Sunday, January 1, 2017
In Any Language: Happy New Year!
Sydney Harbour welcomes the New Year in its usual exuberant style.
The main theme of this site is, "In any language, the whole world is united by a ball." With that in mind, and courtesy mostly of Factmonster.com and The Holiday Spot, here are a few New Year's greetings in a variety of languages:
Kul 'am wa antum bikhair: Arabic
Selamat Tahun Baru: Bahasa Indonesian
Xin Nian Kuai Le: Chinese
Sretna Nova godina! Croatian
Godt Nytår: Danish
Gelukkig nieuwjaar: Dutch
Bonne année: French
Ein glückliches neues Jahr: German
Kenourios Chronos: Greek
L'Shannah Tovah: Hebrew
Naye Varsha Ki Shubhkamanyen: Hindi
Buon Anno: Italian
Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu: Japanese
Saehae Bock Mani ba deu sei yo!: Korean
Godt Nyttår: Norwegian
Szczesliwego Nowego Roku: Polish
Feliz Ano Novo: Portuguese
Heri za Mwaka Mpya: Swahili
Feliz Año Nuevo: Spanish
Gott nytt år! Swedish
Sawatdee Pi Mai: Thai
Chuc mung nam moi: Vietnamese
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! Welch
If I didn't list your language, please let me know how to say your New Year's Greeting. One of our contributors from the past, Dan Leo, supplied the Russian greeting: S novym godom. S novym schastyem.
All the best wishes for a prosperous New Year in 2017 or as the ancient Romans would say, MMXVII.
Steve Amoia, Publisher
World Football Commentaries
Steve Amoia is a freelance writer and translator based in Washington, D.C. He is the publisher of World Football Commentaries since 2006 and published The Soccer Translator from 2008 to 2015.
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