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Learn to Say “Cheers” in Many Languages!

December 27, 2010

Make your New Year’s a little more international with a foreign toast, or keep this list handy when you travel around the world so that you’ll always know how to wish the locals well. (From matadornights.com)

Afrikaans: Gesondheid! : (Ge-sund-hide)

Albanian: Gëzuar! : (Géschuar)

Arabic (Egyptian): في صحتكم! : (Fee-sa-ha-tak)

Armenian: Armenia : (Gen-ots-it)

Azerbaijani: Afiyët oslun! : (Afeeyet Ohs-lun)

Bosnian: Živjeli! : (Zhee-vi-lee)

Bulgarian: Наздраве! : (NAZ-dra-vey)

Chinese (Mandarin): 乾杯! [干杯!] : (Gan BAY)

Chinese (Cantonese): (Gom bui)

Czech: Na zdravi : (NAZ-drah vi)

Croatian: Živjeli! : (ZHEE-vi-lee)

Danish: Skål! : (Skol)

Dutch: Prosit! : (Prowst)

English: Cheers! Bottoms up! Down the hatch! Here’s mud in your eye!

Esperanto: Je via sano! Toston! : (YEH VEE-ah SAH-no/Tóston)

Estonian: Terviseks! : (Ter-vi-seks)

Farsi: (Ba-sal-a-ma-TEE)

Finnish: Kippis! : (KEEP-us)

French: A Votre Sante! : (Ah Vot-ruh Sahn-tay)

Gaelic (Irish): Sláinte! : (Slawn-che)

German: Prost! : (Prohst)

Greek: στην υγειά σας! : (Stin Eyiassou/Stin Eye-ee-yass-ooh)

Hawaiian: Okole Maluna! : (Å’kålè ma’luna)

Hebrew: לְחַיִּים!/L’Chaim! : (Le Chy-em)

Hungarian: Egeszsegere! : (Egg-esh Ay-ged-reh)

Italian: Salute! : Cin cin! (Salu-tay/Chin Chin)

Japanese: /Kampai! : (Kam-pie)

Korean: 위하여 (Chukbae) : (Sheet seki yah)

Lithuaniani: sveikata! : (Ee sweh-kata)

Maltese: Evviva! : (A-vee-va)

Mongolian: Эрүүл мэндийн төлөө! : (Erüül mehdiin tölöö)

Norwegian: Skål! : (Skoal)

Persian: به سلامتی! : (beh salamati)

Polish Na: zdrowie! : (Naz-droh-vee-ay)

Portuguese: Saúde! : (Sow-ooh-jee)

Romanian: Noroc! : (No-roak)

Russian: Будем здоровы! : (Boo-dem Zdo-ro-vee-eh)

Serbian: Ziveli! : (ZHEE-vi-lee)

Slovak: Na zdravie! : (Naz-drah-vee-ay)

Spanish: ¡Salud!/Salut! : (Sah-lud/Sah-lute)

Swedish: Skål! : (Skol)

Thai: ไชโย! : (Chuc-dee)

Turkish: Şerefe! : (Sher-i-feh)

Vietnamese: Chúc sức khoẻ! : (chook-sa-koi-ah)

Yiddish: Zei Gazunt! : (Zye GAH-zoont)

Zulu: Oogy wawa! : (oogee-wawa)

One comment

  1. nice information …



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