80 Ways To Say “Bottom’s Up!”


If you are an avid reader of our blog you already know that we have provided you with countless lists of the best party cities around the globe.

Today we’d like to share with you 80 different ways from around the world on how to say “Bottom’s Up!”:

Language: Afrikaans
There are approximately 15 to 23 million people in the world that speak Afrikaans, one of South Africa’s eleven official languages. The best way to say ‘Bottom’s Up’ is, gesondheid.
pronunciation: ge·sund·hate

Language: Albanian
Spoken primarily in Albania and Kosovo, there are roughly 7.6 million people in the world who speak Albanian. In order to properly cheers a group of Albanians make sure you say, gëzuar.
pronunciation: geh·zoo·ah

Language: Arabic
Fisehatak (فى صحتك:) is the proper way to cheers an Arabic speaker, and since there are over 280 million people who speak Arabic worldwide, you should have plenty of chances to practice.
pronunciation: fesah·etek

Language: Armenian
There are over 7 million people who speak Armenian, with the majority living in Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Russia, United States, Georgia, Lebanon, Iran, Syria, and Turkey. If you find yourself partying with an Armenian make sure you toast with the word, genatzt!

Language: Austrian
The very familiar prost! is typically heard during Oktoberfest festivities, but this doesn’t mean you still can’t impress your Austrian friends with your new found knowledge.
pronunciation: prohst

Language: Azeri
Mainly spoken in Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkmenistan, and Syria, Azeri (or Azerbaijani) consists of 30 million speakers worldwide. If you want to properly cheers your Azeri speaking friends try using, gayola!
pronunciation: guy·oh·la

Language: Baluchi
Baluchi is the principal language of the Baloch people of Balochistan, found largely in Northwestern Iran. With 7.6 million people speaking Baluchi worldwide you will want to know how to properly say cheers: Vashi!

Language: Basque
Basque is the ancestral language of the Basque people, who are largely found in northeastern Spain and southwestern France. Even though there are only approximately 715, 000 people who speak Basque worldwide, on egin, the Basque cheers, is not a bad toast to have in your repertoire.
pronunciation: on·egin

Language: Belarusian
There are over 7.6 million people that speak Belarusian, with the majority living in Belarus. The next time you are travelling through Belarus make sure to use this cheers on the locals: Za zdarou’e (За здароўе). Who knows, you may even get some free drinks out of it.

Language: Bengali
Bengali is the native language of Bengal and Bangladesh. There are over 202 million people who speak Bengali, so show them how happy you are with the proper way to cheers your good fortune: Jôe!
pronunciation: joy

Welcome now to the BarWhiz Speed Round. We hope you enjoyed the explanation of the first 10 ways to say ‘Bottom’s Up!’. In order to move things along we are going to provided only the word for the next block of phrases. Ready? Set? Go!

Language: Bhojpuri
Maza mein raha

Language: Bosnian
pronunciation: zhee·ve·lee

Language: Bulgarian
Nazdrave (Наздраве)
pronunciation: naz·dra·vey

Language: Burmese
Aung myin par say
pronunciation: au·ng my·in par say

Language: Cantonese
Gòn bùi (幹杯)
pronunciation: gon·boy

Language: Catalan
pronunciation: sah·lut

Language: Cebuano

Language: Chamorro
pronunciation: bih·bah

Language: Croatian
pronunciation: zhee·ve·lee

Language: Czech
Na zdravi
pronunciation: naz·drah vi

Language: Danish
pronunciation: skoal

Language: Dutch
pronunciation: prohst

Language: English

Language: Estonian
pronunciation: ter·vih·sex

Language: Finnish
pronunciation: kip·piss

Language: French
pronunciation: san·te

Language: Gaelic (Ireland)
pronunciation: slawn·cha

Language: Gaelic (Scotland)
Slàinte mhath
pronunciation: slanj·uh·va

Language: Galician
pronunciation: saw·ood·eh

Language: German
pronunciation: prohst

Language: Greek
stin iyá sas (Στην υγειά σας)
pronunciation: stin iyá sas

Language: Haitian Creole
pronunciation: san·te

Language: Hawaiian
Å’kålè ma’luna
pronunciation: okole maluna

Language: Hebrew
pronunciation: le·hiem

Language: Hungarian
pronunciation: egg·esh ay·ged·reh

Language: Icelandic
pronunciation: sk·owl

Language: Italian
Cin Cin
pronunciation: chin·chin

Language: Japanese
Kanpai (乾杯)
pronunciation: kan·pie

Language: Javanese
Mugạ séhat terus

Language: Kannada
Tumba santosha athavā khushiyāytu

Language: Kazakh
Sawlığıñız üşin

Language: Khmer
Lerk dach

Language: Kikuyu
Rathima andu atene

Language: Kinyarwanda
Kubuzima bwacu

Language: Korean
Geonbae (乾杯)
pronunciation: gun·bae

Language: Latvian
pronunciation: proh·sit

Language: Lithuanian
į sveikatą
pronunciation: ee sweh·kata

Language: Macedonian
На здравје
pronunciation: na zdravye

Language: Malay/Indonesian
Sihat selalu
pronunciation: see·hat slel·lu

Language: Malayalam

Language: Mandarin
Gān bēi (干杯)
pronunciation: gan·bay

Language: Marathi
āyurārogy labho

Language: Min Nan
Hō ta lah
pronunciation: hoe·ta·la

Language: Mongolian
Эрүүл мэндийн төлөө
pronunciation: er·uhl mehdiin toloo

Language: Nepali

Language: Norwegian
pronunciation: skawl

Language: Pashto
Kha sehat walary (ښه صحت ولری)
pronunciation: kha sehat walary

Language: Persian
Salam ati
pronunciation: sa·lam ati

Language: Polish
Na zdrowie
pronunciation: naz·droh·vee·ay

Language: Portuguese
Viva, saúde, tim tim
pronunciation: vee·va, saw·oo·de, ching·ching

Language: Romanian
pronunciation: no·rock

Language: Russian
Za vas
pronunciation: zuh·vahs

Language: Serbian
pronunciation: zhee·ve·lee

Language: Serbo-Croatian
pronunciation: zhee·ve·lee

Language: Sinhala

Language: Slovak
Na zdravie
pronunciation: naz·drah·vee·ay

Language: Slovenian
Na zdravje
pronunciation: naz·drah·vee

Language: Somali
Caafimaad wanaagsan

Language: Spanish
pronunciation: sah·lud

Language: Swahili

Language: Swedish
pronunciation: skawl

Language: Tagalog
pronunciation: mah·boo·hay

Language: Tamil
Nal aarokkiyam peruga

Language: Thai
Chok dee
pronunciation: chok·dee

Language: Turkish

Language: Ukrainian
Za zdorovja (За здоровя)
pronunciation: zaz·da·roh·vee·ay

Language: Urdu

Language: Uyghur

Language: Uzbek
Oldik / Sog’liq uchun
pronunciation: oldik / sog’liq uchun

We’ll end the speed round, and our list of 80 Ways To Say “Bottom’s Up!” with one of my most favorite cheers:

Language: Vietnamese
There are over 76 million native Vietnamese speakers in the world. Unsurprisingly the majority are found in Vietnam. So whether you are travelling abroad or just want to impress your local Vietnamese friends, try out this toast next time you are out doing a few shots: mMột hai ba, yo, which essentially translates to ‘one, two, three, yo!’
pronunciation: moat hi bah, yo

If you noticed any languages that should have been included in the list, or have any corrections for the ones we did include, feel free to leave a comment and we’ll add your suggestions.


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