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Postby OsakeNoYojimbo » Tue 10.31.2006 10:02 am

When drinking (several servings) of alcohol; do you say 乾杯(かんぱい) on each toast, or just the first?

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RE: Cheers?

Postby keatonatron » Tue 10.31.2006 10:26 am

Just the first.
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RE: Cheers?

Postby keatonatron » Tue 10.31.2006 10:28 am

OsakeNoYojimbo wrote:
do you say 乾杯(かんぱい) on each toast, or just the first?


Wait, each toast? Any time you raise your glass to honor someone (even if it's only your drinking buddies) you say it. Just like "cheers" in English.

Although, unless it's some special get together where a bunch of people are making speeches, you'll only say it once at the very beginning, marking the first drink.
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RE: Cheers?

Postby Kagemaru » Tue 10.31.2006 10:44 am

On the first.

Just as importantly, is the etiquette.

For alcohol. (Tea has a ceremony attached)

When you receive, best to hold the glass with two hands,(one hand placed at the bottom)
When drinking, it's customary to serve each other, rather than pouring into your own glass.
It's also very good to periodically check others cups, and serve them when you notice their cups are almost empty.
As goes with someone serving you, emptying your glass and holding it towards the person pouring.

Problem is; getting drunk too fast and taking out the "village idiot award" as I have done on several occasions. Especially when hot sake makes it's appearance, as most times the salary men love to "show up" the foreigner. That is until you're a regular at the bar.

Edit* There are many more, but that should keep you out of trouble for a while anyway.
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RE: Cheers?

Postby ashitaka » Tue 10.31.2006 11:19 am

Especially when hot sake makes it's appearance, as most times the salary men love to "show up" the foreigner. That is until you're a regular at the bar.

Work all day and drink all night, I think I just summed up salary men.
actually more like work all day drink all night, nice paycheck in the morning.
When drinking, it's customary to serve each other, rather than pouring into your own glass.

Don't ever serve yourself!!!
If your starting to get really drunk then you could probably say 乾杯 again, actually you probably will and not remember it.........found memories....i think.
salary men love to "show up" the foreigner.

don't start drining contests, you can't win.
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RE: Cheers?

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 11.01.2006 2:45 am

don't start drining contests, you can't win.


The hell I can't.
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RE: Cheers?

Postby Rounin T » Wed 11.01.2006 12:35 pm

Harisenbon wrote:
don't start drining contests, you can't win.


The hell I can't.


You must be one helluva driner.
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