Let me see... How do you say Merry Christmas in your Language?

Philippines
December 19, 2006 9:38am CST
Please greet everyone in MyLot - in your own language. ------------------------------------------------------ "Merry Christmas" = ------------------ "Happy New Year" =
16 responses
@maryannemax (12173)
• Sweden
19 Dec 06
here in the philippines, we say maligayang pasko for merry christmas and maligayang bagong taon for happy new year. that's just in tagalog. but there are other dialects, too. like if it's in cebuano, we say malipayong pasko for merry christmas and malipagyong bag-ong tuig for happy new year. philippines have lots of dialects. so, we can say it in many ways.
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• Philippines
20 Dec 06
Oh yeah! That's great. I know for a fact that the Philippines has "Tagalog" as the main and national dialect, spoken in many parts of the Philippines but it has I think about a hundred known indigenous dialects. We have ilocano, cebuano, kapampangan, waray, chabacano, batangueno, pangalatok and som many more. (I should know! I am from the Philippines too. Pure blooded Pinoy, and a "Mangyan" from Oriental Mindoro.) Some nations I believe has the same diversity of languages. Indonesia, New Zealand, Malaysia, I guess?
@clickerz (472)
• Philippines
24 Dec 06
Count me in,Im an ilonggo.In our dialect we say it as " "Mayad nga Paskwa" kag "Malipayon nga Bag-ong Tuig" in Happy New Year!
• Philippines
24 Dec 06
Now that I cannot translate and find out it's origins because I cannot speak fluent Illonggo dialect. Though I understand quite a few because my mom is an Illonggo and I am married to one from Capiz, almost an Illonggo too. Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon sa iyou rin my friend! (Is that you in your avatar with your friend? If so say Merry Christmas to him too, for me!)
@teogerm (77)
• Romania
19 Dec 06
Craciun Fericit (romanian language)
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• Philippines
20 Dec 06
Difficult to pronounce and to find the rootwords for this greeting but is sounds quite festive, if I pronounced it phonetically correct.
@SSorel (178)
• Romania
20 Dec 06
Now when Santa Claus coming you can say "Craciun Fericit" Merry Christmans you can translate "Craciun Fericit" but exactly translation is "Sarbatori Fericite" Happy Ner Years translate "La Multi Ani"
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• Philippines
20 Dec 06
Investigating here the root word derivatives in its Phonetic translation. --------------------------------------------------------- "Sarbatori" - cant figure out, I need a dictionary. "Craciun" - must be a Grecian word Fericit" - [Fericit - Feliz - Festival? - am groping here! "La Multi Ani" - [La Multi- many - "lots of"] - "Ani" - [Celebration - Aniversary]
• Philippines
20 Dec 06
Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon (Pilipino)
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• Philippines
20 Dec 06
The same to you my kabayan! Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year to you all!
• Philippines
20 Dec 06
Welcome Michael, I see you had 3 posts already at this writing. You will be on your way to earning some cash. Keep on and spread the word too by using my marketing and referral links I sent you thru another channel. Post with Gusto my kabayan.
• United States
19 Dec 06
Well, you said it for me! Merry Christmas!! & a very Happy New year!! Thanks!
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• Philippines
19 Dec 06
He, he, he, all English speaking members here, but you must be an american or a british?
• Philippines
20 Dec 06
Wow, this is getting better! Everyone greeting members in MyLot in their own native language. I feel I am more into this group now. Thanks everyone for returning a holiday greeting in your language.
• South Africa
25 Dec 06
In Afrikaans it is : Geseende Kersfees en Voorspoedige Nuwe Jaar!
@caramello (4382)
• Australia
24 Dec 06
In Australia we say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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• Philippines
24 Dec 06
But shouldn't that read - !raeY weN a yppaH dna samtsirhC yrreM? --------------------------------------------------------------- I am trying to read it from down under! Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to you too.
@moneymind (10524)
• Philippines
24 Dec 06
'maligayang pasko' = merry christmas 'at' = and 'manigong bagong taon' = happy new year. filipino... greetings. : )
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• Philippines
24 Dec 06
Now where did you learn that? You must have a Filipina girlfriend or wife! Or you are a Pinoy? Merry Christmas friend, my idol in MyLot. Not just because you are controversially famous, but for your frank and blatant expressions and defence of your faith.
