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Here’s a fun little thing to do. How do we say “happy” in another language?

 

Saying Happy in European Languages

Language
Way to say happy
Albanian i lumtur
Basque zoriontsu
Belarusian шчаслівы
Bosnian sretan
Bulgarian щастлив
Catalan feliç
Croatian sretan
Czech šťastný
Danish lykkelig
Dutch gelukkig
Estonian õnnelik
Finnish onnellinen
French content
Galician feliz
German glücklich
Greek ευτυχισμένος (eftychisménos)
Hungarian boldog
Icelandic Hamingjusöm
Irish sásta
Italian contento
Latvian laimīgs
Lithuanian laimingas
Macedonian среќен
Maltese kuntenti
Norwegian lykkelig
Polish szczęśliwy
Portuguese feliz
Romanian fericit
Russian счастливый (schastlivyy)
Serbian срећан (srechan)
Slovak šťastný
Slovenian srečna
Spanish contento
Swedish lycklig
Ukrainian щасливий (shchaslyvyy)
Welsh hapus
Yiddish צופרידן

 

Saying Happy in Asian Languages

Language
Way to say happy
Armenian երջանիկ
Azerbaijani xoşbəxt
Bengali খুশি
Chinese Simplified 快乐 (kuàilè)
Chinese Traditional 快樂 (kuàilè)
Georgian ბედნიერი
Gujarati ખુશ
Hindi खुश
Hmong zoo siab
Japanese ハッピー
Kannada ಸಂತೋಷ
Kazakh бақытты
Khmer សប្បាយរីករាយ
Korean 행복 (haengbog)
Lao ມີຄວາມສຸກ
Malayalam സന്തുഷ്ടമായ
Marathi आनंदी
Mongolian аз жаргалтай
Myanmar (Burmese) ပျြောရှငျသော
Nepali खुसी
Sinhala සතුටු
Tajik хушбахтӣ
Tamil சந்தோஷமாக
Telugu సంతోషంగా
Thai มีความสุข
Turkish mutlu
Urdu مبارک
Uzbek baxtli
Vietnamese vui mừng

 

Saying Happy in Middle-Eastern Languages

Language
Way to say happy
Arabic السعيدة (alsaeida)
Hebrew שַׂמֵחַ
Persian خوشحال

 

Saying Happy in African Languages

Language
Way to say happy
Afrikaans gelukkig
Chichewa wokondwa
Hausa farin ciki
Igbo obi ụtọ
Sesotho thabile
Somali ku faraxsan
Swahili furaha
Yoruba happy
Zulu ujabule

 

Saying Happy in Austronesian Languages

Language
Way to say happy
Cebuano malipayon
Filipino masaya
Indonesian senang
Javanese seneng
Malagasy sambatra
Malay gembira
Maori hari

 

Saying Happy in Other Foreign Languages

Language
Way to say happy
Esperanto feliĉa
Haitian Creole kè kontan
Latin laeta