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New Year wishes in Greek Posted by on Dec 27, 2017 in Vocabulary

Χρόνια πολλά! In this post there are common expressions that we use when we send a “Happy New Year” message. If you like to write your Greek family and friends or teacher a few words in Greek, you can get some ideas!

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Καλή Χρονιά!: Happy New Year!

ευτυχισμένο το 2018: happy 2018

εύχομαι: to wish

σου εύχομαι: I wish you (informal)

σας εύχομαι: I wish you (formal)

σε εσένα και την οικογένειά σου: to you and your family (informal)

σε εσάς και την οικογένειά σας: to you and your family (formal)

σου στέλνω τις καλύτερες ευχές μου για τη νέα χρονιά: I am sending you my best wishes for the new year.

μία χρονιά γεμάτη υγεία, χαρά και αγάπη: a year full of healthy, joy and love

πολλές ευχές για το νέο έτος: many wishes for the new year (έτος is rather formal)

η νέα χρονιά να σου / σας φέρει ευτυχία: (may) the new year bring you happiness

να είσαι πάντα καλά: be always well (informal)

να είτε πάντα καλά: be always well (formal)

 

You can add the following words. They are all feminine:

ελπίδα: hope

αισιοδοξία: optimism

ειρήνη: peace

καλοσύνη: kindness

δημιουργικότητα: creativity

 

In oral language, when someone wishes us “Καλή χρονιά” (Happy new year) we answer by “Επίσης” (same to you).

 

 

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Ourania lives in Athens. She holds a degree in French Literature and a Master’s degree in Special Education for Children. Since 2008, she has been teaching Greek to foreigners.


Comments:

  1. Linda:

    Thank you for all the useful information. I started studying Greek last year and every post brings a piece of live language hard to find in manuals.
    Χρόνια πολλά!

    • Ourania:

      @Linda Καλή Χρονιά, Λίντα!

  2. Elisa:

    Thank you! This was very helpful to me! It saved me a lot of time . . . Wishing you health & happiness & much success in 2018!

    • Ourania:

      @Elisa Thank you very much, Elisa! My best wishes too! Καλή Χρονιά 🙂

  3. Albert:

    Very useful. Thank you from Scotland.

    • Ourania:

      @Albert Ευχαριστώ! Γεια σου Σκωτία 🙂