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How To Say Happy New Year In 20 Languages

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As the New Year rolls in, we look towards a brighter future. Many of us make New Year's resolutions to better the quality of our life. One of the most common resolutions is to learn a new language. A great way to start this is by learning to wish 'Happy New Year' in a new language. Here is a list of 'Happy New Year' in 20 languages. Let's see how fast you can master it! 


Our map shows "Happy New Year!" in languages across the globe. We have picked the most common and widely spoken ones in this list out of the hundreds of other worldwide languages.

  1. English - Happy New Year
  2. Yoruba - E ku odun, eku iyedun
  3. Hindi - नए साल की शुभकामनाएँ
  4. Bangla - শুভ নব বর্ষ
  5. Indonesian - Selamat Tahun Baru
  6. Spanish - Feliz año nuevo
  7. Portuguese - Feliz Ano Novo
  8. Icelandic - Gleðilegt nýtt ár
  9. German - Frohes neues Jahr
  10. French - Bonne année
  11.  Swedish - Gott nytt år
  12. Russian - с новым годом
  13. Korean - 새해 복 많이 받으세요
  14. Turkish - Yeni yılın kutlu olsun
  15. Italian - Buon anno
  16. Arabic - سنة جديدة سعيدة
  17. Mandarin - 新年快乐 / 新年快樂 
  18. Japanese - 明けましておめでとうございます
  19.  Somali - Sanad wanaagsan
  20. Hausa - Barka da sabon shekara
  21. Zulu - Jabulela unyaka omusha

If you're wondering, the Klingon for Happy New Year is apparently "DIS chu' DatIvjaj". 

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<p>With a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and a Master's in Residency specializing in Biomolecular Sciences and roots in the Midlands, Matt has developed a passion for writing about London. As a former editor and prolific contributor to, he has authored several books exploring the city's hidden gems. In addition to his work, Matt enjoys spending time with his two preschool-aged children.</p>

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