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sara
11-13-2007, 01:18 PM
Hi friends!! :D
I was thinking that, as we are sharing international recipes and traditions, we can share also different wishs in different languages: English, German, Spanish, Dutch, slangs, etc.. :roll:

I will be the first one:

BUON NATALE = marry Christmas
TANTI AUGURI = Best wishes
BUONE FESTE= happy (Xmas) holidays
BUON ANNO NUOVO = happy new year

I hope to read wishes in your languages too (also in English.. different ways to wish in different countries..) in order to be prepared to use an approppriate expression for each of you at Christmas!! :wink:

Tracy
11-13-2007, 10:56 PM
sara,

I can only say Happy Christmas in two languages, French and English. French being "joyeux noel".

I can however say Happy New Year in Chinese. "Gung Hei Fat Choy".
When I was a little girl my Dad was in the Irish Guards and was stationed in Hong Kong for two years ( my sister was born in Kowloon on the Chinese mainland ). I would run around the house at Chinese New year yelling 'Gung Hei Fat Choy!!" over and over.

Or so my Mum tells me :)

Arciris
11-14-2007, 05:13 AM
Hi, Saraa, great idea!!
Sorry for the other posts, "Christmas", etc.. but I don't respond now because there is much to read for me, I must go very slowly..but tomorrow yes.
Tracy, nice that you explain. :wink:
I put the words in spanish and in my maternal language, catalan.

:arrow: In spanish:
FELIZ NAVIDAD = Marry Christimas
LOS MEJORES DESEOS = best wishes
BUENAS FIESTAS = happy (Xmas) holidays
FELIZ AÑO NUEVO or PRÓSPERO AÑO NUEVO = happy new year

:arrow: In catalan:
BON NADAL = Marry Christmas
ELS MILLORS DESITJOS = best wishes
BONES FESTES = happy (Xmas) holidays
BON ANY NOU = happy new year

:wink: :wink:
A less day for december and its Christmas. :wink:
Happy day.

bibbi
11-14-2007, 10:09 AM
In German:

Frohe Weihnachten! :D

NicoleDutch
11-14-2007, 11:06 AM
In Dutch:

Prettige kerstdagen = merry Christmas
Gelukkig nieuwjaar = happy new year

sara
11-14-2007, 12:36 PM
WOW FRIENDS!!!!! THAT'S COOL!!!!
Thank you for your contribution.. I promise I'll learn them all!! :lol:

Lily
11-15-2007, 05:19 AM
Sorry to bring it down to a common denominator, but in the midlands you will hear, 'Merry Christmas mate / luv, Av a gud un'

Translated as 'Merry Christmas my friend / my love have a good one'

( a Good one means is short for have a good holiday or christmas...)

sara
11-15-2007, 05:32 AM
Sorry to bring it down to a common denominator, but in the midlands you will hear, 'Merry Christmas mate / luv, Av a gud un'

Translated as 'Merry Christmas my friend / my love have a good one'

( a Good one means is short for have a good holiday or christmas...)

Wow Lily, it's really intersting!!!!
I adore learning these special says... Thank you so much!! :D

Petra
11-15-2007, 05:47 AM
Hello everybody,
I found this link. (hope, the link works :roll: )

www.kirchengemeindegrosshansdorf.de/weihnachtensprache.htm

Many Greetings to all of you

Petra

dbukfan
11-15-2007, 06:09 AM
Salute = Hi All (in French :wink: )


Happy Christmas = JOYEUX NOEL

Happy New Year = BONNE ANNEE


A Bientot = See You Soon


Su...x

dbukfan
11-15-2007, 06:17 AM
Koni chi wa = G'Afternoon (in Japanese) All :D


Happy Christmas = KURISUMASU OMEDETO

Happy New Year = SHINNEN OMEDETO


Sayonara = Good Bye :wink:

Su...x

sara
11-15-2007, 06:26 AM
Hello everybody,
I found this link. (hope, the link works :roll: )

www.kirchengemeindegrosshansdorf.de/weihnachtensprache.htm

Many Greetings to all of you

Petra

That's absolutely cool, Petra!!!!!!!!
I must save this link.. it's really really wonderful!!
This year I'm gonna send international wishes!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Thanks a lot for sharing it with us!
Einfach toll!!! :wink:


Su... I adore your Japanese quotes!!!!
Any songs from Japan? Or China?
Is Christmas well celebrated there or isn't it at all... Religion is different... I don't know..! :oops:

deebeelicious
11-15-2007, 06:49 AM
Deleted! :wink:

bibbi
11-15-2007, 02:28 PM
I forgot to mention what Happy New Year is in German.
Here's one of the sayings...

