Christmas is coming and it’s the perfect opportunity to learn how to wish your friends in other countries happy holidays. Find out how to say “Merry Christmas” in several languages, expand your vocabulary, and get motivated to learn other languages in the new year! If you’re up for the challenge, MosaLingua Premium (Web & Mobile) is available in many of the languages listed below! Take a look at how to say Merry Christmas in several languages!


How to Say Merry Christmas in Other Languages

I hope this list of Merry Christmas in different languages helps you surprise friends and family with your language skills. I also hope it will awaken some curiosity about languages that are not usually as popular among students such as German, Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic.

1. Chinese

Number of native speakers: 1.3 billion
Number of countries it’s spoken in: 31



2. Esperanto

Number of speakers: 2 million speak it to some degree / 2,000 “native” speakers.
Number of countries it’s spoken in: it is not an official language in any country, as it is an international auxiliary language.



3. Latin

Number of speakers: only 100 people in Vatican City speak fluently.
Number of countries it’s spoken in: 2 (official language in Vatican City and Order of Malta)




4. Russian

Number of speakers: 171 million
Number of countries it’s spoken in: 17

Christmas wreath with deer-shaped ornament and Russian greeting Schastlivogo Rozhdestva.


5. Romanian

Number of speakers: 28 million
Number of countries it’s spoken in: Primarily spoken in Romania and Moldova (dialects can be found in 8-9 countries in Central Europe and the Mediterranean).




6. Icelandic

Number of speakers: 350,000
Number of countries it’s spoken in: 1




7. Amharic

Number of speakers: 56 million
Number of countries it’s spoken in: 1; Amharic is the official language of Ethiopia, but there are more than 50 languages spoken throughout the country! More than 3 million emigrants outside of Ethiopia speak Amharic.




8. Irish (Gaelic)

Number of speakers: 44,000
Number of countries it’s spoken in: 1; Gaelic is considered “definitely endangered” by UNESCO.




9. Arabic

Number of speakers: 466 million
Number of countries it’s spoken in: 30




Merry Christmas in More Languages!

Merry Christmas in 8 languages


I hope you enjoyed this short, but sweet article and have a wonderful holiday!