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Kosimo
December 24th, 2007, 02:12 PM
Is Ubuntu a multilingual and multicultural community? ;) Let's say Merry Christmas in many different languages around the world.

In catalan Language (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalan_language):

Merry Christmas
Bon Nadal !


Happy new year
Feliç Any Nou




How can we say it in yours?

stijngysemans
December 24th, 2007, 02:14 PM
dutch
vrolijk kerstfeest
:)

Toffeeapple
December 24th, 2007, 02:19 PM
Nadolig Llawen

Welsh

tomcheng76
December 24th, 2007, 02:25 PM
繁體中文
聖誕快樂
简体中文
圣诞快乐

odiseo77
December 24th, 2007, 02:29 PM
ˇFeliz Navidad!

(Spanish)

Malcolm
December 24th, 2007, 02:31 PM
Buon Natale!

(Italian)

xyz
December 24th, 2007, 02:47 PM
French is one of the 4 languages spoken here so:

JOYEUX NOEL!

Clarke
December 24th, 2007, 02:57 PM
Russian:
Счастливого Рождества!:)

jouka
December 24th, 2007, 02:58 PM
Hyvää joulua!

(finnish meaning "Merry Christmas!")

Ja onnellista uutta vuotta!

(and a happy new year!)

andrek
December 24th, 2007, 03:00 PM
Polish
Wesołych Świąt
[Merry Christmas]
i szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!
[and a happy New Year!]

murmel
December 24th, 2007, 03:04 PM
God jul och gott nytt ĺr!
SWEDISH! =)

(Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!)

rune0077
December 24th, 2007, 03:08 PM
Danish:

God jul og godt nytĺr

ezphilosophy
December 24th, 2007, 03:56 PM
繁體中文
聖誕快樂
简体中文
圣诞快乐

Just thought I'd elaborate on this one a little bit since the thread title is about how to "say" it.

Mandarin Chinese
圣诞快乐

sheng dan kuai le (Chinese pinyin)
shung don kwy le (my attempt to give phonetic spelling)

("don" in American English pronunciation)

kevdog
December 24th, 2007, 04:14 PM
Yo, Merry freakin' Christmas G!

Hood

rocka2k
December 24th, 2007, 04:17 PM
(in german)

Merry Chirstmas: Fröhliche Weihnachten

Happy new year: Frohes neues Jahr

RedMist
December 24th, 2007, 04:20 PM
In Irish:

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Duit - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :guitar:

mips
December 24th, 2007, 04:23 PM
Afrikaans:

Gesëende Kersfees (Merry Christmas)

Voorspoedige nuwe jaar (Happy new year)

atomkarinca
December 24th, 2007, 04:31 PM
Türkçe (Turkish)

Merry Christmas: Mutlu Noeller
Happy New Year: Mutlu Yıllar

new2*buntu
December 24th, 2007, 04:47 PM
Just thought I'd elaborate on this one a little bit since the thread title is about how to "say" it.

Mandarin Chinese
圣诞快乐

sheng dan kuai le (Chinese pinyin)
shung don kwy le (my attempt to give phonetic spelling)

("don" in American English pronunciation)

Yeah the "诞" part is kind of hard to change into English.

pichalsi
December 24th, 2007, 04:50 PM
Slovak (Czech also) :
Vesele Vianoce !

Zlatan
December 24th, 2007, 04:51 PM
Lithuanian:

Merry Christmas: Linksmų Kalėdų
Happy New Year: Laimingų Naujųjų Metų

cheers everyone here:)

MONODA
December 24th, 2007, 04:53 PM
yenaad aalak.
arabic meaning happy whatever holiday it is.

loell
December 24th, 2007, 05:00 PM
Filipino/Tagalog


Merry Christmas and A Happy new year: Maligayang Pasko at Manigong bagong taon

jeffus_il
December 24th, 2007, 05:04 PM
חג שמח
(Any Holiday)

Pancetilla
December 24th, 2007, 05:08 PM
Zorionak eta urte berri on

(Merry Xmas and happy new year, more or less)

basque :)...

spamzilla
December 24th, 2007, 05:10 PM
English: Merry Christmas and have a happy New Year!

