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How To Say 'Cheers' In 20 Languages (AUDIO)

The toast heard round the world.
08/23/2013 08:38am ET

Though countries around the world may differ in language, customs and history, there is one thing that tends to bring all people together in harmony: drinking.

Whether it be beer at Munich's Oktoberfest or wine in Rome, it is likely that your travels will include participation in this internationally-loved pastime.

What better way to immerse yourself in a new culture than not only sharing in their drinking traditions, but learning some of the lingo that goes with it? While our English "cheers" applies in some English-speaking destinations, most countries have their own preferred term in their native language. The slideshow below includes toasting terms in 20 languages around the world -- so even though you may not look or act like a local, you can drink like one.

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How To Say Cheers In Every Language