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How to say “Merry Xmas” in more than 60 different languages from around the world

How to say “Merry Xmas” or the equivalent Christmas greetings in 60+ languages.

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I asked a bunch of parents of multilingual kids how to say “Merry Xmas” or the equivalent Christmas greetings in their language so I could include a banner for this Christmas card craft. With the everyone’s amazing contributions we gathered the translation for 60+ languages, as listed below.

* DISCLAIMER * The phrases below correspond to the translations made by regular parents (not all professional lingüists) who presumibly speak / know the language, nevertheless we can’t garantee that the spelling of each word or translation is official and legit.

Good for: Christmas projects for kids.

Bad for: Writing a letter to your head of state.

 

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60+ ways to say Merry Christmas in a list sorted alphabetically by language:

 

* If you want to add any other translation, feel free to write me.

* Option 1 / Option 2 .

 

Afrikaans Geseënde Kersfees
Albanian Gezuar pashket
Arabic ميلاد مجيد/ عيد ميلاد مجيد
Azeri Yeni Ilin Mubarek

 

 

Bahasa Indonesia Selamat Hari Natal
Basque Eguberri on / Gabon Zoriontsuak
Bisaya language Malipayong pasko
Bosnian Sretan Bozic
Breton Nedeleg Laouen
Bulgarian Весела Коледа

 

 

Cantonese 聖誕快樂 / Sheng Dan Kuai Le
Catalan Bon Nadal
Chinese, China (Simplified) 圣诞节快乐
Chinese, Taiwan (Traditional) 耶誕節快樂
Croatian Sretan Bozic
Czech Veselé Vianoce

 

 

Danish God Jul / Glædelig Jul
Dutch Fijne Kerstdagen / Zalig Kerstfeest

 

 

English Merry Christmas
Estonian Häid jõule

 

 

Filipino Maligayang Pasko
Finnish Hyvää Joulua
French Joyeux Noël

 

 

Gaelic Nollaig Chridheil
German Frohe Weihnachten / Fröhliche Weihnachten
Greek Καλά Χριστούγεννα / Χαρούμενα Χριστούγεννα
Gujarati Natal ni subh kamnao

 

 

Hebrew חג המולד שמח
Hindi क्रिसमस की बधाई
Hungarian Boldog Karácsonyt
  / Kellemes Karácsonyi Ünnepeket

 

 

Icelandic Gleðileg jól
Irish Nollaig shona dhuit
Italian Buon Natale

 

 

Japanese メリークリスマス

 

 

Korean 메리 크리스마스

 

 

Latvian Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus
Lithuanian Su šventom Kalėdom / Linksmų Šv. Kalėdų
Luxembourgish Schéi Chrëschtdeeg

 

 

Macedonian Sreken Bozik
Malay language (Malaysia) Selamat Hari Natal
Maltese Il-Milied it-tajjeb
Mandarin 圣诞快乐 / sheng dan just le
Marathi

 

Mongolian

Shubh Nataal / नाताळच्या शुभेच्छा

 

Зул сарын мэнд

Norwegian God jul
   

 

 

Papiamento Bon Pasku
Persian کریسمس مبارک
Philipines dialect Malipayon Nga Paskwa
Polish Wesołych Świąt / Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia
Portuguese Feliz Natal / Bom Natal

 

 

Quechua Allinlla Raymi

 

 

Romanian Craciun Fericit
Russian С Рождеством / Счастливого Рождества

 

 

Sámi language

 

Scottish Gaelic

BUORI JUOVLLAT

 

Nollaig Chridheil

Serbian Срећан Божић / Sretan Bozic
Setswana (South Africa) Monate a Keresemose
Slovak Veselé Vianoce
Slovenian Vesel Božič
Spanish Feliz Navidad
Swahili Krisimasi njema / Kheri ya krismasi
Swedish God Jul
Swiss dialect Frölichi Wiehnachte

 

 

Tagalog Maligayang Pasko
Tahitian Ia oaoa i teie noera
Turkish Mutlu Noeller / Yeni yılınız kutlu olsun
 

 

 

 
Ukranian Веселих свят / З Різдвом Христовим
Urdu ﺑﮍﺍ ﺩﻥ مبارک
Uzbek Yangi yilingiz bilan

 

 

Vietnam Chúc Mừng Giáng Sinh / Chúc Giáng Sinh Vui Vẻ
Welsh Nadolig Llawen

 

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Rodrigo Macias (author) is a bilingual creative mixing his experience working in Childcare and Design around planet Earth to come up with high-quality printables and playful-educational activities for kids. Check those out at the Box of Ideas.

 

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