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Offline Heorhij

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"Cheers!" in Greek?
« on: February 25, 2009, 07:13:32 PM »
Dear Greeks (and other people who want to be Greeks ((C) "My Big Fat Greek Wedding")),

How do you say "Cheers!" in Greek? Like, when you raise a glass with a drink?

In the movie, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," they say something that sounds to me like "Eeyaso," but I don't recall ever seeing this word written.

Thank you (and cheers! :) )

--G.

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Re: "Cheers!" in Greek?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2009, 01:53:43 AM »
Dear Greeks (and other people who want to be Greeks ((C) "My Big Fat Greek Wedding")),

How do you say "Cheers!" in Greek? Like, when you raise a glass with a drink?

In the movie, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," they say something that sounds to me like "Eeyaso," but I don't recall ever seeing this word written.

Thank you (and cheers! :) )

--G.



Wouldn't it simply be yasou?
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Re: "Cheers!" in Greek?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2009, 01:54:26 AM »
Γεια Σου!

In Americanized form, Ya sou! (singular) and Ya sas! (Plural)

If offered as a toast, like in the movie, then it becomes Στην Υγεια σου! (aka to your health)

Actually, the first line is an abbreviated form of the above line.   :)

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Re: "Cheers!" in Greek?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2009, 11:13:07 AM »
^^Thanks, Sol! BTW, happy birthday! :)
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Re: "Cheers!" in Greek?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2009, 05:34:21 PM »
^ Thank you Professor.   ;D

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Re: "Cheers!" in Greek?
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2009, 04:20:15 PM »
Can anyone tell me what is the phrase they say in Greek when someone pours the last part of a bottle of wine, they say something that means that he will get married soon and that he will succeed in his matrimonial life.

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Re: "Cheers!" in Greek?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2009, 10:24:54 PM »
Can anyone tell me what is the phrase they say in Greek when someone pours the last part of a bottle of wine, they say something that means that he will get married soon and that he will succeed in his matrimonial life.

I thought you had to go around the table three times to get married? Isn't that what happened to DJ?
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