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How To Say "Merry Christmas" in Different Languages

Updated on June 8, 2014

Its Christmas time around the world and people exchange gifts and wishes in this special time of the year. Good will wishes are expressed in many different languages during this joyous time.

You may want to add a special greeting in your Christmas cards, gift tags or in your e-cards this year to wish your friends, neighbors, colleagues, chat friends "Merry Christmas" in other languages. If you are spending Christmas overseas this year, here is one resource that will help you communicate the greetings for the season. You are free to use the pictures in this hub to add to your Facebook Page or to email to your friends to greet them Merry Christmas in their language.

1. Arabic - I'd Miilad said oua sana saida

2. Chinese - (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan

3 Croatian - Sretan Bozic

4. Danish - Glædelig Jul

5. Dutch - Vrolijk Kerstfeest

6. Filipino - Maligayang Pasko

7. Finnish - Hyvaa joulua

8. French - Joyeux Noël

9. German - Fröhliche Weihnachten

10. Greek - Kala Christouyenna!

11. Indonesian - Selamat Hari Natal

12. Irish - Nollaig Shona Dhuit

13. Italian - Buon Natale!

14. Japanese - Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto

15. Korean - Sung Tan Chuk Ha

16. Latin - Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!

17. Maltese - IL-Milied It-tajjeb

18. Portuguese - Feliz Natal!

19. Russian - Pozdravlyenie s Rozjdyestvom i s Novym Godom!

20. Swedish - God Jul

21. Samoan - La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou

22. Spanish - Feliz Navidad

23. Urdu - Naya Saal Mubarak Ho

24. Vietnamese - Chuc Mung Giang Sinh

25. Welsh - Nadolig Llawen

If you want to add/ correct the translation or if you know other languages or dialects, please feel free to leave a message on the comment box and I will update the list.

Wherever you are, however you say it, I hope and wish you a Merry Christmas and hope that the New Year will bring peace and good will to everyone.

Seasons Greetings in Many Languages

Merry Christmas To All !

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      CJ 3 years ago

      In Afrikaans merry christmas is : Geseende Kersfees

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       3 years ago

      Merry Christmas to all and have a happy holiday

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      Nanz 3 years ago

      "Naimbag nga Paskua ken Naragsag nga Baro Tawen yo amin!" (in Ilokano Philippines)

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

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      Emily 5 years ago

      Merry Christmas everyone!!!

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      job 5 years ago

      how do they say merry christmas in canada

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      Rosette 6 years ago

      heri ya krismass is how we say it in Swahili from Tanzania

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      bisrat. 6 years ago

      To say merry christmas in amharic.

      enkuan le gena be'al be selam aderesachu.

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      Layan Laith AL-Dabbagh 6 years ago

      In my langauage, wich is Aribic, you say merry christmas like this: IL SLAMOON ALACKOOM!

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      the Russian 6 years ago

      Russian translation is actually saying "merry Christmas and happy new year".

      correction: s rozhdestvom hristova!

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      Mesopotamian 6 years ago

      The Light Of our lord Jesus may Shine upon all of you, Im asking those who write CHRISTMAS as XMAS, Dear lovers CHRIST is NOT X,CHRIST is simply JESUS CHRIST, I hope you to notice that please..

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      happy 6 years ago

      how do you say merry christmas and happy new year in sign language?

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      Mjuni bryt 6 years ago

      Heri ya krisimas(merry christmass) na mwaka mpya( and happy new year). This is in swahili

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      orange 6 years ago

      nayal saal mubarak is happy new year not merry christmas

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      diasy 6 years ago

      how do you say merry christmas in Kurdisch?? anyone?? help??

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      Violet Schellhase 6 years ago

      Feliz Navidad,Mele Kalikimaka,Fröhliche Weihnachten, Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all...

      Anij ippen aolep(God be with all) in marshallese...

      Merry Christmas from Marshall Islands

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      jaalma 6 years ago

      how about Afrikaans?

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      tony pastetio 6 years ago

      Maayong Pasko kaning tanan- cebuano term(Philippines)

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      auvale 6 years ago

      Samoan: Ia manuia le Kerisimasi! this is the correct way and then you also included the new year (ma le tausaga fou)

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year = Manuia le Kerisimasi ma le Tausaga Fou. I am impressed though...thanks!

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      Xmas Girl 6 years ago

      Thanks so much!!! I had to do a report on saying Merry Christmas in 20 different languages

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      iLoveChristmas 6 years ago


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      siggi 6 years ago

      in icelandic its: gleðileg jól

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      Kate Osagie 6 years ago

      In Edo state Nigeria.we say ise lo gbe and get a response ogbe ma re dia hu.

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      Nataliya 6 years ago

      In Ukrainian "Shaslivogo Rizdva" ????????? ??????!

