How do you formulate your wishes for the new year?
Thread poster: Manuela Ribecai

Manuela Ribecai  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 17:57
English to French
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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?icon_wink.gif
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]


 

xxxNeotranslati
Russian Federation
Local time: 18:57
French to Russian
+ ...
In Russian Oct 13, 2013

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

 

Mokhtar Oussama Alliouche  Identity Verified
Algeria
Local time: 16:57
Member (2011)
English to Arabic
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In Arabic Oct 13, 2013

عام سعيد و عمر مديد و كل عام و أنتم بخير

 

Catarina Lopes  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 16:57
Member (2013)
English to Portuguese
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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.


 

Amit pal
Local time: 21:27
English to Hindi
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In hindi, Bengali & Marathi Oct 13, 2013

Hindi

नव वर्ष की शुभकामनाएँ|

Bengali

নতুন বছরের শুভেচ্ছা|

Marathi

नवीन वर्षाची शुभेच्छा|


 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 16:57
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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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.


 

Cristina Ramos
Spain
Local time: 17:57
English to Spanish
+ ...
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


 

Josephine Cassar  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:57
Member (2012)
Italian to English
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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]


 

Torill Cabaret  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 17:57
French to Norwegian
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In Norwegian Oct 14, 2013

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

 

Petro Ebersöhn  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:57
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.


 

Alexander C. Thomson  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 17:57
Dutch to English
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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!]


 

Malika Lakbiach  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:57
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)


 

Chris Hughes  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:57
Member (2007)
Albanian to English
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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.)

 

Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 17:57
Member (2010)
Spanish to English
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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