How to Say “Happy New Year” in Other languages

Do you have friends who do not understand English and you want to wish them a happy new year in their language or do you want to do something different for the new year? why not check out our article on how to say a happy new year in other languages?

New year comes with excitement that cannot be traded for anything, we believe you too stay awake watching your wall clock for when it gets to twelve midnight so you can reach out to your family, friends, and loved ones.

Happy New Year in Other Languages

It is of a truth that English has been accepted to be the official language in some countries of the world, what of the other countries that have another language as their official language and not English. Communication with such people could get frustrating at times.

Of course, either of you would have to make some adjustments and learn a few terms in your languages such as to ease communication, if you must make these adjustments, you sure would have to begin from simple salutations and grow from there.

The salutations in question are beyond the morning, afternoon evening, welcome, or even goodbye greetings, it also includes a happy new month, week, and year salutations, this happy new year in other languages will offer great help, read on.

Below is how to wish your non-English friends a Happy New year in their indigenous language.
They will appreciate the effort.

Spoiler alert; most of these translations could twist your tongue beyond your imagination, don’t worry; you’ve got this. Let us begin the translation with Hebrew, Spanish, and Chinese language.

Happy New year in Hebrew

Happy new year in Hebrew is: “Shanah Tovah”
below is a quick video that shows how it is pronounced.
further reading: ROSH HASHANAH: THE JEWISH NEW YEAR

Happy New year in Spanish

Happy new year in Espanol is: Feliz Año Nuevo(feh-LEES AHN-yo nwAY-voh)
See how it’s said below.

Happy New Year in Chinese

The most popular new year greeting in Chinese is ‘New Year goodness!’

新年好 / 新年好 (Xīnnián hǎo)

  • In Mandarin: /sshin-nyen haoww/
  • In Cantonese: /sen-nin haow/

Also See: Happy New Month SMS and wishes

Happy New year in Other Languages

Here are ways to say “Happy New Year” in such languages as Hebrew, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Bengali, Hebrew, French, Korean, Vietnamese, and more.

