From Geres Translations, Yvonne and Luccia wish you ein Frohes neues Jahr!
2019 has been full of surprises and new endeavors for us. Both of us have started our journey into getting our Law & Psychology degree!
For me, the best translation project I had this year was helping a master student with their thesis, translating it into several languages, and helping them publish it through international scientific journals.
And Yvonne has faced new challenges in the legal field. One of the most exciting interpreting experiences this year was the reconstruction of a murder, where the Judge, Prosecutor, Lawyers, Barristers, Staff, witnesses, and Defendant went back to the scene of the crime. This made her appreciate the work of the legal system and opened her eyes to what people around you are truly capable of.
Translators are no strangers to wishful thinking, but just like anyone else, we also need to buckle down and achieve our goals. That's why we have decided on our 2020 New Year's Translation Resolutions:
Invest more time in networking and making local connections
Actively use social media to promote our website and services
Set regular professional development goals and keep them
Accept more projects related to our fields of study (Law & Psychology)
Help at least one person achieve their language goal to get them further in their career
Stay passionate about what we do!
We will check back in next year to see how we have fulfilled our goals!
We are all about learning new things and sharing our knowledge. This year, take some time to learn how to say Happy New Year in European languages!
This map is from Jakub Marian who creates great educational maps and other content. "The coloring shows etymological relations among the translations of the word “year” and does not always correspond to language families. For example, even though Polish and Russian are both Slavic languages, they are colored differently because the corresponding translations of the word “year” are not based on the same root." x
Here is the list in alphabetical order so that you can easily start practicing:
Albanian: Gëzuar Vitin e Ri
Basque: Urte berri on
Belarusian: З Новым годам
Breton: Bloavezh mat
Bulgarian: Честита Нова Година
Catalan: Feliç/Bon any (nou)
Croatian: Sretna Nova godina
Czech: Šťastný nový rok
Danish: Godt nytår
Dutch: Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
English: Happy New Year
Estonian: Head uut aastat
Finnish: Hyvää uutta vuotta or Onnellista uutta vuotta
Frisian (West): Lokkich Nijjier
French: bonne année
Galician: Feliz aninovo
German: Schönes/Frohes/Gutes neues Jahr; Guten Rutsch (ins neue Jahr)
Greek: Καλή χρονιά
Hungarian: Boldog új évet
Icelandic: Farsælt or gleðilegt followed by komandi or nýtt ár
Irish: Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Duit
Italian: Felice anno nuovo or Buon anno
Latvian: Laimīgu jauno gadu
Lithuanian: Laimingų naujųjų metų
Luxembourgish: Glécklecht neit Joer or Alles Guddes am neie Joer
Macedonian: Среќна Нова Година
Maltese: Is-Sena t-Tajba
Norwegian: Godt nytt år
Romanian: Un An Nou fericit or La mulți ani (general phrase)
Occitan: Bonna annada
Polish: Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku
Portuguese: Feliz ano novo
Russian: С Новым годом
Sami (Northern): Buore ođđajagi
Sami (Southern): Buerie orrejaepie
Sami (Lule): Buorre ådåjahke
Sardinian: Bon’annu nou
Scottish Gaelic: Bliadhna mhath ùr
Serbian: Srećna Nova godina or Срећна Нова година
Slovak: Šťastný nový rok
Slovene: Srečno novo leto
Spanish: Feliz Año Nuevo or Próspero Año Nuevo
Swedish: Gott nytt år
Turkish: Mutlu yıllar
Ukrainian: З Новим роком
Welsh: Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
Happy New Year from Luccia and Yvonne!