Glad tidings, fellow k-poppers!

T’is the season to be jolly, so why not spread the festive spirit in another language? Some of you might already know how to do so already, but today I’m going to teach you how to wish people a Merry Christmas and a happy new year in Korean!

Let’s get to it!

메리 크리스마스

(mae-ri  ku-ri-su-ma-su)

This first one is simple enough; it’s literally the Korean-ised version of Merry Christmas. So let’s move on!


크리스마스 보내세요

(ku-ri-su-ma-su  jal  bo-nae-sae-yo)

This just another way to wish people a Merry Christmas, and it translates to ‘have a good Christmas’ or ‘spend Christmas well’.

So, now we can wish people Merry Christmas, let’s look at how to wish them a Happy New Year, too.


새해 많이 받으세요

(sae-hae  bok  man-i  bad-eu-sae-yo) 


There are quite a few different expressions in Korean that can be used at New Year, but from what I’ve been told, this one is very commonly used. It translates to ‘Please receive a lot of good luck in the new year’.


And that’s pretty much it! If you were wanting to know how to say these things in Korean, then I hope this was helpful.


Merry Christmas everyone, and have a happy new year!



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