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How to say СHappy New Year!Т

It may sound strange to an English speaker to wish someone УWith New Year!Ф but it makes more sense to know that the word Сѕоздравл€юЕТ (CongratulationsЕ) is missing but understood. Likewise in these other phrases of goodwill:

To wish someone a happy holiday:

— новым годом, с новым счастьем! - Happy New Year and all the best!

— рождеством! Ц Merry Christmas!

— восьмым марта! ЦHappy International WomenТs day!

Or congratulate on a special date:

— первым снегом! Ц Congratulations on first snow!

— началом учебного года! Ц Congratulations on the beginning of the academic year!

— первым днЄм весны! Ц Congratulations on the first day of spring! (which is the 1st March)

Or a personal event:

— днЄм рождени€! Ц on your birthday (Happy Birthday)

— новорожденным! Ц on the birth of your child

— новосельем! Ц on your move.

— возвращением! Ц on your return (after holiday etc.)

— лЄгким паром! Ц on light steam! i.e. after a banya, or sometimes even a shower.

Many of the above are followed by a stream of general good wishes:

∆елаюЕ ( I wish youЕ + genitive)

Есчасть€ - happiness

Елюбви - love

Ездоровь€ - health

Еденег Ц wealth

Еуспеха - success

Евсего того, чего ты сам себе желаешь! Ц everything that you wish for yourself

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