Felix annus novus tibi sit! Or, for our English readers, Happy New Year.
I’ve been wanting to study Latin for years. (If some super rich and friendly reader happens to want to sponsor my Latin classes, I’d, um, be open to it. ‘Cause I’m broke.) So, I bought this Latin phrase-a-day calendar because that’s sort of like studying Latin. And for January 1, it says, “Felix annus novus tibi sit.”
So, I would like to officially announce to all Grammar Party readers: “Felix annus novus tibi sit” to you.
In honor of well wishes for 2012, I have also collected translations of “Happy New Year” from other languages. Enjoy!
Afgani: Saale Nao Mubbarak
Afrikaans: Gelukkige nuwe jaar
Armenian: Snorhavor Nor Tari
Arabic: Kul ‘am wa antum bikhair
Croatian: Sretna nova godina
Danish: Godt Nytår
Dutch: Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
French: Bonne année
German: Glückliches neues Jahr
Greek: Kenourios Chronos
Hebrew: L’Shanah Tovah
Hungarian: Boldog új évet
Indonesian: Selamat Tahun Baru
Italian: Felice anno nuovo
Japanese: Akimashite Omedetto Gozaimasu
Klingon: DIS chu’ DatIvjaj
Korean: Saehae Bock Mani ba deu sei yo!
Loatian: Sabai dee pee mai
Norwegian: Godt Nyttår
Polish: Szczesliwego Nowego Roku
Portuguese: Feliz Ano Novo
Punjabi: Nave sal di mubarak
Slovenian: sreèno novo leto
Spanish: Feliz año Nuevo
Tebitan: Losar Tashi Delek
Thai: Sawadee Pee Mai
Turkish: Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Ukranian: Shchastlyvoho Novoho Roku
Urdu: Naya Saal Mubbarak Ho
6 thoughts on “Sabai dee pee mai! Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun! Happy New Year!”
I took a Latin class once. I had to drop it because it required work.
Happy New Year!
I totally understand. I hope I live to see the day when I can just download all the information to my brain.
I used to want that day to come, too, but then I realized I would probably waste it all downloading porn and strategies for getting drunk at work. Such a waste, huh?
Hi, Erin, were did you buy that Latin calender? Wishing you a great grammatical 2012!
It was 50% off at Barnes and Noble. (I kind of hate announcing that I went to a big box bookstore, but I did.)
I hope you have a lovely 2012, too. Let’s hope that Mayan prophecy doesn’t play out.