Happy Champagne Day! Here are 20 ways to say cheers

Happy Champagne Day! Here are 20 ways to say cheers

Time for a toast to our favourite day of the year, Global Champagne Day!


To celebrate we thought we’d share our favourite ways to say cheers. Now you too can cheers like a bloody (culturally appropriate) champion.

Our 20 favourite ways to say cheers

Afrikaans: Gesondheid
Pronounced: Ge-sund-hate
Meaning: Health

Chinese (Mandarin):干杯 / gān bēi
Pronounced: Gan bay
Meaning: Cheers

Czech: Na zdravi
Pronounced: Naz-drah vi
Meaning: Cheers

Dutch: Proost
Pronounced: Prohst
Meaning: Cheers

French: Santé! / À votre santé!
Pronounced: Sahn-tay / Ah la vo-tre sahn-tay
Meaning: To your health

German: Prost / Zum wohl
Pronounced: Prohst / Tsum vohl
Meaning: Cheers/ to your health

Greek: ΥΓΕΙΑ
Pronounced: Yamas
Meaning: Health

Irish Gaelic: Sláinte
Pronounced: Slawn-cha
Meaning: Health

Italian: Salute / Cin cin
Pronounced: Saw-lutay / Chin chin
Meaning: Health/ cheers

Japanese: 乾杯/ Kanpai
Pronounced: Kan-pie
Meaning: Cheers/ Empty the glass

Korean: 건배
Pronounced: Gun bae
Meaning: Cheers/ toast

Lithuanian: į sveikatą
Pronounced: Ee sweh-kata
Meaning: To your health

Moldovan: Noroc
Pronounced: No-rock
Meaning: Luck

Polish: Na zdrowie
Pronounced: Naz-droh-vee-ay
Meaning: To your health

Portugese: Saúde
Pronounced: Saw-OO-de
Meaning: Health

Russian: Будем здоровы/ На здоровье
Pronounced: Budem zdorovi/ Na zdorovie
Meaning: To your health

Spanish: Salud
Pronounced: Sah-lud
Meaning: Health

Swedish: Skål
Pronounced: Skawl
Meaning: Cheers (and don’t forget to look everyone in the eye!)

Welsh: Iechyd da
Pronounced: Yeh-chid dah
Meaning: Good health

Yiddish: Sei gesund
Pronounced: Say geh-sund
Meaning: Be healthy

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