How to Say "Merry Christmas" in 110+ Languages

This Victorian Christmas Card from 1870 is in the public domain in the United States because the copyright has expired.
This Victorian Christmas Card from 1870 is in the public domain in the United States because the copyright has expired. | Source

Christmas Around the World

Christmas is celebrated in many countries around the world. This article lists more than 100 translations of "Merry Christmas." In those instances in which the language doesn't have the words for "Merry Christmas," the appropriate greeting, and the translation listed, is "Good New Year."

When sending Christmas greetings to a friend, acquaintance, or business associate, why don't you use one (or several) of the greetings listed below?

If you know any "Merry Christmas" greetings not included in my list, please add them in the comments area. I'll be very happy to revise my Hub and include your translations.

 * A *

Afrikaans: Geseënde Kersfees

Afrikander: Een Plesierige Kerfees

African/ Eritrean/ Tigrinja: Rehus-Beal-Ledeats

Albanian: Gezur Krislinjden

Arabic: Milad Majid

Armenian: Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand

Azerbaijani: Merry Christmas [according to Google Translator]

Azeri: Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun

* B *

Bahasa Malaysia: Selamat Hari Natal

Basque: Zorionak eta Urte Berri On!

Belarusian: З Калядамі [phonetically, this is pronounced "Z Kaliadami"]

Bengali: Shuvo boro din

Bohemian: Vesele Vanoce

Bosnian: Cestit Bozic i Sretna Nova godina

Breton: Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat

Bulgarian: Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo

* C *

Catalan: Bon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou!

Chinese (Cantonese): Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun

Chinese (Mandarin): Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan

Choctaw: Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito

Cornish: Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth

Corsian: Pace e salute

Crazanian: Rot Yikji Dol La Roo

Cree: Mitho Makosi Kesikansi

Creole: Jwaye Nowel or to Jesus Edo Bri'cho o Rish D'Shato Brichto

Croatian: Sretan Bozic

Czech: Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok

This Victorian Christmas Card from 1885 is in the public domain in the United States because the copyright has expired.
This Victorian Christmas Card from 1885 is in the public domain in the United States because the copyright has expired. | Source

* D *

Danish: Glædelig Jul

Dothraki: [translation needed]

Duri: Christmas-e- Shoma Mobarak

Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! or Zalig Kerstfeast

* E *

English: Merry Christmas

Eskimo (Inupik): Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!

Esperanto: Gajan Kristnaskon

Estonian: Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi

Ethiopian (Amharic): Melkin Yelidet Beaal

* F *

Faeroese: Gledhilig jol og eydnurikt nyggjar!

Farsi: Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad

Finnish: Hyvaa joulua

Flemish: Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar

French: Joyeux Noel

Frisian: Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier!

* G *

Galician: Bo Nada

Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr!

German: Fröhliche Weihnachten

Greek: Kala Christouyenna!

This 19th century Christmas card, painted by Louis Prang, is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.
This 19th century Christmas card, painted by Louis Prang, is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired. | Source

* H *

Hausa: Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara!

Hawaiian: Mele Kalikamaka

Hebrew: Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova

Hindi: Christmas Ki Bahut Bahut Badhai or Christmas Ki Shubh Kamnayein

(My thanks to Rajan Singh Jolly for providing the Hindi translations.)

Hungarian: Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket

* I *

Icelandic: Gledileg Jol

Indonesian: Selamat Hari Natal

Iraqi: Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah

Irish: Nollaig Shona Dhuit or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat

Iroquois: Ojenyunyat Sungwiyadeson honungradon nagwutut. Ojenyunyat osrasay.

Italian: Buone Feste Natalizie

* J *

Japanese: Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto

Jiberish: Mithag Crithagsigathmithags

* K *

Kannada: ಮೆರ್ರಿ ಕ್ರಿಸ್ಮಸ್ [phonetically, this is pronounced "Merri krismas"]

Klingon: [translation needed]

Korean: Sung Tan Chuk Ha

* L *

Lao: souksan van Christmas

Latin: Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!

Latvian: Prieci'gus Ziemsve'tkus un Laimi'gu Jauno Gadu!

