Καλά Χριστούγεννα (Merry Christmas in Greek)

I will soon be out for the Christmas break. I wish you all a wonderful Christmas.

The folks over at Omniglot.com have provided a recording of the phrase in the title of this post. Click the triangle below if you want to learn to say “Merry Christmas” in Greek:

Thanks to Omniglot.com for the audio!

2014 Update:

The pronunciation from Ominiglot.com was done using Modern Greek pronunciation. While there are several important differences between Modern Greek and the way the language was spoken in the Hellenistic Period (Koine), none of those differences impact the pronunciation of καλά Χριστούγεννα. Of course at the time of Jesus and Paul no one would have said καλά Χριστούγεννα since Christmas was not yet celebrated. When it did come to be celebrated, though, early Christians would have pronounced this phrase the same as it is pronounced today in Greece.

3 thoughts on “Καλά Χριστούγεννα (Merry Christmas in Greek)”

  1. On December 25, 2012, this blog post was viewed 1366 times, setting a new record for this blog. I am very glad that so many of you have found this post useful.

    The number of total unique visits to Greek-Language.com each day is much higher than this number, but the blog is usually a small part of that total. On Christmas day, 2012, however, this was the single most viewed page.

  2. I used the ( Happy Christmas) to copy & paste for an email to some Greek friends
    I am trying to teach myself Greek for holidays—. Your picture heading is quite beautiful!

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