The New Year is upon us! Learn how to wish a “Happy New Year” to your friends around the world. Matador Network has translated the phrase into 40 different languages. Below are a few I thought would be most helpful to those of you teaching or learning a new language in class this year (plus a couple lesser known ones for fun!). You can learn the full list here. Here’s to a happy, healthy new year and safe travels in 2012!
In Afrikaans, say “Gelukkige Nuwejaar”
Pronounced: gha-likkikga-neeva-yaarr (“gh” is a throat scraping guttural sound)
or “Allin wata kachun qanqunapaq” (plural)
or all-yin wa-ta ka-chun kan-koon-a-pak