Discover how to express “Happy New Year” in German, French, Spanish, Italian, and more languages using my vibrantly illustrated map! The present illustration depicts methods for extending New Year’s greetings in an assortment of European tongues. This graphic bears a resemblance to an earlier one I crafted, which centered on “Merry Christmas” expressions.
Observe that the colors signify the etymological connections between translations of the term “year,” and may not precisely align with language family classifications.
For instance, despite Polish and Russian being part of the Slavic language family, their colors vary due to the fact that the translations for “year” do not share a common etymological origin.