LANGUAGE COUNTRY TRANSLATION
AFRIKAANS South Africa gelukkige nuwejaar / voorspoedige nuwejaar
AKPOSSO Togo, Ghana ilufio ètussé
ALBANIAN Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia Gëzuar vitin e ri
ALSATIAN France (Alsace) e glëckliches nëies / güets nëies johr
ANTILLEAN CREOLE France (French Antilles) bon lanné
ARABIC Maghreb, Near East عام سعيد (aam saiid) / sana saiida
ARMENIAN Armenia, Armenian Highlands շնորհավոր Նոր տարի (shnorhavor nor tari)
ATIKAMEKW Canada (Quebec) amokitanone
AZERBAIJANI Azerbaijan, Russia (Dagestan), Iran yeni iliniz mübarək
BAMBARA Mali aw ni san’kura / bonne année
BASAA Cameroon nwii lam / ngand nwii lam
BASQUE Spain, France urte berri on
BELARUSIAN Belarus З новым годам (Z novym hodam)
BENGALI Bangladesh, India shuvo noboborsho
BERBER Algeria, Mali, Niger assugas amegaz
BETI Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe mbembe mbu
BHOJPURI India, Nepal nauka sal mubarak hoe
BOBO Burkina Faso, Mali bonne année
BOSNIAN Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo sretna nova godina
BRETON France (Bretagne) bloavezh mat / bloavez mad
BULGARIAN Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania честита нова година (chestita nova godina)
BURMESE Myanmar hnit thit ku mingalar pa
CANTONESE China (Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macau) sun lin fi lok / kung hé fat tsoi
CATALAN Spain (Catalonia, Balearic Islands, Valencia), Andorra bon any nou
CEBUANO Philippines malipayong bag-ong tuig
CHINESE (MANDARIN) China, Taiwan, Singapore 新年快乐 (xin nian kuai le) / 新年好 (xin nian hao)
CORNISH UK (Cornwall) bledhen nowedh da
CORSICAN France (Corse), Italy (Sardiania) pace è salute
CROATIAN Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina sretna nova godina
CZECH Czech Republic šťastný nový rok
DANISH Denmark, Germany (Southern Schleswig), Greenland, Faroe Islands godt nytår
DUALA Cameroon mbu mwa bwam
DUTCH Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname gelukkig nieuw jaar
ENGLISH UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa happy new year
ESPERANTO [constructed language] feliĉan novan jaron
ESTONIAN Estonia head uut aastat
EWE Ghana, Togo eƒé bé dzogbenyui nami
EWONDO Cameroon mbembe mbu
FANG Equatorial Guinea, Gabon bamba mbou
FAROESE Faroe Islands, Denmark gott nýggjár
FILIPINO Philippines manigong bagong taon
FINNISH Finland, Sweden onnellista uutta vuotta
FLEMISH Belgium (Flanders) gelukkig nieuwjaar
FON Benin kudo xwe yoyo (to 1 person) / mikudo xwe yoyo (several persons)
FRENCH France, Canada (Quebec), Belgium (Wallonia), Switzerland (Romandie), Monaco, Luxembourg bonne année
FRISIAN Netherlands, Germany lokkich nijjier
FRIULAN Italy (Friuli) bon an
FULA Africa (Sahel and West Africa) dioul mo wouri
GALICIAN Spain (Galicia) feliz ano novo
GEORGIAN Georgia გილოცავთ ახალ წელს (gilocavt akhal tsels)
GERMAN Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy (South Tyrol), Belgium, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg Frohes neues Jahr / prosit Neujahr
GREEK Greece, Cyprus Καλή Χρονιά (kali chronia / kali xronia) / Ευτυχισμένος ο Καινούριος Χρόνος (eutichismenos o kainourgios chronos)
GUARANI Paraguay rogüerohory año nuévo-re
GUJARATI India (Gujarat) sal mubarak / nootan varshabhinandan
HAITIAN CREOLE Haiti bònn ané
HAUSA Nigeria, Niger, Ghana barka da sabuwar shekara
HAWAIIAN USA (Hawaii) hauoli makahiki hou
HEBREW Israel שנה טובה (shana tova)
HERERO Namibia ombura ombe ombua
HINDI India nav varsh ki subhkamna
HMONG China, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand nyob zoo xyoo tshiab
