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How to Say “Happy New Year!” in Different Languages

by AIFS Study Abroad
New Year's fireworks in Rome, Italy

Did you know there are over 7,000 languages spoken on Earth? One of the most fun ways to celebrate holidays — whether your’e wishing someone a happy Valentine’s Day or a happy New Year — is to share your joy in different languages.

Here’s how to say “Happy New Year!” in different languages from around the world:

1. Afrikaans 🇿🇦

Gelukkige Nuwejaar

Pronounced: gha-likkikga-neeva-yaarr

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2. Catalan 🇪🇸

Feliç any nou

Pronounced: fe-LEES A-nee n-Ou

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3. Czech 🇨🇿

Šťastný nový rok

Pronounced: SHTU-stnee NO-vee rrr-ok

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4. French 🇫🇷

Bonne Année

Pronounced: bon a-nay

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5. German 🇩🇪

Frohes Neues Jahr

Pronounced: frohes neuyis yar

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6. Greek 🇬🇷

Καλή χρονιά

Pronounced: kali chronya

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7. Hungarian 🇭🇺

Boldog Új Évet

Pronounced: bawl-dawg-uuy-aevet

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8. Irish 🇮🇪

Athbhliain faoi mhaise dhuit

Pronounced: ah-vleen fwee vosh-ah ghwitch

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9. Italian 🇮🇹

Buon anno

Pronounced: boo-on ah-nno

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10. Japanese 🇯🇵

あけましておめでとうございます

Pronounced: akemashite omedeto gozaimasu

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11. Maori 🇳🇿

Kia hari te tau hou

Pronounced: kia hari tay tau ho

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12. Portuguese 🇵🇹

Feliz Ano Novo

Pronounced: feh-liz an-oh noh-voh

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13. Russian 🇷🇺

С Новым Годом

Pronounced: s novim godom

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14. Spanish 🇪🇸

Feliz Año Nuevo

Pronounced: feh-liz an-yoh n-way-vo

Study abroad in Spain

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