Video:Learn Japanese: Useful Expressions for a Toastwith 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
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).
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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