happy holidays

13:49 Dec 20, 2003
English to Irish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: happy holidays
happy holidays

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3Laethanta saoire sona dhuit
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Yuri Smirnov



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Irish Gaelic - Nollaig Shona duit
Irish Gaelic - Nollaig Shona
Irish Gaelic - Nollaig faoi shean agus faoi shonas duit agus bliain nua faoi mhaise dhuit!


Note added at 14 mins (2003-12-20 14:04:36 GMT)

Here it is - one of my THREE (only) Irish sentences!!!

Happy Christmas to you is....

Nollaig Shona duit

Pronounced (I learned it phonetically when I was a teenager and visited Ireland a lot)... Nullug hunna gwitch.


Yuri Smirnov
Local time: 02:57
Native speaker of: Native in BelarusianBelarusian, Native in RussianRussian

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disagree  Cilian O'Tuama: no mention in the question that they're referring to Christmas. Your suggestions translate back as 'Merry Christmas'. 100% confidence!?
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  -> Thank you for your opinion. But what do you understand under "happy holidays"? The Day of Indepence of New Guinea? Respectfully :-)

disagree  EdithK: Not the same as Season's Greetings. Leave it to the indigenous, the New Guinean lepracauns, the know also a bit about phonetics. Respectfully.
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Laethanta saoire sona dhuit

you could use this, not an exact rendering but at least it is not saying "Happy X-mas".

Local time: 01:57
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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