Wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

05:21 Dec 3, 2003
English to Afrikaans translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
For a Christmas card
Helene O'Rourke

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4 +1Gesëende Kersfees en 'n gelukkige nuwe jaar
Rowan Morrell



27 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
wishing you a merry christmas and a happy new year.
Gesëende Kersfees en 'n gelukkige nuwe jaar

That should pretty much do it. I think you can also say "Nuwejaar" as one word.

Rowan Morrell
New Zealand
Local time: 02:01
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Folio Online: Agree, but just move the umlaut to the third of the four "e's".
3 hrs
  -> Ah, so "Geseënde Kersfees ..." then. Different Web sites had the umlaut in different places (some the second "e", some the third "e"), so thanks for clearing up which "e" the umlaut should go over!

neutral  Samuel Murray: "nuwe jaar" = "new year". "Nuwejaar" = "New Year's Day"
8 days
  -> OK, thanks for explaining the distinction, Samuel. (I did suggest "nuwe jaar" initially though, so any chance of changing the neutral to an agree?)
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