Being that it is Christmas eve (when I post this), I thought that I ought to do at least one holiday article. So here are a few different language’s ways of saying Merry Christmas. I’m from the US, so we say Merry, but a lot of people say Happy Christmas, which comes from the British. I am going to link a much longer list for any other languages. Let’s start
Mandarin Chinese-圣诞快乐 or 聖誕快樂 in pinyin this would be shengdan kuaile all 4th tone. This translates to Happy Christmas.
Italian-Buon Natale-Italian, like a few other romance languages, Italian uses the word for good in wishing you a Merry Christmas. It is interesting that English uses the older word merry, but some languages simply use the word good.
Spanish-Feliz Navidad-Spanish actually uses the equivalent of happy Christmas.
Turkish-İyi or mutlu Noeller-Turkish can use both the word for happy and good to say Merry Christmas. Also, notice the word noel. It is interesting that this word crosses through some many different languages and cultures.
Check out the article linked below for a much longer list.
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