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Vocabulary Lists Holiday Greetings and Wishes for the Holiday Season

Holiday Greetings and Wishes for the Holiday Season

Begrüßungen und Wünsche für die Ferien?
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Merry Christmas!
Frohe Weihnachten!
Merry Christmas!
Happy Hanukkah!
Ein frohes Chanukka-Fest!
Happy Hanukkah!
Have a great winter vacation!
Schönen Winterurlaub!
Have a great winter vacation!
See you next year!
Bis zum nächsten Jahr!
See you next year!
Warm wishes!
Alles Gute!
Warm wishes!
Happy holidays!
Frohe Feiertage!
Happy holidays!
Enjoy the holidays!
Genießen Sie die Feiertage!
Enjoy the holidays!
Best wishes for the new year!
Die besten Wünsche für das neue Jahr!
Best wishes for the new year!
Have a happy New Year!
Haben Sie ein glückliches neues Jahr!
Have a happy New Year!
Happy Kwanzaa!
Glücklicher Kwanzaa!
Happy Kwanzaa!
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GermanPod101.com
Friday at 4:49 pm
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Hey listeners! Did we miss any other holiday greetings? Write them down here!

GermanPod101.com
Sunday at 8:26 am
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Hello Annette,


Thank you for sharing ?!


Sincerely,


Anne

Team GermanPod101.com

Edi
Monday at 12:36 am
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Wow, thanks, Annette! That's incredibly helpful both for this question and in general! Vielen Dank!

Annette
Sunday at 7:38 am
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The best explanation I have come across is below.


• A determiner is any der-word (der/das/die, dieser, jener etc.), or any ein-word with an ending (eine, einen, einem, keine, keines, meine, seine, ihre, unsere etc.,BUT NOT ein, kein, mein, sein, ihr, unser, euer).

• If there is a determiner preceding the adjective, the adjective will end in -e or -en("weak endings"), according to the following table:

M N F Pl

Nominative -e -e -e -en

Accusative -en -e -e -en

Dative -en -en -en -en

Genitive -en -en -en -en

• If there is no determiner preceding the adjective, the adjective will take (roughly) the same ending that der/das/die would have had if it had preceded the noun ("strong endings"). This amounts to the following table of endings:

endings"). This amounts to the following table of endings:

M N F Pl

Nominative -er (der) -es (das) -e (die) -e (die)

Accusative -en (den) -es (das) -e (die) -e (die)

Dative -em (dem) -em (dem)-er (der) -en (den)

Genitive -en (des) -en (des) -er (der) -er (der)

• Notes:

o If there is more than one adjective preceding a noun, they will all take the same ending.

o If the adjective does not precede the noun, it takes no ending!

o Ein-word endings are not the same as adjective endings! Click here to review the ein-word endings.

o There are a few special cases:

 Viel and wenig take no adjective endings in the singular when they are not preceded by a determiner (which they usually aren't).They take regular adjective endings in the plural.

 Hoch drops the "c" and adjectives ending in -el or -er drop their final "e" when they take adjective endings.

 Some adjectives never take endings, e.g. prima [=great], lila [=purple],rosa [=pink], orange, beige

Edi
Saturday at 6:27 pm
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I'm a bit confused. Why is it "Haben Sie ein glückliches NEUES Jahr" but "Die besten Wünsche für das NEUE Jahr"? I realize the usage/case is a bit different, but Jahr is neuter, so I don't understand how it can ever be "neue". If anything, I could MAYBE wrap my mind around "für das neuem Jahr" but that doesn't seem right either. Can someone please enlighten me? :-(