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How to say CHEERS! in 50 languages with Europe in a Day!

From formal speeches given at weddings and affairs of state to a simple gesture of comradery among friends, proposing a toast and saying cheers is an act of wishing others well – be it luck, happiness, success or commemoration!

As a ritual many of us will take part in while travelling, it’s always nice to learn how to say cheers in the local language to show your new friends you mean what you’re toasting. So whether you’re drinking beer, wine or whatever, here are just some of the ways to say cheers in the 50 languages of Europe in a Day!

Where possible, the toast has been put into plural, make your wishes to more than one person.

  1. Albanian – Gëzuar!
  2. Arabic – !في صحتك (Fih sihituk!)
  3. Armenian – Կենաց! (Kenats’!)
  4. Azerbaijani – Sağlam ol!
  5. Basque – Topa!
  6. Belarusian – За здароў’е! (Za zdarow’ye!)
  7. Bulgarian – Наздраве! (Nazdrave!)
  8. Catalan – Salut!
  9. Croatian – Živjeli!
  10. Czech – Na zdraví!
  11. Danish – Skål!
  12. Dutch – Proost!
  13. Estonian – Terviseks!
  14. Faroese – Skál!
  15. Finnish – Kippis!
  16. French – Santé!
  17. Georgian – გაუმარჯოს! (Gaumarjos!)
  18. German – Prost!
  19. Greek – Στην υγειά σας! (Stin ieyá sas!)
  20. Greenlandic – Kasuutta!
  21. Hungarian – Egészségetekre!
  22. Icelandic – Skál!
  23. Irish Gaelic – Sláinte!
  24. Italian – Cin cin!
  25. Jèrriais – Bouonne santé!
  26. Latin – Salutaria!
  27. Latvian – Priekā!
  28. Lithuanian – Į sveikatą!
  29. Low German – Proost!
  30. Luxembourgish – Prost!
  31. Macedonian – Наздравје (Nazdravje!)
  32. Maltese – Evviva!
  33. Manx – Slaynt!
  34. Monégasque – Tchin tchin!
  35. Northern Sami – Jugis!
  36. Norwegian – Skål!
  37. Polish – Na zdrowie!
  38. Portuguese – Saúde! 
  39. Romanian – Noroc!
  40. Russian – За здоровье! (Za zdarov’ye!)
  41. Scots Gaelic – Slàinte!
  42. Serbian – Живели! (Živeli!)
  43. Slovak – Na zdravie!
  44. Slovene – Na zdravje!
  45. Spanish – ¡Salud!
  46. Swedish – Skål!
  47. Swiss German – Broscht!
  48. Turkish – Şerefe!
  49. Ukrainian – Будьмо! (Bud’mo!)
  50. Welsh – Iechyd da!

Author: James Scanlan
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