Lausitzian: Wjesole hody a strowe nowe leto

Lettish: Priecigus Ziemassvetkus

Lithuanian: Linksmu Kaledu

Low Saxon: Heughliche Winachten un 'n moi Nijaar

Luxembourgish: Schèine Chreschtdaag an e gudde Rutsch

This Christmas post card of Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus (circa 1919) is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.
This Christmas postcard of Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus (circa 1919) is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired. | Source

* M *

Malay: Selamat Hari Natal

Malayalam: Christmas Puthuvalsara Aashamsakal
(Merry Christmas and Happy New Year)

(My thanks to vasmenon in Kerala, India for providing the Malayalam translation.)

Maltese: IL-Milied It-tajjeb

Manx: Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa

Maori: Meri Kirihimete

Marathi: Shub Naya Varsh (Good New Year—not Merry Christmas)

* N *

Navajo: Merry Keshmish

Norwegian: God Jul or Gledelig Jul

* O *

Occitan: Pulit nadal e bona annado

* P *

Pennsylvania German: En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr!

Polish: Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie

Portuguese: Feliz Natal

Pushto: Christmas Aao Ne-way Kaal Mo Mobarak Sha

* Q *

No translations are available.

This Christmas card painted by Frances Brundage (1854 to 1937) is in the public domain in the United States because it had a copyright term of life of the author plus 70 years, and the copyright has expired.
This Christmas card painted by Frances Brundage (1854 to 1937) is in the public domain in the United States because it had a copyright term of life of the author plus 70 years, and the copyright has expired. | Source

* R *

Rapa-Nui (Easter Island): Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua

Rhetian: Bellas festas da nadal e bun onn

Romanche: (sursilvan dialect): Legreivlas fiastas da Nadal e bien niev onn!

Rumanian: Sarbatori vesele or Craciun fericit

Russian: Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom

* S *

Sami: Buorrit Juovllat

Samoan: La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou

Sardinian: Bonu nadale e prosperu annu nou

Scots Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil huibh

Serbian: Hristos se rodi.

Singhalese: Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa

Slovak: Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok

Slovene: Vesele Bozicne Praznike Srecno Novo Leto or Vesel Bozic in srecno Novo leto

Spanish: Feliz Navidad

Swedish: God Jul [and a Happy New Year] Och Ett Gott Nytt År

* T *

Tagalog: Maligayang Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon

Tamil: Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal (Good New Year—not Merry Christmas)

Trukeese (Micronesian): Neekiriisimas annim oo iyer seefe feyiyeech!

Thai: Sawadee Pee Mai or souksan wan Christmas

Turkish: Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun

* U *

Ukrainian: Srozhdestvom Kristovym or Z Rizdvom Hrystovym

Urdu: Christmas ki mubarak ho

* V *

Vietnamese: Chuc Mung Giang Sinh

* W *

Welsh: Nadolig Llawen

* X *

No translations are available.

* Y *

Yiddish: לעבעדיק ניטל (read from right to left) [phonetically, this is pronounced "Lʻbʻdyq nytl"]

Yoruba: E ku odun, e ku iye'dun!

* Z *

No translations are available.

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Eloise Hope 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon, USA

I love this! Thanks for the fun read!


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Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Eloise,

Thanks for stopping by. It took a few e-mails to Team HubPages to get this published. The automatic publishing review software stopped the publication because it looked like my Hub was written in a foreign language.

Happy Thanksgiving.


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princesswithapen 5 years ago

Hi Daisy

This hub has been a great read and it's been fun to learn how to say merry christmas in different languages. I'm bookmarking this!

Princesswithapen


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Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Princesswithapen,

I'm glad you enjoyed my Hub. Thanks for bookmarking it.

I've been thinking about doing some research into where some of the languages in the list are spoken. I must admit that I haven't heard of a number of the languages and know nothing about them.


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Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Eloise and Pricesswithapen,

I'm in the process of writing an article that contains more than 165 ways to say "Happy New Year." That Hub should be published within the next few days.


Eloise Hope 5 years ago

So funny about the phishing software! The next thing would be to figure out how to play sound clips of each of these; perhaps native speakers could record them for you, and build up a collection? Suggestions, anyone? I'd adore to click on them and hear the different voices.