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      Nataliya 6 years ago

      In Russian stated incorrect a bit. It's "Schastlivogo Rozhdestva"

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      anonymouse 6 years ago

      mele kalihemaka is hawain

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      kekalynn 6 years ago

      feliz natel is what we say in portuguese

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      Nannika 6 years ago

      Hungarian: Boldog Karácsonyt! :)

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      mrbunjke 7 years ago

      In Serbian we say : HRISTOS SE RODI!!!!!!!!!

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      submitshop 7 years ago

      Merry Christmas to you all from me.

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      rudy fubg 7 years ago

      merry x mass to all.... maligayang pasko sa lahat ... hope everyone bad will change to good thank you all ulit maligayang pasko sa lahat

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      Peter  7 years ago

      From the Greatest Country in the Universe,


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      erika 7 years ago

      happy christmas and a happy new year day

      please help other people


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      Joy 7 years ago

      Malipayaon nga Kaadlawan ni Hesus! This is Ilonggo, a major Philippine dailect.

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      Paweł 7 years ago

      In Polish it is "Weso?ych ?wi?t Bo?ego Narodzenia!"

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      Jaela 7 years ago

      i am in fifth grade and i need to do a asignment on how to say 'merry christmas' in sixteeen different languages and what i have on my papeer is mostly off.

      spanish-feliz navivdad

      swedish-god jul

      german-froehlichhe weilhnachten


      italain-guon natale

      finnish-hauskaa joulua

      korean- shen tan kuai loh

      and of couse

      english-happy christmas

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      Romniqc 7 years ago

      malipayong paskwa kinyo tanan.(Merry Christmas to all)

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      Mark K. 7 years ago

      Hawaiin: Mele Kalikimaka,

      Serbian: Hristos si rodi

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      MM Del Rosario 7 years ago from NSW, Australia

      Over the years a lot of people have visited this hub and contributed on how to say Merry christmas in their own language and dialect, thank you very much for all your comments, and I wish you all a Blessed Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

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      i love it co'z this is a good web site tnx  7 years ago

      love it

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      kiran 7 years ago

      this is a great web site i have leaned alot.


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      Deboiurah 7 years ago

      This was great I made a flyer to the residents for a condominium... Excellent help.

      Merry Merry Christmas

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      Juice My Lemons 7 years ago from Naperville, Illinois

      Awesome! I wish I had a language to add here but it looks like you've researched and fostered up some great participation from all different cultures. Great work.

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      owen 7 years ago

      this is good

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      Naomi Olivier 8 years ago

      In Afrikaans (South Africa) we say:

      Geseënde Kersfees.

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      Hrithu 8 years ago

      Hindi : Happy New Year - Naye saal ki shubh-kaamanyen

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      indra 8 years ago

      hi merry christmas

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      samoan 8 years ago

      thank you for putting up samoan. merry xmas all..

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      kiersten 8 years ago

      Stretan Bozic

      (Merry Christmas in Croatin)

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      Rita 8 years ago

      How to say "Marry Christmas to you" in French and Polish???

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      silence 8 years ago

      Polish : MArry Christmas" WEso?ych ?wi?t Bo?ego NArodzenia"

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      haiz 8 years ago

      maayong pasko sa inyong tanan!!!! (merry christmas to all of you)

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      miranda and gage 8 years ago

      MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!


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      Diana 8 years ago

      In Amharic (Ethiopia), it's Mel-kahm gen-na

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      Joy For The Season 8 years ago

      To say Merry Christmas in Spanish which, I learned is Feliz Navidad. WAIT... Am I right??? Just a minite... Yep. I am right. Anyways, Merry Christmas to eveyone!!!!!!!!P.S. I am asian, NOT Spanish!!!!!

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      vanessa 8 years ago

      merry christmas to all love and peace for the world

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      Halee 8 years ago


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      kadejah 8 years ago

      feliz navidad my friends merry christmas

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      DarsOnY 8 years ago

      for the samoan one.... the translation you have says... Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...

      You also spell the first letter wrong.... It's not La Manuia

      it's actually " Ia Manuia le Kerisimasi"= Merry Christmas

      Happy New year= " Manuia le Tausaga Fou"

      thank you for putting up my country you are the best....

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      anna 8 years ago

      in greece we say kala hristouyenna

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      kimwusang 9 years ago

      In ILOKANO: "Naimbag a Pascua (Kadacayo)!"-> Merry Christmas (to you)!

      Ilokano (variants: Ilocano, Iluko, Iloco, and Iloko) is the third most-spoken language of the Republic of the Philippines.

      ILOKANO is An Austronesian language, it is related to such languages as Indonesian, Malay, Fijian, Maori (of New Zealand), Hawaiian, Malagasy (of Madagascar), Samoan, Tahitian, Chamorro (of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands), Tetum (of East Timor), and Paiwan (of Taiwan).


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      alisha 9 years ago

      i have no idea how to sa merry christmas in my language......and I speak punjabi

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      mhykee 9 years ago

      Maligayang Pasko sa inyong lahat! "merry christmas to all" in filipino :]

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      mari 9 years ago

      In Estonian Merry Christmas is - Haid Joule! And Happy New Year is - Head Uut Aastat!

