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Video:Learn Japanese: Useful Expressions for a Toast

with Ayaka Hills

Learning Japanese should entail learning phrases that will be used in common social situations, like toasts. Here is a lesson to help you learn some common Japanese toasts.See Transcript

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Transcript:Learn Japanese: Useful Expressions for a Toast

Hi, I'm Ayaka Hills of Hills Learning in New York for About.com. In this video, I'll be going over some ways to say a toast in Japanese.

Learn a Simple Japanese Toast

The most simple and common way to say a toast in Japanese is:

Raise your glass and say かんぱい (kanpai).

かんぱい (kanpai)

Learn a Formal Japanese Toast

If the toast is for a more formal occasion, such as a going away party, then you can say a toast in connection to a wish.

For example: スミスさんのご帰国後の成功と健康を願って乾杯
(Smith-san no gokikokugo no seikou to gogenkou wo negatte kanpai)
Here's a toast to Mr. Smith's success and good health after returning to his home country.

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