How do Italians say “cheers”?

Italians actually have a couple of ways to say cheers.

One of the expressions they commonly use in a toast is prosit (PROH-ZEET) from the Latin for may good things come to pass.

The other and perhaps more common way they say cheers is cin cin (CHEEN CHEEN) from the Cantonese ch’ing – ch’ing meaning you’re welcome, you’re welcome.

Italians always look each other in the eye when they say cheers.

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