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Dec 28, 2012


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This list shows how "Happy new year" is said in over 100 languages. This list has been taken from morsmal


1. Gelukkige nuwejaar

2. Ilufio etusse

3. Gëzuar Vitin e Ri!* (correct version submitted by ProZ.com member Ledja)

4. E gleckliches neies

5. Sana saiida

6. Shnorhavor nor tari

7. Amokitanone

8. Yeni iliniz mubarak

9. Aw ni san'kura

10. Mbuee

11. Urte berri on

12. Z novym hodam

13. Subho nababarsho

14. Asgwas amegas

15. Mbembe mbu

16. Bonne annee

17. Sretna nova godina

18. Bloavezh mat

19. Chestita nova godina

20. Hnit thit ku mingalar pa

21. Sun lin fi lok

22. Bon any nou

23. Xin nian kuai le

24. Bledhen nowedh da

25. Pace e salute

26. Sretna nova godina

27. Šťastný nový rok* (correct version submitted by ProZ.com member Stanislav Pokorny )

28. Godt nytor

29. Sale naw tabrik

30. Mbu mwa bwam

31. Gelukkig nieuwjaar

32. Happy new year

33. Isusarad 'elir

34. Felic-an novan jaron

35. Head uut aastat

36. Efe be dzogbenyui nami

37. Mbembe mbu

38. Gott nyggja r

39. Onnellista uutta vuotta

40. Gelukkig nieuwjaar

41. Bonne annee

42. Lokkich neijier

43. Bon an

44. Dioul mo wouri

45. Feliz aninovo

46. Gilocavt akhal tsels

47. Frohes neues Jahr / Prosit Neujahr! * (an alternative submitted by ProZ.com member Trudy Peters

48. Kali chronia

49. Sal mubarak

50. Roguerohory ano nuevo-re

51. Bonn ane

52. Barka da sabuwar shekara

53. Hauoli makahiki hou

54. Shana tova

55. Ombura ombe ombua

56. Nav varsh ki subhkamna

57. Nyob zoo xyoo tshiab

58. Boldog uj evet

59. Gleoilegt nytt ar

60. Obi anuri nke afor ohuru

61. Selamat tahun baru

62. Ath bhliain faoi mhaise

63. Felice anno nuovo / buon anno - Buon Capodanno * (second version submitted by ProZ.com member benedetta74 )

64. Sugeng warsa enggal

65. Akemashite omedeto

66. Asseggas ameggaz

67. Hosa varshada shubhaashayagalu

68. Nav reh mubarakh

69. Zhana zhiliniz kutti bolsin

70. Sur sdei chhnam thmei

71. Ngethi cya mwaka mweru

72. A Umwaka mwiza

73. Umwaka mwiza

74. chu' botIvjaj

75. Seh heh bok mani bat uh seyo

76. Sala we ya nû pîroz be

77. Mvhura zompe zongwa

78. Sabai di pi mai

79. Felix sit annus novus

80. Laimi-gu Jauno gadu

81. Bon anno neuvo

82. Bonana

83. Laimingu; Nauju;ju; Metu;

84. Gelukkig nyjaar

85. E gudd neit Joer

86. Srekna nova godina

87. Arahaba tratry ny taona

88. Selamat tahun baru

89. Nava varsha ashamshagal

90. Is-sena t-tajba

91. Kia porotu te ano ou

92. Kia hari te tau hou

93. Navin varshaachya hardik shubbheccha

94. Kaoha nui tenei ehua hou

95. Sse:rase

96. Shine jiliin bayariin mend hurgeye

97. Wend na ko-d yuum-songo

98. Umyaka omucha omuhle

99. Ngeu' shwi pong mbeo paghe

100. Godt nit-orr

101. Bon annada

102. Subha nababarsa

103. Naya sar Mubarak

104. Bon anja / felis anja nobo

105. Nawe kaalmo mobarak sha

106. Aale no mobarak

107. Szczęśliwego nowego roku * (correct version submitted by ProZ.com member Natalie)

108. Feliz ano novo

109. Nave saal deeyan vadhaiyaan

110. Bun di bun onn

111. Baxtalo nevo bersh

112. Un an nou fericit

113. S novym godom * (correct version submitted by ProZ.com member Natalie)

114. Ia manuia le tausaga fou

115. Nzoni fini ngou

116. Bonu annu nou

117. Bliadhna mhath ur

118. Srec'na nova godina

119. Mwaha mwema

120. Goredzva rakanaka

121. Nain saal joon wadhayoon

122. Shubha aluth awuruddak weiwa

123. St astny novy rok

124. Srečno novo leto * (correct version submitted by ProZ.com member Paul Dixon)

125. Dobir leto

126. Sanad wanagsan

127. Feliz año nuevo

128. Wan bun nyun yari

129. Mwaka mzuri / heri ya mwaka mpya

130. Gott nytt år * (correct version submitted by ProZ.com member Kristian Andersson )

131. Es guets Nois

132. Manigong bagong taon

133. Ia orana i te matahiti api

134. Assugas amegaz

135. Iniya puthandu nal Vazhthukkal

136. Yana yl belan

137. Nuthana samvathsara subhakankshalu

138. Sawatdii pimai

139. Tashi delek

140. Sanat farah wa khare

141. Tshidimu tshilenga

142. Itumelele ngwaga o mosha

143. Posa varshada shubashaya

144. Moot loo yill-lar

145. Gluk in'n tuk

146. Vyl' Aren

147. Z novym rokom

148. Naya sal mubarak

149. Yangi yilingiz qutlug' bo'lsin

150. Chuc Mu-ng Na

151. Ene boune aneye, ene boune sinteye

152. Bone anneye

153. Blwyddyn newydd dda

154. Bon lanne

155. Dewenati

156. Nyak'omtsha

157. A gut yohr

158. Ẹ kú ọdún'* (version submitted by Abiodun Adeleye )

159. Unyaka omusha omuhle



How many do you recognize? You can check the key morsmal


* Versions submitted by professional translators


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Ledja  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:35
Member (2008)
English to Albanian
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Albanian Dec 28, 2012