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Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Thanks a great idea, Eloise! It would probably be a major project, however, but it might be something that could be turned into a DVD that could be sold to schools.


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gryphin423 5 years ago from Florida

Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing this information with us Daisy :-)


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Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

gryphin423,

I'm glad you liked this article. Have you seen the companion article about the New Year's greetings? I took a while to get both Hubs published. HubPages had to certify the content as being "original" in order for the articles to get past the automatic filtering software.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Although I missed this 2 months ago, I'm glad to run across it now. :) Not sure why, but the Latvian greeting strikes me. I'll look up more about the exact words in that language... Thanks!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

RTalloni,

I've published three "language" Hubs. There's still one you haven't read.

Thanks so much for your support.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

By the way in Nepal we don't have Nepali expression for Merry Christmas. Interestingly, many people say mary, instead of merry.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Vinaya,

Thanks, as always, for your comment. I appreciate your reading my Hubs.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Too bad I missed this last Xmas. It would've been fun to add some world views to my greetings. Voting this Up and Useful.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Aurelio,

I'm glad you found my Hub. Now you can begin planning Christmas 2012 early...very early!


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

Hi Daisy, The Hawaiians say "Mele Kalikamaka"


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mark,

Thanks! I appreciate your reading my Hub so carefully.

Have you read my other "language" articles?


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

No, I haven't but I will!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Thanks for stopping by again, Mark!

My Hub regarding the ways to say "I Love You" in different languages is especially popular.


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alphagirl 4 years ago from USA

It made me think about Thank You. How do we say it in other languages. I would have to hear it, to say it. In chinese (cantonese) we say, phonetically, DOR JEAR ; n Mandarin it is sheh sheh. Thanks for your global eye-opener.:)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

alphagirl,

Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my Hubs. I appreciate your support. I've written three "language" articles. Have you seen my "Happy New Year" list of translations?


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Wow! You put plenty of effort in this engaging hub! I will pin it as a reference as many are hard to remember! Nice to see Tamil (my mother-tongue) and other Indian translations included in this hub. I will check out your other language hubs shortly. Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up, pinned & shared


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Ish (ishwaryaa22),

Thanks for reading my list of translations, commenting in my article, and pinning and sharing my Hub. I appreciate your continued support of my writing.

Did you see / listen to the Tamil video I have in my *Tea Producing Regions of India* Hub? Mohan Kumar (Docmo) sent me the link to the video. Tamil is also Mohan's mother-tongue.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Very interesting, Daisy; though pronouncing it correctly in other languages will be a problem. Just a point to make as far as Hindi goes. We normally use the congratulatory form to convey festival greetings. For example:

For Diwali ; Diwali Ki Bahut Bahut Badhai or Diwali Ki Shubh Kamnayein

For Holi ; Holi Ki Bahut Bahut Badhai or Holi Ki Shubh Kamnayein

Likewise for Christmas ; Christmas Ki Bahut Bahut Badhai or Christmas Ki Shubh Kamnayein.

The first form is mostly used.

These, in essence mean, Happy Diwali, Happy Holi and Merry Christmas.

Though, it could and is also said as ; Diwali Mubarak, Holi Mubarak, Christmas Mubarak, but then Mubarak is a Urdu word, mostly used in Muslim countries.

I hope this bit of info adds to the content of the hub.

Thanks for a wonderful job.

Voted up, useful and interesting. Passing it on.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Rajan,

Thanks for reading my Hub, adding your inciteful comments, and sharing my article. I am going to make the Hindi changes, and add an acknowledgement to you.

I appreciate your support of my writing.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Feliz Navidad!! Great way to begin the Christmas season. Yes. It's only October but I could celebrate it all year. Thanks for the post that's uplifting. Voted up!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dianna (teaches12345),

Thanks for reading my list and adding your comment. I appreciate your continued support of my writing.

I was beginning to see some Christmas items in my local stores, so I thought I'd update / revise my Hub and promote it a bit.


