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What does the Italian toast salute mean?
Salute. This is the most common way to say cheers in Italian and a pretty universal Italian toasting expression. Salute in Italian means health and it is the equivalent to the French sante or the German prosit.
What does Centanni mean in Italian?
Italian: from cento ‘hundred’ + anno ‘year’, i.e. a hundred years, a century. In Sicily this is the common name of the agave or century plant, and in some instances this may have been a topographic name for someone who lived where the plant grew.
Why do Italians say Chin-Chin?
Cin cin comes from the Cantonese qǐng qǐng (请请). It was used amongst Chinese sailors as a cordial greeting. The expression was later adopted by European sailors and merchants. It became popular in Italy because it reminds Italians of the sound that wine or beer glasses make when they clink together.
How do you respond to Cent Anni?
A few years ago a family friend went back to Italy to visit relatives, and the young folk told him that the old toast, “Cent’anni!” has changed- after someone says “Cent’anni!”, everyone responds, “e piu!” (and more!).
Do you know how to say Cheers in Italian?
Cin Cin – Cheers. If you find yourself at an Italian party,you will definitely hear this phrase.
What does cheers mean in Italian?
Just as French people, the Italians say “cheers” in two ways, “Salute” in an informal situation or “Cin cin” in a more formal context. Some great Italian drinking toasts or cheers besides salute are “cento di questi giorni” or “cent’ anni”.
What is the English word for Cheers in Italian?
In English we say ‘Cheers,’ in French we say ‘A votre sante!’ and in Japanese, we say ‘Kampai,’ but how do we say cheers in Italian? The most popular way of saying cheers in Italian is ‘Cin cin!’ but of course, it’s not the only one.