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How to Say "Happy New Year" in Different Languages

Become an international ambassador of goodwill by wishing people of different nationalities a Happy New Year in their native tongue. Here's how to say it in 7 languages.


  • Step 1: Say it in French Say "Happy New Year" in French: Bonne Année!
  • Step 2: Give the greeting in German Bestow New Year wishes in German: Gluckliches neues Jahr!
  • Step 3: Say it in Chinese Say it in standard, or Mandarin, Chinese: Xin Nian Kuai Le
  • TIP: The Chinese language has many dialects, so pronunciations vary from region to region.
  • Step 4: Tell it to an Italian Say "Happy New Year" to an Italian: Buon anno!
  • Step 5: Wish it in Russian Wish Happy New Year in Russian: Snovum Go-dum
  • Step 6: Give your salutation in Spanish Say it in Spanish: Feliz Ano Nuevo!
  • Step 7: Give greeting in Japanese Give a New Year's greeting in Japanese: Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu
  • FACT: The classic New Year's song "Auld Lang Syne" began as a poem written by Scottish writer Robert Burns in 1788.

You Will Need

  • Memorization
  • Pronunciation

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