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Yo tuve una feliz Navidad con mi familia.

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by ronran, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. ronran Senior Member

    Spanish
    Could anyone correct me with this phrase, please?
    This is my attempt: I had a happy Christmas with my family or I had a Merry Christmas with my family.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. PawelBierut Senior Member

    Polish - Poland
    Para mi tus traducciones son correstas y no hay nada para corregir.
     
  3. tomasr Junior Member

    English - United States
    We would say "had a good Christmas" in the U.S. You might say "had a Merry Christmas," but the "Merry" part would sound like you were being a little silly (like you were referring to a song or a greeting card). I think in England they say "Happy Christmas."
     
  4. The Prof

    The Prof Senior Member

    We would also say "I had a good Christmas" in the UK. :)
     
  5. Lis48

    Lis48 Senior Member

    York, England
    English - British
    "I had a merry Christmas" to me (BE) would suggest you got very drunk. Maybe that´s what you meant! :)
    I would always say happy or good.
     
  6. Lis48

    Lis48 Senior Member

    York, England
    English - British
    "I had a merry Christmas" to me (BE) would suggest you got very drunk. Maybe that´s what you meant! :)
    I would always say good/great.
     
  7. ronran Senior Member

    Spanish
    Thanks everyone. God bless to all of you.
     
  8. PawelBierut Senior Member

    Polish - Poland
    So "I had a good Christmas" is a standard expresion, but isn't it at least acceptable to translate it as: "I had a happy/Merry Christmas"?

    Edit:
    Oh I didn't know that "merry" could mean 'drunk'. :)
     
  9. The Prof

    The Prof Senior Member

    Not really. We use Happy Christmas/Merry Christmas before or at Christmas in expressions such as "Have a happy Christmas / a merry Christmas", but not after Christmas to describe/ask about how someone's Christmas was.
     
  10. PawelBierut Senior Member

    Polish - Poland
    OK, thanks!
     

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