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Once you get past Buon Natale, Buone Feste and Felice Anno Nuovo, what other Italian salutations are appropriate for holiday cards? For those with a poetic bent, there's: "Ti auguro un Natale di Pace e SerenitÓ" or "Per un Natale pieno di pace, amore, e tanta felicitÓ."


December 5, 2008 at 4:46 pm
(1) Allison says:

I assume these translate into Merry Christmas, but what do they mean exactly? “Ti auguro un Natale di Pace e SerenitÓ” e “Per un Natale pieno di pace, amore, e tanta felicitÓ.”

December 6, 2008 at 2:53 pm
(2) marianna ricci says:

let me try, allison, w/ my limited italian: #1:”wishing you a christmas of peace & serenity”. #2:for a christmas full of peace, love & much happiness.” naturally, we americans would use a different syntax, but these are very loosely translated. have a great christmas ♥ marianna ricci

December 6, 2008 at 11:04 pm
(3) marianna ricci says:

this reminds me, reading the word, anno,that when i was studying italian, i mispronounced the word, anno, & i said, ano! the instructor nearly had a convulsion trying to keep from laughing. but then, my italian friend who was studying english misspoke the word, unique, & said eunuch. that was a hoot, too. m

December 24, 2008 at 2:22 pm
(4) pat cassandro says:

thanks to you I was able to write a message on my husbands Christmas present in Italian – the first time, after 16 years of marriage

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