How To Say “CHEERS!” In Different Languages

By | May 7, 2009

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Do you want to know how to say “Cheers!” in different languages? Here’s a short list of how people from other countries say it and a rough English translation of what some of them means.

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  • “Aish Karo” (Enjoy) India
  • “Аз жаргал хүсье” (Wish you happiness) Mongolia
  • “Ваше здоровье ( To health) – Russia
  • “بصحتك” (To health) – Arab countries
  • “Bottoms Up” – UK and Ireland
  • “Budmo” (Shall we live forever) – Ukraine
  • “Can chén” – Vietnam
  • “Chin Chin” (The sound made by the cups) – Argentina, Portugal
  • “Choc-tee” – Thailand
  • “Ձեր կենացը՜” (To you) – Armenia
  • “Egészségedre” (To good health) – Hungary
  • “Eviva” – Malta
  • “Geiá mas” (Our health) – Greece
  • “Gesondheid” (To good health) – South African
  • “Gan Bei” (Dry the cup/glass) – China
  • “На здравје” (To good health) – Macedonia, Bulgaria
  • “Na zdravlje” (To good health) – Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • “I sveikatą” (To health) – Lithuania
  • “Iechyd Da” – Wales
  • “Joy” – Bengal
  • “Kanpai” – Japan
  • “Kippis” – Finland
  • “Letenachin” – Ethiopia
  • “Na zdraví” (To health) – Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
  • “Noroc” (Good luck) – Romania
  • “Mabuhay” (Long life) / “Tagay!” (Drink up) – Philippines
  • “Oogy wawa” – Zulu
  • “Prosit” (May it be good) – Germany, Austria, Netherlands
  • “Pura vida” – Costa Rica
  • “Salahmatie” – Iran
  • “Sanda bashi” – Pakistan
  • “Skál” – Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland
  • “Santé” (To health) – France
  • “Sláinte” – Ireland and Scots Gaelic speaking places
  • “Salute” (To health) – Italy
  • “Salud” (Health) – Spain
  • “건배” (Geonbae) or “위하여” (Wihayeo) – Korea
  • “За вас” (To you) – Russia
  • “Şerefe” (To honor) – Turkey
  • “Živjeli” (To life/health) – Croatia
  • “Zivio Ziveli” (Let’s live long) – Serbia

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