CHEERS! in Russian 

To you! Pronounced “za vas”.

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CHEERS! in Mandarin 

A couple weeks ago, I heard my neighbors talking in Chinese. I asked Ricky, “Do you speak another language?” “Yes, Cantonese, Mandarin, Shitty French…” 

I explained this project and he pointed to his wife, Irene. “She’s the one who can write really well.” Irene and I chatted for an hour about where they met, why they moved stateside and how she’s ‘old school Chinese’. 

She showed me how to write Mandarin properly using a tiny watercolor brush and some napkins. Then Ricky and Irene gave me a Chinese dessert and some tips on the best restaurants in town (hint: not in Chinatown). 

I bought a giant Chinese calligraphy brush and some rice paper the next day. Some folks practice calligraphy for a lifetime. This is as good as I got in just a few weeks. 

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CHEERS! in Serbian

“Let’s live long!”

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CHEERS! in Amharic

Amharic is the official language of Ethiopia. More people speak it than Romanian, Dutch, Hungarian, Czech or Swedish. መልካም is pronounced melkam

I got help from the lovely folks at Emame’s Ethiopian Cuisine. Their food cart is on SW 9th and Washington. Get the veggie special—it’s delicious. 

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CHEERS! in Japanese

Pronounced kanpai—dry the cup! 

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Some ATAD process in Hungarian… 

  1. Sketch it.
  2. Fill it. 
  3. Kern it. 
  4. Color it.