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Old January 1st, 2013, 03:02 PM   #18061
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English also say "many happy returns" afaik
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Old January 1st, 2013, 04:07 PM   #18062
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Šťastný nový rok!
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Old January 1st, 2013, 05:30 PM   #18063
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English also say "many happy returns" afaik
For birthdays. I don't think I've ever heard it for New Year's. (The full expression, less commonly used than the short version, is "many happy returns of the day.")

But I'm not a New Year's person. This may be because, for 13 years, I lived a block off Broad Street, and hence a block from the Mummers Parade. A quaint local custom [tongue-in-cheek], one aspect of which is that by early afternoon everyone on the street is drunk and obnoxious.

Be that as it may, Happy New Year, all!

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Old January 1st, 2013, 06:44 PM   #18064
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Честита Нова Година!

Bulgarians also use "За много години!" (For many years!) also for New Year, as well as for birthdays and other happy anniversaries like wedding dates etc. There's also a popular church choir (or opera) singing "Многая лета" which is the same but in older (more closer to russian and other slavic languages) Bulgarian language (used in church). It is commonly sung also on Easter.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 07:06 PM   #18065
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For birthdays. I don't think I've ever heard it for New Year's. (The full expression, less commonly used than the short version, is "many happy returns of the day.")
I've never heard it at all
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Old January 1st, 2013, 07:09 PM   #18066
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"Many happy returns," or the long form?
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Old January 1st, 2013, 07:56 PM   #18067
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Old January 1st, 2013, 08:02 PM   #18068
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We can also say "Un an nou fericit" = "Happy New Year", but usualy it's "la multi ani"
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Old January 1st, 2013, 08:18 PM   #18069
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For birthdays. I don't think I've ever heard it for New Year's. (The full expression, less commonly used than the short version, is "many happy returns of the day.")

But I'm not a New Year's person. This may be because, for 13 years, I lived a block off Broad Street, and hence a block from the Mummers Parade. A quaint local custom [tongue-in-cheek], one aspect of which is that by early afternoon everyone on the street is drunk and obnoxious.

Be that as it may, Happy New Year, all!

Yeah meant for birthdays
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Old January 1st, 2013, 09:06 PM   #18070
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Feliz ano novo!
For Italians 'ano novo' sounds as "new anus" (with new in the meaning of 'never used')

(sorry for that rude precisation, but I couldn't resist )
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 10:34 PM   #18071
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For Italians 'ano novo' sounds as "new anus" (with new in the meaning of 'never used')

(sorry for that rude precisation, but I couldn't resist )
hahahha portuguese is a strange language, we wrote "ANO" but we say"ANNU" perhaps may because there
isnt double consonants in portuguese.
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@xrtn: do you know we have a town called Cona?
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Old January 1st, 2013, 11:30 PM   #18073
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italystf: In Slovakia there is a small village called Figa. I think that it means "pussy" in Italian, doesn´t it?
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Old January 1st, 2013, 11:43 PM   #18074
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Uhh, now we begin the thread "there'is a village in XXX that has a name which means YYY in ZZZ language" again?
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Old January 1st, 2013, 11:45 PM   #18075
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@xrtn: do you know we have a town called Cona?
Thats from european portuguese.


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Old January 1st, 2013, 11:48 PM   #18076
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italystf: In Slovakia there is a small village called Figa. I think that it means "pussy" in Italian, doesn´t it?
Yes. This term is also used extensively to describe a beautiful woman, and not just the female genitalia.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 11:52 PM   #18077
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 12:00 AM   #18078
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Uhh, now we begin the thread "there'is a village in XXX that has a name which means YYY in ZZZ language" again?
Yes, I don't understand how people don't get tired of the same jokes over, and over, and over again
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Yes, I don't understand how people don't get tired of the same jokes over, and over, and over again
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