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Hey listeners! Do you want to learn more about Christmas in Japan? Check out this Japanese lesson:
Video Culture Class: Japanese Holidays - Christmas
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聖誕祭 is not often used in Japan. Maybe used only when referring to the bible. How Christmas is celebrated in Japan, please see the following video:
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Thanks for the comment and suggestion. Please see below for those words you'd like to know.
Jesus : イエス
angels: 天使 てんし
star: 星 ほし
born: 生まれる うまれる
stable: 納屋 なや
manger: まぐさ桶 まぐさおけ
sing: 歌う うたう
Thanks for the question.
"Is there a phrase like 'belated merry Christmas' in Japanese?"
There's no set phrase, but people may say;
Thank you for your kind holiday greetings!
Wish you Happy Holidays!
Had these words appeared in example sentences it would have been more useful..
What about the Chinese spelling "聖誕(祭)"?
At what instances do the Japanese use that word when talking about Christmas?
The meaning of the Kanji shows what Christmas is really about - a [holy figure's]聖 [birth] 誕.
Thank you very much! Is there a phrase like 'belated merry Christmas' in Japanese?
It would be very nice if we could add Jesus, angels, star, born, stable, manger, sing and Christmas carols too.