• Philippines
24 Dec 06
merry christmas and a happy new year. whats are you preparing?malipayong pasko ug bulahang bag-ong tuig. bisdak philippines. so your a mangyan? mangyan are famous for their afro.
• Philippines
24 Dec 06
NOt really, I am more of a Spanish / Chinese / Filipino descent! I use Mangyan as a signature name as I promote awareness for this indigenous people of the mountains of Mindoro. I am a director of the The Association of Mindorenos, if you have ever heard of that group, an NGO serving the less fortunate people of Mindoro. Tasked with preserving our endangered and increasingly rare to find Tamaraw, and one of the smallest crododiles in the world - the "Crocodillus Mindorensis". I am from Calapan, Oriental Mindoro. My mom is Illonggo, (bisdak too) my dad is from Oriental Mindoro. My mom is half Spanish, half Filipino. My dad is a third Spanish, a third Chinese and a third Filipino, making him international. he, he, he! My ancestors say that my great great grandfather belonged to the group of helpers of the Lim Ah Hong landing party in Pangasinan, where you find a lot of people with my surname. Merry Christmas and a Happy Prosperous New Year to you too friend! By the way, mangyans do not sport an afro hair style. They use coconut oil (arrghh!) to groom their long wavy European style hair.
@brazilian (263)
• Brazil
24 Dec 06
Portuguese: Merry Christmas= Feliz Natal Happy new year= Feliz ano novo Merry Christmas and Happy new year to all!
• Philippines
24 Dec 06
Now my crude tranlated quite nearly as it should have read. Thanks for the confirmation! Merry Christmas to you and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to you too!
@miryam (6510)
• Italy
23 Dec 06
I'm Italy BUON NATALE E BUON ANNO
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• Philippines
24 Dec 06
If I may translate crudely from my own "root word" dictionary, Buon - is Happy in English right? Natale - is Nativity (Christ was born) Buon - is again Happy Anno - is year in English -------------------------------------- Merry Christmas to you too and Happy New Year!
@zgb_0001 (1384)
• Pakistan
23 Dec 06
Chinese say "?????", "??" is "happy".
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• Philippines
23 Dec 06
Though I could not read the chinese characters you posted, the way of the stokes, the dancing twists of the pen indicates it must mean pretty joyful as in your "happy" Christmas. But I know a greeting in Cantonese - "Kung Hei Fat Choy!" as a greeting of the Chinese New Year! It also sounds very happy and delightfull, bringing a sense of happiness and wealth for the new year!.
@dredshin (42)
• Philippines
23 Dec 06
ala eh maligayang pasko! heheheh!!!!! -----------pure batangueno------------
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• Philippines
23 Dec 06
Eh Manigong Bagong Taon din ehh! Pareho pala tayong purong Batangueno eh! Ay taga saan ka baga sa atin? Maraming baga akong kamaganak dun eh!
• India
20 Dec 06
okey here it is " app sabko christmas tyooohaar ke hardik shubkamnayee " it was in hindi.
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• Philippines
20 Dec 06
Wow, that is one of the longest greeting I have read, and in Hindi, quite an interesting one coz it is very difficult to pronounce from the English phonetics. I bet is sounds sweeter and more joyful in Hindi than it is to read by an English speaking person. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too! (in my language)...
@Sir_bobby88 (8245)
• Singapore
20 Dec 06
In chinese Sheng Dan Kuai Le yea
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• Philippines
20 Dec 06
Ohhh, so that's what it means! I've been hearing that in Beijing or HK and so. Ooops. It wasn't obvious to me... errh! Merry Christmas too and a Happy New year!
• Philippines
20 Dec 06
Im also from philippines... MALIGAYANG PASKO AT MANIGONG BAGONG TAON! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all...
• Philippines
20 Dec 06
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too, kabayan! Where are you from in the Philippines" Do you also speak a native dialect?
@ramya186 (949)
• India
19 Dec 06
we cant say in our language as its trespassing or violating mylot rules sorry buddy
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• Philippines
20 Dec 06
I understand. It was not intended for others, only those who believe in Christmas. Thanks for posting.