Happy New Year in German

Learn how to say Happy New Year in German with these ready-made phrases with audio.



Happy New Year in German

As you will see below, there are a few different ways to wish someone all the best for the New Year in German. Use whichever one you feel most comfortable with.


Ein frohes neues Jahr - Happy New Year 


Ein gutes neues Jahr - Happy New Year

(Literally means 'A good New Year')


Einen guten Rutsch (ins neue Jahr) - Happy New Year

(Literally means 'Have a good slide into next year')


Ich wünsche Ihnen/Dir ein gesundes und erfolgreiches neues Jahr(Formal= Ihnen / Informal= Dir)

I wish you a healthy and successful New Year


Zum neuen Jahr viel Glück, Gesundheit und Erfolg -

Wishing you luck, health and success for the New Year


Alles Gute für 2015 - All the best for 2015


Alles Liebe und Gute für 2015 -

Much love and all the best for 2015 


Viel Erfolg im neuen Jahr -

Wishing you lots of success in the New Year 


Wir wünschen Ihnen/Dir ein gutes neues Jahr und freuen uns Sie/ Dich bald wiederzusehen - (Formal= Ihnen & Sie  / Informal= Dir & Dich)

We wish you a happy new year and look forward to seeing you soon


Wir wünschen Ihnen/Dir einen tollen Start ins neue Jahr - (Formal= Ihnen / Informal= Dir)

Wishing you a great start to the New Year


Wir wünschen Ihnen/Dir und Ihrer/Deiner Familie ein großartiges Jahr 2015 - (Formal= Ihnen & Ihrer / Informal= Dir & Deiner)

Wishing you and your family a great 2015 


(der) Silvester - New Year’s Eve 


Would you like to learn how to wish someone a Merry Christmas in German ?

Or maybe you'd like to bookmark my German Easter Greetings page in preparation for writing your Easter cards?


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