Merry Christmas In Translation

I have always wondered how the greeting is translated in other languages. In our country (the Philippines), "Merry Christmas" is Maligayang Pasko. A quick Google search has come up with these translations:

AFRIKAANS geseënde Kersfees
ALBANIAN gëzuar Krishtlindja
ALSATIAN gleckika Wïanachta
ARABIC miilaad majiid
BASQUE Eguberri on
BENGALI subho baradin
BRETON Nedeleg laouen
BULGARIAN Vasel Koleda
BURMESE Christmas nay hma mue pyaw pa
CATALAN bon Nadal
CORSICAN bon Natale
CROAT sretan Božic
CZECH veselé Vánoce
DANISH glædelig jul
DUTCH vrolijk Kerstfeest
ESPERANTO gojan Kristnaskon
ESTONIAN häid jõule
FINNISH hyvää joulua
FRENCH joyeux Noël
FRIULAN bon nadal
GALICIAN bo Nadal
GERMAN frohe Weihnachten / fröhliche Weihnachten
GREEK kala christougenna / kala xristougenna
HAITIAN CREOLE jwaye nowel
HEBREW christmas sameakh (barely used)
HINDI Krismas ki subhkamna
HUNGARIAN boldog Karácsonyt
ICELANDIC gleðileg jól
INDONESIAN selamat Natal
IRISH GAELIC Nollaig shona
ITALIAN buon Natale / gioioso Natale
JAPANESE meri kurisumasu
KABYLIAN assegass amegass
KOREAN seun-tan chu-ka-hae-yo
KURDISH Noela we pîroz be
LAO souksan van Christmas
LATIN felix dies Nativitatis
LATVIAN priecigus Ziemassvetkus
LITHUANIAN su Kaledoms
LOW SAXON vrolik Kersfees
LUXEMBOURGEOIS schéi Chrëschtdeeg
MACEDONIAN sreken Bozik
MALAGASY tratry ny Krismasy / arahabaina tratry ny Krismasy / arahaba tratry ny Krismasy
MALTESE milied hieni
MAORI meri Kirihimete
NORWEGIAN god jul
OCCITAN bon Nadal
PERSIAN eydet mobârak
POLISH Wesolych Swiat
PORTUGUESE feliz Natal
ROMANIAN un Crãciun fericit
RUSSIAN Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva!
SAMOAN ia manuia le Kerisimasi
SARDINIAN bona pasca’e Nadale (logudorese) / bona paschixedda (campidanese)
SCOTTISH GAELIC Nollaig chridheil
SERBIAN srecan bozic
SHONA krisimas yakanaka
SLOVAK vesele vianoce
SLOVENIAN vesel božic / vesele božicne praznike
SOBOTA dobro dedek
SPANISH feliz Navidad
SWEDISH god jul
TAGALOG maligayang pasko
THAI Suksan Wan Christmas!
TURKISH Noeliniz kultu olsun
UDMURT Shuldyr Ymuston
UKRAINIAN Z Rizdvom Hrystovym
VIETNAMESE Chuc Mung Giang Sinh!
WALOON djoyeus Noyé
WELSH Nadolig llawen
WEST INDIAN CREOLE jénwèl



Maligayang Pasko!!!


15 comments:

avagdro said...

Thanks there and Wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Cheers!!
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MommaWannabe said...

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I wish you a Merry Merry xmas ( oh wait tapos na pala yun) Haappy New Year.

dreamwalker said...

That is indeed one cute Santa. Belated Merry Christmas to you and Svet!

Sherry said...

thanks dear I find this interesting :) hehe.. I know a little more now.

niko said...

wow i learn something new again and again :) thanks for the post marce!!! mgagamit ko to on december! lapit na weeeh haahah

redamethyst said...

this is something new, last time na nagpunta ako sa parlor ang nabasa ko is different santa claus naman.

zoan said...

whew :) nagka panahon pa talaga i translate ha.. kasi ang alam ko lang yung mga translation ng IloveYou hahaha

niko said...

weh. 3 translations lng alam ko..

niko said...

natutuwa ako sa japanese translation MERI KURISUMASU cutey!

Genejosh said...

sa Thai marce it's more like "suksan wan kritmat"..he..he...they couldn't pronounce s well if it's positioned in the middle and in the last...

Sherry said...

santa baby pic so lovely, are you ready to snap for this year?

kikamz said...

nice of you to compile greeting MErry Christmas in various languages marce.. hehe! ang alam ko jan merry christmas, malipayong pasko, maligayang pasko, meri kurismasu, frohe weihnachten, fröliche weinachten. hehe!

kikamz said...

svet is so cute in this pic! did u just add the santa hat? parang true!

kikamz said...

mas masaya pa rin ang pasko sa atin..

kikamz said...

in german, minsan they also say Fröhes Fest! and Weihnacten is plural so that means christmas is not only dec. 25 but from dec. 24-26. galeng no?