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Jane! 明けましておめでとうございます ! That's a fine postcard for the Year of the Dragon! Wishing you only the best in 2012!
And, "Happy New Year!", to you, Jane. May 2012 bring you health and happiness and may it bring all of us who love your posts more light and joy from The Blue Lantern. As we say here in Scotland - "A' the best for a guid New Year!"
Happy New Year!!!!
Rouchswalwe, I'm impressed by your Japanese greeting but I need a translation!I have a dragon post waiting in the wings.Happy New Year!
Thank you, Andy. Happy New Year to you! How I envy you the proximity to Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, the new "Scots" pandas.
A happy new year to you, Alice!
Wishing you a Most Happy New Year as well!Betty
Oh, I'm looking forward to the dragon post! The Japanese phrase means "Happy New Year." However, the characters are interesting: 明け- includes 'sun' and 'moon' in one unit and means 'to be open.' Followed by grammatical markers, then the おめでとう part, which literally means 'congratulations'. This is followed by ございます, the phrase ending politeness marker. So literally, it means 'congratulations on the opening of the year'! Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu!
G.T., blueberry iced tea is one of my favorite drinks. Happy Near Year!
Rouchswalwe, thank you again. I can see that you not only know Japanese but also where to find those markings and symbols from other languages. I'm still looking for them.
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