Many people find themselves nervous to learn Polish for it’s words that contain 20 consonants and 2 vowels. However, fear not as if you plan on visiting Poland, you will want to learn a couple of the basic phrases and from there you will start to pick up on their language as locals talk to you with friendliness and patience.
As you find yourself going to bars to enjoy an evening cocktail or just to relax after a long day of tourism, one of the common terms you will start to hear while people cheers and raise there drink is Na Zdrowie.
Na Zdrowie – (Pronounced Nah zdrov-e-yay). The proper cheers and toast in Poland is to offer health and happiness before drinking. The meaning of Na Zdrowie is “to health”. The other meaning is “bless you” and can also be said if someone sneezes. Either way, this cheers is by far the most popular as you try some local craft beers or shots. By the end of the night you will have said Na Zdrowie at least a dozen times as you make new friends.