HUNGARIAN Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia boldog új évet
ICELANDIC Iceland gleðilegt nýtt ár
IGBO Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea obi anuri nke afor ohuru
INDONESIAN Indonesia selamat tahun baru
INUKTITUT (NUNAVIMMIUTITUT) Canada (Quebec) ᐅᑭᐅᒥ ᓄᑖᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒋᑦ (ukiumi nutaami quviasugit) – to 1 person
ᐅᑭᐅᒥ ᓄᑖᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒋᑦᓯ (ukiumi nutaami quviasugitsi) – to several persons
IRISH GAELIC Ireland ath bhliain faoi mhaise
ITALIAN Italy, San Marino, Switzerland felice anno nuovo / buon anno
JAPANESE Japan あけまして おめでとう ございます (akemashite omedetô gozaimasu)
JAVANESE Indonesia (Java) ꦱꦸꦒꦼꦁꦮꦂꦱꦲꦺꦁꦒꦭ꧀ ꧒꧐꧑꧘ (sugêng warsa enggal)
KABYLE Algeria (Kabylie) aseggas ameggaz
KANNADA India (Karnakata) ಹೊಸ ವರ್ಷದ ಹಾರ್ಧಿಕ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು (hosa varshada hardika shubhashayagalu)
KASHMIRI India (Kashmir), Pakistan nav reh mubarakh
KAZAKH Kazakhstan zhana zhiliniz kutti bolsin
KHMER Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam sur sdei chhnam thmei
KIEMBU Kenya ngethi cya mwaka mweru
KIKONGO Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, Angola buanana / yimvu yambote
KINYARWANDA Rwanda umwaka mwiza
KIRUNDI Burundi umwaka mwiza
KOREAN Korea, North Korea 새해 복 많이 받으세요 (seh heh bok mani bat uh seyo)
KURDISH Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran sala we ya nû pîroz be
KWANGALI Namibia, Angola mvhura zompe zongwa
KYRGYZ Kyrgyzstan ЖАӉЫ ЖЫЛЫӉЫЗДАР МЕНЕН (zhany zhylynyzdar menen)
LAO Laos, Thailand sabai di pi mai
LARI Republic of the Congo buanana / m’vu wambote
LATIN Roman Kingdom – extinct felix sit annus novus
LATVIAN Latvia laimīgu Jauno gadu
LENAPE USA (New Jersey) Weli Newiyal
LIGURIAN Italy (Liguria) bón ànno nêuvo
LINGALA Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Angola, Central African Republic bonana / mobu elamu
LITHUANIAN Lithuania laimingų Naujųjų Metų
LOW SAXON Germany (Northern Germany), Netherlands gelükkig nyjaar
LUGANDA Uganda omwaka omulungi
LUXEMBOURGISH Luxembourg e gudd neit Joër
MACEDONIAN Macedonia Среќна Нова Година (srekna nova godina)
MALAGASY Madagascar arahaba tratry ny taona
MALAY Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore selamat tahun baru
MALAYALAM India (Kerala) nava varsha ashamshagal
MALTESE Malta is-sena t-tajba
MANGAREVAN France (Gambier Islands) kia porotu te ano ou
MAORI New Zealand kia hari te tau hou
MARATHI India (Maharashtra, Goa) navin varshaachya hardik shubbheccha
MARQUESAN France (Marquesas Islands) kaoha nui tenei ehua hou
MBOCHI Republic of the Congo bonana / obu elamu
MOHAWK Canada (Quebec, Ontario) ose:rase
MONGOLIAN Mongolia Шинэ жилийн баярын мэнд хvргэе (shine jiliin bayariin mend hurgeye)
MORÉ Burkina Faso wênd na kô-d yuum-songo
NDEBELE Zimbabwe umyaka omucha omuhle
NEPALI Nepal, India, Bhutan, Myanmar naya barsha ko subhakamana
NGOMBALE Cameroon ngeu’ shwi pong mbeo paghe
NORMAN France (Normandy) boune anna / jostouse anna
NORWEGIAN Norway godt nyttår
OCCITAN France, Spain, Italy, Monaco bon annada
ORIYA India (Odisha) subha nababarsa / naba barsara hardika abhinandan
PALAUAN Palau ungil beches er rak
PAPIAMENTO Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao bon anja / felis anja nobo
PASHTO Afghanistan, Pakistan nawe kaalmo mobarak sha
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH USA (Pennsylvania) Gelukkig Nieu jaar
PERSIAN (DARI) Afghanistan سال نو مبارک (sâle no mobârak)
PERSIAN (FARSI) Iran ????? ?????? ??? (Nowruz FarkhondehBaad)
POLISH Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia szczęśliwego nowego roku
