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How to say Merry Christmas in other languages

18th November 2019

Emily Robertshaw


Christmas is almost here! Why not take the opportunity to learn how to say Merry Christmas in different languages? Whether you want to write it in your Christmas cards or say it to family and friends from all over the world, you can with the help of our language list and pronunciation guide.


Language Translation Pronunciation
Chinese (Simplified) 圣诞快乐 shèng dàn kuài lè
Chinese (Traditional) 聖誕快樂 shèng dàn kuài lè
Croatian Sretan Božić sray tan bow zic
Czech Vesele Vanoce vay say lay va no zay
Danish Glædelig Jul gled yule
Dutch Vrolijk Kerstfeest vro le er kurst fest
Finnish Hyvää Joulua who va yole wa
French Joyeux Noël zhwa yeu noh el
German Frohe Weinachten fro eh vine act en
Greek Kαλά χριστούγεννα ka la he stu ya na
Italian Buon Natale bwon na ta lay
Japanese メリークリスマス may ri ku ris su ma su
Latvian Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus pree eh see gus zee eh mess at kus
Lithuanian Linksmu Kalédu links moo ka lay do
Norwegian Gledelig Jul/God Jul gled yule/god yule
Polish Wesołych Świat ve so lic see at
Portuguese Feliz Natal fay leezh na tal
Romanian Crăciun Fericit cre chun fe ri chit
Russian С Рождеством s razh di est vom
Slovak Vesele Vianoce vay say lay vee a no zay
Slovene Vesel Božič vay sel bow six
Spanish Feliz Navidad fay leese na vee dad
Swedish God Jul god yule
Turkish Mutlu Noeller moot loo no el eh


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