Swedish: a happy, healthy and prosperous new year

Discussion in 'Nordic Languages' started by k_georgiadis, Jan 1, 2010.

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  1. k_georgiadis

    k_georgiadis Senior Member

    NJ, USA
    English (AE)
    I apologize in advance if this has already been covered but I am having trouble searching for a specific Swedish greeting in a Forum that covers all Nordic languages. How would you say in Swedish:

    I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

    Many thanks!
     
  2. Lars H

    Lars H Senior Member

    Hej!

    A strict translation would absolutely be understandable but it would sound a bit odd for a swede. I would recommend "Jag önskar dig/er lycka, hälsa och framgång under året" - meaning "I wish you happiness, health and prosper during the (coming) year"

    God fortsättning!
     
  3. k_georgiadis

    k_georgiadis Senior Member

    NJ, USA
    English (AE)
    Thank you very much. What is the significance of the slash in dig/er? Is it the difference between informal and formal address?
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2010
  4. Södertjej

    Södertjej Senior Member

    Junto al Mediterráneo
    Spanish ES/Swedish (utlandssvensk)
    Jag önskar dig: I wish you (just one person)
    Jag önskar er: I wish you (2 or more people)
    Jag önksar Er: I wish you (one or more people but respectful, not commonly used, you can say du/dig ni/er to everyone).
     
  5. k_georgiadis

    k_georgiadis Senior Member

    NJ, USA
    English (AE)
    Thank you very much.
     

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