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How to Say "Cheers" in Eastern Europe

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Cheers!

I know of no countries that adhere more to the custom of toasting when drinking than those of Eastern Europe. The image of a Russian cossack lifting his glass to a compatriot and shouting, "Na zdorovie!" has become a caricature that borders on buffoonery. But, it's really quite accurate. When Eastern Europeans gather together, before the first sip of a round of drinks (and sometimes with every sip!), wishes for good health are expressed and not always with a clink of the glasses. Make sure you know how to say "Cheers" or "To Your Health" in Eastern Europe. You'll use it a lot! While you're at it, here's how to say "bon appétit" in Eastern Europe.

How to Say "Cheers" in Eastern Europe

HOW TO SAY "CHEERS" IN EASTERN EUROPE
(This List Is Not Comprehensive and Spellings May Vary)
Bulgaria Nazdrave!
Croatia Živjeli! or Nazdravlj!
Czech Republic Na zdravi!
Hungary Egészségedre (to your health) or Fenékig! (until the bottom of the glass)
Lithuania į Sveikatą!
Poland Na zdrowie!
Romania Noroc! or Sanatate!
Russia Budem zdorovi! or Na zdorovie!
Serbia Živeli!
Slovak Republic Na zdravie!
Slovenia Na zdravje!
Ukraine Na zdorov'ya! Budmo!
Yiddish Lecha'im!
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