Show off your worldliness with these Champagne toasts from around the world… Santé (don’t forget to look everyone in the eye)!

Chinese (Mandarin): Gān bēi (GAN BAY) 乾杯!
Dutch: Proost! (PROWST)
French: Santé! (SAWN-TEH) / À votre santé! (AH VOT-Ruh SAWN-TEH)
German: Prost! (PROHST)
Greek: Yiamas! (YAH MAS) Στην υγειά μας! (Stin iyá mas!)
Hungarian: Egészségedre (EGG-ESH-AY-GED-REH)
Italian: Salute! (SAH-LUTAY) / Cin Cin (CHIN CHIN)
Japanese: Kampai! (KAN PAI) 乾杯
Korean: Gun Bae (GUN BAY) 건배
Lithuanian: Į sveikatą! (EE SWEH-KATA)
Polish: Na Zdrowie! (NAH ZDROV-YEH)
Portuguese: Saúde! (SAW-OOD-EH)
Russian: Na zdorovie (NAH ZDROV-YEH) На здоровье
Spanish: Salud! (SAH-LUD)
Swedish: Skål! (SKAWL)
Welsh: Lechyd da (YEH-CHID DAH)

It’s interesting to note that many variations of cheers mean ‘health’, particularly in the romance languages such as French (‘to your health’) and Slavic languages, amongst others. Cheers!

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