The Paschal Greeting in many languages

At Easter 2014 I wanted to post a status on Facebook which would reflect the central them of this feast in all the languages of my friends. Wikipedia was very helpful there; I copied most of these from the online encyclopedia. I made one change: except for Hebrew, I copied only the latinized transliteration. I made an exception for Hebrew, because  I can at least read the script (if not the language).

There is little rhyme or reason to the order; I started with the two Biblical languages, then added Latin as the old language of the Christian liturgy, and English and German as the two languages I spend most of my life thinking and speaking. Finally, I added all the others as friends speaking them came to mind, with some grouping (such as Romance).

Credits/sources for Languages not included in the Wikipedia article are given at the bottom of the page.

Greek: Christos anesti! Alithós Anésti
Hebrew: !המשיח קם! באמת קם  (Hamashiach qam! Be’emet qam!)
Latin: Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit vere!
English: Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!
German: Christus ist auferstanden! Er ist wahrhaftig auferstanden!
French: Christ est ressuscité! Il est vraiment ressuscité!
Spanish: ¡Cristo ha resucitado! ¡En verdad ha resucitado!
Portuguese: Cristo ressuscitou! Em verdade ressuscitou!
Russian: Christos voskres! Voistinu voskres!
Arabic: Al-Masih Qam! Haqqan Qam!
Persian: Masih barkhaste ast! Be rasti barkhaste ast!
Dutch: Christus is opgestaan! Hij is waarlijk opgestaan!
Afrikaans: Christus het opgestaan! Hy het waarlik opgestaan!
Japanese: Harisutosu fukkatsu! Jitsu ni fukkatsu!
Romanian: Hristos a înviat! Cu adevărat a înviat!
Filipino: Si Kristo ay nabuhay! Siya nga ay nabuhay!
Indonesian: Kristus telah bangkit! Dia benar-benar telah bangkit!
Korean: Geuriseudokkeseo Buhwalhasheotne! Chameuro Buhwalhasheotne!
Mandarin: Jidu fuhuo-le! Ta queshi fuhuo-le!
Coptic: Pikhristos Aftonf! Khen oumethmi aftonf!
Jamaican: Jiizas Krais kom bak alaiv! Im riili riili kom bak alaiv!
Papua-New Guinea Pidgin: Jisas i kirap bek long matmat! Tru tumas, em i kirap bek pinis!

 

Sources: Most of these I copied from Wikipedia.

Jamaican was provided by Jo-Ann Richards

PNG Pidgin was provided by Renate Kunz

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