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brindis (ES)
toast (F)
toast (GB)
brindisi (I)

Bild von sich zuprostenden Sektgläsern In almost every language there are toasts that are used when drinking alcoholic beverages or toasting. The most common wish is for health and general well-being. The so-called drinking in is an ancient custom, since there are people and alcohol. In quite a few toasts, the consumption of excessive alcohol is also described as unproblematic and positive.

Therefore, the reference is allowed: Alcohol is an excellent solvent. It dissolves families, marriages, friendships, work relationships, bank accounts, liver and brain cells. It just does not solve problems. But this should not in any way call into question a moderate enjoyment of wine.

Sayings & Rhymes

To the middle, to the tit, to the sack, chop chop. On that note - off to the gutter.

We wish all women to be surrounded only by beautiful and exotic animals. That they have a jaguar in the garage, a tiger in bed, a sable around their shoulders and above all a donkey that can pay for all this (Russian source).

People drink it, horses drink it, but sometimes it is the other way round.

Drink, smoke, kiss, yell, ride a horse and overtake,
whether early or later, you will be with Peter in the ether.

With stiff arm to the stiff middle, after old custom and fathers custom

May your path become easy, may the wind always come from behind you, may the sun shine warmly on your face, may a gentle rain fall on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in His hand. Cheers!

Toasts of all countries



Egypt Bisochtak, Fairy sihetak
Albania Gëzuar (cheers)
Arabia Ya salam (peace), Fisehatak (to health)
Armenia Genatset (to life)
Azerbaijan Afiyæt oslun
Australia Cheers
Bolivia Salud (health), Salud y amor y tiempo para disfrutarlo
(Health and love and time to enjoy)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Živjeli (Live, to life)
Brazil Saúde (health), Viva (life)
Brittany Yeched mad (Breton: to the good)
Bulgaria Nasdrawe (to health)
Wino sladko - garlo gladko (sweet wine - flow in)
China Ganbei (dry/empty glass), Yung sing (drink and win)
Kong Chien, Nien Nien
Costa Rica Pura Vida (meaning: to eternal life)
Denmark Skål (cheers), Bunden in vejret or rest in håret
(Empty or the rest in the hair)
Germany Health, get away / And away (with schnapps), for the good
Hop, hop, hop, Schobbe in de Kopp (Palatinate)
Don't snap for long - head in 'n neck (Northern Germany)
Oans, zwoa, three - g'suffa (in Bavaria with beer), cheers, prosit
England Cheers, Cheerio, Here's to you, Your health
Here's mud in your eye, Lets toast
Esperanto je via sano (to health)
Estonia Terviseks (health), Teie terviseks (to your health)
Finland Kippis (cheers), Maljanne (cheers)
Skoolata, Terveydeksi (Health)
France a votre Santé (to your health), a la votre (to you)
Santé (health), Tchin tchin, Toujour l'amour
a la vòstra (Southern France - Occitan), Topa (Basque)
Georgia Gaumardjos (to a group: may you win)
Gagimardjos (You may win)
Greece Jássas (to your health), Jássou (to your health)
Jámas (to our health)
Hawaii Okole maluna, Hipahipa, Mahalu
India Salamat sampurna, Apki Lambi Umar Ke Liye
Indonesia Pro
Iran Be Selamati (on health), Vashi
Ireland (Gaelic) Sláinte (Health)
Iceland Skål (cheers)
Israel Lechájim (to life), Borei pri Hagefen (Blessed be the,
who reaps the fruit of the vineyard - on religious occasions)
Italy Cin Cin, Salute (health)
A chi ci vuole male (to those who are bad/evil to us)
figli maschi (to many sons)
Japan Kampai (dry/empty glass), Banzai (high, healing, hurrah)
Canada Cheers
Kenya Rathima andu atene
Kishuaeli Maisha marefu
Colombia Salud (health), Salud y amor y tiempo para disfrutarlo
(Health and love and time to enjoy)
Congo (Zulu) Oogy wawa
Korea Chukbae, Konbe, Kong gang ul wi ha yo
Croatia Živjeli (Live, to life), na Zdravlje
Cuba Salud (health), amór y dinéro (love and money)
Latin (Rome) Sanitas bona (good health)
Latvia prieka (on happiness), veselibu (on health), Prozit
Lebanon Kesak (sing.), Keskun (plur.)
Lithuania i sveikata (to health)
uz gera draugyste (on good friendship)
Malta Evviva (long live, here's to life)
Morocco Saha wa'afiab
Mexico Salud (health)
Molwania now it's shtunkh, zwckh (down with the broth)
Wakuz Dro Brugka Spazibo (good luck)
Szlengro (Welcome)
New Zealand Cheers, cheerio, good health
Netherlands Gezondheid (health), Geluk (happiness), Proost
Norway Skål (cheers)
Austria Health, cheers, cheers, for the good
Ex (without putting the glass down - only for schnapps)
To Guat'n (a good one), well get it
Prostate - sunst rosta da (prostate - otherwise it will rust)
Pakistan Djam
Philippines Mabuhay
Poland na zdrowie (to health)
zdrowie (health), Sto lat (100 years - at birthday parties)
Portugal Saúde (health), Tchin tchin
à tua (on yours), à sua (on yours), à vossa saúde
(to your health)
Romania sa Traiesti (You shall live), sa Traiti (You shall live)
Noroc (happiness), Sãnãtate (health)
Russia Zdorowje or no Zdorowje (on health)
Scotland Slainte (Health)
Slainte mhath (good health), Slainte mhor (great health)
Sweden Skål (cheers), Helan går (the whole thing goes, what is meant is "down the throat",
analogous: it is drunk up - only with schnapps)
Switzerland Health, Santé, Cheers, Proscht, Viva, for the good
Serbia Živeli (Live, to life)
Slovakia Na Zdravie (to health)
Slovenia na Zdravje (to health)
Ziveli (Live, on life), Dno dna (in ex)
Spain Salud (health), Txin txin
por ti (to you), por nosotros (to us), to you (por vosotros)
Arriba, abajo, al centro, para adentro (top, bottom, middle, inside -
the glass is positioned accordingly)
South Africa Cheers, Gesondheid (afrikaans)
Thailand Choc-tee, Sawadekaa (male), Sawadekap (female)
Czech Republic na Zdraví (to health)
Turkey Serefe (for honour), Sagligina (health)
Hungary egészségére (to your health)
egészségedre (to your health)
egészségünkre (to our health)
Ukraine Budmo (to eternal life), na Zdorovya (to health)
USA Cheers, Bottoms up (analogous: turning the glass over)
Vietnam Can chén (north), Can ly (south)
Wales Iechyd there
Cyprus is Iyia (for the good), Eviva (long live, here's to life)

See also under customs in wine growing, brotherhood drinking, intoxication, libations and quotations.

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