Christmas is one of the most popular celebrations in the Western world, and Spanish speaking countries are no exception.
While a white Christmas may not be so common in usually warmer Spanish-speaking countries, most of the Christmas traditions of the English-speaking world also translate into Spanish.
Take a look at some words and expressions that will help you celebrate Christmas with friends and family across language barriers.
Let's start with the basics: how to wish someone a merry Christmas in Spanish. Here are some common Christmas greetings and well wishes:
Knowing how to wish someone a merry Christmas is definitely helpful around Christmas time, but you'll need some more vocabulary if you want to move the conversation further. Pay close attention to the lists below and expand your Christmas vocabulary.
Even though nowadays Christmas is celebrated by people of different beliefs, it was originally a Christian holiday. This is especially noticeable in Spanish-speaking countries, where the majority of the population is usually Christian. With this in mind, it is useful to learn some more religious Christmas vocabulary in Spanish, whether you are religious yourself or not.
Whatever your beliefs, Christmas is always a great excuse to get together with your loved ones and celebrate. Study the vocabulary above to spread the love in a second language.