PORTUGUESE Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola, São Tomé and Príncipe feliz ano novo
PUNJABI Pakistan, India (Punjab) ਨਵੇਂ ਸਾਲ ਦੀਆਂ ਵਧਾਈਆਂ (nave saal deeyan vadhaiyaan)
ROMANI Romania, Europe baxtalo nevo bersh
ROMANIAN Romania, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine un an nou fericit / la mulţi ani
ROMANSH Switzerland (Grisons) bun di bun onn
RUSSIAN Russia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Central Asia С Новым Годом (S novim godom)
SAMI (INARI) Finland luholâš uđđâ ive
SAMI (LULE) Norway, Sweden buorre ådå jagev
SAMI (NORTHERN) Norway, Sweden, Finland lihkolaš ođđa jagi
SAMI (SKOLT) Finland, Russia leklvaz ođđ eeˊjj
SAMI (SOUTHERN) Norway, Sweden buerie orre jaepie
SAMOAN Samoan Islands ia manuia le tausaga fou
SANGO Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo nzoni fini ngou
SARDINIAN Italy (Sardinia) bonu annu nou
SCOTTISH GAELIC UK (Scotland) bliadhna mhath ur
SERBIAN Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro Срећна Нова година (Srećna Nova godina)
SHIMAORE France (Mayotte) mwaha mwema
SHONA Zimbabwe goredzva rakanaka
SINDHI Pakistan (Sindh) nain saal joon wadhayoon
SINHALESE Sri Lanka ශුභ අළුත් අවුරුද්දක් වේවා (shubha aluth awuruddak weiwa)
SIOUX LAKOTA USA (Dakota) omaka t’etcha kin washte kte ni / omaka tetcha oi’yokipi
SLOVAK Slovakia šťastný nový rok
SLOVENE Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia srečno novo leto
SOBOTA Slovenia dobir leto
SOMALI Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya sanad wanagsan
SPANISH Spain, Hispanic America, Equatorial Guinea feliz año nuevo
SRANAN Suriname wan bun nyun yari
SWAHILI Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Uganda mwaka mzuri / heri ya mwaka mpya
SWEDISH Sweden, Finland gott nytt år
SWISS GERMAN Switzerland es guets Nöis
TAGALOG Philippines manigong bagong taon
TAHITIAN France (Society Islands) ia orana i te matahiti api
TAJIK Tajikistan, Uzbekistan соли нав муборак (soli nav muborak)
TAMANG Nepal lhochharla jyaba danba
TAMIL India, Sri Lanka இனிய புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள் (iniya puthandu nal Vazhthukkal)
TATAR Russia (Tatarstan) yaña yıl belän
TELUGU India (Andhra Pradesh, Telangana) నూతన సంవత్శర శుభాకాంక్షలు (nuthana samvathsara subhakankshalu)
THAI Thailand สวัสดีปีใหม่ (sawatdii pimaï)
TIBETAN China (Tibet), Nepal tashi delek / losar tashi delek
TIGRE Eritrea sanat farah wa khare
TSHILUBA Democratic Republic of the Congo tshidimu tshilenga
TSWANA Botswana, South Africa itumelele ngwaga o mosha
TULU India (Tulu Nadu) posa varshada shubashaya
TURKISH Turkey, Cyprus, Greece yeni yılınız kutlu olsun
TWENTS Netherlands gluk in’n tuk
TWI (ASHANTI) Ghana afehyia pa
UDMURT Russia (Udmurtia) Vyľ Aren
UKRAINIAN Ukraine Щасливого Нового Року / З Новим роком (z novym rokom)
URDU Pakistan, India naya sar Mubarak
URDU Pakistan, India naya sal mubarak
UZBEK Uzbekistan, Afghanistan yangi yilingiz qutlug’ bo’lsin
VIETNAMESE Vietnam Chúc Mừng Nǎm Mới / Cung Chúc Tân Niên / Cung Chúc Tân Xuân
WALLOON Belgium ene boune anéye, ene boune sintéye
WALLOON (“betchfessîs” spelling) Belgium bone annéye / bone annéye èt bone santéye
WELSH UK (Wales) blwyddyn newydd dda
WOLOF Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania dewenati
XHOSA South Africa nyak’omtsha
YIDDISH Central, Eastern and Western Europe, Israel, North America אַ גוט יאָר (a gut jor)
YORUBA Nigeria, Benin eku odun / eku odun tun tun / eku iyedun
ZARMA Niger barka’n da djiri tagio
ZULU South Africa unyaka omusha omuhle

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