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Cheers To Traveling!

We ran our first installment of travel week a few months ago, and had so much fun we wanted to do it again! This week we'll bring you recipes from around the world, so be prepared for tasty dishes from awesome places. To get you prepared for our journey we thought it would be fun to learn how to toast in different languages. When traveling, knowing how to say "cheers" in the language of your destination country is a great way to meet people, converse with waiters and bartenders and show the locals that you have embraced the customs.

  • In China they say Ganbei which translates literally to mean "dry glass."
  • In France they say A votre santé which translates as "to your health."
  • In Germany they say Prosit which means, "Here's to you."
  • In Poland they say Na zdrowie whose translation is, "to your health."
  • In Spain and Mexico they say Salud which translates to mean "health."
  • In Korea they say Konbai which literally translates to mean "Bottoms up."
  • In Italy they say Salute , meaning "to your health."
  • In Ireland they say Slainte which means "cheers."
  • In Armenia they say Genatz, also meaning "cheers."
  • In Israel they say L'chaim which translates literally to mean "to life."
  • In Costa Rica they say Pura vida which means, "pure life."
  • In Greece they say Sto ieo sou meaning, "to your health."
  • Please help me out with the list! If you know how to say cheers in a language that's not mentioned, tell us all below!

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lilaluna lilaluna 7 years
"Na zdravje" in Slovenian (similar to Polish)... To your health
lorioz lorioz 9 years
serefe (pronounced sherefe) is the Turkish one. It means to your health.
giselejames giselejames 9 years
yum bui - cantonese basically means cheers! directly, the translation is 'drink the cup' :)
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
norway they say "Skol" pronounced like bowl
pixelhaze pixelhaze 9 years
pronounced just like they look?
ashleygaidhlig ashleygaidhlig 9 years
Actually, Slainte means 'health', NOT cheers. The same is used by Gaelic speakers in Scotland as well, although more commonly is 'slainte mhath' or 'slainte mhor.'
GeikoSera GeikoSera 9 years
"Konpai" in Japanese! :)
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
ha ha thanks for reminding how to say it in german! my german language education has gone right out the window and Prosit was probably one of the first things I learned!
hvnly34 hvnly34 9 years
A votre sante!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Yay, Im so happy you both are doing this again!
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