Most Arabic speaking countries actually don’t allow alcohol to be consumed. It’s a shame for it to be illegal, but the Arabics do still have a cheers saying if you somehow get the chance to toast.
Arabic – في صحتك – (pronounced Fi-sih-tik or Fe Sahatek)
The meaning behind this Arabic cheers is “good luck” which is what you will need if you get caught with alcohol. However, if you have a guest over who speaks the language you’ll be able to surprise them by knowing this drinking toast.
Summary of Arabic Cheers Drinking Toasts
Arabic drinking toasts are a traditional and important part of Middle Eastern culture. They are used to honor friends, family members, or special occasions. They may also be used to show respect for those who have passed away.
Toasting is usually done with coffee or tea but can also include other beverages such as wine, beer, and spirits. Toasting typically involves saying something positive about the person being honored such as wishing them health and happiness or thanking them for their friendship. The toast often ends with “Cheers” in Arabic (yasmeen). In some countries, it is customary to offer a toast before eating a meal together as an expression of gratitude for the food that will be shared among everyone present.
It is also common practice to offer multiple rounds of drinks when out at bars or clubs with friends so that each person has an opportunity to make a toast if they wish. Arabic drinking toasts can vary greatly depending on the occasion and context in which they are spoken but all represent expressions of goodwill towards others—a sentiment that transcends language barriers!