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precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego

Wow! It's almost that time of the year again.. [Maligayang Pasko] :) I'm always looking forward for Christmas! ^-^' I like seeing the bright lanterns at night, and all the shiny decors with Christmas greetings!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

precy anza,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my list of translations and adding your comment.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Daisy, well 'Merry Christmas' sort of rolls off the tongue, short and sweet but if you wanted to wish Easter Islanders a Merry Christmas...Eek! This is a very interesting hub and if I ever get to travel the world - I will print it all off!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Julie (Jools99),

Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my Hubs. "Merry Christmas" does seem easier to pronounce than many of the translations.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok! Another great one! What a wonderful subject and how interesting to see the variations world-wide.

Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mary (tillsontitan),

Joyeux Noel! Thanks for your Christmas and New Year greeting in Slovak. Have you seen my *Happy New Year* linguistics page?


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Gypsy48 4 years ago

Wonderful hub Daisy. As my mother would say "Fröhliche Weihnachten" to you and yours:)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Christine (Gypsy48),

Joyeux Noel. It's nice to "see" you again.

Thanks for the Christmas greeting in German. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my article.

I have a "Happy New Year" linguistics Hub, too. I hope you get a chance to read it.


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KerryAnita 4 years ago from Satellite Beach, Florida

Great and interesting hub!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

KerryAnita,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it.

I just read your Hub about the seashells. I'm looking forward to reading more of your work.


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vibz 4 years ago from India

Thanks for the interesting writeup and Merry Christmas!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

vibz,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article. Thanks, too, for the Christmas wishes.


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RichusFridum 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

now this was truly a fun hub!

Bravo Daisy!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

RichusFridum,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment.

I have written several other linguistics Hubs. You might like to read some of those if you get a chance.


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owhorspecial 4 years ago from Nigeria.

Awesome Hub, Daisy Mariposa, I loved the pictures plus I voted Up and **.*Merry Christmas to you too*.* ;-D.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

owhor,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and commenting. Thanks, too, for the Christmas greeting. Joyeux Noel.


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CraftyMcClever 4 years ago from Everywhere but mostly Cali

I love Meet Me in St Louis one of my mom and mine's favorite movies to watch especially around christmas. I am going to be saying merry christmas to everyone. This is a cool hub.


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nmdonders 4 years ago

I was looking for something like this but I had no idea the list would be so long! I'll try to remember as many of these as I can. Maybe I'll practice a couple each day and switch it up a bit haha. Thank you for sharing, I loved this.


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bdegiulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Daisy. What a great idea for a hub. I love it.

Buone Feste Natalizie

Voting up, sharing, etc.


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vasmenon 4 years ago from India

Wow, just the kind of Hub for the season. Congrats for the effort. By the way, I am from Kerala state in India, which has the largest number of Christians In India, and the language spoken is Malayalam. In Malayalam, we say "Christmas Puthuvalsara Aashamsakal". Which means Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Merry Christmas though is popularly used as a form of Christmas greeting.Voting up and sharing...


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Cecelia (CraftyMcClever).

Welcome to HubPages! It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article, commenting, and adding your Merry Christmas wish. Joyeux Noel.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

nmdonders,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Good luck with learning the various translations. That's a fun project.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Bill (bdegiulio),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article, commenting in it, and sharing it. Have you seen any of my other linguistics Hubs? I've written a number of them.

Thanks for the Merry Christmas greeting. Joyeux Noel.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

vasmenon,

Thank you for reading my article and commenting in it. Thanks, too, for providing the Malayalam translation. I added it to my Hub.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

Every traveler in every country needs to follow your hubs! You pick a wonderful saying and add an amazing list of translations. May I say, Merry Christmas to you!

Voted up, useful, and awesome.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

Huh? My favorite one is missing. Ho! Ho! Ho!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mary (tillsontitan),

Thanks for your very kind words. I appreciate your support of my writing. Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noel!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Linda (Sunshine625),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Would you like me to add *Ho! Ho! Ho!* to my Hub and credit you for contributing the translation?


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

No it's ok, my comment is good enough :)


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Linda (Sunshine625),

Thanks for stopping by again. I appreciate your support.


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oceanuniverse 3 years ago from California

This is amazing, beautiful, thanks for sharing.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

oceanuniverse,

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. I appreciate it.


