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07:54 Jul 16, 2001
English to Greek translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: cheers
when toasting with a drink

Summary of answers provided
naΣτην υγειά μας / Γειά μας / Στην υγειά σου /Γειά σουDaphne Theodoraki
naΕις υγείαν!
Alekos Psimikakis
na -1Saϊde!ipagano



6 mins
Στην υγειά μας / Γειά μας / Στην υγειά σου /Γειά σου

All of the above are common variations of "cheers" in Greek. They are interchangeable and are all derived from the word "ygeia"=health.
Γειά μας = Yia mas = short form of "Στην υγειά μας" which is literally, Health to us, To our health, i.e. we drink to our health. Addressing all the people who are present.
Γειά σου = Yia sou = short form of "Στην υγειά σου", literally, Health to you, We/I drink to your health. Addressing one person.


Daphne Theodoraki
Local time: 17:17
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in pair: 249
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16 mins peer agreement (net): -1

It is a very common toast in Brazilian Portuguese.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Daphne Theodoraki: This is not the English-Portugeuse pair!
9 mins
  -> "Saϊde!" is Brazilian Portuguese for Cheers! I do not see where is the trouble!
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Εις υγείαν!

Pronounced: Eiss eig`ian
Can be applied in every occasion.

Alekos Psimikakis
Local time: 18:17
Native speaker of: Greek
PRO pts in pair: 6
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