How do you say (or sing) Merry Christmas in Spanish?

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and say a Happy New Year ... of course

Merry Christmas in Spanish is Feliz Navidad! and Happy New Year is Próspero Año Nuevo, (prosperous New Year).

It is not entirely necessary to add the word 'new' with the expression Happy New Year when saying it in Spanish. Latinos often just say "próspero año" meaning 'prosperous year'. The 'new' is implicitly understood.

Learning the lyrics to songs such as these, and singing them is a terrific way to learn, improve, consolidate and keep progressing with your spoken Spanish.

Buy some Spanish music tapes, you can search for the lyrics online, download them, print them off and practise your language skills with lots of songs of all genres.

Do it in the car, on the train, in the bus. Learn the way to say Merry Christmas in Spanish - and a Happy New Year and you will have those tools ready for the appropriate Yuletide greetings when you meet your Latino friends.

Lyrics to the Merry Christmas song in Spanish - Feliz Navidad!

Here are the lyrics to the popular Christmas carol, the equivalent to 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' in Spanish.

Feliz Navidad,
Feliz Navidad,
Feliz Navidad,
Próspero Año y felicidad.

Feliz Navidad,
Feliz Navidad,
Feliz Navidad,
Próspero Año y felicidad.

The translation of this Spanish Christmas carol is:

Merry Christmas,
Merry Christmas,
Merry Christmas,
Properous (New) Year and felicitations (greetings).

Latino singer José's Feliciano's lyrics added this bit on to the song in English.

I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas,
I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas,
I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas,
From the bottom of my heart.

Speedy ways to learn and remember words like Feliz Navidad! Happy Christmas in Spanish

To increase your vocab learning speed, cartoon Memory Triggers are a highly effective way to do so. Here is a sample from the 200 Words a Day! system. They use a words association link that helps you remember the word and the word's gender.

So to remember the Spanish word for Christmas, la navidad, imagine that a little girl looks at a Santa Claus Christmas suit and asks, "Is that what they wear in the NAVY DAD?"

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The little girl serves more than one purpose. In the 200 Words a Day! system a female main character serves to remind the learner (for a long time) that the gender of the word is feminine. This helps overcome the age-old problem of remembering genders in European languages like Spanish.

Now that you know how to sing and how to say Merry Christmas in Spanish try their Birthday Greetings Song

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