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Video: 27 Ways to Say Happy New Year

Whether you’re watching the clock strike midnight in New York, Sydney, or anywhere else in the world, you will no doubt end up saying “happy new year” to friends and family.

Being in a multicultural city, we attempted to gather as many people together in London on camera in two days to say “happy new year.” We clocked up 27 languages and captured many happy revelers wanting to wish their friends and family overseas a happy 2016.

Happy New Year in 27 languages

Watch our video of 27 different ways to say “Happy New Year” and learn the phrase in some new languages - especially helpful if you are moving abroad soon.

 

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While you may have heard some of these languages (for example, English, if you are reading this without Google Translator), but others like Garifuna may be new to you. Garifuna, listed on UNESCO’s vulnerable language list, is from St. Vincent in the Caribbean, but can be found in Central American countries Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, where it is critically endangered.

We wish we could speak all of the approximately 6,500 languages left in the world, but we do have some other language videos for you to check out.

If you want to learn how to say happy new year in some of the languages in our video, take a look at the chart below for the list of phrases for each of the featured languages.

Language Spelling

Arabic

سنة سعيدة (sana sa’eedah)

British Sign Language

Happy New Year

Catalan

Feliç any nou

Danish

Godt nytår

Dutch

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar

English

Happy New Year

French

Bonne année

Garifuna

Buiti iseri irumu

German

Frohes Neues Jahr

Greek

Καλή χρονιά (Kali chronia)

Gujarati

સાલ મુબારક (saal mubarak)

Hebrew

שָׁנָה טוֹבָה (shana tova)

Hokkien

Kung Hee Huat Tsai

Italian

Buon anno

Japanese

あけまして おめでとう ございます (Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu)

Latvian

Laimīgu Jauno gadu

Lithuanian

Laimingu naujuju metu

Mandarin

新年快乐 (Xin Nian Kuai Le)

Polish

Szczęśliwego nowego roku

Portuguese

Feliz ano novo

Romanian

La mulți ani!

Russian

С Новым Годом (S novim godom)

Serbian

Srećna nova godina

Slovak

Šťastný nový rok

Spanish

Feliz año nuevo

Thai

Sawatdee Pi Mai

Turkish

Yeni yılınız kutlu olsun

How many of these 27 languages do you know? Comment with the number below!