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New Year's Eve in London - How to wish someone a Happy New Year in different languages

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How to wish someone a Happy New Year in 27 different languages

Look out for phrases in bold that you can use when you are saying what could possibly happen in the future.

It's New Year's Eve and if you are in London, here is a guide below for what you can do to see in the New Year of 2016.

But if you are saying goodbye to 2015 in the multi-cultural and multi-lingual UK capital city, then you might need to know all these different ways of wishing someone a Happy New Year in LOTS of different languages. Here's a video that shows you 27 different nations greeting you and wishing you the best for the year to come...

How to say Happy New Year in lots of languages...

 

THE RIVER THAMES:

First of all, NYE wouldn’t be the same without fireworks, so where is the best place in London for them? Of course, it is the River Thames. The best spots to be are somewhere along The Embankment or underneath the London Eye. Last year over 250,000 people saw the fireworks display, and there may well be just as many people this year, if not more. People normally arrive 3 hours before midnight and BBC radio 1 will be providing a live DJ set. It is free to watch the fireworks, but there is unlikely to be any alcohol sold which means you need to bring your own drinks.

 

TRAFALGAR SQUARE:

If you can’t get to the River Thames, you can try Trafalgar Square. Ok, so I doubt if you can see much of the fireworks and it is bound to be just as crowded as by the Thames. However, it is sure to be fun counting down the time until midnight, which is usually displayed on a big screen. It is traditional in the UK to kiss the nearest person when the clock strikes midnight. So, if that doesn't sound like your cup of tea, then maybe you should avoid Trafalgar Square.

 

PRIMROSE HILL:

If you don’t fancy central London, try getting to Primrose Hill for a fantastic, panoramic view across London – there you are likely to be able to take your pick of the fireworks! The area is not controlled and you don’t need a ticket as it is a public park high on a hill that overlooks London. So even if you don’t make it there for NYE, visit it one day for a memorable vista of London.

 

PUBS & BARS:

Most clubs would require a ticket or an entrance fee, so you would need to check in advance. I don’t suppose tickets would be expensive for pubs, but it is more than likely that club tickets would be £25 or more.

 

HOUSE PARTY:

Probably the best thing (and my preferred choice) is spending New Year's Eve with friends at a house party. Whether you organise it yourself or at one of your friends, I should think you will find one. It is definitely the most practical option. You won’t be stuck in crowds out in the cold finding a way to get to places, but be with the people you want to. Who better to see in the New Year with? Additionally, I can’t imagine anyone having trouble getting home because most of the London Underground is open all night – and it’s free!

 

Whatever you decide to do - whether you are outside in Central London, in a pub or club, at home with friends – have a Happy New Year. Wishing everyone a great 2016…it is sure to be a good one!

 

Levels of Certainty about the Future

 

  • We use these phrases when we think something will definitely happen:

Be bound to + infinitive: it is bound to be just as crowded… Be sure to + infinitive: it is sure to be a good one… Be more than likely to + infinitive: it is more than likely that club tickets…  

  • We use these phrases when we think something definitely won’t happen:

I can’t imagine: I can’t imagine anyone having trouble…  

  • We use these phrases when we think something will probably happen:

Be likely to + infinitive: you are likely to be able to… May well + infinitive: there may well be just as many people… I should think: I should think you will find one…  

  • We use these phrases when we think something probably won’t happen:

Be unlikely to + infinitive:                        there is unlikely to be any alcohol… I don’t suppose: I don’t suppose tickets would be expensive… I doubt if: I doubt if you can see much of the fireworks…  

 

Here is how New Year's Eve fireworks look like in central London...

 

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