роди!

    Happy TT :)

  15. In French : Joyeux Noël et bonne année !


    Happy T13

  16. That's nice to know. In the Philippines we say "Maligayang Pasko"

  17. For the Russian you need Krhistovom (Christ's) after the Rozhdestva(birth) because it's greetings on the celebration of Chirst's birth and new year. It's hard to spell Christ phonetically :)

  18. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you Tink. Enjoy your holiday! We will miss you next week.

  19. Very cool, Tink! Travel safe and celebrate with lots of joy.

  20. A very unique TT! A great idea at this holiday season.

  21. That's very cool that people still say it. In this part of the world, it's frayed into "happy holidays." These are beautiful. Nice to see how different languages reveal the same sentiments.

  22. WOW, I could not say any of those!

  23. Ok, funny - can you say all of them? Great TT, Tink. It always amazes me how much the world has in common!

    Happy TT!

    My TT is up A little kindness

  24. Now I want to know how to pronounce Blwyddyn.

    (my TT is at

  25. "Maligayang Pasko" in Filipino and "Felices Pascua" in my dialect. :o)

  26. It is a shame !! you missed italian ! Don't forget that I have an Italian passport too, lol !

  27. I have no clue on how to pronounce those. I can speak Filipino though ..Here it is..."Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon"

    enjoy your holidays

  28. Interesting...although I haven't a clue how to pronounce any of them. LOL!

    My T13 post is up, come check it out if you get a chance. :)

  29. Great list wonder if I can learn to say some of those Happy TT have a great Holiday & Yule

  30. I only know the German version. :-)

  31. I feel so festive now. I had to copy them down so I could look for someplace to hear them spoken.

    Happy Holidays, Tink


  32. What a lovely idea---and some very unusual choices of language. Thanks very much for these. The Flatland Almanack --Damozel

  33. And let me say it to you in Indonesian... Selamat Natal dan Tahun Baru :)

  34. That is such a cool list!!

  35. and to you and yours too which language will you use while away?:>

  36. I only knew 5 of these, great idea - have a very Mery Christmas Tink!

  37. And how abouot in just plain ol' English?
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Enjoy your holidays!

    D'ya have time to visit my TT post?

  38. Wonderful! :D I am going to try and remeber a few of these...

  39. Oh wow! That is a great post. I love languages and never really knew how to say Merry Christmas in anything other then English and Spanish.

  40. Oops! I got so excited about your TT that I forgot to mention that mine was up at

  41. Merry Christmas to you too!

  42. Now how to pronounce them all.... :)

  43. Thanks...I enjoyed that one! I kept hoping for Swedish though, as some of my ancestors were from there.

    Happy TT!

  44. What a great TT, and what wonderful comments you've received, giving you even more languages to add to your list!
    Lives Less Ordinary

  45. Ho Ho Ho also works too. Thanks for all the greetings.

  46. Hawaiian: Mele kalikimaka!

  47. Very cool list. Thanks for passing it on, I learned many new ones from it. Happy Holidays. Toodles, Maryanne

  48. very cool idea! i love it :)

    & thanks for your comment!

  49. It would be so cool if I could hear how the greeting sounds like.
    My blog: Just Say These Words

  50. A very Merry Merry Yule and a very intens New Year

    Blessed Be

  51. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, too, dear Tink.
    Hope it's a wonderful HOliday season for you.
    Take care, Meow

  52. Feliz Año Nuevo to you too!


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