How do you say “Cheers” in Ireland? Sláinte!

How do you say “Cheers” in Ireland?                           Sláinte!

We love to cheer with the locals!
When iN Ireland, say: “Sláinte!”

Pronounce this Irish term as slawn-cha. Don’t worry, it gets easier after each pint!

Obviously “Cheers!” works, too, but the Irish Gaelic toast is much more common — and using the native language of the Emerald Isle is making a comeback.

Just like in many other European countries, the local way of saying cheers in Ireland with “Sláinte” is also a toast to health.

The Oxford dictionary definition for Sláinte is “used to express friendly feelings towards one’s companions before drinking”. And rest assured, the Irish are some of the most friendly people you will come across when traveling iN Europe.

If you are ready to take cheering iN Gaelic to the next level, read more here!


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One comment

  1. James says:

    Another form of salutation when drinking in Ireland is: “Chaith siar é” – Throw it back. The Irish equivalent to the englishmans ” bottoms up!” Phrase for the same occasion.

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