How to Say "Happy New Year" in Russian

Learn how to say "Happy New Year" in Russian with this online Russian language lesson from Howcast.

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How to say "Happy New Year" in Russian.

S NOH-vim GOH-dom!

The second word, Noh-vim, hits the accent on the first syllable. And, similarly, GOH-dom, the third word, hits the accent on the third syllable.

Putting it all together, slowly.

S NOH-vim GOH-dom!

One more time, slowly.

S NOH-vim GOH-dom!

You kind of slide that first S sound into the first word.

One more time, slowly.

S NOH-vim GOH-dom!

And now, at a normal pace.

S NOH-vim GOH-dom!

Give it a try. Great.

The next phrase, S NOH-vim GOH-dom, s NO-vim SHAS-tyem, literally means, "Happy joys. New joys in the New Year." But it's a very acceptable and common phrase when wishing someone Happy New Year.

Saying it slowly.

S NOH-vim GOH-dom, s NO-vim SHAS-tyem.

That last word, SHAS-tyem, means joy, hits the accent on the first syllable.

One more time, slowly.

S NOH-vim GOH-dom, s NO-vim SHAS-tyem.

And now, at a slightly quicker pace.

S NOH-vim GOH-dom, s NO-vim SHAS-tyem.

Give it a try. Great job.

Those are just a couple of the ways to say "Happy New Year" in Russian.

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