Someone had to do it :lolflag:

koenn
December 24th, 2007, 05:17 PM
dutch
vrolijk kerstfeest
:)

zalig kerstfeest

(flemish / catholic version)

adityakavoor
December 24th, 2007, 05:36 PM
Kannada

cristana huttu habbada shubhashayagalu :)

Aerin
December 24th, 2007, 05:52 PM
Bengali :
Shubho Baradin (Merry Christmas)
Shubho Nobo Borsho (Happy New Year)

mellowd
December 24th, 2007, 05:56 PM
First language: Merry Christmas!
Second Language: Gesëende Kersfees! (Afrikaans)
Wife's first language: Kellemes Karacsonyiunnepeket! (Hungarian)

Chal
December 24th, 2007, 05:57 PM
greek:

merry christmas
Kalá Christújenna

happy new year
ke kaló néo étos

Samhain13
December 24th, 2007, 06:04 PM
Filipino/Ilocano: Naimbag a Paskwa :)

Lord DarkPat
December 24th, 2007, 08:01 PM
Hindi
aapko christmas ki shubh badhaiyaan(don't have the hindi font)

rpalyvoda
December 24th, 2007, 10:49 PM
Христос рождається! (Ukrainian)

Kingsley
December 24th, 2007, 10:55 PM
Ekelere m gi maka Kristmas! (Igbo)

Island Girl
December 24th, 2007, 10:55 PM
Mele Kalikimaka from Hawaii!

pjkoczan
December 24th, 2007, 11:04 PM
ˇFeliz Navidad!

Prospero ańo y felicidad...

I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom...of my...heart!!!

I apologize to everyone who gets that song stuck in their head. :mrgreen:

billgoldberg
December 25th, 2007, 12:12 AM
Zalig kersfeest en een gelukkig nieuwjaar!
Mary christmas and a happy new year!

That's flemish. (dutch for the purists)

Irihapeti
December 25th, 2007, 03:40 AM
Mere Kirihimete. Kia koa te tau hou.
Merry Christmas. May the new year be joyful. (Māori)

epimeteo
December 25th, 2007, 03:43 AM
(portuguese)

Feliz Natal! <- merry Christmas
Bom Ano Novo! <- happy new year


Cheers all!

executor
December 25th, 2007, 03:48 AM
God Jul og Godt Nytt Ĺr

in norwegian

JeffoOfMetal
December 25th, 2007, 04:24 AM
"Hey, all you crazy motherf***ers, you f****ers better have a f***in' great Christmas, you got that?"

Metalhead

I've been watching too many metal concerts.

:guitar:

Kosimo
December 25th, 2007, 04:43 PM
We're still on time! :)

Any other one?

FunkyJack
December 25th, 2007, 04:54 PM
Croatian:
Sretan Božić!

kodoku
December 25th, 2007, 06:14 PM
Just thought I'd elaborate on this one a little bit since the thread title is about how to "say" it.

Mandarin Chinese
圣诞快乐

sheng dan kuai le (Chinese pinyin)
shung don kwy le (my attempt to give phonetic spelling)

("don" in American English pronunciation)

I think it's pronounced more like dan than don in Mandarin.

HotShotDJ
December 25th, 2007, 06:22 PM
ˇFeliz Solsticio! (Well, not "Merry Christmas" -- but close enough)

bigbrovar
December 25th, 2007, 06:28 PM
Yoruba- NIgerian
Eku Odun Keresemese - Merry Xmas
Eku Odun Tuntun- Happy New Year

abh83
December 25th, 2007, 06:43 PM
yenaad aalak.
arabic meaning happy whatever holiday it is.

Not sure what language that is but it aint Arabic mate! ;)

Male: كل سنة وانت طيّب (kullu sina wa inta tayyib)
Female: كل سنة وانت طيّبة (kullu sina wa inti tayyiba)

Can be used on any festive occasion.

Balazs_noob
December 25th, 2007, 06:51 PM
Wife's first language: Kellemes Karacsonyiunnepeket! (Hungarian)
you probably don't have the special Hungarian characters
on you your English keyboard ;)

Kellemes Karácsonyi ünnepeket!
(Hungarian)

mellowd
December 26th, 2007, 08:33 AM
you probably don't have the special Hungarian characters
on you your English keyboard ;)

Kellemes Karácsonyi ünnepeket!
(Hungarian)

Yeah :( I'm thinking of buying some hungarian stickers to stick on the keyboard and then switch backwards and forwards :p

Balazs_noob
December 26th, 2007, 09:24 AM
Yeah :( I'm thinking of buying some hungarian stickers to stick on the keyboard and then switch backwards and forwards :p

you don't have to change back, a Hungarian keyboard
has all the English letters :)


Happy new year:
Boldog új évet
( Hungarian )

mellowd
December 26th, 2007, 09:26 AM
you don't have to change back, a Hungarian keyboard
has all the English letters :)


Happy new year:
Boldog új évet
( Hungarian )


Yeah but then I'll have to find my way around a new keyboard :shock:

iladw
December 26th, 2007, 11:53 AM
In Czech it's ->


Veselé Vánoce a šťastný nový rok!

In Bulgarian it's ->


Весела Коледа и честита нова година!

Both mean merry Christmas and happy new year.