Here You'll Learn How to Say 'Cheers' in Different Languages

Ashmeet Bagga May 6, 2019
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Bring an international flair to your social gathering by toasting in different languages is fun. Know how to say "cheers" in different languages to help you make friends from around the world.

Oriental Etiquette

In Japan, it is considered rude if you gulp down your drink before saying Cheers.
Matter of fact, it is considered inappropriate in most cultures to drink before raising a toast or clinking their glasses and saying cheers, maybe the Japanese get offended by it! Whatever be the occasion, whether you drink to celebrate somebody's good health or to celebrate New Year, liquor removes cultural barriers between people and helps to melt the ice.
We all are astonished to hear an outsider say something in our language. Now, you can surprise your drinking buddies from abroad and learn to say cheers in different languages. If you are a traveler exploring different countries, you need to master only one word to make some local friends.
For people who speak English, the magic word is Cheers. Do not underestimate the power of this word, take my word for it, if you go to a local bar, buy a drink, and yell cheers in their local language, you have made some new friends. Why wait any longer? Let's learn this magic word in different languages of the world.

Clink It and Say ...

  • Afrikaans - Gesondheid
  • Albanian - Gëzuar
  • Armenian - Genats't
  • Arabic - Fe sahetek
  • Basque - On egin
  • Bulgarian - Na zdrave
  • Bengali - Joy
  • Bosnian - Živjeli
  • Catalan - Salut
  • Chinese (Cantonese) - Gòn bùi
  • Chinese (Mandarin) - Gānbēi
  • Czech - Na zdravi
  • Danish - Skål
  • Dutch - Proost
  • Esperanto - Je via sano
  • Estonian - Terviseks
  • Ethiopian - T'chen chen
  • Filipino - sa inyong kalusugan
  • Finnish - Kippis
  • French - À votre santé
  • Flemish - Op uw gezondheid
  • Galician - Saud
  • German - Prost
  • Greek - Yamas
  • Hebrew - L' chaim
  • Hawaiian - Å'kålè ma'luna
  • Hungarian - Egészségünkre
  • Icelandic - Skál
  • Indonesian - Pro
  • Irish (Gaelic) - Sláinte
  • Italian - Cin Cin
  • Japanese - Kanpai
  • Korean - Gun bae
  • Kikuyu - Rathima andu atene!
  • Latin - Sanitas bona
  • Latvian - Priekā
  • Lebanese - Kesak
  • Lithuanian - I sveikata
  • Malaysian - Minum
  • Maltese - Aviva
  • Mongolian - Tulgatsgaaya
  • Moroccan - Saha wa'a fiab
  • Norwegian - Skål
  • Polish - Na zdrowie
  • Portuguese - Saúde
  • Romanian - Noroc
  • Russian - Budem Zdrovy
  • Scottish - Gaelic Slàinte
  • Serbian - Zivio Ziveli
  • Swedish - Skål
  • Scottish - Gaelic Slàinte
  • Serbian - Zivio Ziveli
  • Tagalog - Mabuhay
  • Thai - Choc-tee
  • Turkish - Şerefe
  • Ukrainian - Будьмо (Budʼmo)
  • Vietnamese - Chúc sức khoẻ
  • Welsh - Lechyd da
  • Yiddish - Zei gazunt
  • Zulu - Oogy wawa
Raising a toast with a new friend or perhaps, an acquaintance, in his/her own language, can signify respect. We have tried to cover as many languages as possible. Everybody across the globe have their own way of saying cheers, which one will you use for your party?