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How to Say Merry Christmas in 30 Languages Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in Archived Posts

Merry Christmas to all… in all languages! Here is how to say Merry Christmas in 30 languages. Do you know any others? Leave them in the comments below.


Albanian Gëzuar Krishlindjet
Arabic Milad Mubarak
Bulgarian Vessela Koleda
Croatian Sretan Bozic
Dutch Zalig Kerstfeest
English Merry Christmas
French Joyeux Noël
German Fröhliche Weihnachten
Greek Kala Christougenna
Haitian Creole Jwaye Nwel
Hebrew Mo’adim Lesimkha
Hindi Shubh Christmas
Hungarian Boldog Karácsonyt
Icelandic Gleðileg Jól
Indonesian Selamat Hari Natal
Irish Nollaig Shona Dhuit
Italian Buon Natale
Japanese Merii Kurisumasu
Korean Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Latin Natale hilare et Annum Faustum
Mandarin Chinese Kung His Hsin Nien Bing Chu Shen Tan
Norwegian God Jul
Polish Wesolych Swiat
Portuguese Boas Festas (Portugal)/Feliz Natal (Brazil)
Spanish Feliz Navidad
Swahili Krismas Njema Na Heri Za Mwaka Mpya
Swedish God Jul
Ukrainian Veseloho Vam Rizdva
Urdu Naya Saal Mubarak Ho
Vietnamese Chúc mừng giáng sinh

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  1. Elaine:

    Nadolig Llawen – Welsh

  2. Mahmoud Maybody:

    Please add merry Christmas in Farsi to your list too.
    Chrismas Mobarak.
    كريسمس مبارك

  3. Ingrid:

    “hyvää joulua!” – Finnish
    “Häid jõule!” – Estonian

    Soovin kõigile rõõmsaid jõulud ja ilusat uut aastat!

  4. reader:

    1) Technically this post does not teach the reader “how to say Merry Christmas in 30 languages”, but rather “how to write Merry Christmas in 30 languages”. Where are the links to audio of native speakers saying the phrase?
    2) The Latin entry is “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”

  5. Rejin Gwilhamod:

    Nedeleg Laouen
    in Brezhoneg (Breton)

  6. Vilnius:

    Lithuanian – Linksmų Šventų Kalėdų!

  7. Valentina:

    Russian: Счастливого Рождества!

    • Pacifique Muhoza:

      @Valentina Danke schön! Frohe Weihnachten und frohes neues Jahr!

  8. Kristina K.:

    Czech Vesecle Vanoce

  9. róislín:

    Nollaig Chridheil – Scottish Gaelic

  10. Reis Quarteu:

    In Mirandese (a minorized language in Northeastern Portugal): Buonas Fiestas i Feliç Natal.
    There are no differences between European and Brazilian Portuguese here: we can say “Boas Festas” e “Feliz Natal” in any of the two linguistic variants.

  11. Laura B.:

    Hawaiian: Mele kalikimaka

    • Transparent Language:

      @Laura B. Thanks for adding to the collection! Mele kalikimaka to you. 🙂

  12. Dan:

    Craciun Fericit! – Romanian

  13. Pacifique Muhoza:

    Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) : Noheli nziza!

  14. Martina:

    Czech Veselé Vánoce

  15. Vivian:

    In Danish ‘God Jul’
    If you consider with Happy New Year it’s ‘godt nytår’. You will then see that Norwegian and Swedish are not the same

  16. Anyess:

    Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus


    Gezuar Krishtlindjen


    English – Happy New Year
    Albanian – Gezuar Vitin e Ri

    English – Happy Ester
    Albanian – Gezuar Pashket

    English – Happy Couple
    Albanian – Bashkeshort te Gezuar

    English – Happy Birthday
    Albanian – Gezuar Ditelindjen

  19. R.a:

    jashne chrismas khojaste [farkhonde] bad…
    dont you perefer this az a (PURE) persian translation for this concept?
    please compare the arabic sentence to yours…
    I mean… just understanding the arabic words is not a reason to use and counting them az persian words.persian and arabic are basicly different languages and classified in perfectly seprated group of languages.

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