From everyone at busuu.com, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays! We hope that wherever you are in the world, you get to enjoy your winter holiday and have time to relax!
Christmas, Navidad, Weihnachten, Natale, Noël, Boże Narodzenie! Over 2.2 billion people worldwide are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ every year! Give your Christmas holidays an extra note! With our busuu.com Christmas special learning unit you can celebrate Christmas in a different language and you will learn how to order a mullet wine and make your Christmas wishes in the language you are learning. Check out our Christmas vocabulary now!
Looking beyond presents, Santa Claus and Christmas trees, do you know the origin of these traditions and the different ways people all over the world celebrate Christmas?
The Christmas Eve on the 24th of December commemorates the evening before Christ’s birth, which is said to be December 25th, however the precise day is unknown. Most of us can’t imagine a Christmas without giving and receiving presents. Billions of people exchange gifts over Christmas, but in different countries there are different days for this ceremony.
In Germany, where the Santa Claus is called Weihnachtsmann, traditionally presents are exchanged on the evening of the 24th of December. In the USA, the big moment is on the morning of Christmas day itself. In other countries like Spain people have to wait two weeks longer for their presents, until the 6th of January, also called the Twelfth Day. If you are still looking for a present, remember that we are offering a special 20% Christmas discount on our six-month vouchers. Only until the 31st of December 2011!
You want to congratulate your friends from different countries in their own language? Use our busuu.com dictionary! Just select the language and put in ‘Merry Christmas’ to see the translation with sound and picture. This way you improve your pronunciation and will easily remember the word! By clicking on the different flags on the bottom of the page, you can see the translation for all the languages we offer on busuu.com.
The Christmas Unit includes all our usual exercises and if you’re a Premium Member, you can of course download the vocabulary in PDF and MP3 format. We wish you lots of fun learning with busuu.com about Christmas!
We are curious to learn more about the different celebrations all around the world. Tell us how you celebrate Christmas and how you say “Merry Christmas” in your language.
Merry Christmas everybody!