Category: "New Year's"

Новый год — 2010

December 31st, 2010 — posted by Don
To wish someone well on December 31st, in English we say “Happy New Year.” If we are having an anal retentive moment and wish to use a complete sentence, we say “We wish you a Happy New Year.” (Nota bene: we usually capitalize all three words.) The… more »


January 1st, 2010 — posted by Don
Ah, pity the poor foreigner who has to come to the US and offer his congratulations to someone. If it's December 25th, he must say “Merry Christmas,” whereas “Happy Christmas” just sounds weird. If it's January first, he must say “Happy New Year,”… more »

Ноль, нуль (часть первая)

December 31st, 2009 — posted by Don
Russian has two words for zero, and they are ноль and нуль. For most purposes they are completely interchangeable and decline like this: SgPl Nomнольноли Accнольноли Genнолянолей Preноленолях Datнолюнолям Insнолёмнолями You will most encounter… more »

Новый год — 2008

December 31st, 2008 — posted by Olga
The Russian word for New Year is Новый год. New Year's is a time when friends and family come together to mark the beginning of a new and exciting year. Because many Russians celebrate Christmas on January 7th, there is no need to buy a Christmas tree… more »