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Cheers In Malayalam: 20+ Useful Words And Phrases

December 6, 2021

Do you ever wonder how people of Kerala say cheers? Not yet? Then it will be exciting to explore the drinking culture in Kerala and how they say cheers in Malayalam while making a toast.

Malayalam is the official language of Kerala, a southern Indian state. There are 36 million people who speak this language. If you are traveling to Kerala and want to learn about the Malayalam language, you can use the Ling app. This app will learn different words, their definitions, translations, synonyms, and everything quickly. 

 

Cheers In Malayalam

Before learning How to say cheers in Malayalam, let's talk about the facts of saying cheers while drinking alcohol. "Cheers" comes from the old French word "chiere," which signified "head" or "face." It came to indicate "gladness" in the 18th century, and it was used to show encouragement. Today, "cheers" is just a meaningful, clear, and concise style of toasting to those around us with the wish of good luck and health. 

Why do people clink glasses while saying cheers? It has been practiced for centuries as a custom. Also, it is believed that the sound of clinking glasses helped to please all five senses, completing the drinking experience. It is also done to get rid of any evil spirits or demons around you while celebrating.

In the Malayalam dictionary, cheers can be used to wish good luck to someone or encourage them. In Malayalam, the word cheers can also be said as "nallatuvaraṭṭe" means good luck and "prēātsāhippikkān'' means to encourage. People of Kerala say other words too while drinking and celebrating. Following is the list of some common words and their pronunciations:

EnglishMalayalamPronunciation
Cheers!ചിയേഴ്സ്ciyēḻs
Here’s to you!ഇതാ നിങ്ങൾക്ക്itā niṅṅaḷkk
Bottoms up!താഴേക്ക്tāḻēkk
One-shotഒരു വെടിoru veṭi
For the sake ofനിമിത്തംnimittaṁ
To our health!നമ്മുടെ ആരോഗ്യത്തിന്nam'muṭe ārēāgyattin
Raise your glass!നിങ്ങളുടെ ഗ്ലാസ് ഉയർത്തുകniṅṅaḷuṭe glās uyarttuka
Cheers up!ആഹ്ലാദിക്കുന്നുāhlādikkunnu

 

Drinks And Drinking Culture In Kerala

Kerala, the state in which Malayalam is spoken, has the highest per capita alcohol consumption of any state in India, at over 8 liters per person per year. It is well above the national annual average alcohol consumption. It means that there are a handful of alcoholic beverages used by Malayali people. Following are some examples of words related to alcohol and names of beverages and their translations in the Malayalam language to help you get your desired drink while staying in Kerala:

EnglishMalayalamPronunciation
Alcoholമദ്യംmadyaṁ
Beerബിയർbiyar
Barബാർbār
Round of shotറൗണ്ട് ഷോട്ട്ṟaṇṭ ṣēāṭṭ
Wineവൈൻvaina
Cocktailകോക്ടെയ്ൽkēākṭeyl
Hangoverഹാംഗ് ഓവർhāṅg ōvar
whiskeyവിസ്കിviski
vodkaവോഡ്കvēāḍka
rumറംṟaṁ
champagneഷാംപെയിൻṣāmpeyin
Iceഐസ്ais

 

Drinking Phrases In The Malayalam Language

You must know more than saying cheers in Malayalam while you are staying in Kerala. Knowing different phrases and sentences related to it can be proved beneficial to communicate with native speakers there. If you want to be appreciated, then read the following table that will support you to learn more about Malayalam:

English PhrasesMalayalam PhrasesPronunciation
Let’s have a drink together.നമുക്ക് ഒരുമിച്ച് കുടിക്കാംnamukk orumicc kuṭikkāṁa
What is your drinking limit?  നിങ്ങളുടെ കുടിവെള്ള പരിധി എന്താണ്?niṅṅaḷuṭe kuṭiveḷḷa paridhi entāṇ?
Do not drink a lot.  ധാരാളം കുടിക്കരുത്dhārāḷaṁ kuṭikkarut
Drink less.  കുറച്ച് കുടിക്കുകkuṟacc kuṭikkuka
Let’s go to the bar.നമുക്ക് ബാറിലേക്ക് പോകാംnamukk bāṟilēkk pēākāṁ
Do you like drinking?നിങ്ങൾക്ക് കുടിക്കാൻ ഇഷ്ടമാണോ?niṅṅaḷkk kuṭikkān iṣṭamāṇēā?
What is your favorite beer?  നിങ്ങളുടെ പ്രിയപ്പെട്ട ബിയർ ഏതാണ്?niṅṅaḷuṭe priyappeṭṭa biyar ētāṇ?
He does not like alcohol.  അയാൾക്ക് മദ്യം ഇഷ്ടമല്ലayāḷkk madyaṁ iṣṭamalla
I do not drink a lot.ഞാൻ അധികം കുടിക്കില്ലñān adhikaṁ kuṭikkilla

 

Famous Drinks In Kerala

As people of Kerala drink a lot, many famous beverages and alcohol are used in this area.

  • Toddy and other homemade spirits have long been a part of the state's culture. Toddy tappers (palm wine extractors) arrive at the doorsteps of homes early in the morning to harvest the coconut sap from domestic palm trees. In exchange, toddy tappers give the family a bottle or two of toddy. The toddy extracted is sweet and non-alcoholic at first but then turned into a harsh and bitter alcoholic drink with approximately 4% alcohol content in the evening. 
  • Rum, brandy, and beer are the other popular beverages in Kerala. Keralites like an evening peg or a mug of beer as part of their fun. Men can be seen queuing at alcohol shops as early as 5:00 a.m., and the queues only get more significant as the day progresses.
  • McDowell's No. 1 Celebration Rum and McDowell's VSOP Deluxe Brandy are other alcohol brands commonly used by Malayali people.

 

Cheers In Other Languages

To learn how to say cheers in different foreign languages, read the below table carefully and enjoy!

LanguagesCheersPronunciation
Nepaliजय होस्Jaya hōs
Punjabiਸ਼ੁਭਕਾਮਨਾਵਾਂŚubhakāmanāvāṁ
Chinese乾杯Gānbēi
Ukrainianураura
Urduخوش رہوKhush raho
Japanese乾杯Kanpai
Hindiचियर्सchiyars
Russianваше здоровьеvashe zdorov'ye

 

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Cheers In Malayalam

I bet now you can say cheers in Malayalam easily. If you want to learn Malayalam just like its native speakers, you can use Simya Solution’s Ling app. It is a language learning app that can help you better understand the concept of basic Malayalam grammar like a verb, noun, adverb, adjective, and other related words. Read our blogs on “Malayalam sentence structure” and “Happy birthday in Malayalam” to explore more about the language. You can easily search the Ling app on your browser and learn foreign languages quickly.

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