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🥳 How do you say "Happy New Year" in German?


Duc_ profile picture Duc_Last month

The greetings depend on the situation. A formal address on postcards and other written materials is "Ein gutes Neues Jahr!".

The informal versinon might be "Guten Rutsch!". It assumes the transfer into a new year is like slipping in time, thus "Rutsch (to glide).

And the first encounter in the new year among people knowing each other might be: "Prosit Neujahr" ou (au sud d'Allemagne) "Prost Neujahr", l'équivalent de français "Bonne année!"


  • pedant profile picture pedantLast month
    Hello ,an alternative and common way:
    Ich wünsche Ihnen schöne Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr.
    I wish you happy new year and slip (entrance) to the new year.
DieterTh profile picture DieterThLast month
Ein frohes neues Jahr