How to Say Cheers! Around the World

Being able to say "cheers" in the local language bridges a fun gap between you and the locals. Nothing like a little bonding over a local brew. So bottoms up and bond away!

Language Phrase / Pronunciation

Arabic

في صحتك [fi sihtik] (Egypt)
FEE SAK-tee-ka

santé (Morocco)
sant

cheers (Morocco)
cheers

Bahasa Indonesian

bersulang or just say "cheers" since it's not really Indonesian culture

Basque

topa

Bulgarian

Наздраве [nazdrave]
NAZ-dra-vey

Cebuano

tagay

Danish

skål
skol

Dutch

proost
prohst

Finnish

kippis
keep-bis

French

santé
sahn-te

cheers (France)

German

prost
prohst

Greek

yia mas
ya-mas

stin ygia sas
stin-GEE-ya-sas

Icelandic

skál
skawl

Italian

saluti
sa-LOO-tee

cin cin
cheen cheen

Japanese

乾杯 [kanpai]
kan-pai

Lithuanian

į sveikatą

Maltese

sahha or cheers since English is widely spoken

Montenegrin

zivjeli

Norwegian

skål
skol

Papiamentu

salú

Persian

salamati
ba-sal-a-ma-TEE

Polish

na zdrowie
naz-DROH-vee-eh

Portuguese

um brinde
oom BRIN-je

saúde
saw-OOH-je

Romanian

sanatate
sah-nah-TAH-te

noroc
noh-rowk

Serbian (Latin)

ziveli
ZEE-ve-lee

Slovak

na zdravie
naz-DRAH-vee-eh

Spanish

salud
sah-LOOD

pura vida (Costa Rica)
POO-rah VEE-dah
means; Pure Life

Swahili

maisha marefu
my-sha mah-re-foo

furaha
foo-RA-ha

Swedish

skål
skol
don't forget to look everyone in the eye!

Tamil

cheers

Turkish

scedilerefe
sher-i-feh

Zulu

oogy wawa this phrase is prominent online but a local told me that it's not in their culture to cheers so there is no Zulu translation