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How do you say 'ganbei' in English? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2008-10-8 13:01:18 |Display all floors
Originally posted by expatter at 2008-10-8 11:47
When I first came to China in 1994 and attended dinner functions I was presented with water sized glasses filled with baijiu and the clear intention was that I should drain the glass along with the ...



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Post time 2008-10-8 15:24:55 |Display all floors
随意(SuiYi) is cheers in EN
干杯(ganbei)is bottoms up In EN   I think...
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Post time 2008-10-9 16:30:39 |Display all floors
Originally posted by donkeyrider at 2008-9-24 19:16
I taught a lady the phrase "bottoms up" and she said "bottom up"; I also taught her "happy birthday" but she said it with her cute accent, but to her guests it was &qu ...


What does 'bottom up' mean?

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Post time 2008-10-9 16:31:56 |Display all floors
Originally posted by peterb at 2008-9-24 21:17


Actually, "sukaduhpiss" is, these days, more confined to the more brusque outback pubs.

Like the colourful Oz-English, though.


sukaduhpiss? But how to pronounce?

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Post time 2008-10-9 17:03:25 |Display all floors
Originally posted by gorbachev at 2008-9-12 09:49
I completely agree with authorities that this is a proper question to ask. I am curious about the answer. Most Chinese people tend to say 'cheers' which is wrong. Cheers means take a drink. The tru ...

I think : cheers is ok for expressing" ganbei". Because we only want to take a drink, not concerning whether you drink it all or just take a small quantity.

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Post time 2008-10-9 17:49:44 |Display all floors
Originally posted by melon1008 at 2008-10-9 17:03

I think : cheers is ok for expressing" ganbei". Because we only want to take a drink, not concerning whether you drink it all or just take a small quantity.


He shld watch President Hu Jin Tao ganbei to us

every year during Spring New YEar festival
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Post time 2008-10-11 17:04:31 |Display all floors
cheers

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