A Drinking Toast, Sláinte! is how you say Cheers! in Irish.

Every language has their own word that represents the time-honored tradition of raising a glass together in the celebration of life, family, and friends.

For those who speak Gaelic, both Irish Gaelic and Scottish Gaelic, Sláinte is that word. Beyond Ireland and Scotland, it is also used as a drinking toast on the Isle of Man.

How do you pronounce Sláinte?

Slahn-che or Slawn-che is how you pronounce Sláinte, depending on how you vocalize an "a". Definitely no long vowel sounds here.

Does Sláinte translate directly to cheers?

No, the actual translation is "health". You can add other modifiers to change up the meaning a bit if you want. For example, the response to Sláinte could be Sláinte Agatsa, which means, "To Your Health As Well".