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

by AIFS 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 you’re 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

2. Catalan 🇪🇸

Feliç any nou

Pronounced: fe-LEES A-nee n-Ou

3. Czech 🇨🇿

Šťastný nový rok

Pronounced: SHTU-stnee NO-vee rrr-ok

4. French 🇫🇷

Bonne Année

Pronounced: bon a-nay

5. German 🇩🇪

Frohes Neues Jahr

Pronounced: frohes neuyis yar

6. Greek 🇬🇷

Καλή χρονιά

Pronounced: kali chronya

7. Hungarian 🇭🇺

Boldog Új Évet

Pronounced: bawl-dawg-uuy-aevet

8. Irish 🇮🇪

Athbhliain faoi mhaise dhuit

Pronounced: ah-vleen fwee vosh-ah ghwitch

9. Italian 🇮🇹

Buon anno

Pronounced: boo-on ah-nno

10. Korean 🇰🇷

새해 복 많이 받으세요

Pronounced: saehae bok mani badeuseyo

11. Maori 🇳🇿

Kia hari te tau hou

Pronounced: kia hari tay tau ho

12. Portuguese 🇵🇹

Feliz Ano Novo

Pronounced: feh-liz an-oh noh-voh

13. Spanish 🇪🇸

Feliz Año Nuevo

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

Immerse yourself in another language when you study abroad!

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