Happy New Year - einen guten Rutsch! (ins Neujahr)

Germans say things always longer and more complicated! :lol:

*One of the longest words in the word which is in the Guiness Book of world records is a German word and is about 82 characters long!*

Petra
11-16-2007, 12:23 AM
Hello Anne,
Happy New Year means also: Frohes Neues Jahr! :D

Greetings

Petra

PS: Which word is 82 characters long? Very interesting :D :D :D

bibbi
11-16-2007, 07:59 AM
Hallo Petra!

I also forgot about Frohes Neues Neujahr!

*When I find that word I'll post it here*

Greetings,
Anne :)

sara
11-16-2007, 01:13 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: Well done!!!
We've got a cool mix of international wishes here!!!! :wink:

Dirk B. Fan from Holland
11-19-2007, 05:10 AM
Cool!!! You all have such nice ava's!!!

Vrolijk kerstfeest is also Dutch for Merry xmas!

NicoleDutch
11-19-2007, 08:36 AM
Cool!!! You all have such nice ava's!!!

Vrolijk kerstfeest is also Dutch for Merry xmas!

Oh my, forgot that one! danku

UKJules
11-19-2007, 01:34 PM
Hi everyone :D

My eldest daughter would like to say something in French(she is doing GCSE French)

Joyeux Noel à vous tout à Dirk Benedict Central. Ma mere adore ce site web, elle apprécie votre compagnie. Au revoir!

Merry Christmas to you all at Dirk Benedict Central. My mum loves this website, she enjoys your company. Goodbye! :D

Flash
11-19-2007, 01:47 PM
Hi everyone :D

My eldest daughter would like to say something in French(she is doing GCSE French)

Joyeux Noel à vous tout à Dirk Benedict Central. Ma mere adore ce site web, elle apprécie votre compagnie. Au revoir!

Merry Christmas to you all at Dirk Benedict Central. My mum loves this website, she enjoys your company. Goodbye! :D

Awww, that's cute Jules, give your daughter a big hug! I even understood it, although my French is very rusty after 25 years of not using it.

sara
11-19-2007, 01:52 PM
Adri!!!! thank you for your Dutch!!! It's just a bit hard for me to pronounce!! :lol: :lol: :oops:

Jules... merci beaucoup à ta merveilleuse fille!! :wink:

BCgal
11-19-2007, 08:50 PM
In Welsh:

Merry Christmas:Nadolig Llawen
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year:Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

:D

Arciris
11-20-2007, 04:19 AM
Hi!!
What interesting! Thanks for your languages. And thanks Petra for your link, yess, it works well.
Is beutiful to red all languages becaues all they've its history and life. :wink:
Take care.

dbukfan
11-20-2007, 04:29 AM
Hi everyone :D

My eldest daughter would like to say something in French(she is doing GCSE French)

Joyeux Noel à vous tout à Dirk Benedict Central. Ma mere adore ce site web, elle apprécie votre compagnie. Au revoir!

Merry Christmas to you all at Dirk Benedict Central. My mum loves this website, she enjoys your company. Goodbye! :D

Howdy Jules :D

Well Done, Bless her :D ..funny enough I can read and understand most of those words quite well....I found French's not that difficult to learn...my littly's also sayin' few French words sometimes, also singin' few tunes :D , she learnt fr her school....perhaps, I'd brush up it a bit more :idea: ..give my brain some French excercise this doom Winter 8)

Su...x

UKJules
11-20-2007, 06:24 AM
Bonjour Su :arrow:
She enjoys her French lessons....... it helped because my three used to do French in their old school.......It gives them a head start :wink: Your littly will soon know more French than you.......bless her :wink: Au revoir :wink:

sara
11-20-2007, 02:00 PM
In Welsh:

Merry Christmas:Nadolig Llawen
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year:Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

:D

Hi BCgal,
Thank you for your post!! That's very interesting.. how can we pronounce it?

Jules, le français est un language très doux... mais je préfère l'allemand et l'anglais!! :wink:

BCgal
11-20-2007, 05:33 PM
Hehheh, my mother is Welsh but my pronunciation leaves something to be desired! Usually just sound it out phonetically. Two L's together is a th sound :)