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How To Say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in Korean

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The year is coming to an end, and everyone is ready for the festive season!  Did you know that Christmas day is also celebrated in Korea, but in a bit of a different fashion? Most people do not spend the day with their loved ones, but instead of staying home, everybody goes out for fun! The restaurants are filled with people, so are the shopping centers. Now, in this lesson, you will learn about how to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in Korean!


How to Say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in Korean

Here is how to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in Korean:

메리 크리스마스! 새해복 많이 받으세요.  [me-ri-ku-ri-su-ma-su ae-bok-man-yi-bat-wu-se-yo]

Please note that Christmas in Korean can be written as 성탄절 [sung tan jeol] too.

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Please note that since we can only come up with a limited number of sample sentences using the phrase “메리 크리스마스”, thus the word ‘성탄절’ will be used in some sample sentences instead, to give a variety of examples in a Korean sentence.

나는 성탄절이 다가오는게 너무 좋아 ! [nan sung-tan-jeol-yi da-ga-o-neun-gae neo-moo jo-ah]

I am so happy that Christmas is coming!

다가오는 새해에는 좋은 일만 가득하시길 기원합니다. [da-ga-o-neun se-hae-e-neun jo-eun il-man ga-deuk ha-si-gil ghee-won-hap-ni-da.]

I wish you have only good things happening to you in upcoming new year!

즐거운 성탄절 보내시고 새해복 많이 받으세요. [jeul-geo-woon sung-tan-jeol bo-ne-si-go se-hae-bok man-yi bat-wu-se-yo]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Note that 즐거운 성탄절 보내세요 can be substituted to 메리 크리스마스. the direct translation of 즐거운 성탄절 보내세요 would be have a great Christmas.

Other Words to Describe Christmas and New Year in Korean 

As mentioned above, there are a few different ways to say Merry Christmas, but there are many other ways to say the year end and new year. 연말 [yeon-mal] is ‘year-end’ and 송년회 [song-nyun-hoe] or 망년회 [mang-nyun-hoe] is [year-end party]. Typically, Koreans would call the year end period 연말연시 [yeon-mal yeon-si]

Now you know to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in Korean, try saying that to your family and friends this year. They might think you’ve gone mad but who cares! it’s fun!

즐거운 성탄절 보내시고 새해복 많이 받으세요

P.S. 내년에 만나요! [ne-nyun-e man-na-yo] See you next year!

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