I recognise Albanian as the third entry in the list, seemingly translated by someone with a computer and a keyboard and no other knowledge of how to use regional settings to switch to Albanian characters. Also, "New Year", being a date of celebrations, has historically been written in capital initials in wishing quotes.

I think it's safe to say that Google Translate would have done a better job - for once.

Gëzuar Vitin e Ri të gjithëve! (Happy New Year to all!)

Ledja

[Edited at 2012-12-28 12:58 GMT]


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RominaZ
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Thanks, Ledja. You are all welcome to post the correct version Dec 28, 2012

Thanks, Ledja!

Thanks for posting the correct version in Albanian. I'll edit my first posting with your version.

If you see the version in your languages above is not correct, you are all welcome to post the correct one below.


Romina


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Kristian Andersson  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:35
Member (2011)
English to Swedish
Swedish Dec 28, 2012

#130 should be 'Gott nytt år'

Happy New Year!


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Ledja  Identity Verified
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Correction Dec 28, 2012

Hi Romina,

I didn't know mine was going to be the official version - I really meant it for our community here, which is why I gave the translation in brackets, including "to all". For the above list, this last part should be omitted, so just "Gëzuar Vitin e Ri" will do.

As we're on the topic, although it's not my "place", I'm still waiting for a native Italian to come forth with "Buon Capodanno".

All the best,

Ledja


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benedetta74
Italy
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Buon Capodanno! Dec 28, 2012

Buon Capodanno is one of the way of wishing Happy New Year in my language, yes. But we use also "Buon Anno" or "Felice Anno Nuovo" ( Happy New Year). Sometimes, in the region of Italy where I live, that is Tuscany, we use also "Buon San Silvestro", referring to Saint Silvestre, the saint of the 31st of December.



So, BUON CAPODANNO A TUTTI!!!!!!!!!!!


Benedetta


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reindeer2012
United States
Local time: 20:35
English to Russian
Russian Dec 28, 2012

12. Z novym hodam - must be Russian as I didn't find anything closer to Russian С Новым Годом

But more correct would be - S novym godom

Happy New Year to all!


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Belorussian / Russian / Ukrainian / Polish Dec 28, 2012

12. Z novym hodam - Belorussian
113. S novim godom - Russian (should be "novym", though)
147. Z novym rokom - Ukrainian
107. Szcze;s'liwego nowego roku - Polish (should be "Szczęśliwego")


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reindeer2012
United States
Local time: 20:35
English to Russian
thank you Dec 28, 2012

ah it is Belorussian - 12, ok now I see... and Russian is 113 - I must be blind that didn't find it LOL ))) thank you!

[Edited at 2012-12-28 19:12 GMT]


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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
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Czech Dec 28, 2012

27. Šťastný nový rok

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RominaZ
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First post updated Dec 28, 2012

Hi all,

Thanks for submitting the correct versions. I've updated my first post and included the correct versions and the name of the people who have submitted them.

Keep them coming!

Romina


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Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
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German #47 Dec 28, 2012

Prosit Neujahr! (an alternative)

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Abiodun Adeleye
Nigeria
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Happy New Year In Yoruba Dec 28, 2012

Permit me to add this to the list, "Ẹ kú ọdún''

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Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Correction Dec 29, 2012

In No. 124 (Slovenian), "Srec - no" is one word. It should be "srečno novo leto" with a Stresica on the "c".
To the best of my knowledge, the pronunciation is /SRETCH-noh NO-voh LEE-toe/


[Edited at 2012-12-29 21:35 GMT]


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Ambrose Li  Identity Verified
Canada
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Why is the list updated in such a strange way? Dec 29, 2012

For example, the first version in #107 is obviously wrong, but it’s presented in such a way that looks like both versions are equally valid.

Why not just scrap the wrong versions and keep the corrections? Why are we keeping the wrong versions in the list?


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