Spanish Lesson Intermediate 27 Christmas greetings Posted by Laura & Adam on Dec 28, 2011 in Spanish Culture, Spanish Vocabulary, Videos
¡Hola! ¿Qué tal?
I hope you are all enjoying your Christmas. I hope you are all relaxing with your loved ones and eating and drinking lots of lovely Christmas food and drink.
In this Spanish lesson we will see some Spanish Christmas greetings. These are really useful for when you want to write your Christmas cards, Christmas emails or texts to Spanish speaking friends. You will really impress them with these greetings and put a big smile on their face for the Christmas holidays. We will start with some of the most common and straightforward Christmas greetings such “Feliz Navidad” and “Feliz Año Nuevo” and then move on to some more complex greetings such as “Feliz Navidad y que se cumplan tus sueños en el próximo año” (Happy Christmas and may all your dreams come true in the coming year).
Typical Spanish Christmas greetings:
¡Feliz Navidad!: Happy Christmas!
¡Feliz Año Nuevo!: Happy New Year!
¡Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo!: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
¡Felices Fiestas!: Happy holidays!
Que pases/pase/paséis/pasen una Feliz Navidad/Feliz Año Nuevo: I hope you have…
Te/le/os/les deseo una Feliz Navidad/Feliz Año Nuevo: I wish you…
Te/le/os/les deseamos una Feliz Navidad/Feliz Año Nuevo: We wish you…
¡Mis mejores deseos para la Navidad y el Año Nuevo!: All my best wishes for Christmas and the New Year!
Feliz Navidad y que se cumplan tus/sus/vuestros sueños en el próximo año: Happy Christmas and may all your dreams come true in the coming year
Que tengas/tenga/tengáis/tengan una Navidad llena de amor, alegría y salud: I hope you have a Christmas full of love, happiness and good health
En Navidad y el Año Nuevo mucha alegría y felicidad: Joy and happiness for Christmas and the New Year
La bendición de Dios llevando paz en Navidad y para el Año Nuevo: God´s blessings and peace at Christmas and for the New Year
Un montón de diversión en Navidad y próspero Año Nuevo: Lots of fun at Christmas and a prosperous New Year
Que tu/su/vuestra Navidad sea maravillosa, blanca, alegre, tranquila y saludable: I hope that your Christmas is wonderful, white, joyful, peaceful and healthy
Feliz Navidad y muchos momentos felices en el año próximo: Merry Christmas and much happiness for the New Year
The Christmas holidays are a good time to take a break from work and studies, but they are also a really good time to practice your Spanish. Writing Christmas cards and emails to Spanish speaking friends is ideal practice and very rewarding. I hope that these Christmas greetings that we have learned today will help add a nice touch to your messages and that you have remembered everything else that we have been studying throughout the year. Christmas carols can be a great way of practising Spanish too. Most people are familar with the classic Christmas carols and it can be very interesting to compare the translations between the English and Spanish versions. If you are really brave you can try singing along to the Spanish versions. There are quite a few videos on YouTube with Spanish Christmas carols complete with their lyrics.
I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. I will be back with many more intermediate level Spanish lessons next year and look forward to seeing you then!
¡Mis mejores deseos para la Navidad y el Año Nuevo! All my best wishes for Christmas and the New Year!
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