How do you formulate your wishes for the new year?
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Manuela Ribecai  Identity Verified
Italy
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Oct 13, 2013

We are fast approaching the end of the year and it will be time to make our wishes for the new year to our clients and colleagues.

I find it nice to have an overview of formulations in various languages​​ and, in addition, it can be useful to us, isn't it?
I would like to have common, natural and , why not, uncommon formulations.

In French, for example, we wrote:
Traditional: Joyeux Noël et bonne année.
Friendly and festive: Joyeuses fêtes.
Complete sentence (eg): Nous vous souhaitons un très joyeux Noël et une année 2014 exceptionnelle.

And in your language, how do you make your wishes?

[Modifié le 2013-10-13 11:38 GMT]


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xxxNeotranslati
Russian Federation
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In Russian Oct 13, 2013

От всей души поздравляю Вас с наступающим Новым годом и Рождеством!

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Mokhtar Oussama Alliouche  Identity Verified
Algeria
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In Arabic Oct 13, 2013

عام سعيد و عمر مديد و كل عام و أنتم بخير

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Catarina Lopes
Portugal
Local time: 07:14
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In Portuguese Oct 13, 2013

Traditional: Feliz Natal e bom ano novo
Friendly and festive: Boas festas
Complete sentence (eg): Votos de um feliz Natal e de um próspero ano novo.


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amit039
Local time: 12:44
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In hindi, Bengali & Marathi Oct 13, 2013

Hindi

नव वर्ष की शुभकामनाएँ|

Bengali

নতুন বছরের শুভেচ্ছা|

Marathi

नवीन वर्षाची शुभेच्छा|


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Teresa Borges
Portugal
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Traditional: also "Bom Natal e feliz ano novo"... Oct 13, 2013

Ana Catarina R. Lopes wrote:

Traditional: Feliz Natal e bom ano novo
Friendly and festive: Boas festas
Complete sentence (eg): Votos de um feliz Natal e de um próspero ano novo.


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Cristina Ramos
Spain
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In Spain Oct 13, 2013

For example:

Traditional: ¡Feliz Navidad y próspero año nuevo!
F & F: ¡Felices fiestas!
Complete sentence: Le deseamos unas felices fiestas y un próspero año nuevo


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Josephine Cassar  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:14
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In English and Maltese Oct 13, 2013

Happy Christmas and Happy New Year-simple.
Maltese-Il-Milied it-tajjeb u s-Sena t-tajba lil kulhadd(kulhadd should have the h crossed, but I won't put it as, otherwise, the letter will appear differently if you do not have the Maltese keyboard.

[Edited at 2013-10-13 19:38 GMT]

[Edited at 2013-10-13 19:38 GMT]


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Torill Cabaret  Identity Verified
France
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In Norwegian Oct 14, 2013

Med ønsker om en riktig god jul og et godt nyttår!

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Petro2  Identity Verified
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Afrikaans Oct 14, 2013

Geseende Kersfees en 'n voorspoedige nuwe jaar.

'Geseende' has got an umlaut on the third e, but my handheld doesn't have that function.


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Alexander C. Thomson  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 08:14
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Scots Oct 14, 2013

A blithe an cantie Hogmanay! Lang may yer lum reek!

[A happy and joyful New Year! May your chimney long (continue to) give off smoke!]


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Malika Lakbiach  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:14
Dutch to Arabic
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Dutch Oct 14, 2013

In Dutch:

Prettige feestdagen (OR Kerstdagen) en een gelukkig nieuwjaar (toegewenst)

(= (I/we wish you) a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year)


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Chris Hughes  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:14
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In Romani Oct 15, 2013

Baxtalo Krechuno thaj but baxt thaj sastipe ando Nevo Bersh! (Of course there's a myriad of dialects of Romani and no one universally recognised written form, but this would be understood by most Romani speakers.)

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Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
Spain
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A couple of thoughts Oct 15, 2013

Every time I catch this thread title on the Recent Thread page, I get the same sinking feeling that I get when Christmas cards come out in shops in September/October and Christmas lights are hung up in high streets mid-November. Am I the only one?

Back on topic, I gear my wishes for the new year towards a "Season's greetings" concept rather than a "Merry Christmas"-type idea. Our clients are not only multilingual, but multicultural and multifaith too.


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