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Top Translation Tips: Communicating with International Customers over the Holiday Period

Posted on 12/05/12 in CULTURE, LANGUAGE, TRANSLATION, No Comments

Learn how to give your International Customers a Festive Holiday Greeting in their own language 

This simple and easy form of festive communication is a great way to build on relationships with your clients, and we thought that we would lend a hand by giving some helpful tips and phrases to make communicating with your foreign customers a little easier during this Holiday Season. 

Over the coming days we will bring you some festive phrases in Irish, French, Spanish, Polish, German, Arabic, Italian, Russian, Portuguese and Japanese. 

Below, tips for how to say “Happy Christmas” in Irish, French, Spanish and Chinese.

We hope that our Translation Tips will help you on your ‘Merry’ way….
 
In Irish: 

Happy Christmas: 

  • "Nollaig Shona"
  • In response, meaning "same to you": "Gurb amhlaidh duit/daoibh" (duit for singular, daoubh for plural)

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas & New Year:  

  • "Guímid Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Shéan agus faoi Mhaise ort/oraibh" (ort for singular, oraibh for plural)

With very best wishes:

  • ​"Le gach dea-ghuí"

Irish saying: "Go mbeirimid beo ag an am seo arís" 

  • Translation: "May we be alive and well this time next year" – this is often used at Christmas dinner or as a toast 
 
In French:

Happy Christmas: 

  • "Joyeux Noël"

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas & New Year:  

  • "Nous vous souhaitons un joyeux Noël et une excellente nouvelle année"

With very best wishes:

  • "Avec tous nos meilleurs voeux"

In Spanish:

Happy Christmas: 

  • "Feliz Navidad"

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas & New Year:  

  • "Feliz Navidad y próspero año nuevo"

With very best wishes:

  • "Con nuestros mejores deseos"

Spanish sayings: rough synonims of Merry Christmas!

  • "¡Felices Pascuas!"  
  • "¡Felices fiestas!" 

In Chinese:

Merry Christmas (in China they would only say Merry Christmas): 

  • 圣诞快乐

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas & New Year:  

  • 祝你圣诞、新年愉快

With very best wishes:

  • 致以最衷心的祝福

Happy Holidays:

  • 假期快乐

Thank you:

  • 谢谢

Our next posts will include similar sayings and more in Irish, French, Chinese, Spanish, Polish, German, Arabic, Italian, Russian, Portuguese and Japanese.  

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