      Merry Christmas Everyone! xxx

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      BHARAT PATEL 9 years ago


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      Gia 9 years ago

      Merry Blessed Christmas to all.. ^_^ May the Lord be with you.. godspeed

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      Lily08009 9 years ago

      I Know how to Say Merry christmas in French. it is Joyeux Noel1

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      vickers 9 years ago

      To sat Merry Christmas in Korean is

      Sung Tan Jul….. Chuk Ha…..

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      Tom Batong 9 years ago

      A very helpful and educational hub you got, keep it up and thanks for doing a good job. In Kankana-ey (a language in Northern Philippines), we say, "Kalalayad ay Paskua ya Balu Ay Taw-en Yo" - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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      FromoneIndonesian 9 years ago

      That girl is definitely not Indonesian. Kudos for trying , though...

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      Nate 9 years ago

      In Ukrainian it is Z rizdistvom!!

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      Zoey 9 years ago

      Feliz Navidad :)

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      9 years ago

      in albanian you can wish : Gezuar Krishtlindjet

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      Elizabeth 9 years ago

      to all the fans out there look at this you need to rock on this website all the time.

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      ///// 9 years ago

      I think you say merry Christmas Boas Festas in Potuguese.

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      Phillip 9 years ago

      A little typo In Texas we say "Merry Christmas y'all"

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      vienne 9 years ago

      In German we say: "Frohe Weinachten!"

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      kkk 9 years ago

      Italian it is Buon Natale it means Happy Christmas thanks

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      sam 9 years ago

      uk ha iki dod is Merry Christmas fo Argentna

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      ashley 9 years ago

      hi your are cool guys

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      MM Del Rosario 10 years ago from NSW, Australia

      Hi all, thanks for visiting my hub, I will try to find a YouTube that will help us say the greetings correctly. do come back.

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      richie86 10 years ago

      "Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan"

      is this mandarin or cantonese? can somebody translate each word? thanks.

      and merry christmas to everyone

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      bhoomi 10 years ago

      In gujarati natal ni shubhecha (shu bhe cha)...

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      Rudra 10 years ago

      Chritmas ki Badhai (Best wishes for Christmas) in Hindi.

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      XxSkulblakasxX 10 years ago

      Down under they say, ' Ave A Bonza Chrissy, Mate!'

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      Ricardo Nunes 10 years ago from Portugal


      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in portuguese.

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      comaho 10 years ago

      Im from china and I say Kung his Hsin bing Chu Shen Tan or ,Gun Tso sun Tang Gung Haw sun for Merry Christmas in Chinese.I think Christmas is celebrated in many different ways ,from lighting trees to carrying colorful lanterns outside to worship God

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      Keelan Ly 10 years ago

      Ways the phrase "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" is being said in many different languages in video:

      Congratulations for your effort to provide this high quality information.


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      caspar 10 years ago from UK

      Thanks for an informative hub (and all the additional comments too). Sadly I only speak English, so Merry Christmas to you all!

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      ochanomu 10 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      May I add Thai Language?

      Merry X'mas = Suk Sun Wan Christ Mas

      Edit for Japanese

      Japanese - Shinnen omedeto >> this one means happy new year

      the latter one is OK!

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      tpeterson1959 10 years ago

      In Persian (both Farsi and Afghan) it's:

      kheli khosh noel!

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      Jonathan Figueroa 10 years ago

      Happy Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan

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      anrev 10 years ago

      merry christmas....Maligyang pasko sa inyong lahat dyan...

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      Dalriada Books Ltd 10 years ago from UK

      Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan, means "Wish you happy new year and Merry Christmas", but normally, Chinese will simply say: Sheng Dan Kuai Le! That's only means Merry Christmas.

      Sheng: Saint

      Dan: born

      Kuai le: happy, merry.

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      mooo 10 years ago

      hello its great

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      Whitney 10 years ago from Georgia

      Sung Tan Chuk... This is interesting. MY grandmother is Korean, but she's forgotten a lot of her native language.

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      Jason Menayan 10 years ago from San Francisco


      In Croatian, it's pronounced "SREH-tahn BO-zheech"

      In Polish, it's Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia (veh-SO-wikh shveeont bo-ZHEH-go nah-ro-DZEH-nee-ah)

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      Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Great idea for this HUB!

      May I add the Hungarian, Belgium Flemish, and Luxemburg wishes to your list ? To all the Magyars 'Kellemes es Boldog Karacsonyt Kivanok'. To all the Flemish people in Belgium 'Zalig Kerstfeest' and to friends in Luxemburg the wishes go like this 'Schei Kreschtdeeg'

      regards and best wishes for a Merry Christmas from Canada TOO

      regards Zsuzsy

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      MrMarmalade 10 years ago from Sydney


      Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan.

      Son 3 is in China until christmas Eve,

      He sent us this greeting yesterday, your timing as ever is perfect

      Thank you