If you have the travel bug — you know what it's like to hop around the globe. There is so much to see out there, but perhaps the most rewarding part of traveling, is meeting the locals. When you sit down to have a drink with your newfound friends, you're going to learn a thing or two about their culture — and that's the best part of traveling.
We all know that learning a new language is a tricky task, but that doesn't generally stop you from picking up a few key words — especially when you're sitting around the table, having a few drinks. If you have a beer, a glass of wine, or a cocktail in your hand, you bet you're going to want to toast to your experience, and along with that, comes a word we know and love — cheers!
The only problem is, 'cheers' doesn't necessarily translate within every country you visit. Whether you're toasting to 'good health' or 'a happy, prosperous life,' before you take your first sip, 'cheers' those around you in their native tongue.
Don't know where to start?
Luckily, we created a comprehensive list, so that you can impress your new friends — wherever you may go.
|Egypt||Arabic||Fi sihtik (في صحتك)|
|Netherlands||Dutch||Proost or Geluk|
|France||French||à votre santé|
|Greece||Greek||Gia Mas (Γεια μας)|
|Poland||Polish||Vivat Na zdrowie|
|Czech Republic||Czech||Na zdraví|
|New Zealand||Māori||Kia Ora|
There you have it, you now know how to cheers in the most commonly spoken languages around the globe. The next time you step into a local German Kneipe, known to us as a 'bar' — or find yourself having a serefe (beer) in Turkey, you'll be set.
P.S. Make sure to keep a hangover remedy on-hand before you start the party.
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