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How do I say: "Happy New Year" in Japanese?

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    There are few ways to say, depend on the situation:    

    Colloquial: 明けましておめでとうございます=Polite

    Writing:  謹賀新年=Formal

    We say 正月(shougatsu) and 元旦(gantan) to discribe in a word in Japanese.
    If you wish a good year for someone you know, you cay say:
    (今年も)よいお年を! (This year) I wish you a good year for you!
    If you want to have a good relationship with someone through the year, you say:

    Best of luck! and hope you a happy holiday!    


    "A Happy New Year" is "明けましておめでとうございます。(akemasite omedetougozaimasu)".
    But, when we met friends or co-workers, we say "明けましておめでとうございます。今年もよろしくお願いします。(akemasite omedetougozaimasu. kotosimo yorosiku onegaisimasu)" that means "A Happy New Year. I look forward to your continued good will in the coming year.".

    It's important to note that while "明けましておめでとうございます" is the answer to your question, it isn't a direct translation of "Happy New Year". If you want to talk about the New Year as a subject, a direct translation would be "お正月”.
    明けましておめでとうございます (akemashite omedetou gozaimasu)


    新年おめでとうございます (shinnen omedetou gozaimasu)

    How to write "Happy New Year" in Japanese - あけましておめでとうございます

    How to say "Happy New Year" in Japanese - Akemashite omedeto gozaimasu

    Happy new year! = Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu.あけましておめでとうございます。

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