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Obreinfamily 3 years ago from florissant

This was a cute idea- nice hub very well written.


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Glass-Jewelry 3 years ago from Presezzo, Italy

Daisy,

congrats for this article!

For those who want to know how to say Merry Christmas in the language of the Italians from Bergamo, the correct term is "Bon Nedal".

The language of Bergamo is derived from the Vulgar Latin grafted on the former Celtic language spoken by the Gauls.

It is the language in which Ermanno Olmi shot his movie "The Tree of Wooden Clogs", winner of the Cannes Film Festival in 1978, which tells the story of a community of sharecroppers in the lowlands of Bergamo in the late nineteenth century.

Thank you for sharing these very useful information.

Marco


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RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

Seeing this greeting in all the languages has made me smile again! :)


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Obreinfamily,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I have published several other lingusitics articles. I hope you'll get a chance to read some of them.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Marco (Glass-Jewelry),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and adding your insightful comment. I appreciate it. I hope you'll have a chance to read some of my other linguistics articles.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

RTalloni,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. I'm glad my Hub caused you to smile.


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logoquiz 3 years ago from London

Thanks for this! I can now wish my international friends a Joyeux Noel:)


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Missy (logoquiz),

It's nice to meet you. Thank you for reading my article and commenting. If you know which languages your international friends speak, you can use those translations to wish them "Merry Christmas"


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tehjib 3 years ago from Bangladesh

I am from Bangladesh and in Bengali we greet it as "Shuvo boro din" . The one you is for new year :)

In Urdu it should be - Christmas ki mubarak ho.


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NornsMercy 3 years ago from Charlotte, NC

Maligayang Pasko!

Merry Christmas from the Philippines. :)


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

tehjib,

Welcome to HubPages. It's nice to meet you. Thank you for posting the Bengali and Urdu translations. I have added them to my article.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Chace (NornsMercy),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for the Christmas greeting in Tagalog. Merry Christmas!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Theodore,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I appreciate it.


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K9keystrokes 3 years ago from Northern, California

Perfect timing for another perfect hub! Up, and of course that Google thing! ;)

HubHugs, my friend~


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

India (K9keystrokes),

Thanks for reading, commenting in, and sharing my article. Have you seen my "Happy New Year" linguistics Hub? That one has 165+ translations.

Thanks for the HubHugs.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

I can't imagine how long it must take you to find all these different languages to say Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas (English), to you, Daisy


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mary (mary615),

Merry Christmas to your family and you!

Thanks for reading my list of translations and adding your comment. For many of the languages, I used Google's translation tool. It's great for single words or short phrases, "adequate" (sometimes) for sentences.

I have published two other articles which are similar in concept to this one. One lists translations of "Happy New Year." The other one, which has been viewed nearly 11,000 times, lists translations for "I love you."


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Jayson Mirasol 3 years ago from Kota Kinabalu

Hi the Malay translation seems to be wrong, it supposed to be "Selamat Hari Natal", btw good hub, Merry Christmas.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Jayson,

It's nice to meet you. Welcome to HubPages. Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. Thanks, too, for the Malay translation correction. Merry Christmas!


Jamesm1968 3 years ago from UK

Superb Hub. found it by randomly clicking. As an Assistant Cub Scout Leader, I find hubs like this a superb reference for badge work. I feel next year we will be doing multi-language Christmas cards.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

James (James1968),

It's nice to meet you. Thank you for reading my article and adding your comment.

I have also published articles with "Happy New Year" and "I Love You" translations. You might like to have a look at those when you have time.


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Wow what a hub. I have never thought about all the different ways to say Merry Christmas.. how awesome Daisy.. I saw this on Google..

so glad I found it

Sharing Daisy

Happy new Year

Debbie


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Debbie,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading the translations and adding your comment. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub.

If you get a chance, you might want to look at my article with the translations for "I Love You." That Hub has had more than 11,400 page views.

Happy New Year!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

As Santa says...Ho, Ho, Ho!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Linda (Sunshine625),

Thanks for visiting again. This was a fun article to research and write.


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Great hub, it must have taken a lot of time and research to put this hub together. The picture post cards are amazing!


