Enjoying Snowmass MountainWhile traveling around the world, learning to speak a new language is no easy task.  However, it can be a lot of fun if you learn to do it during the holidays. Take Christmas, for example. Learning how to say Merry Christmas to people around the world could be a lot of fun!

In just one language, you could have many variations, pronunciations, and formalities on how you even go about saying it.

As I was sitting here in front of the fireplace this holiday season, sipping on my hot cocoa and enjoying my Hershey’s chocolate bar I couldn’t imagine a much better way to have fun with a blog post while learning to talk in a few different languages than to find out the many different variations on how you can say “Merry Christmas” around the world.  

Whether it be in Arabic, Thai, Welsh or Turkish you can spread that holiday cheer in any language you want.  Now go out and tell the world Santa is coming this season with over 50 different ways to say “Merry Christmas” around the world!

Merry Christmas around the world

Afrikaans“Geseënde Kersfees en ‘n Voorspoedige Nuwe Jaar.”

Arabic – “I’d Miilad Said Oua Sana Saida”

Argentine – “Felices Pasquas Y felices ano Nuevo”

Armenian – “Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand”

Bohemian – “Vesele Vanoce”

Breton – “Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat”

Bulgarian – “Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo”

Chinese Mandarin – “Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan”

Cornish – “Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth”

Croatian – “Sretan Bozic i Nova Godina” (Merry Christmas & Happy New Year)

Czech – “Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok”

Danish – “Glædelig Jul”

Dutch – “Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar”

English – “Merry Christmas”

Estonian – “Haid joule ja head uut aastat”

Filipino – “Maligayang Pasko”

Finnish – “Hyvaa joulua”

French – “Joyeux Noël”

German – “Froehliche Weihnachten”

Greek – “Kala Christouyenna”

Hawaiian – “Mele Kalikimaka”

Hebrew – “Mo’adim Lesimkha. Chena tova”

Hindi – “Shub Naya Baras”

Hungarian – “Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket”

Icelandic – “Gledileg Jol”

Indonesian – “Selamat Hari Natal”

Iraqi – “Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah”

Irish – “Nollaig Shona Dhuit”

Italian – “Buone Feste Natalizie”

Korean – “Sung Tan Chuk Ha”

Latvian – “Prieci’gus Ziemsve’tkus un Laimi’gu Jauno Gadu”

Lithuanian – “Linksmu Kaledu”

Navajo – “Merry Keshmish”

Norwegian – “God Jul”

Polish – “Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia”

Portuguese – “Feliz Natal” “Boas Festas”(Good Holidays.)

Romanian – “Craciun fericit”

Russian – “Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva s Novim Godom”

Serbian – “Hristos se rodi”

Slovakian – “Sretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce” 

Samoan – “La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou”

Slovak – “Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok”

Slovene – “Vesele Bozicne. Screcno Novo Leto”

Spanish – “Feliz Navidad”

Swedish – “God Jul”

Tahitian – “Ia orana te Noera”

Thai – “Sawadee Pee Mai”

Turkish – “Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun”

Ukrainian – “Z Rizdvom Khrystovym !”

Vietnamese – “Chuc Mung Giang Sinh”

Welsh – “Nadolig Llawen”

Yugoslavian – “Cestitamo Bozic”

How will you be saying Merry Christmas this holiday season?