How to Say Happy Easter in Spanish


Easter is an important holiday for many people in the Spanish-speaking world, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. To say Happy Easter in Spanish, you can say Feliz Pascua or Felices Pascuas. Different regions will use one or the other, and it is not unusual to hear both being said in the same area! Feliz means happy and pascua is the term for the resurrection.

Feliz is pronounced feh-LEESS
Pascua is pronounced PAH-skwah

Note that the capitalized syllable is stressed.

If you use the other expression, pronounce felices as feh-LEE-sehss and pascuas as PAH-skwahss.

Now you know how to say Happy Easter in Spanish!

How to Say Thank You in Russian


How to say thank you in Russian is easy:

спасибо (spasibo) spah-see-buh

(The transliteration from the Russian Cyrillic has an “o” at the end, which is accurate. But the sound of a Russian “o” in an unstressed syllable is like “ah” or “uh.”)

The Russian language has formal and informal forms. While spasibo is the informal word for thank you in Russian, in this case you can use this without fear of being impolite.

If you feel brave enough – and you are thankful enough – you can add to this and say: oгромное спасибо (ogromnoye spasibo). Pronounced ah-grohm-neh spah-see-buh, this literally means huge thank you, the Russian way of saying thank you very much.

A formal way to express gratitude is with the Russian phrase Благодарю вас (blagodaryu vas). This is pronounced blah-gah-dah-ryu vahss.

Now you know how to say thank you in Russian a few ways. Don’t stop there. Learn how to say thank you in other languages.

Greek Alphabet Pronunciation


Greek letters are used in math and science, and so we think we know how they are pronounced. But while some of these will surprise you, this is how the names of the Greek letters are spoken.

Greek Alphabet Pronunciation of the Names of the Letters

Α α – alpha:  al-fah

Β β – beta:  vee-tah

Γ γ – gamma:  ghah-mah (the “gh” sounds similar to the sound of gargling in the back of your throat)

Δ δ – delta:  thel-tah (“th” as in “them”)

Ε ε – epsilon:  eh-psee-lon

Ζ ζ – zeta:  zee-tah

Η η – eta:  ee-tah

Θ θ – theta:  thee-tah (“th” as in “thin”)

Ι ι – iota:  yoh-tah

Κ κ – kappa:  kah-pah

Λ λ – lambda:  lahm-thah

Μ μ – mu:  mee

Ν ν – nu:  nee

Ξ ξ – xi:  ksee

Ο ο – omicron:  oh-mee-kron

Π π – pi:  pee

Ρ ρ – rho: roh (the “r” is rolled as in Spanish. Americans can easily imitate the sound by isolating the sound of the double “t” in the word “butter.”)

Σ σ – sigma:  seeg-mah

Τ τ – tau:  tahf

Υ υ – upsilon:  ee-psee-lon

Φ φ – phi:  fee

Χ χ – chi:  hee but a harsh “h,” more like a throaty sound like Scottish ch in “loch”

Ψ ψ – psi:  psee (like you say “pssst”)

Ω ω – omega:  oh-meh-gah

Greek Pronunciation

Alpha – always like ah

Beta - like the letter “v”

Gamma – like the gargled sound described above except before an “eh” or “ee” sound; then it is like the letter “y” – yeh or yee

Delta – “th” as in “them”

Epsilon – always like eh, as in the “e” in the word “met”

Zeta – like the letter “z”

Eta – always ee as in “meet” but shorter; iota and upsilon have the exact same sound

Theta – “th” as in “thin”

Iota – two sounds: like the letter “y” before another vowel; otherwise like ee as in “meet” but shorter, the same as eta and upsilon

Kappa – like the letter “k”

Lambda – like the letter “l”

Mu – like the letter “m”

Nu – like the letter “n”

Xi – “ks” like the “x” in “mix”

Omicron – close to oh, same as the Spanish “o”; omega has the exact same sound

Pi – like the letter “p”

Rho – rolled “r” (see explanation next to rho above)

Sigma – similar to “s”

Tau – like the letter “t”

Upsilon – always ee as in “meet” but shorter; eta and iota have the exact same sound

Phi – like the letter “f”

Chi – a throaty sound like Scottish ch in “loch”; softer “h” sound before an “eh” or “ee” sound; then it is like heh or hee

Psi -”ps”

Omega – close to oh, same as the Spanish “o”; omicron has the exact same sound

How to Say Cheers in Different Languages

Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Other, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Raise a glass and learn how to say cheers in different languages!

Chinese – Gānbēi (干杯)
Czech – Na zdraví
Danish – Skål
Dutch – Proost
Finnish – Kippis
French – À votre santé (or just santé)
German – Prost

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Greek – Sti̱n ygeiá sas (στην υγειά σας)
Icelandic – Skál
Irish – Sláinte
Italian – Cin cin
Japanese – Kanpai (乾杯)
Norwegian – Skål
Portuguese – Saúde
Russian – Za zdarovye (за здоровье)
Spanish – Salud
Swedish – Skål
Welsh – Iechyd da

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