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Nithya (Vellur),

Thanks for reading my Hub and posting your comment. I was glad I found the antique Christmas cards image on Wikimedia Commons. They add a lot to the article.


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

I still stand by my Sunshine Christmas Greeting, but I won't repeat it, once again...I just read through the comments! :)


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom to all and to all a spokonye noch


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Linda (Sunshine625),

Ho, ho, ho! Thanks for visiting another time and posting your comment.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Audrey,

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. How many languages do you speak? Was your comment in Slovak? It confused Google Translate.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I always enjoy visiting this hub. The vintage Christmas Cards are just beautiful. My grandson loves languages so I'm sending this to him.

Happy holidays dear Daisy. - Audrey


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Audrey (vocalcoach),

It's always a pleasure hearing from you, my friend. Thanks for reading my article another time.

I wanted to include more unusual illustrations for this Hub. I'm glad I found the vintage Christmas cards. I'll see if I can find more images I can use.


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pstraubie48 23 months ago from sunny Florida

The Iroquois version would take me some practice for sure. What an unusual collection...this would be great to share with children over the holidays.

Angels are on the way to you and I am wishing you from sunny Florida av very Merry Christmas this year ps


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PurvisBobbi44 23 months ago from Florida

Hi,

Thank you for this wonderful experience---I don't know how I missed such a beautiful hub. This will cheer anyone who might have the Christmas time blues. I loved the songs---I shared them with my husband who is ill, and he smiled---thanks for that.

May your Christmas blessed with love, good health and joy.

Bobbi Purvis


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rebeccamealey 23 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

A lovely Christmas Hub!


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mts1098 23 months ago from InsideTheManCave

Kala Christouyenna! to you also - cheers


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Daisy Mariposa 23 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Patricia (pstraubie48),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thank you for the angels and Christmas wishes. Merry Christmas to your loved ones and you.


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Daisy Mariposa 23 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Bobbi (PurvisBobbi44),

I'm glad my article brought some cheer to your husband and you. I added some of the music a few days ago, to fresh up my article.

Thank you for the Christmas wishes. Merry Christmas to your family and you.


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Daisy Mariposa 23 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Rebecca (rebeccamealey),

Thank you for reading my article and adding your comment. Even though my Hub is about a specific holiday, it receives page views all year. Merry Christmas to your family and you.


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Daisy Mariposa 23 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

mts1098,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thank you for reading my article, and thanks for the Christmas wishes. Merry Christmas to your family and you.


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Vellur 12 months ago from Dubai

A great Christmas hub, Merry Christmas in so many languages. Must have taken a lot of time and effort to put this hub together, thank you for sharing.


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Daisy Mariposa 12 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Nithya (Vellur),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. This Hub and the translation articles I did for "Happy New Year" and "I Love You" were time-consuming, but worth the effort.


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WillStarr 11 days ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I don't know how I missed this, so thanks for posting the reminder!

Isn't it also telling that despite 110 different ways to say Merry Christmas, that some people today, including major retail chains, prefer to call it 'holiday' lest they offend someone?

Last year, I asked one retail clerk who was selling 'holiday trees' what holiday she might be referring to and she whispered that it was Christmas but she wasn't supposed to use the word.


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Daisy Mariposa 8 days ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Will,

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I had to "fight" with HubPages to have this Hub approved. They rejected it more than once, saying the content was duplicated. I went to several sources to obtain the translations. I didn't copy the translations from one article. Finally, HubPages granted me a waiver stating the content was original, and not duplicated.

I know what you mean about "Happy Holidays." It's as though people are going to be struck by lightning if they wish someone "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hanukkah." Whenever a retail clerk wishes my boyfriend "Happy Holidays," he asks the clerk to which holiday they were referring, or sometimes he responds with "Happy Valentine's Day."


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DDE 6 days ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

A brilliant idea for a hub! I Tweeted!


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ChitrangadaSharan 5 days ago from New Delhi, India

Always a pleasure to read this wonderful hub! Merry Christmas to you!

In Hindi it is called 'Bada Din' or 'Bade din ki shubhkamnayen'.

Thank you!

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