Happy New Year in 50 Different Languages

Note: In some languages the accents are important, for example in Spanish you really do need the tilde over the 'n' in Año.  Ano without a tilde, has the most unfortunate meaning happy new anus.

Language

Happy New Year

Afrikaans Gelukkige nuwe jaar
Arabic Sana Sa-eeda
Bengali Shuvo Nabo Barsho
CambodianSoursdey Chhnam Tmei
Catalan Feliç Any Nou
Chinese (Mandarin)Xin Nian Kuai Le  謹 賀 新 年
Croatian Sretna Nova godina
Danish Godt Nytår
Dutch Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
Eskimo Kiortame pivdluaritlo
EsperantoFelican Novan Jaron
Finnish Onnellista Uutta Vuotta
French Bonne Année
Gaelic Bliadhna mhath ur
German Prosit Neujahr
Greek Kenourios Chronos
Hawaiian Hauoli Makahiki Hou
Hebrew L'Shannah Tovah
Hindi Naye Varsha Ki Shubhkamanyen
Hong Kong Sun Leen Fai Lok
Hungarian Boldog Ooy Ayvet
Indonesian Selamat Tahun Baru
Iranian Saleh now mobarak
Iraqi Sanah Jadidah
Irish Bliain nua fe mhaise dhuit
Italian Felice anno nuovo
IcelandicFarsælt komandi ár
Japanese Akimashite Omedetto Gozaimasu
Korean Saehae Bock Mani ba deu sei yo
Kurdish Newroz Pirozbe
Latvian Laimīgo Jauno Gadu!
Lithuanian Laimingu Naujuju Metu
Maltese Is Senat Tajba
Nepal Nawa Barsha ko Shuvakamana
Norwegian Godt Nyttår
Papua New Guinea Nupela yia i go long yu
Persian Saleh now ra tabrik migouyam
Philippines Manigong Bagong Taon
Polish  Szczesliwego Nowego Roku
Portuguese Feliz Ano Novo
Punjabi Nave sal di mubarak
Romanian An Nou Fericit
Russian С Новым Годом (S Novim Godom)
Samoa Manuia le Tausaga Fou
Serbo-CroatianSretna nova godina
Slovak A stastlivy Novy Rok
Slovenian Sreèno novo leto
Somali Iyo Sanad Cusub Oo Fiican
Spanish Féliz Año Nuevo
Swahili Heri Za Mwaka Mpyaº
Swedish Gott nytt år!
Sudanese Warsa Enggal
Tamil Eniya Puthandu Nalvazhthukkal
Thai Sawadee Pee Mai
Turkish Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Ukrainian Новим роком!
Urdu Naya Saal Mubbarak Ho
Vietnamese Chuc Mung Tan Nien
Welsh Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

Happy New Year

One theme you may notice is variations on the word new: Nuevo, novo, nova, novan, nou and nuwe. P.S. Please write to Will and Guy if you have any examples of Happy New Year in other languages. P.P.S. Thank you Bill for writing in with the Arabic: Sana Sa-eeda

How to Say "Merry Christmas" in 75 Other Languages

LanguageMerry Christmas
AfrikaansGesëende Kersfees
AlbanianGezur Krislinjden
ArabicIdah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
ArgentineFeliz Navidad
ArmenianShenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
BasqueZorionak eta Urte Berri On!
BengaliShuvo Naba Barsha
BohemianVesele Vanoce
BrazilianBoas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo
BretonNedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat
BulgarianTchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo
CatalanBon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou!
ChileFeliz Navidad
Chinese(Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun
Chinese(Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan
CornishNadelik looan na looan blethen noweth
CorsianPace e salute
CroatianSretan Bozic
CzechPrejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
DanishGlædelig Jul
DutchVrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!
EnglishMerry Christmas
Eskimo(inupik) Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!
EsperantoGajan Kristnaskon
EstonianRuumsaid juulup|hi
FinnishHyvaa joulua
FlemishZalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar
FrenchJoyeux Noel
FrisianNoflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier!
GaelicNollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr!
GermanFroehliche Weihnachten
GreekKala Christouyenna!
HawaiianMele Kalikimaka
HebrewMo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
HindiShub Naya Baras
HawaiianMele Kalikimaka ame Hauoli Makahiki Hou!
HungarianKellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket
IcelandicGledileg Jol
IndonesianSelamat Hari Natal
IraqiIdah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
IrishNollaig Shona Dhuit, or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat
ItalianBuone Feste Natalizie
JapaneseShinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
KoreanSung Tan Chuk Ha
LatinNatale hilare et Annum Faustum!
LatvianPrieci'gus Ziemsve'tkus un Laimi'gu Jauno Gadu!
LithuanianLinksmu Kaledu
MalteseLL Milied Lt-tajjeb
ManxNollick ghennal as blein vie noa
MaoriMeri Kirihimete
NorwegianGod Jul, or Gledelig Jul
Papua New GuineaBikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas na Nupela yia i go long yu
PeruFeliz Navidad y un Venturoso
PhilippinesMaligayan Pasko!
PolishWesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie
PortugueseFeliz Natal
RomanianSarbatori fericite & La multi ani
RussianS RazhdеstvOm! (New Year S Novim Godom!)
SamoanLa Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
SerbianHristos se rodi
SlovakianSretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce
SamoanLa Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
Scots GaelicNollaig chridheil huibh
SerbianHristos se rodi.
SlovakVesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok
SpanishFeliz Navidad
SwedishGod Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt Ã...r
ThaiSawadee Pee Mai
TonganMele Kalisimasi
TurkishNoeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
UkrainianХристос Родився (Hrustos Roduvsya)
UrduNaya Saal Mubarak Ho
VietnameseChung Mung Giang Sinh
WelshNadolig Llawen
YugoslavianCestitamo Bozic
Will and GuyFunny Merry Christmas

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