Words in manga: かんぱい – cheers

words in news, manga etc
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Let’s learn Japanese with manga. What you are going to learn on this page is:

それじゃ。かんぱい!

When you read manga, you read from right to left.

それじゃ

(Well, then)

It is used before you start to say something. Similar words are それじゃあ and それでは. それじゃ and それじゃあ are informal. それでは is formal.

かんぱい

(cheers)

It is used when you start to drink. かんぱい is 乾杯 in Kanji. 乾 means ‘dry’ and 杯 means ‘cup’ or ‘glass’. So 乾杯 literally means ‘to make your cup dry (by drinking all)’.