5 sentences a day – C1 – Wishing Happy New Year – szókincsbővítés

A mai 5 mondatunk alternatívákat ajánl a megszokott I wish you a Happy New Year helyett.

1. For your best friend:
Out with the old, in with the new, but I won’t let go of friends like you.
Out with the old, in with the new:
leave old things, ideas, habits behind and bring in new ones
to let go of sy

allow someone or something to escape or go free

2. For your spouse:
New Year, New Us! 2022, we’re ready for you! HNY!
new us:
people promise to become better versions of themselves in the coming year

3. For your friend who wants to change for the better:
I hope you are at war with your vices and at peace with your dream this New Year!
to be at war with:
to fight or struggle with sg
to be at peace with:
to feel calm and contended
moral faults or weaknesses in someone’s character, bad habits or addictions

4. For yourself:
Embrace the New Year’s with an open heart and a free spirit! Cheers to new horizons!
to embrace:
1. to accept something enthusiastically;
2. to hold someone tightly with both arms to express love, liking, or sympathy, or
when greeting or leaving someone

cheers to:
a friendly expression said just before you drink an alcoholic drink//
thank you in UK

new horizons:
new opportunities in life

5. For you friend with strange family members:
Families are like fudge, mostly sweet with some nuts. Happy New Year!
1. the dry fruit of particular trees that grows in a hard shell and can often be eaten
2. silly/stupid people
Here ‘nuts’ is a double entendre (a word or expression used in a given context so that
it can be understood in two ways, especially when one meaning is risqué.) 

extra: For your teenage children:
Have a carefree and hang-over free New Year!
a feeling of illness after drinking too much alcohol 

source: Don’t Say – Happy New Year, Learn Unique Phrases For New Year Messages & Wishes 2022, Learn English with Let’s Talk – Free English Lessons, Youtube; Cambridge Dictionary; Dictionary.com


to let go of sy elengedni valakit
to struggle with harcolni/küzdeni valamivel
contended elégedett
vices hibák/vétkek/bűnök
faults hibák/tévedések
to embrace megölelni/lelkesen fogadni
enthusiastically lelkesen
cheers Egészségedre! / Köszönöm!
opportunities lehetőségek
nuts dió/mogyoró//hülyék/flúgosak
double entendre sikamlósan kétértelmű
hang-over másnaposság/macskajaj

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