Each Wednesday, we’ll try to post a word or phrase in one of our new languages (Slovak and Romani) that will give you a glimpse into the place we’re going.
SLOVAK: Na zdravie [Nahz DRAHV-yeh] *
MEANING: Literally means, “to your health.” This phrase is used in two common ways:
- When you raise a toast (something like when we say “cheers”).
- When someone sneezes (like our expression “bless you”).
We learned that there are similar-sounding expressions in Czech, Polish and Russian, but we don’t remember those!
* In Slovak, emphasis always falls on the first syllable