Are you going to spend the Christmas in Brazil or Portugal? Are you just interested in learning how to say Merry Christmas in Portuguese so you can show appreciation for your Brazilian and/or Portuguese friends? Well, here you are going to learn!
Christmas is a global celebrations and Brazil and Portugal are not exceptions. These countries are mostly catholic so the celebration of Christmas is quite serious there. Online content is the best way for you to learn Portuguese? Then let’s find out how to say it!
How to say Merry Christmas in Portuguese
Saying Merry Christmas in Portuguese is really simple and is also an expression made by two words, so is easy to correlate with the way we say it in English. Let’s see:
Feliz Natal means Merry Christmas
Feliz Natal is the word used in Portuguese to say Merry Christmas. Its usage is quite simple and it doesn’t vary in number or in gender:
Feliz Natal para você e toda a sua família (Merry Christmas for you and your family).
O presidente Lula desejou um feliz natal a todos os brasileiros (The president Lula wished a merry christmas to the Brazilian people).
Feliz Natal can be written both with or without capital letters.
You can also hear Boas Festas
If you travelling or chatting with Brazilians and Portuguese during christmas you might notice that some of them can say ‘boas festas’.
Although it can be used to wish a merry christmas, ‘boas festas’ means something like ‘happy holidays’ and is commonly used to wish people both a merry christmas and a happy new year when you are no going to see them during this time.
Já que estarei viajando durante dezembro e janeiro, desejo a você boas festas! (As I will be traveling and might not see you during december and january, happy holidays!).
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