Must-Know Christmas Vocabulary

With Christmas so close, and being one of the biggest festivities in Guatemala, this article will focus on this season’s vocabulary and expressions, which you will probably hear in the streets and which you will undoubtedly want to learn, to be part of this unique festivity. Take a piece of paper and a pen and let’s get started!

Useful expressions:

  • ¡Feliz Navidad! – Merry Christmas!
  • Te deseo un prospero año nuevo – I wish you a happy New Year
  • ¡Felices fiestas! – Happy holidays!
  • Mis mejores deseos para esta Navidad – All my best wishes for this Christmas!
  • ¡Que Dios te bendiga! – May God bless you!

Useful words:

  • Nochebuena – Christmas Eve
  • Día de Navidad – Christmas Day
  • Villancico – Christmas carol
  • Champán – Champagne
  • Tarjeta de Navidad – Christmas card
  • Decoraciones navideñas – Christmas decorations
  • Luces navideñas – Christmas lights
  • Árbol de Navidad – Christmas tree
  • Ofertas de Navidad – Christmas sale
  • Compras de Navideñas – Christmas shopping
  • Regalos de Navidad – Christmas presents
  • Cuenta regresiva – Countdown
  • Pesebre – Nativity
  • El niño Jesús – Baby Jesus
  • Listón – Ribbon
  • Reno – Reindeer
  • Fuegos artificiales – Fireworks
  • Medianoche – Midnight
  • Año Nuevo – New Year
  • Gorro de Santa – Santa’s hat
  • Trineo – Sleigh
  • Copos de nieve – Snowflakes
  • Muñeco de nieve – Snowman
  • Guirnalda – Garland
  • Pavo – Turkey
  • Brindar – To make a toast
  • Recibir – To receive
  • Dar – To give

This is a month of union and love, practice these words/expressions and break language barriers to spread love and to experience another culture!

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