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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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 
Sal - e - no mobarak: Farsi
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 valued 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 2020.

Steve Amoia, Publisher
World Football Commentaries
Washington, D.C.

Steve Amoia is a freelance writer and translator based in Washington, D.C. He has been the publisher of World Football Commentaries since 2006 and published The Soccer Translator from 2008 to 2015. He has also contributed at AC Cugini Scuola Calcio, Beyond The Pitch, Football Media, Italian Soccer Serie A.com, Keeper Skool, and Soccerlens (Sportslens).

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